Q & A
Who Is Carrie Hall?
Hi, I am Carrie Hall, a Cleveland area freelance photographer. I am a wife and mother of 3 awesome kids. When I am not photographing for my clients I am hovering around my kiddos with my camera in hand. I have spent the last decade photographing our life together. My family is very important to me, capturing all the little moments of their lives is so important. I take that sense of importance into every session I photograph. I'd love to get to know you and your ideas! Contact me below to start a conversation.
What's in my Camera bag?
I shoot with 2 full frame Canon dslr cameras, images are always shot to 2 cards to back up your RAW files for safety. My kit includes 35mm and 85 mm prime lenses; a 24-70mm zoom lens; and a 70-200mm zoom lens. I have 3 flashes and stands I use for off-camera flash set-ups. When photographing sessions I use my 35 mm and 85mm portrait lenses (mostly) and one full frame body.
What is the investment in our memeories?
Session fees are bundled with digital image files into collections, for your convenience. Session collections currently start at $425.00, visit PRICING to see all the specific details. You may purchase extra digital files, prints, canvases, and albums a la carte.
What Can we Expect from our session?
I like to keep things natural and authentic. My sessions are not formal, I will guide you into casual poses and moments, as we explore our session location. I like to capture newborn and baby sessions in-home. We will take pictures in your nursery and other spots in your home where the window light is appropriate. Maternity and Family sessions can be shot in-home or at a location of your choice. Senior sessions are primarily shot on location, on school grounds and/or a location(s) of your choice. I have a long list of location suggestions consisting both natural or urban settings. When we are together we will chat, play, laugh, and explore our session location. I will shoot the natural poses, connections, and the little moments in-between. Documenting it all to bring your photo story together. Sessions vary in length by session type and collection purchased.
WHen Will I see my Images?
For Sessions: Images will be ready 2-3 weeks after your session date. You will receive a password protected proofing galley to view your images. You will have a specified amount of time to choose the images for your collection. Digital downloads will be unlocked and available for download immediately after you notify me of your selections.
For Weddings and Elopements: Please allow up to 4-6 weeks to receive your completed, password protected proofing gallery.
Commercial photography completion varies by project.
Can I purchase Gift Certificates?
Yes, of course! Photography is a gift that will never lose it's value! Gift certificates are beautifully printed, packaged and ready to present. It can be mailed to you to give in person or mailed straight to the recipients address. Collections must be purchased and scheduled with the photographer before redeeming. Gift certificates are non-refundable. They are available in $25.00, $50.00 or $100.00 dollar increments, as well as for full collections.
What if my child is not feeling it or has a melt down?
We all have good and bad days, children are no different! I am a mom of 3 small kids, I totally understand all of it. Sessions can seem stressful for little ones. moms, and dads a like. We will spend time as we go getting to know each other, by the end we will be friends! I take pictures of all of it that is the great part of lifestyle and documentary photography, it features the beauty in all of life's real and genuine moments. We will have fun together making memories and capturing the moments!