You name it! We’ll be there! Popular photo session locations are parks, green spaces, the trail, your home, downtown and on campus. If you’re the adventurous type, we can find fun and unique settings as well. The key is choosing a place that fits your family’s personality!
Your session price includes locations within a 15-mile radius of Columbia, Missouri.
We do have a studio! We offer a handful of studio mini sessions throughout the year with adorably styled sets and props. But honestly, studio photography just isn’t our favorite, especially with kids. We need room to run around and have fun! If you really want studio photos, let us know and we can discuss the options.
Absolutely! We charge a $25/hour travel fee (round trip) to cover the cost of our time, gas and expenses. For example, a trip to Jefferson City would be $25; Lake of the Ozarks would be $50 and St. Louis or Kansas City would be $100. Cost is based upon the Google Maps estimate from our office and is rounded to the nearest half hour.
You tell us! We work around your schedule as much as possible. Since weekends are easiest to get families all together, they tend to be the most popular, which also means they book up fast. Make sure to schedule early, especially during peak wedding season (May, June, September & October) and near the holidays (October, November, December).
We like to book any session early morning or late afternoon for best lighting. We can do a session around mid-day if we need to, but our location choices will be limited.
In the event of inclement weather, photo sessions will be rescheduled to another available date. It’s okay if it’s cloudy, chilly or warm, but we typically reschedule sessions if it’s raining or if the temperature is predicted to be under 35 degrees or over 95 degrees. Weather-related rescheduling evaluation is done within one day of the photo session date, or sometimes the day-of. There’s no need to worry about an extended forecast—this is Missouri. Most of the time, the weather changes anyway!
Sessions involving children and babies scheduled to take place November through March should be planned indoors. If the weather happens to cooperate, we can head outside, but sessions will not be rescheduled due to weather during this time of the year.
As soon as possible! We know how exciting it is to have professional family portraits done, so our goal is get the photos back to you as soon as possible. You’ll receive your photos in a full-resolution online gallery within six weeks after your session date, but usually much sooner.
Although we highly recommend our print lab because of their quality, prices and speed, you are welcome to use any print lab you wish. You’ll receive a print release upon the delivery of your gallery.
We offer full-resolution files in an online gallery, which has an option to download the photos to your computer. It’s very easy to do and allows for quick sharing of photo files between us. For this reason, we do not offer disks of your images.
Absolutely! Your session fee gives you personal reproduction rights to your photos, so you are welcome to use them in any non-commercial manner you wish.
Generally, you don’t need to worry about this. We price our services for everyday families who want beautiful pictures to send to family, hang on their walls or share online. We also do casual and professional head shots for business men & women to use for self-promotion. These uses are all fine under the personal use rights in the release you are given at your session. Lollipop Photography LLC retains the copyright to your images, which is just a fancy way of saying that we still own the photos (even though you’re allowed to make prints and stuff).
However, we do offer my services to business and corporate clients under a different (albeit fair) pricing plan. When we shoot for businesses, we are turning over our copyright to my images—meaning, they can use the photos to make money.
If you are planning to use your images for a commercial website or product brochure, please let us know and we can discuss whether or not it triggers a different photo release or session fee.
We totally understand the need for privacy in today’s world and we respect the wishes of our clients. If you would prefer that we not share your photos on Facebook or on our website, just let us know. Additionally, we can provide your photos to you in a password-protected gallery that only you (and anyone you give the password to) can access.
It couldn’t be easier! Use our online booking system to schedule your session and we’ll take care of the rest. It’s helpful if you can send us family members names and kiddo ages ahead of time, so that we’re prepared before the session.
Your session balance is due at the time of booking to reserve your session date and time. Payments can be made online via Paypal or by check payable to Lollipop Photography.