1 - How do we book you?
Great question! A non-refundable deposit, along with your signed contract, is required to book and secure your date. The remaining balance is due 1 week before your event date. Please note that dates are limited and reserved upon the receipt of the signed agreement and retainer. Please fill out my contact form to setup a time to chat and learn more about each other!
2 - What kinds of events have you photographed?
I am always looking for new stories to tell, but have had the opportunity to photograph:
- Individual Portraits
- Employee Headshots
- Family Portraits
- Baby/Children Portraits
- Proposals & Engagement
- Bridal & Baby Showers
- Special Events (Holiday, Birthdays, Sweet 16, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs)
- Live Music/Performance Events
- Nonprofit Fundraisers
- Community Workshop
3 - Where do you shoot?
NYC is Hart & Sol’s home base, but I've travelled for many clients. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you are planning an event or are in need of photo services outside of the NYC area! I love to travel and don’t think you should be charged more than the basics (i.e. gas/tolls, flight and accommodations) for me to do so.
4 - What is your shooting style?
You know, this is the hardest question to answer. Simply put, I am deeply invested in photographing my clients and that manifests itself in different ways. My goal is to get to know you a little before taking your picture and then challenging myself to then tell your story through snapshots of your special moments. I truly believe that you, your memories, your achievements, your family, and friends are beautiful and I will shoot them as such. That said, I specialize in portraits and candid event photography and employ a combination of digital and analog photography methods to craft my client's projects.
5 - What kind of equipment do you use?
I like to think that the photographer makes the gear and not the other way around, but I primarily shoot Nikon. DIY lenses and other equipment, 35mm film cameras, toy cameras, Fuji Instax, compliment my high-quality Nikon digital equipment to offer a creative and timeless snapshot. (Please make sure to tell me if you dig film!)
6 - How and when do you deliver photos to clients? Do I have to comb through every photo you take?
My delivery policy is 6-8 weeks from the event date. In addition to receiving the photos on a password-protected online gallery which you can share with family and friends, you will receive high-resolution JPEG digital negatives on a USB drive. I don’t limit the number of photos I take during our time together, but it usually averages out to a photo per minute. On top of that, I go through all of those photos (so you don’t have to) and comb out the blurry ones and process every photo that is delivered back to you through Adobe Lightroom.
7 - How do we order albums and prints?
Albums, prints, and other products are offered à la carte to ensure my services are tailored to your specific needs. Standard prints can be ordered directly through the online gallery your final images are delivered through (see Client Login at bottom of page to access your gallery). Specialty print products, such as albums, aluminum prints, standouts and canvas gallery wraps, can be arranged upon request.
8 - When we receive our final photographs, how can we use them?
With your signed agreement, you will have the rights to print and share your photographs online for personal use only. You are not permitted to alter, edit or sell the images. All images shared on social media should properly tag @hartandsolphoto and a proper photo credit (photo by Hart & Sol Photo) is also required in all print publications.
9 - How long do you archive our images?
I archive your final images for up to a year from your completion date. I strongly recommend backing up your images to a backup drive, thumb drive or somewhere in the Cloud.
10 - Can you hold our date?
Unfortunately, I’m unable to hold your date without a signed agreement and retainer. Events are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis.
11 - What type of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, check, and credit cards (through PayPal).
12 - Do you have event insurance?
Yes! Details available upon request.
13 - What if we have to reschedule or cancel our session with you?
Cancellations less than 48 hours in advance of shoot date will incur a 25% rescheduling fee and must be rescheduled within 90 days of the original date. No refunds are made for shoots that are not rescheduled. All monies collected are non-refundable.