F.A.Q. We get asked the following a lot.
Q. Will you shoot in the rain? A. Yes, (click here for more info)
Q. Is hair a part of the cost for your sessions? A.No, it’s not. Just tell her Joe sent you.
Q. Do you provide props? No. however you’re welcome to bring any prop you’d like to use.
Q. Can I read your reviews? A. YES please do. (CLICK HERE)
Q. Do you photograph same-sex couples? A. Yes, we have no problems with that.
Q. Can you edit out my sunburn? A. No. We want you to be seen for who you are. Please use sunscreen.
Q. Can you edit out people out of the background or my acne/sun splotches? A. Yes. it’s a $35.00 to 50.00 editing fee per photo. Note: We try not to have any odd people / photo bombers in the background to begin with.
Q. Is the $100.00 deposit refundable? A. No. It’s a booking fee that’s a part of your session cost. Yes, it will come off the total due amount. It’s a (LOSS OF BUSINESS COST) protection. If you don’t show up to your session. It also locks your session in and books a session with Joe.
Q. What payment types do you accept? A. Online invoicing, credit/debit card payments, on location or online. In person, we take credit/debit cards or cash only. We can also use Venmo, CashApp or Paypal. PLEASE no checks.
Q. How do I get my photos once the session is over? A. See our (how to download photos page.)
Q. Where do you like to do your beach sessions? A. Any location the client requests. We like to do all family beach sessions at one of the two piers. M.B County Pier. ( 12213 Front Beach Rd. Panama City Beach, FL 32413 ) or Russell-Fields Pier at (16201 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413)
Q. Are you open on weekends? A. Yes.
Q. What are “full edits” A. Full edits are photos that have anything done to them more than a basic edit. i.e. fixing hair, cutting anything out of a photo, adding anything to a photo. Full edits start at $35.00 per photo.
Q. What should I wear? A. Great question! We get this a lot. Look at this (LINK) you can get some ideas as what to wear while on your upcoming photo session.
Q. Does the deposit come off the total price? A. Yes. Then you’ll pay the last part of the session the day of either before or after the session. Wedding will need to pay the last half of the balance due the week before.
Q. Do you accept personal checks? A. No, due to the time it takes to clear.
Q. Who is the photographer? A. Joe Spedale Jr. He started in photography back in 2000 and opened the doors to Spedale Jr. Photography LLC. back in 2013.
Q. Do (you) photographers accept tips for doing a great job? A. Yes! but it’s not required. It sure is nice though.
Q. How do I get a copy of my photos? A. Download them from an online gallery See (THIS LINK) for more info on getting the photos.
Q. Can you give me photos on a flash drive? A. Yes. It’s $35.00 for this option. This covers the flash drive and shipping.
Q. How long does the session last? A. Most last 45 minutes and a maximum of 1 hour (depending on session request).
Q. How many photos will I get? A. For a full 45 minute session, 45 to 150 is about the average.
Q. How many photos will I get on a mini session? A. For a mini session, 15 to 50.
Q. What happens if it rains and I may want to cancel? A. See “cancellation-policy” We can shoot in light rain, no major thunderstorms for safety reasons. We will reschedule for any other time. We do not refund deposits. We will take the deposit total off your next session. -> More info here. https://spedalejr.com/cancellation-policy/
Q. How do I pay the deposit? A. Click this link: “https://SpedaleJr.com/book” Please don’t pay the $75.00 before talking with the photographer.
Q. Do you have a card reader? A. Yes, we have a credit card reader we can take payments on site.
Q. Ok, you’ve answered all my questions, I’m ready to book.
COVID 19 Questions
Q. What happens if my family gets Covid 19 before the session? A. You must wait or reschedule two weeks our after you’re not sick anymore before we can do the session. We will hold your deposit for next time. No refunds.
Q. What happens if the state or beaches get shut down because of Covid 19 and I’ve paid my $100.00 deposit? A. We will reschedule your session. No refunds because of the loss of business. We will extend the $100.00 deposit holding policy time frame by 6 months. You’ll now have 1.5 years to use your $100.00 deposit as a credit.
Q. What precautions are you taking while on a session? A. I take my own temperature each day. I try to stand at least 6 feet away at all times from myself to you and your family. For families who would like a (NO CONTACT) session. Please request 24 hours in advance so I can have my mask ready. Don’t worry, I’m a lot more than six feet from you while we shoot.
Q. What happens if the photographer gets sick from COVID 19? A. We will do our best to book with a backup photographer for the same price and or location. Or we can just schedule for next year with a $75.00 credit and $50.00 off coupon for the next session. So that would be $125.00 off. You also would not need to pay the $100.00 to hold your next date or time. You would have one year and six months to book your next session before you lose any money.