Frequently Asked Questions | My Key Photography, Port St. Joe, Florida

Where can I find your full pricing list?

I am more affordable than you may think. Please email me for pricing and package information.

I have to have you! How do I book a session?

Please use the Contact Me tab and shoot me an email to get the process started. I will at some point require a phone consult before we book, This will give us the opportunity to discuss details and give me an opportunity to get to know you a bit before your session,

How far in advance do I need to book a beach portrait?

I have clients calling every day to book sessions 6 months to a year in advance. Once you decide to use My Key Photography, give me me a call or shoot me an email. March - August are the busiest beach portrait months, so be sure to book those dates early.

What time of day do you photograph beach sessions?

All of our beach sessions are photographed at the absolute best time of day (evenings before sunset) to take advantage of the gorgeous evening colors, and ensure no hard shadows or squinting. This creates limited availability but outstanding results.

Where do you photograph your sessions?

This depends on the session type and the ages of the kids involved. For beach and locations sessions, I generally travel to your preferred location. There are many gorgeous spots along the Forgotten Coast here in Gulf County and adjoining areas. I am intimately familiar with all these areas and can even give you suggestions about which area will fit your family's style and vacation plans!

It's a bit farther for me but arrangements can also be made for me to travel to other areas. Sessions within 30 miles of My Key Photography will not incur travel charges. Sessions outside that area may include at travel charge at My Key's discretion.

Do you travel?

Yes! I love to travel when our schedule permits. Depending on the location travel may include airfare, car rental and accommodation, hotel, and food.

Do you offer gift certificates?

Yes! I offer gift certificates at anytime during the year. I have many clients who purchase gift certificates for Mother's Day, Birthdays or even Christmas gifts!

Do you have offer print services?

YES, once your gallery is delivered you will have the option to purchase your prints at very reasonable prices. I use a professional lab to ensure your prints come to you in perfect condition.

Do you offer mini sessions?

During certain times of the year mini session are offered at the discretion of My Key Photography.

Do you offer retouching?

Yes! Your session includes skin smoothing, color correction and enhancements, and some removal of background elements. For ala carte orders, custom retouching is optional and can range from $7.50-$30 per request and must be paid in full before retouching begins.

How will you deliver my images?

From the moment you book until your images are delivered, I am here to guide you every step of the way. My entire process is tailored to be simple and streamlined for my clients, yet deliver the custom experience you deserve. For your convince I offer on-line delivery of your digital files. Within 2 weeks from the date of your session you will be emailed access to your password protected gallery. There you will be able to download files or purchase prints from your session.

How long do you keep images on file?

You will be given 30 days to download the digitally edited images from your session. I will archive these images for 1 year, at which time they will be purged. If you need copies of your images from my archives after the 30 day window, an additional fee will be charged to republish the files.

What do I wear?

I have some inspirations on my Pinterest board to jump start the process for you, just follow this link

Any tips for parents of young children?

Make sure they get their regular nap, but I know that it is vacation and their schedule is a little off.

Make sure they have a snack before your session because it is close to dinnertime and they might get fussy and please try not to offer them snack while I am shooting so they don't have gummies in their mouth.

I always advise you to change them when you arrive at your session so please leave enough time to do that. If you feel your toddler will not mess up their outfit before the shoot then feel free to dress them beforehand.

Please do not stress! I know that's hard to ask of parents with toddlers and babies, but the more you stress, they pick up on it. I am excellent with children and I can handle most any child I come in contact with. Every child is unique and sometimes they need more time to warm up to the camera. I always enjoy playing with them and talking with them with so they get to know me. Please know I always have their best interest and safety in mind.

Babies: I suggest that you feed them before the session and also change them into their clothes when you arrive, so please allot yourself enough time to do that. If your baby is not sitting up yet or does not like the sand I try to bring a blanket, but any sentimental blanket from home or a blanket that you want to bring would be wonderful.

What if it rains? What if my child becomes ill?

If you must cancel your session due to illness or other personal emergency, please do your best to provide My Key Photography with 48 hours notice so that your session time can be made available to other clients. I will happily offer a complimentary reschedule, subject to availability. Failure to provide adequate notice of a cancellation or multiple rescheduling will result in a non-refundable full payment to book future dates. If a session is canceled because of severe weather, I will gladly reschedule your session subject to availability.