Booking a Session

What does a session cost?
You can find details about my standard rate on the pricing page.  If you have something special in mind, just ask, and I’m sure I can accommodate.  I'm pretty flexible.  

What is included for the cost of a session?

The price of a session includes the following things:

  • Consultation leading up to the session.
  • The photo session itself.
  • The digital copies of the high-resolution images within three-weeks of the shoot (via an easy download).  The number of images delivered depends on the length of the shoot, but I always deliver as many as I can.  Most sessions include about 40-70 images.  

How long does it take to get photos?
I try to get photos back as quick as possible.  The absolute longest you might wait is three-weeks, but most clients get their photos in a week or two.  I try to deliver as many photos as possible, and each photo takes time to make it perfect.  It usually takes me a few hours of work after the shoot to process each session.   

Do you photograph weddings?
Unfortunately, I don’t.  However, I’d be happy to recommend another great photographer to you.

What time of day is best for an outdoor portrait session?
The best light for photography is when the sun is low in the sky, which means late afternoons and early mornings.  In the summer, most of my sessions start between 5-6 in the afternoon.  In the spring and fall, most sessions start between 4-5 in the afternoon.  Sometimes we have to work around nap and bedtimes, which is no problem at all.

How do I chose a location?
It’s really up to you.  What sort of feel would you like your images to have?  City, country, farm, beach, indoor?  I can certainly make recommendations, but I love getting ideas from clients, since the photos are about you after all.

How do I book a session?
Easy, just get in touch with me on the contact page, and we’ll work out the details.

What dates are available?
Typically, I am available all-day Saturday and Sunday, and evenings on Thursday and Friday.  The sooner you can book your session the better, since my schedule sometimes get’s pretty booked up.

What happens if it rains on the day of our session?
I usually try to wait until the morning of the session to make a decision since weather forecasts are fairly inaccurate before then.   Overcast days are perfect for photography because we get great even light!  If it does actually rain on the date of the session, then we’ll postpone to another day that works for both of us.

Planning for a Session

What should I wear for my session?
The simple answer is to wear whatever you think you look best in!  The longer answer is to read this article I wrote on the topic (I promise it's worth the read).  

What happens if it rains on the day of our session?
I usually try to wait until the morning of the session to make a decision since weather forecasts are fairly inaccurate before then.   Overcast days are perfect for photography because we get great even light!  If it does actually rain on the date of the session, then we’ll postpone to another day that works for both of us.

How do I get my child to cooperate?
This answer got a little long, so I turned it into a blog post.  See the article here.  

After the Session 

Can I share the photos from the session online?
Please do!  If you would like to tag Randy Klein Photography (on either Instagram or Facebook), that would be great!

Do I have to print photos through Randy Klein Photography?
Absolutely not!  You are already paying for the shoot, I don’t think it’s right to make you pay a second time.  I can even recommend an inexpensive professional-quality printer.   If you would like me to have photos printed for you, I can certainly send you some pricing.

Where should I print my photos?
The short answer, is that I recommend Nations Photo Lab or mpix.   For a slightly longer answer, I'd recommend reading this blog post I wrote on the subject.  It's a quick read and it's worth it, I promise.  

Where should I print my postcards / holiday cards?
I recommend a printer named Basic Invite.  They have an easy to use website, nice modern postcard designs, and have some great options, like envelope addressing.  Best of all, they give me a 30% off coupon to extend to my clients.  To get the 30% discount, use coupon code “randyklein” during checkout.