Here are some common questions and answers to help explain my details and policies. 

Q. What kind of photography services do you provide?
I specialize in engagement, wedding, boudoir and baby photography {Newborn - first year}. 
On occasion I shoot families and senior girls. 

Q. What kind of photography style do you have?
My style is a bit earthy, a bit ethereal and very emotive. I prefer natural, ambient light and rarely use flash unless necessary. I am all about fresh surroundings, real settings, real interactions, natural light. 

Q. What do you shoot in your studio?
I have a small ambient light studio in downtown Nappanee that I use as well for babies and some portraiture. I also meet prospective brides and grooms there for bridal consultations. My studio portrait sessions are only scheduled during certain times of the day due to the nature of my lighting. 

Q. How long have you been photographing?
I started photographing with intent over 12 years ago. After my sister died I knew I needed to follow my heart - as life is short - so in May of 2010 it became my only full time occupation and no longer a hobby/side job. I am SO glad I took the leap. I left a great background in Graphic Design, many years of Marketing - but I have never looked back.

Q. What's in your bag?
I am a Canon girl - bodies and lenses. 
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 5D Mark II 
Canon 5D Mark II
70-200mm f/2.8 USM IS II L Series
24-70mm f/2.8 L Series
85mm f/1.2
85mm f/1.8
50mm f/1.4

35mm f/1.2
15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
100 f/2.8 Macro
Canon 600 EX RT Speedlight
Canon 480 EX Speedlight
Icelight

Q. What is most important to you as a photographer?
#1. That I stay true to an art form of personal expression and not deviate from it to make my image similar to someone else's. #2 That in the pursuit of expressing my own personal art form through photography - I make you extremely happy with the end results. I don't just want to take your photos and have you walk away thinking I'm just another photographer with a fancy camera - one that will hardly say two words to you. I'll probably chat away with you like an old friend... and in the end? - We'll probably feel like we're old friends, so if you are not ok with social butterflies like myself - my bantering on about how cute your dress is or how swell that hat is? ... I just might annoy you. I love people and my effort to know you is genuine. 

Q. What should I wear to my photo session? 
Clothing choice is of great importance to a session! Stick with classic styles if you're unsure. Accessories are great additions to your shoot! Avoiding clothing with large logos is good as logos can be distracting. If you have a bold pattern idea and feel confident in your pairings, I say bring it! I love color and patterns. Here is the best advice I can give you: Be you. I document you. Your life. Your style. Your fun shoes, colorful accents, bold colors - they are all fun! And don't forget - don't stress, I'm here to help you. :) 

Q. What is the normal process of a session?
You e-mail, message or call me and we book an appointment and discuss the package you would like and what you want out of your photo session. We meet at a location of your choice within my traveling area - or at my studio for any baby session. If the location falls outside of my traveling area you pay a nominal travel fee. At your session you pay your deposit which goes towards the remaining balance of your session.  The session is relaxed – no stress necessary. I photograph and then edit your photos artistically. You can download them from a gallery and print to your heart's desire. Payment due at time of session. 

Q. What is the normal process post-session?
In two weeks from your lifestyle session (six weeks for weddings) I upload your photos into a gallery that can be password protected.
Your photos stay up online via zenfolio.com. You may download the images {hi-res} for print and print them at a printer of your choice using your full print release privleges. 

PLEASE NOTE: My time and creative effort have gone into the photos – therefore - If you book a session with me, you are agreeing to following through on your payment for whichever digital package. Unless you have made special payment arrangements, payment is due day of session or two weeks before a wedding. I do not offer print-only packages. If no payment is made in 90 days – the files from your session will be discarded and you will not be able to obtain them. All payments may be made via cash, check, cc or Paypal. Check is preferred. Payments can be sent to studio address: Josephiney Photography, LLC, 105 S. Main St. Nappanee, IN 46550

Q. Can I reprint the photos if I get a gallery link?
Yes. That's why I offer digital packages. So you can have ALL of your photos and print as much as you'd like! Please do not scan or photocopy from prints ordered - since you have download capabilities your best quality will come from the files, not a second generation copy.   All images are under copyright by Josephiney Photography. Use of any of my photos without my consent will serve as a violation of copyright. {Basically, don't say you took the photo or re-edit the photo}.  A print release does not give you rights to the copyright, but it allows you to reproduce the image in unlimited quantities and print nifty things like calendars, mousepads and mugs {along with your prints and canvases!} If you wish to submit your photo to a publication, you must notify me, as I, the photographer, still own the copyright to all of my work and may use it in advertising and marketing for my business. It's great if you want to upload low-res photos online to social medias like Facebook, Twitter, Snapfish, etc... but please give me proper credit. A shout-out  to your photographer: Josephiney Photography will suffice nicely. Thank you! Not sure where to print? I provide you with some suggestions when I send you gallery link, along with printing instructions and info about your files. :)