How can we help you?
How far in advance do I need to book you?
Our clients usually book six months to a year before their wedding, but we could still be available. Email us to find out!
OMG! I have no idea what to wear!
No worries!! Be sure to choose something that represents you. You don’t have to have everyone in the photos matching. In fact, you get much more depth and visual interest if you’re not matching. Coordinate colors in a color scheme you like – earth tones with a pop of color always look great. Don’t be afraid to combine prints in a color family. Choose complementary tones and patterns. Take a look at some of your favorite stores to see how they combine clothing. One of our favorites is Anthropologie!
I don’t know what to do in front of the camera, help!
No worries, I’ve got you covered. Most of the people you see on our website felt the same way. We will help change the camera from a soul-stealing monster to a goddess-making magic wand by giving you actions and posing suggestions to help you feel comfortable and look natural in front of the camera – focusing more on the interaction and emotion than where your hands are placed or which way your head is tilted. (Plus, dirty jokes for real smiles!)
I can’t wait to see my photos! When will I get them?!
We share a teaser within a couple of days of the session so you can see right away how well you rocked the camera. You can expect the finished images within 2-3 weeks after a photo session or 4-5 weeks after a wedding.
I want to look like Keira Knightley, can you photoshop away 30 pounds and make my nose smaller?
Why would you want to look like anything other than what you are? We believe every woman is beautiful so we wont use Photoshop to make you thinner, give you a nose job, or change the color of your hair. However, we do minimize blemishes as well as adjust vibrancy, lighting, and sharpening to make sure that the photos all have a similar feel and look.
What all do I get when I book with you?
You are going to get all kinds of fun yummy stuff! Each session will receive a few teaser photos posted on Facebook. You will get a viewing gallery available for 30 days for portrait sessions or 3 months for weddings–perfect for sharing with family and friends as well as ordering prints! Finally, you will receive a digital download of all of your edited, full-size, high-resolution digital files with personal printing and use rights.
When do I need to arrive for my session?
Together, we will decide a time based on the type of session you are doing and the lighting we will need. If you are running late, we will try to get as many pictures as we can, but we can’t stop the sun from setting.
Where should i have my session/elopement?
I see all kinds of fun places on your website. Can we go to all of them?! Where we go depends on you–your likes/dislikes, hobbies, needs, etc. I want to make sure your session location fits your personality and makes you feel comfortable. I usually recommend sticking to one or two close locations for a session going to too many places can use up the time that we could be getting great pictures of you! After all, YOU are the main star. The location is just window dressing.
What happens if I have to reschedule my session/elopement?
Because our schedule is so limited, we do not offer reschedules. We recommend purchasing event insurance which will reimburse you the costs of your session or elopement. If your session or elopement is canceled more than 30 days prior to the event, you owe nothing further. If it is canceled within 30 days of the event, you will owe the remaining balance.
What happens if it rains?
Unfortunately, the weather doesn’t always cooperate with us (especially the crazy weather here in Tennessee), but thats okay. We are happy to work through the rain — it makes for beautiful photos. If you prefer not to have your session/elopement in the rain, you can cancel and submit to your event insurance for reimbursement then reschedule at your leisure.
When do I need to give you a retainer?
You should have your retainer to us within three days of signing your photography agreement. Upon receiving the agreement and retainer, you will be officially on the books!
When is my final payment due?
All final payments are due 30 days prior to your photo session or elopement.
How can I pay my retainer/fee?
We accept several forms of payment: checks, money orders, and credit cards. Please do not send cash. Send your check/money order to:
Star Noir Studio
1057 Mill Stone Gap Rd
Seymour, TN 37865
Don’t see your question on here? No worries, feel free to send us an email and we can further assist you!