2013 Session Guide
www.JoshLSPhotography.com | 210.834.7670
Hi, Im Josh. Along with being a registered nurse, Im a photographer and graphic designer. I love life, people, and happiness... this is why I love photography! I also love playing pingpong, dancing, and camping.
Around the age of 10, I remember going to sports games, school events, family outings, and weddings and Around the age of 10, I remember going to sports games, school events, family outings, and weddings and being intrigued by the photographers at these events. I thought these guys had the best jobs on the planet... photographing people experiencing the best moments of their life! I started to get behind the video camera in 7th grade, and stayed behind the camera since then. I worked on several large video projects in high school, and eventually expanded my knowledge of still photography. I now love taking photos of anything and
everything... events, people, things, pets, and YOU!
What to Expect.
What is standard retouching? What is enhanced retouching?Standard retouching is included with all photo sessions. Standard retouching includes balancing the colors, getting Standard retouching is included with all photo sessions. Standard retouching includes balancing the colors, getting rid of stray hairs, softening face/ neck lines/ moles/ freckles/ scars/ facial blemishes if desired, correction of minor wardrobe flaws (missing button, small stain, etc.), and taking away any obvious notable flaws in the background. Enhanced retouching includes digital braces removal, background changes (not always an option), major body
modifications (such as breast enlargement, slimming of body, glare in glasses), and wardrobe changes (i.e. adding/ changing earrings, removing shorts under dresses, bra strap removal, etc.). Enhanced retouching services are
charged at the standard retouching rate of $55 per hour. charged at the standard retouching rate of $55 per hour.
How much is the session deposit? When is it due?The nonrefundable session deposit is half of the price of the session and is due when booking. If booking through telephone, we accept most major credit cards. In the event of inclement weather or emergencies on the scheduled
shoot day, deposits can be applied to a make-up session.
What location should I choose to take my photos at?Typically photos are shot in one of three types of locations: urban setting, natural setting, or at home. All of these options are excellent choices. I have a long list of locations around the San Antonio area, so we can work together
on finding the perfect location for your shoot when you initiate the booking if youre unsure!
What is the turnaround time for portrait photos?The typical turnaround time for portrait photos is 10-14 days, although sometimes special rush requests can be honored. I often post an ealry preview on Facebook, so be sure you Like JLS Photography on Facebook! :)
Portrait Sessions- Frequently Asked Questions
Option #1:4-Hour Coverage: Most wedding events usually include 4 main photographic events- brides prep, ceremony, portrait session, and reception. We can typically cover 3 of these 4 events with this option. Includes at least 100 retouched images with standard retouching, one hour of enhanced retouching
services, and a $100 print credit for ordering through JoshLSPhotography.com. $1750.
Option #2:6-Hour Coverage: This is usually the minimum to cover all 4 of the main photographic events of a wedding, 6-Hour Coverage: This is usually the minimum to cover all 4 of the main photographic events of a wedding, including brides prep, ceremony, portrait session, and the reception. Includes at least 150 retouched images with standard retouching, two hours of enhanced retouching services, and a $200 print credit for
ordering through JoshLSPhotography.com. $2500.
Option #3:8-Hour Coverage: Capture your entire day with this option! Includes at least 200 retouched images with 8-Hour Coverage: Capture your entire day with this option! Includes at least 200 retouched images with standard retouching, three hours of enhanced retouching services, and a $400 print credit for ordering
through JoshLSPhotography.com. $3250.
Which wedding package options include engagement and bridal photoshoots?All engagement and bridal photoshoots are purchased seperately from wedding photo packages. Both
engagement and bridal shoots are charged based on the portrait rates (found on page 4).
How many photographers will be at my wedding?JLS Photography always shoots weddings with 2 experienced wedding photographers.
My wedding will be in another city/ state. Do you travel?Yes! This is based on availability and travel fees do apply, but contact us to see if your date is available!Yes! This is based on availability and travel fees do apply, but contact us to see if your date is available!
I have special photographic requests for my wedding day. Is this okay?Absolutely. We expect all brides/ grooms to have specific details about the things that they want to ensure get photographed on their special day. For this reason, we always like to meet with the bride/groom approximately 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding to sort out these fine details and work out any logistics.
How much do prints cost?JLS Photography strives to keep the print price to a minimum to ensure that youre able to buy as many JLS Photography strives to keep the print price to a minimum to ensure that youre able to buy as many prints as youd like to remember your special day! We have chosen to make our profits on the session fees only and not on the session and prints (like many of our competitors). Print prices fluctuate based on supply/ demand, but generally prints cost about twice as much as your local CVC/ Walgreens/ Walmart because all prints are printed on professional grade paper. All wedding packages include money for purchasing prints through our website. You can also choose to purchase prints at a vendor of your choice, as all packages
include free downloading of images in high resolution.
Weddings- Frequently Asked Questions
Why is photography so expensive?