Jennifer Swenson Photography FAQs

Where are you located?

Red Deer, Alberta Canada

What type of photography do you do?

I am a portrait photographer - so pretty much anything with people! Maternity, newborn, babies, children, teens,grads, and families. I also shoot professional headshots, beauty, boudoir and sports. ** Sorry - no weddings!**

How far in advance should we book our session?

I recommend for most sessions that you book at least 4-6 weeks in advance.

Maternity sessions should be done between 32-36 weeks.

Where do your shoots take place?

I shoot either on location or in studio. It totally depends on the look you envision as the end result. I can either go to your location choice, or we can meet up at one of my many go-to locations that I like to use.

Studio sessions would take place in my home studio in Anders.

What time of day should we book our session?

Optimal on location session times are approx. 2 hours before sunset. Studio sessions allow a bit more flexibility on shoot times.

I realize that when you have little ones this doesn't always work! So for clients with littles I recommend booking right after nap time. This will ensure a well rested, happy little person who is ready to rock their photo session! Booking sessions when the kids will be at their happiest trumps going for that magical sunset hour - I can find beautiful light any time of day!

How long does the session take?

Typical family session times last between 1.5-2 hours depending on location, number of family members and their ages. I shoot until I feel confident that I have captured what I need to meet your end portrait goals.

For other types of sessions, please contact me for the pricing catalog which contains more detailed information.

What should we expect at the session?

Expect to have some fun! I often see parents stressing if the session isn't going as perfectly as they had envisioned...Trust me, I get it - I've been there too when I've had my own family portraits! But really - you CAN trust that I will capture some beautiful images of your family, even when the kiddos seem to be calling the shots. And don't be surprised if I pull the kids away to shoot them on their own - it is sometimes best to have one on one interactions to get their genuine personalities to shine! So just show up, relax, and let me take over for a bit:)

What is included in my session fee?

Your $250.00 session fee includes a pre-consult for wardrobe, location, and setting of detailed goals for your session. Also the photographer's time and talent at the shoot, post processing, uploading of proofs, private online gallery, and ordering appointment. Digital files, prints and products may be purchased separately.

Do you have a minimum order amount?

There is a minimum $600.00 order requirement with a la carte sessions. Please contact me for more detailed pricing.

When will I be able to see my proofs from the session?

Proofs will be uploaded to a private, password protected online gallery 10-14 days after your shoot. You will have access to your proof gallery for 7 days after which you can choose to place your order by email or set up an in person ordering appointment. Please be prepared to place your order during the 7 day ordering week.

Feel free to share your gallery link with family and friends to have a look at as well!

How long until I get my final images/product?

This depends on what you have chosen to order. It can be anywhere from 2-3 weeks to receive your digital files to 4-6 weeks for custom design albums. Once your final order is placed I can give you a better idea on when to expect your portrait goods to be completed!

What does your average client typically spend?

Most of my clients spend anywhere between $950.00-$3500.00.

What type of payment do you accept?

I accept cash, email transfer, personal cheques or visa/mastercard.