Questions + Answers
• How would you describe your style and sessions?
I am a 100% natural light photographer. I focus on connection, affection, joy, and laughter. I talk and direct during the session when necessary and shut the heck up and snap when you and your loved ones are just being perfectly you. See some of my favorite sessions!
• Are photos included in your session prices?!
Yes. My package prices are all-inclusive. You receive the gallery via email and can download the photos instantly. You get full rights to print and post everythinggg I give you. My galleries are a minimum of 30 images (but typically WAYYYY more than that because I have issues deleting great photos. You’re welcome!). My gallery delivery service does give you the option to print directly from it-making it beyond easy for you to #PrintYoPics.
• Where do you take our photos?!
You and I will collaborate on the look you are going for. Then, I give my professional recommendation for locations based off of light, look, etc.
• When is the best time of day for photos?!
My outdoor sessions are offered at sunrise and one hour prior to sunset (Trust me, your kids can handle it for one night and it is SOOOOOO worth it). My hospital sessions are offered between 10am-1pm. My in-home newborn sessions are offered between 10am-2pm (we talk about when the natural light is best in your home!).
• When is the best time to take newborn photos?!
I recommend taking newborn photos between 4-14 days after birth.
• When is the best time during pregnancy to take maternity photos?!
I recommend 7 months for one baby and 5-6 months for twins/multiples.
• How long would our session be?
My family/maternity sessions are 45 minutes-1 hour. My in home newborn sessions are 1.5-2 hours (totally depends on the baby!). My hospital sessions are a quick 30-45 minutes. I am EXTREMELY efficient and I know kids- I make it PAINLESS for all parties involved.
• What if my kids are buttheads during the session?!
Every kid is going to have their moment, I get it. I am 100% confident in my experience, my tricks, and my bribes (#GUMMYBEARSARELIFE). I will get the photos. I swear. The biggest and best thing you can do as parents is RELAX, go with the flow, and let me do my thing. I’ve been asked more than once to be the family’s babysitter after a session. I’m that good #HumbleBrag.
• What the heck do we wear?!
Duhhh, I got you! All of my clients get access to StyleandSelect.com. It’s a styling site that you can buy from directly OR just get ideas from. You can take pics of pieces you already have and add them to pieces you may want to purchase to see what looks good together. I also have an “Outfit Inspo” highlight on my Instagram page with pieces that I recommend. I also have a Pinterest Inspo board that I keep updated with allll the fresh outfit ideas to give you motivation. Andddd, I’m ALL yours in the planning process for my input on what photographs best!
• I’m not in KC-are you willing travel to us?!
Yesssss! Travel is my middle name. Like, for real. I’ll go wherever a car, plane, or train will take me. My low-key dream is to go on vacation with families and photograph the whole thing. Please reach out to discuss what that cost would look like!
• How do I pay you?!
You can pay through the invoice I send via email (credit card, debit card) orrrr through Venmo (@angelaslatten). Whatever is easiest for you!
• I WANT MY PHOTOS, when will I get ‘em?!
My turnaround time is within 3 weeks of our session. I share sneak peeks on my Instagram (@angelaslattenphotography) and Facebook page (Angela Slatten Photography). Give me a follow #ShamelessPlug.
• I don’t want my photos shared on social media, is that ok?
1000% yes. You say the words, and they don’t get shared—simple as that.
• Do you offer mini sessions?
I do not offer mini sessions for new clients and rarely for established clients. I know what you’re thinking: WHYYY?! My sessions are an experience. I genuinely get to know you, your family, and ALLLLL that goes along with that—not because I have to, but because I’m genuinely invested in YOU. I can’t do that in a WAM-BAM 15-minute mini. I am not the photographer to get you one great photo. I’m the one who delivers an entire collection of memories to have forever. Trust me, it’s worth it.
• When should I reach out to book a session with you?
Right now, I am fully booked out for 3-4 months. Reach out if you’re even thinking about a session. The last thing I want to do is tell you I’m booked!
• What is the best way to book you?!
You can go to my contact page or click here. There is a non-refundable deposit required to save your date. This goes towards the total session fee. Once you schedule a date, I’ll email you an invoice right away. Once it’s paid, you’re alllllll mine!
• What if I need to cancel/reschedule?!
We’ll only reschedule if it’s raining (or snowing or tornado’ing or monsooning, because #Kansas). If you need to reschedule for personal reasons, your non-refundable deposit goes towards one reschedule. If you cancel, the non-refundable deposit does not get returned (UGH, I hate making rules!). Guys, I HATEEEE doing that but I have to because of last-minute cancellations. This doesn’t apply to newborn or Fresh 48 sessions because of the inability to plan for emergencies that may arise.
• Do you offer payment plans?!
Oh heck yes! Talk to me and I’ll work with you to help you however you need to.
• What if I refer you someone?!
Referrals are how I keep my biz goin’! And I’m soooo thankful for them. You get $25.00 off future photos with me for EVERY person you refer-NO MAX! SEND ME ALL YOUR PEOPLE!
• We don’t have a “traditional” family. Will you photograph us?
First, I’m sorry you have to ask this. Second, yes and amen. I am open to any and all types of families—two dads, two moms, no mom, no dad, any color, any size, any shape, ANY dynamic, ten kids, zero kids, 5 dogs. Family is family is family and I will snap WHATEVER your family looks like, in all your wonderful glory.
• I want you to photograph something that isn’t listed on your website, do you do that?!
Reach out! Let me know what you’re wanting and I will see if I am your girl!