Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and voiced concerns. Have a question not outlined here? Send me an email at maura (at) maurahousley.com.
Where are you located? Do you travel?
I live in Baltimore, Maryland. More specifically I live in that place between Canton and Fells Point. I love Baltimore and I now know that I must always live in a city. However, I love traveling whether it is a small or large town. Wondering if I would come to your area? Send me an e-mail and we can talk about it.
Do you own a studio? Where will we shoot?
I usually shoot outside when I can or rent a few different studios in a variety of locations. I feel this gives us the most options and flexibility to create an environment tailored to each shoot.
Will you photograph my wedding?
Absolutely. Here is my wedding portfolio. Check that out and let me know what you think. Send me your wedding information at maura (at) maurahousley.com
Can I pick what photos I want edited? Can I have them all?
After every photo shoot I go home and upload and back up the images to my computer. I will then schedule a meeting with you (either in person or online) to view the images together. I will show you my picks, but you will also get to pick which ones you would like edited as well. I will then edit the images (even if all it needs is formatting) and send them your way. I never give out untouched images from the memory card because I want to always provide a finished product to you. You get my best work, every time.
How will I receive my images? Do I get prints?
Prints are not included in your session but I do offer them since I do believe that printing your images and bringing them into the physical world is very important. Being able to display your images in your home or business is very rewarding and adds something that a purely digital recording does not. When you book a session, there are two ways you can receive your images:
- Digitally. I will send you a link where you can download the web-ready and printable images.
- A CD/flash drive. I provide a CD for portrait sessions and a flash drive for weddings.
Do I need to fill out this questionnaire?
So, the short answer is no, you don’t have to. However, I send the questionnaire out to get to know you, your expectations, and understand if I need to do any additional prep before the photo shoot date. The questionnaire is not long and you can give as much as little of an answer as you would like.
“I want to do a boudoir/intimate portrait shoot with you, but I don’t want the photos online.”
That is perfectly okay. Please make sure to indicate this in your email when booking as I will craft a different model release for our shoot. Your privacy and comfort are extremely important.
Where can I learn more about working with you as a vendor?
Send me an e-mail at maura (at)maurahousley.com describing your idea or proposal. Please include a link to your website and what you would like to do. I am available as a photographer for your brand/product, will collaborate with designers, and love having samples to include in takeaways after sessions and workshops.
“I’m a small business and I want to be featured on your blog, what should I do?”
Send me an e-mail about your business and where I can find you. I am selective about who I feature, but I love hearing about and collaborating with other small businesses.