Sharon Elizabeth Photography
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Frequently Asked Questions

I'm interested in booking you for my wedding/photo-shoot, how soon should I contact you?  
I am currently booking 1.5 years in advance for weddings and 4 months in advance for photo-shoots - so because of this, I rarely (if ever) have last minute availability and will not be able to accommodate last minute schedulings. As soon as you know I'm the photographer for you, please contact me to schedule your session/wedding! 
How do I book a session/wedding with you?  
If you're interested in a session - a nonrefundable session fee is required to reserve your date/time. If you're interested in wedding photography - a nonrefundable retainer and signed contract is required to reserve your entire day! Specifics will be given out upon inquiry! 
Do you travel? 
I am available for travel and have shot weddings/bridals up and down the East Coast. World-wide travel is based on strict-availability. Please contact me for more information. I am based out of Smithfield, Virginia -- the cutest little town!!! Ham Hickory and Hospitality =) 
Are you a professional photographer?  
Yes - this is my career. I am licensed and insured and have professional equipment and backups for my backups. 
Do you offer workshops and/or mentoring sessions?  
Yes - in fact, I have a background in teaching - my first two years of college were spent as an Education Major before I switched over to Psychology/Counseling and Law. Teaching is my second passion in life and I love to share the things I've learned with others. I am currently, however, not offering workshops outside of my own Team. I AM offering limited one-on-one mentoring sessions though! 
I need to book my portrait session on the weekend - is that possible? 
Unfortunately no. My weekends are specifically set aside for weddings, workshops and boudoir marathons. No exceptions. All sessions take place in the evening during the week (around sunset) so that you do not have to take an entire day off of work. I apologize if this causes an inconvenience for you. 
I'm in a tight spot financially, can I have a discount?  
Photography is a luxury and not a 'necessity' and because of this, I cannot extend a discount to you. I recommend waiting until you are more financially comfortable before booking a session with me. I do, however, offer flexible payment plans and am more than happy to work with you. 
Will you photograph my family?  
I am exclusively offering 'family' sessions for couples that first book me for a maternity session. At this time, I am unable to take on any new families outside of these terms. My Associates however - ARE available for family sessions - so please inquire =)