Frequently Asked Questions

Please read ahead to find the answers to the most commonly asked questions. Don't hesitate to reach out in the contact link if you have a question not covered. I encourage communication and respond to messages within hours.

Most often I will meet you at an agreed upon location in the Birmingham area, such as a public park for a natural setting or in downtown Birmingham for a city setting for our session. The first 25 miles to the location is included in the price; beyond 25 miles from my home in West Homewood is $1.25 per mile, which will be added to your total.  


I will travel to your home for a session. These sessions are relaxed and wonderful for newborns. They're also perfect for anyone not wanting to venture outdoors in the winter or summer months for a session. The first twenty-five miles from my home in West Homewood to yours are included in the price. Mileage after 25 miles is $1.25 per mile, which will be added to your total.  

We will meet at a studio space in the city of Birmingham. Although I have studio lighting, I rarely use it. I prefer to use natural lighting even inside a studio space, which comes from windows in the room. It's a very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, much like photographing in your home. So if it's highly retouched "glam" you're after,  we're probably not the best fit.

A Micro Wedding is an intimate event with considerably fewer guests than a traditional wedding and up to five  hours in length. 



I don't normally offer mini-sessions. Short sessions do not work well with my photography style.  My creativity feels stifled by being rushed, and I try to provide clients with an experience, not "just a few quick photos". 

On-
location

Studio

At-home


Micro 
Wedding

Mini-
sessions

Products

Sales 
Tax

Style

Equipment

Most often I will meet you at an agreed upon location in the Birmingham area, such as a public park for a natural setting or in downtown Birmingham for a city setting for our session. The first 25 miles to the location is included in the price; beyond 25 miles from my home in West Homewood it is $1.25 per mile, which will be added to your total.  

We will meet at a studio space in the city of Birmingham. Although I have studio lighting, I rarely use it. I prefer to use natural lighting even inside a studio space, which comes from windows in the room. It's a very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, much like photographing in your home. 

I will travel to your home for our session. At-home Sessions are relaxed and wonderful for newborns. They're also perfect for anyone not wanting to venture outdoors in the winter or summer months for a session. The first twenty-five miles from my home to yours are included in the price. Mileage after 25 miles is $1.25 per mile, which will be added to your total.  

I don't normally offer mini-sessions. Short sessions do not work well with my photography style. My creativity feels stifled by being rushed, and I try to provide clients with an experience, not "just a few quick photos". 

What is an
On-location Session? 

What is a Studio Session? 

What is an
At-home Session?

Yes, I do! Pricing for files and prints can be found on the pricing page. Please request pricing for albums. 

10% sales tax is included in the total of all tangible goods and includes the most commonly purchased: digital files, prints, and albums. 

I like the words BOLD, REAL, and CONTAGIOUS EMOTION (as described by a client). I love rich color and contrast. My approach to family and couple's photography is very natural with as little interruption as possible and minimal posing. Of course, I'm happy to help if it looks like it's needed though. Portraits of individuals do require more interaction on my part. My goal is to take an artful approach to create images that don't feel stiff.

I've been photographing with Nikon equipment for over ten years. I recently purchased my first mirrorless camera, a Nikon Z6 ii, and I have a Nikon D780, and Nikon D750, and an assortment of lenses ranging in focal lengths from 14 mm-200 mm. The variety of lenses allows me to photograph up close in an intimate way and from far away if needed, such as during our pandemic.

Frequently Asked Questions

10% sales tax is included in the total of all tangible goods and includes the most commonly purchased digital files, prints, and albums. 

Yes, I do! Pricing for files and prints can be found on the pricing page. Please request pricing for albums. 

What is an On-location Session?

What is an At-home Session?

What is a Studio Session?

What is a Micro Wedding?

Do you ever have
mini-sessions?

Do you offer products?

Do you charge tax?

How would you describe your photography style?

What type of equipment do you use?

I took my first photography class in college; graduated with two bachelor degrees, with one in photography; taught school for fifteen years; and resigned from teaching in 2015 to begin Bang Images. It's been more than 25 years since that first photography class!


Since switching from film to digital photography, I tend to overshoot. It's almost silly not too. You will not receive every image. Instead, you will have a gallery full of professionally culled and edited images. You won't be given duplicates, photos that are blurry, over or underexposed, or incredibly unflattering captures; I will spare you the pain of looking through those. Your gallery will be artistically and professionally curated to feature the best images from your session.


Experience 

Culled
&
Edited

Number of Images

Gallery of Images

Copyright
of Images

I like the words BOLD, REAL, and CONTAGIOUS EMOTION (as described by a client). I love rich color and contrast. My approach to family and couple's photography is very natural with as little interruption as possible and minimal posing. Of course, I'm happy to help if it looks like it's needed though. Portraits of individuals do require more interaction on my part. My goal is to take an artful approach to create images that don't feel stiff.

I've been photographing with Nikon equipment for over ten years. I recently purchased my first mirrorless camera, a Nikon Z6 ii, and I have a Nikon D780, and Nikon D750, and an assortment of lenses ranging in focal lengths from 14 mm-200 mm. The variety of lenses allows me to photograph up close in an intimate way and from far away if needed, such as during our pandemic.

How would you describe your photography style? 

What type of equipment
do you use?

I deliver a minimum of 80 images for the one-hour session. For the two-hour session it's a little different. The number of locations, distance between them, and the time it takes for a clothing change(s) all impact the number of images so simply doubling 80 doesn't always equate.

It takes two weeks from the date of a session to receive a link to view your gallery of images. It takes 4 weeks to see your images from a Micro Wedding. You will be sent a link via email to view your own password-protected gallery. Files must be purchased to download.

When you purchase digital files, you are purchasing the opportunity to print images, create an album, post photos online, or any other personal use you can think of. I will retain the official copyright or ownership of the images. 

How long have you been a photographer? 

Will we see all of the images?

How many photos
will we see?

How long does it take to see our gallery?

If we purchase files, do we own the copyright?

Returning clients receive a 10% deduction on the initial session fee; this is called a Grateful Gift.

If you purchase all the culled and edited digital files from a session or event, and then you decide to place an order for printed images, you'll receive 10% off the print order total.


I am the only photographer that will be at your portrait session. If I photograph wedding days that are 6 or more hours in length, a second photographer will be present. Most of the weddings I photograph now are Micro Weddings and most often 2-4 hours is all that's needed.

Second Photo-
grapher

Pricing
Specials

Video

I'm a still image photographer and have been for close to three decades, and I've decided to learn how to shoot video too! Currently I don't offer this option, but I'm hoping to in 2023. 

Are there any pricing specials? 

Do you photograph with a second photographer?

Do you offer video?