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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I book you?

Request a session here! We'll video chat about your ideas, possible logistics, and the booking process. 

Do you require a deposit?
Yes. To book a date, after consultation, a 50% nonrefundable deposit is required. It goes toward your final bill, and is transferrable for up to one acceptable reschedule.

Do you do family portraits? Engagements? Weddings?
I do not currently offer family event services. I cater to the various portrait needs of the performing arts, as well as executive & corporate headshots.

Do I get to choose my final photos?
In short, yes!
For solo portraits, we'll go over them together on a video call within a couple days of our photo session
, and you'll rank your favorites! A minimum amount of edits is guaranteed in your invoice, any additional amount is variable. For team headshots, the team is sent an album of raw images to choose a pre-set amount from.


Can I just have the RAW images?
Nope! This artist doesn't sell rough drafts. 

Do you have a studio? 
Yes! I largely work out of The Newport Studio in Lakeview. But there are multiple options for locations (indoor and outdoor) at different price points, tailored to the concept of our session.

Do you offer makeup or hair services? 
I do not personally offer these services, but can make recommendations for local artists. 

Can I bring a friend? 
Absolutely! Bringing a trusted person can make you feel comfortable & can help spot some detail adjustments on set. Please no children or pets, though.

How much of my body do you edit?
My general rule for retouching is that I only edit what is temporary (like blemishes) or changed by lighting (like under eye bags). I do not alter permanent aspects of your body. However, you can make specific requests during our post-session review. You can also look here for a variety of examples of before/after.

What if I don't want my images shared?
Sharing images is an essential part of marketing my business to new clients, so I do charge an additional fee for exclusivity rights. That fee is waived for live performance stills that include near-nudity in burlesque numbers.

Can I purchase prints?
I do not currently offer prints, but can provide a larger file copy for printing on your own, upon request.

Can I sell merch with my photo on it?  
Not without separate licensing. You can use the images we make together to advertise and sell your products/services, but if you would like to sell the image itself as a product we must discuss separate terms. 

What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, Zelle, Venmo, Paypal, and checks. 

Where are you located?
I am based out of Chicago, with the ability to travel at an additional cost.

I requested a session. What now? 
I'll be in touch! If it's a service I offer, we'll schedule a free video consultation to discuss further steps.

Have any more questions? Email info@genitophoto.com or fill out the contact form here.

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