Frequently asked Questions
What happens if you get sick or have an emergency on the day of our shooting?
It takes a lot for me to not be there. In the rare occasions I can’t manage a shooting I will suggest another photographer or we will try to reschedule our appointment if possible.
How long does it take to receive our images?
1-3 weeks. The time varies depending on how many shootings I am currently working on at the time. I work as fast as I possibly can while keeping the quality of work at the same high level I keep for myself.
Where will you shoot?
I’m available in Limburg (NL) and NRW (Germany).
What kind of files do I receive?
You may have heard the term ‘RAW’ as it pertains to the files coming out of digital cameras. They are much larger files and without the necessary editing that is part of my services. Professional editing software is also necessary to get the most out of these files. I do not give out RAW files. I hand over processed and retouched ‘jpg’ files at print resolution. These can be taken anywhere for printing and look much better than the unprocessed RAW files.
Do you ‘backup’ our images?
Of course. Most of my cameras shoot on two cards at once. One card is only for backup. So, every shot I take is immediately backed up. As soon as I return home I copy the cards over to two different hard drives. I also use protected cloud services to have a third, off-site backup as well.
How many images do we get?
On a typical 2 hour shoot I deliver about 30 – 70 images. I cull out the misses, bad exposures, blinks, etc… The images you receive tell the story I love telling!
Why does the portfolio show always the same children?
Of course I have shot a great variety of families and children. But it is a highly sensitive topic and I treat my clients with privacy and discretion. Therefor I chose to showcase my own children for the most part.
How I work
My style is journalistic. I look for moments and try capture the interaction as it happens. This isn’t to say I never pose. As necessary I will guide you in posture and position. For portraits I typically try to create a natural feeling of how the couple/family already is with each other without anyone there. I try to fill that space with laughter and emotion vs. strict posing and manipulation. I will offer hints and subtle changes here and there but I want the photos to be YOU.
Every shooting is absolutely different however. I’d love to chat about why yours is nothing like any one I’ve shot before.
Your questions has not been answered?
Feel free to contact me via email or phone and I will be happy to answer all your questions.