FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How soon can I book an appointment to shoot?
We are generally booked 2-3 months in  advance depending on the time of year.  

Can I put my name on a waiting list for an earlier shoot?

While we do not keep a general waiting list, you will have the option to add your name to our internal list during the final step of the booking process. Our booking manager will contact you directly if an earlier shoot date opens up. 

Do you shoot digital or film?

We shoot digital. 

When do I receive my photos? Do I own them?

Typically, within 5 business days from the date of your session, you will receive online proofs of your ENTIRE session, with Dana also choosing her favorites. Your initial gallery will be low resolution raw images measuring 1200 pixels, at 240 per inch (PPI). This is plenty large enough for online usage such as social media and casting sites. Yes you own those images, and you may do as you wish with them. Of course, Dana & your artist always appreciate a photo credit.

Dana will not release high resolution images (1200 pixels by 6000 pixels) unless they are properly retouched. We use Pixels Lab for all retouching. The rate is $45/image. More details will be provided at the studio after your session.

We are very strict on this policy. Dana's photos are awesome because of the time, energy, and passion she puts into each shoot. We do not want potentially amazing photo to go south because it fell apart at the end during the retouching process.

Do I need to book hair and makeup?

Hair and makeup are automatically reserved for all bookings and payable to the artist separately. 

Resident artists are Ashanta Morris and Laurent Gott. Their work is featured on Dana's Instagram and website as well as their personal Instagram's below:

@ashantaartistry

@laurengottmakeup

Both artists are extremely talented & versed in ALL face shapes, skin colors, ethnicities and hair textures.  If you prefer to work with a particular artist (Ashanta or Lauren) please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate.

Can I do my own hair and makeup, or bring my own hair and makeup artist?

We do not allow clients to opt out of studio hair and makeup. Our long-standing relationships with top hair and makeup professionals are critical to maintaining the studios consistently high standards. Rest assured, we will always make sure you are comfortable and happy with the makeup and hair styling before shooting each look. 

Do we need to meet before the shoot?

No, it's not necessary to meet prior to your scheduled appointment. We will send you the information you need to prepare well ahead of your shoot. 

What should I wear?

We will send you all the information that you need to prepare well ahead of your shoot.

Can I bring my own music?

Yes, of course you can bring music-whatever puts you in the mood. We also have a selection of music at the studio.

Can I pay by credit card?

Currently, we accept PayPal for deposits and cash, checks, or credit cards for outstanding balance due  on the day of your appointment.