Frequently Asked Questions
How far in advance should I book a session?
You may book a session at any time, but it is recommended to book at least one month in advance of your event. This will allow ATS Photography to discuss details of the photo shoot, and prepare any necessary equipment/gear.
What should I do to prepare for a session?
To ensure a successful photography session, it is important to take the necessary steps to prepare. Before the session, it is a good idea to pick out a few outfits and try them on to decide which looks best for the shoot. Make sure the clothes fit well and are free from any stains or wrinkles. If you’re doing outdoor photography, pay attention to the weather and dress accordingly. Choose makeup and accessories that go with the overall look you’re going for and practice poses in a mirror if you’re feeling uncomfortable. Make sure your horse is bathed and clean, braided if you desire, and any tack is polished and ready to go. Be sure to make sure your horse is comfortable with the session location. Arrive early to the session and make sure to have a positive attitude, a few snacks, and something to drink in case you need it. Be prepared to move around and have fun - after all, you are the star of the show!
When will I receive my photos after the session?
After the photo session is complete, you will receive the edited photos via email within 3-6 weeks, depending on package. You will be given access to all the digital images fully edited in a gallery. You may also request the unedited versions of the images if you desire. If you ordered prints and/or an album with your package you will be given an estimate as to when those will be delivered. You may also purchase any additional prints or albums at this time.
Is there a deposit required?
A 20% deposit is required to book your session. The deposit is non-refundable if you cancel within 72 hours of your session. The remainder of the payment will be required on the date of the event.
What payment types do you accept?
Cash, cashiers check or money order, all major credit cards, Venmo, Zelle, Paypal
How far are you willing to travel for a session and does it cost extra?
Travel within an hour of Findlay, Ohio is included. There is an additional charge of $20/hour round trip for travel if outside of this area.
Can I share my photos online/on social media?
Yes, you can share your photos online or on social media! Please remember to credit me as the photographer and feel free to tag my Instagram account.
Can we meet before the session takes place?
We can meet before a session if there are any special requests you would like to go over. Phone calls and emails are prefered, but we may meet at a location before the shoot to discuss photography opportunities at a rate of $20/hour of travel. Please note, this travel will be billed seperately from your package.
What happens if there is bad weather on the day of the session?
If there is bad weather on the day of the session, the participants will need to decide whether they want to proceed with the session outdoors or reschedule the session. No matter the choice, it's important that everyone stays safe. I will monitor the weather in advance and make sure that appropriate precautions are taken, such as checking for lightning or other hazardous conditions. Regardless of what the participants decide, communication will be key to making sure everyone is on the same page and that the session is a success.
What happens if there is an illness or an emergency on the day of the session?
In the event of an illness or emergency on the day of the session, we will work to find a mutually beneficial solution for both parties. We will prioritize the health and safety of all participants and seek to rearrange the session if possible. If this is not an option, we will agree on an alternate date and time for the session, with all parties keeping the situation in mind. We are also open to providing a deposit refund to any participants affected by the situation.