What do you do?
I am a creative photographer that currently specializes in portraits, personal branding, graduation, and engagement photography. I am a recent VCU grad and when I am not shooting, I work in media at an advertising agency in Richmond, VA.
What kind of packages do you offer?
Currently, graduation, engagement/couples, portraits, and personal branding/headshots. I am not currently booking weddings.
What are your sessions like?
My sessions are fun, light, and easy! I get a lot of clients that say, "I hope you are good at posing because I am not great in front of camera." And I get it, I work with you, I ask about your angles and what your goal is for the session. Then, I direct the heck out of you! I want to make sure my clients show their best selves on camera, and that they leave my session feeling confident and happy.
What are your rates?
My rates differ depending on the type of shoot, and what my client needs. My lowest package includes my student discount which starts as low at $75, and my highest package is $300. Ask me about my referral program!
What should I wear?
Wear what makes you comfortable! A lot of grads tend to do two looks, a nice/professional dress, and something more casual. But truly, whatever works for you. For engagement shoots, same thing. Wear what works for you, that being said, coordinate with your partner! You can't go wrong with solid colors.
When do I get my photos?
Clients will receive a digital gallery of highly retouched images within ONE week of your shoot!
Can I bring a friend to my session?
Yes! Of course! I welcome all guests who will positively encourage my clients and help them become more comfortable. That being said, if you want a photo with your friend, sure! However I have a five photo limit with friends that accompany my client to their shoots. Yes I want you and your friend to share this moment together, as a bystander, if you are interested in a duo package with a best friend or significant other, please view my photo packages for more information.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes! I love dogs, and as a dog mom myself, I understand the importance of getting the shot for your pup. However, please bring a dog sitter! If you are the subject of the shoot, it may be hard to watch the dog while shooting.
How should I use my images?
It depends, if we are taking your grad or engagement photos, you can use your photos on social media, as graduation announcements or save the dates! If you are a personal branding client, we will discuss your client needs! Each of my images are copyrighted, meaning, clients are not authorized to change or edit an image. If you need a photo edited, or are interested in my services in aiding the creation of a wedding invitation, grad announcement, or something else, please reach out!
Can you send me the RAW (unedited) images?
Sorry, no. When hiring me, it is understood that you trust me to edit the images with my own artistic integrity and discretion. If you believe a photo needs extra editing, a new preset, or something else, please reach out. I want you to be happy with your final gallery!
Please do not hesitate to reach out for any questions you may have, the quickest way to reach me is through instagram @cfpg_, or Facebook at Courtney Foster Photo. If you have neither of those, try me at firstname.lastname@example.org!