Frequently Asked Questions
What type of photography do you offer?
We specialize in couples, family and children. We are no longer taking weddings at this time.
How far in advance do I need to reserve my date? What is required?
Our sessions will book out at a minimum of 3-6 months in advance, so it is highly recommended to reserve your photography date when you book your vacation dates for your hotel/ condo. Your booking fee is due within 24 hours, along with your signed contract in order to reserve your date on the calendar. Dates will be released to the next inquiry after the 24 hours have passed.
Do you offer any mini sessions?
Mini sessions are only held on predetermined dates and times. Please be sure to follow our Instagram or Facebook page, Nichole Waters Photography and sign up to receive emails as well if you want to be sure to stay connected for when promos and specials run.
What happens if it rains?!
During Spring and Summer seasons in Florida, expect rain. It is totally normal. Unless the sky opens up during the time we are set to shoot, I will not cancel our session. It can storm all morning, or afternoon, and then be completely cleared up and gorgeous by the time we are set to go! I monitor and watch the weather closely, and will make any adjustments as needed within one to two hours prior to your scheduled time. It is recommended to not schedule major activities on the date of your session, and to be flexible with evening times.
Help! What should we wear?!
Color is Key! Our beaches are beautifully covered with our white sands, so you want to be sure to add some contrast and not looked washed out. Recommended tones I always suggest are Pastels, creamy beige tones, shore tones, soft teals or turquoise and navy blues are all wonderful color pallets. Ultimately, you want your photos to be relevant to your style and comfort. Dress everyone as individuals, and coordinate, rather than have everyone be too matchy. Layers, and textures go a long way! Be sure to accessorize! Hair pieces for little girls are always a nice touch, but keep it simple. We want to see your beautiful princess, and her face not be taken over with large bows or floral headbands. For more on clothing inspiration, you can check out our Pinterest here: https://www.pinterest.com/nicholewatersphotography/clothing-inspiration/ .
I will also help you along the way with any guidance that you may need!
I do NOT recommend neon of any color, magentas, bright yellow, or bright turquoise as they will leave color casts on your skin. I would stay away from shirts with logos on them as well.
Can I have all the images? RAW files?
I go through all of your images, and provide all of the best for your gallery at my discretion. We do not give out RAW files.
When can I expect my gallery?
Galleries are processed and delivered to you via email, 4 weeks from the date of your session. As soon as your gallery is available, you will be able to download your images instantly for quick and easy access.
Can I print freely on my own once I receive my images?
Yes! You will receive your print release to print at a lab of your choice. However, I cannot recommend the quality of the prints that are not from my lab. I do offer 15% off of all a la carte prints and products when purchased through me.
I am ready to book! What do I need to do?
Wonderful! In order to reserve your date, your contract and your retainer must be completed and paid. Once that is taken care of, we will discuss all of the details for your session, via phone or email.