Frequently Asked Questions


If your question is not answered below, or if you require further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you!

When am I required to pay for my session? 
Half of your payment is a non-refundable deposit which is required up front to save the date for your shoot; the other half is due by the day of the shoot/event. Payment for prints, books, etc. is required before they are processed and sent out to you. 

How can I pay for my session? 
I prefer cash or checks, if possible. However, I also accept all major credit and debit cards. Checks must be received no later than 7 days before the shoot to allow time to clear before services/products are provided.

What are proofs?
Proofs are digital copies of the photographs from your session with Leahana Byrd Photography's logo on them. They are the perfect size for sharing on social media or emailing to friends and family, but are not full resolution/size and are not intended for printing. Leahana Byrd Photography retains the sole copyrights to these images.

When will I receive my photos?
Processing time is 2-3 weeks from the session date. If ever I am able to finish your photos earlier, I will do so. However, 2-3 weeks is the average and what you should expect/plan for. 

Do I need to have a chaperone present during my shoot? 
You are only required to have an chaperone if you are under 18 years of age, or if you bring a pet to the shoot (someone to help look after it). If you are underage, your chaperone must be a parent/guardian, NOT just anyone over 18. If you are not required to, but would like to have a chaperone anyway, you are more than welcome to bring one as long as they are not a distraction. 

What is digital retouching?
Digital retouching is mostly a process where things like blemishes or stretch marks are removed from an image in order to show you looking your best. Eyesores, such as signs at a park, or other distracting background elements, will also be removed from images. Color correction, adjustments to exposure, etc. may also be applied. I will email you a before and after example upon request. If there is something you do not want removed from an image (like a scar with personal meaning) you MUST tell me ahead of time, because I retouch all of my images. 

Do you offer a referral incentive?
Yes, all clients who have already completed a session with me receive a $50 credit if someone they referred also books a session. This credit can be applied to a future shoot you are planning, or used toward photo books, prints, etc. Please inquire for further details. 

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