Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

I'm based in Orlando, FL, but I am more than willing to travel—that can be factored into the session total.

What are your travel fees?

Travel costs are billed at 50 cents per mile one-way if the session location is outside of Orlando.

Do you have a studio?

I help manage a studio space (with several other photographers) that is available for reservation. The more advance notice, the better the chance you'll get your desired time slot.

What should I wear?

I recommend avoiding busy patterns (unless this is a significant part of your self-expression) and any large, prominent logos. Family portraits work best when people coordinate the same 2-3 colors. Take the weather and your comfort into consideration. You're welcome to send me what you plan on wearing and I can give you feedback!

Do you allow outfit changes?

Outfit changes are always welcome. Pricing is not affected by this, just be sure to account for the time needed to change. Depending on the location, public bathrooms may not be available to change your clothes.

What happens if the weather is bad on our session date and time?

I keep an eye on the weather in the hours leading up to our session. If it's looking bad 2 hours beforehand, I will reach out. We can either reschedule to a new date/time, or find an indoor location if you need to keep your original date and time slot. There are no fees to reschedule.

What’s your cancellation policy?

Sessions are booked with a 30% nonrefundable retainer, with the exception of weddings which are fully refundable. Last-minute cancellations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for a full refund (i.e. medical emergencies).

What packages do you offer?

Details are listed on my pricing page here.

Are print-ready files extra?

No. All my packages include the full-resolution digital images that are print-ready. You can order prints directly from your delivered gallery page as well.

What if I want more edited images beyond what’s included in the package?

Additional edits are welcome—based on how many additional images you'd like edited I can give you an estimate of the time I will need to edit them.

Do you require credit/tagging on social media?

Yes—visibility is incredibly important to finding new clients. It's much appreciated! You can find me at:
Instagram: @LaurenSchoepfer Facebook: Lauren Schoepfer Photography LinkedIn: Lauren Schoepfer

Do you have reviews of past clients?

Yes! The most up-to-date reviews can be found on my Google Business page and on The Knot.

Do you require a deposit/retainer for sessions? If so how much? And when is the full balance due?

Yes—portrait sessions are a 30% nonrefundable retainer; weddings are a $500 refundable retainer. The remaining balance is due by the date of our session.

How do I book you?

1. Reach out to me on my Contact page 2. When we finalize a date, time, and location I'll email you a contract and invoice 3. Sign the contract 4. Make a payment on the invoice (retainer or pay in full) Then we are all set!

What if I want to make prints?

You can order high-quality photo prints directly through your gallery link! Use the shop feature on the page to place an order. Pricing varies depending on the print size.

When will I receive my photos?

My current turnaround time for normal sessions (30-90 minutes) is 2-3 weeks. Events and weddings typically take 4-6 weeks. I will notify you when they are done!