Shooting on Train tracks is illegal and dangerous.
Roughly every three hours in the U.S., a person or vehicle is hit by a train. -Operation Lifesaver
Here are Operation Lifesaver’s six “must-know” facts for professional photographers considering a photo shoot near the tracks:
1. Trains can’t stop quickly to avoid people or vehicles on the tracks.
2. An optical illusion makes it hard to determine a train’s distance from you – and its speed.
3. The average train overhangs the track by at least three feet.
4. Railroad tracks, trestles, yards and rights-of-way are private property.
5. No tracks should be assumed to be abandoned or inactive.
6. People mimic your behavior when they see your photos on the web and social media.
Top priority is safety, true, but as Professional Photographers, I would also think that each and every TRUE PROFESSIONAL should be offering our clients more CREATIVE and ORGINAL options by now, without the risk of a $10,000 fine and possible arrest to the photographer AND their clients.
I’ve tested and compared several of the nation’s top professional printing labs. The labs that I’ve chosen to work with offer only the highest quality prints. All printers are not created equal, unfortunately. It can be difficult for lower-quality printers to accurately replicate the colors you see on a computer screen. I’ve calibrated my equipment to match the labs I work with. This means the color, exposure, and sharpness of the prints you order through me will closely match the photographs themselves.
Yes, If you play football or the violin, or are a cheerleader, I welcome you to bring clothes and props that represent your love! I get really excited when someone brings along something that will make their portrait session different from everyone else’s. If there’s anything that Beaux Arts is not, it’s a cookie-cutter photographer. I guarantee that your session will not look exactly like everyone else’s.
How about my pets?
They are welcome as well.
Absolutely, We have 100% customer satisfaction policy. In other words, we promised that you will have the experiance of your life time during your senior photo session. If you are unhappy with your session in any way – we will refund your session fee or re-schedule a new session at no additional charge. We love it when our clients say there are too many good choices – it’s a great problem to have, and one we strive to give to our clients! As for prints, all wall portraits have a lifetime warranty.
Both! While our specialty is fashion-inspired, dramatic in-studio portraiture, we also photograph seniors on location – from urban settings to custom locations, we create the senior experience that YOU want.
In our custom-designed portrait studio we photograph indoors with both natural light and fashion studio lighting – we want to make sure you have a variety of looks to show off your individual style. On location we also photograph with numerous location lighting techniques – from fashion lighting to natural light and more. Photography is the art of ‘painting with light,’ and our goal is to make you look incredible!
While Photos by Stephanie is based out of Forney and Kaufman County, we serve clients all around the world. Our destination wedding photography packages include the cost of travel and reasonable accommodations (check out our destination wedding FAQs here). Because of our frequent trips to the Dallas-Fort Worth Area, special, lower rates may apply depending on the specific circumstances. Contact us by clicking here.
Does your studio do headshots, individual portraits, family portraits, newborn shoots, commercial photography, or other types of photography?
No, we do not. We eliminate duplicate images, test shots, missed focused shots, shots with bad expressions and other images that may dilute the overall product delivery. For example, because we shoot with low apertures, sometimes we take a few extra shots to make sure we have the perfect focus. We don’t expect you to have the expertise or the time to zoom into each image to select the one with the sharpest focus, so we spend hours doing that on our end. In another example, candid laughs and emotional tears are some of the best images from the day. Unfortunately, they can also yield some unflattering facial expressions. We might snap a few extras of any of these moments to make sure we have a great shot with the ideal expression for the moment. With our expertise of processing millions of images each year, we may eliminate ones that we feel are duplicates and only deliver the best one.