Q: How much editing and retouching will be done to the images?
A: All photos you receive will be treated to standard editing (color correction, lighting adjustments, and cropping/straightening) as well as minor retouching where necessary (softening of skin, minimizing temporary blemishes, and occasional whitening of teeth) while not altering permanent features. I enjoy maintaining realistic color and lighting in my images for a timeless look. You can be assured that all editing will be completed by me, as I do not outsource.
Q: How do you deliver your photos?
A: Your images come in your own personalized beautiful online album. Within a week I will send you an e-mail containing a link and password to download your images! Easy as that.
Q: Do you have formal training in photography?
A: I do. I received my degree in photography back in 2004 when darkrooms were more common than lightroom! (photography humor...)
Q: Where will our session take place?
A: Most portrait sessions will take place in outdoor locations of your choice in or around Amador and Sacramento, or we can travel to a more distant location for a small fee. Indoor locations may be used for certain types of sessions as well.
Q: Can I include my pet in my session?
A: Pets are welcome as long as they are leashed, well-behaved, and allowed at the chosen location.
Q: Do you photograph weddings?
Q: Are you insured?
A: Absolutely. The ER Harmon Photography business is legal, licensed and fully insured. I am a professional who is invested in my business and committed to my clients.
Q: How do I book a session?
A: We will have either a virtual consultation or meet in person to decide a day, time and location that works for both of us. And then a non-refundable retainer fee is generally needed to hold your slot. You can get the process started by clicking here.
Q: Can you just send me a price list?
A: My prices have a baseline that you can find here. However, I do reserve the right to alter the total based off of various factors. The final cost, if changed, will be given in your consultation.
Q: What forms of payment are accepted?
A: Cash, personal check, and cashiers check are preferred. I also accept credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover) Paypal and Venmo, but a small charge to cover the costs associated will be added. You may even extend your order payment with a payment plan.
Q: What comes in my Wedding Package?
A: My basic package starts with 4 hours of coverage. This does not include drive time. You will receive roughly 50 images per hour of coverage. Your package includes myself as lead photographer, my gear and years of expertise. Within 3 months you will receive your images, edited and in digital format with a release to print.
Q: Can I alter my Wedding Package?
A: Of course! I'd be happy to build a package with you that suits your budget and needs.
Q: Do you bring a second photographer with you to weddings?
A: While, I prefer to shoot with a second, they are not included in my basic package. If you'd like for me to hire a second I can do so for an additional amount. I do have a group of seconds that I enjoy working with. This will be discussed during your consultation.
Q: Will you travel to my location?
A: Generally travel is an option. A travel fee per mile will be added if it is further than 40 miles from the 95640 area code. The amount will be disclosed during your consultation and included in your final amount.
Q: What type of equipment do you use?
A: I thought you'd never ask! I use professional digital cameras and lenses in order to produce the highest quality images possible. My work is done in general using natural light but I will use off camera lighting when needed. All image editing is done on a color-calibrated monitor. It can be noted that I also always carry backup equipment, record every session to dual memory cards, and utilize a redundant data storage system.