Photography Services FAQ

Joyful Visions Photography – Capturing the joy in every moment…

When you want to do something important like get all dressed up and come to the studio or your favorite spot to take pictures, you want to make sure everything is perfect.  You probably have some questions about how the process works and what a session with Joyful Visions would be like.  We often get questions and wanted to take a bit of time to write down the most common questions for you.  You may read this and still have questions which is OK.  We are happy to answer those as well.  You can always reach out to us on our contact page for additional questions.  Here are just a few of the most common questions that we get.

What should I wear?
This is by far the most common question that we get asked.  Keep clothing simple, but dress for the photo shoot you are doing.  Whatever is most comfortable and makes you feel elegant, handsome, or professional; that is what you should wear.  The photos will show if you are uncomfortable with what you are wearing, so comfort is key.  Second, try to coordinate with those around you if you are taking group photos.  We are not the best with colors, but you can always check with us by sending a quick selfie.

What should I bring with me?
Do NOT bring your whole wardrobe, but if you are doing a multi-look shoot, bring the changes you plan to wear.  We have a rack that you can hang them on.  Bring some basic make up in case you need to touch-up.  If you are doing a body-paint session, you may want to bring your own towel with you as well.  For kids, be sure to bring a toy or stuffed animal to keep them happy and comfortable.  Make sure the kids have had lots of rest.

How long does the photo session last?
It really depends on what you booked and what type of shoot this is.  Great question, bad answer.  We typically book by the hour, so you usually will know ahead of time.  For certain services like engagement and wedding sessions, we book by the package, but we still let you know about how long each shoot will last.

How do we book you?
Great question!  You can reach us using our Contact page or you can e-mail us at

When will my edited copies be ready?
You always get your preview of 1 – 2 photos to share within 24-hours of your shoot.  The final edits for standard 1-2 hour sessions are ready within 7 business days.  For weddings, maternity sets, and engagement sets where we take multiple photos over a period of time, it typically takes up to 30 days to get your photos back.  If you ordered a canvas, prints, or a photo book.  Please add an additional 14 business days for shipping and handing.

Does it cost to have my pictures printed out?
Yes, unless the package includes prints.  With exception to head-shot sessions, prints are extra.  You receive a CD or Digital Download along with a written release allowing you to have your photos printed free of watermark.  If you would like to have them printed, you can take them to the vendor of choice.  If you would like for us to print them, we can do them and will let you know package pricing for that.

Do you deliver every image that you shoot?
Nope – and here is why.  Often times, we are trying to get lighting or focus down and those are not shots meant to keep.

Do you guys do destination weddings?
Do birds fly?  Why of course we do destination weddings!!  The cost is simply the wedding package plus travel.  You can book the travel or we can – it is really that simple!

Do you have liability insurance?
Yes we do.  All photographers operating under the umbrella of Joyful Visions Photography, Joyful Visions Media, Your Elegance Photography & Modeling carry liability insurance.

Do you offer any other type of services?
If we were to list every service that we offered, our list would be VERY long.  One key service that we don’t advertise, but offer is Corporate Imaging. What is this?  Well, if you need pictures taken of all your employees, we will come set up our mobile studio at your office and take head shots or group pictures.  If you don’t have the space, you are welcome to come to us.  We offer other non-published services as well. Bottom-line, if you have an idea that includes a camera, let us know and we will make your vision a reality!

Can I bring a friend, family member, or chaperon to our session?
Of course you can. If you are a minor, it is required.  We want you to feel comfortable and safe with us.  So, we will do all that we can to make that happen.

What types of payment do you accept?
We accept cash for sessions less than $300, check, money order, PayPal, or all major forms of credit card.