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• WHAT IS YOUR PHOTO STYLE?
A.As you can see in all the images published throughout this website, my style is vivid, colorful, lively and connection-focused. I love to show and capture emotion and the candid looks, but I also make sure to get the timeless portraits with everyone looking at the camera. Your gallery will have a variety of both styles.
• WHEN DO I NEED TO RESERVE MY DATE?
A.I would recommend to contact me as soon as possible. On average, I book 4-6 weeks out and I don’t want to disappoint you with refusal. That said, I encourage you to still contact me if you’re outside of that range!
• WHAT TIME OF THE DAY DO YOU DO YOUR SESSIONS?
A.I aim to start my sessions at about an hour before sunset. That's when the sun gives us that beautiful, golden glow that is generally desired. I am however mindful of your little ones' bedtimes and starting times can be flexible if they need to be.
Sunset times are as follows, your session will start approximately 1 hour before the times listed below. The starting time also depends on your location, but please use this as a general guide.
• DO YOU REQUIRE A RETAINER?
A.Yes. A 150€ retainer will secure your date. This fee will be applied to your total balance. All retainers are non-refundable, but if necessary and where possible I am happy to reschedule!
• WHAT HAPPENS IF WE GET RAINED OUT?
A.I keep a number of back-up dates open each month in case of bad weather and there is no fee to reschedule if it's raining or overcast. A beautiful day translates to amazing pictures, so it's definitely worth the wait.
You also have the option to change your outdoor session to a studio session instead.
• WHERE SHOULD WE SHOOT?
A.That is completely up to you! Whatever you feel suits your style best. Being a local national, a variety of locations are known to me and I can help you find the perfect one based on your preferences. A location guide will be sent to you once your session date is secured!
• CAN WE BRING OUR PET?
A.I love working with pets, you can absolutely bring them for outdoor sessions! I do ask that you bring an additional person to handle dogs whenever they're not in the photos. Please give me a heads up so we can make sure your chosen location also allows pets.
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed in the studio.
• WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR FOR OUR SESSION?
A.Wear what you feel good in, and what you feel you look good in. If you need further help, don't fret! Once your session is booked I will send you a what to wear guide that is customized to the season you're booking your session for.
• DO YOU ALLOW OUTFIT CHANGES?
A.Yes I do. You can wear as many outfits as you wish, but please be mindful of the time limit of your chosen package. Don't forget to calculate the time it takes for you to change into all the different clothes. I'd rather spend our time together taking photos of you.
• WILL YOU POSE US AND TELL US WHAT TO DO?
A.Absolutely! I know how hard it can be to be in front of a camera, so I will guide you every step of the way. I will tell you exactly where to stand, what to do with your hands, etc. and, on top of that, give you prompts to bring out those beautiful, natural smiles and emotions. Each photo I take is carefully posed and/or prompted! No posing experience necessary. Through all the posing classes I've taken I have enough posing expertise for all of us.
• DO YOU CONSIDER OUR PERSONAL AND INDIVIDUAL WISHES AND IDEAS?
A.Of course I do! If you have any ideas for your photographs, I will try my best to bring your vision to life! In the questionnaire you'll receive once you're ready to book, there is a field for special photo requests, so you can inform me about all your wishes and personal expectations beforehand.
• WHAT IS YOUR TURNAROUND TIME?
A.Over the years I have developed a very quick and easy workflow. It allows me to get your images back to you in record time because I know how excited you are to see your gallery! The official turnaround time is 3 weeks after our session date. During busy season (July - October) the turnaround time might be longer.
Express service available: If you need your photos extra fast I can usually accommodate this for an extra fee.
• HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL I GET?
A.The amount of photos included varies depending on what package you decide to book, but you get to see your full gallery and YOU get to choose the photos you want to keep.
If you wish to purchase additional images beyond the number of photos that are included in your package, you will have the option to do so right from your gallery.
(Please note: While you will not see all the images taken, you will get to see the very best of the best. It means all the images that have passed the "Theresa test" will be in your gallery and photos of you blinking, looking funny - photos you wouldn't want to see anyway - will be deleted.)
Your edited, professionally finished digital images will be delivered via a personal gallery link. The digital files will be in high-resolution, suitable for printing your own album and enlargements and suitable for easy social media sharing.
• DO YOU OFFER PRINTS AND OTHER PRODUCTS?
A.Short answer: YES!
Long answer: Yes I do! Your gallery will have a "Print Store" button attached to it, where you can easily view and order all available photo products such as prints, canvases and greeting cards. You can place your order straight through your gallery and it will conveniently be shipped to your home. You can also share the gallery link with family and they can easily place their own order!
• HOW DO I BOOK?
A.All you have to do is get in touch with me! You can easily do so by using any of the available contact methods. I'm very responsive to messages sent to my Facebook Business Page, as well as emails sent via my contact form. You can also give me a call or text at +49 (0) 15122070308
THERESA BURKHART PHOTOGRAPHY
Grafenwöhrer Straße 3
+49 1512 2070308
The premier Photographer based in Pressath/Grafenwöhr - Germany and serving the surrounding Bavarian region, specializing in timeless, vivid, lively and connection-focused portraits of couples, expecting parents, families, newborns, children and high school seniors.