All About NicoleSun Photography!
Hi friends!! I saw a related article the other day about questions you should ask when choosing your photographer and I thought it would make a fun and quick blog post.
How long have you been in business? My business got its start back in the fall of 2014. I’ve been taking photos for friends and friends for as long as I can remember. I left teaching and went full time with NSP in 2017.
Do you have any professional certifications? There actually are certifications out there for photographers and it is a goal of mine. At this time I continue to participate in trainings both online and in person and stay connected in professional communities that help me to be inspired, motivated, and educated.
What kind of equipment or gear do you have/use? I’m a Nikon shooter and primarily use a Nikon D810 full frame camera. I have a d7100 as a back up body as well. I would say my favorite and most used lenses are the 24-70mm and 35mm prime. I also have an 85mm prime, 70-200mm, and a 10-24mm I use less often. I have some lighting equipment I use for wedding receptions but still prefer natural light for my work.
How would you describe your style of photography? This is such a hard question and I finally feel like I’m getting to the place I’m able to answer that. I want you to have both your candid and real moments and your “mantle” prints where everyone is looking and smiling. I prefer working outside with natural light and like my edits to have vibrant, true to life color. I am not “light and airy” or “moody” edit and will almost always prefer color images to black and white. I just like life in color - lots of color!
What exactly is included in your packages? Based on the package you select, I will share an online gallery with you for you to choose your images. All photos are high resolution, custom edited and shared digitally for your download. I provide you a print release so that you can share/print these photos as you need without changing or altering them or you can print from your gallery using my print store. Only chosen, edited images are provided - no raw or unedited images will be given.
How long will our session be? I price my sessions based on the number of images given. I’ve found time constraints (unless we’re tightly scheduled like in the fall season) are difficult to stick to. It depends entirely on the light, weather, location, and dispositions of those being photographed! Sometimes we can knock a session out quickly and sometimes things take more time. On average a mini session can be shot between 10-25 minutes, a full session 20-45 minutes, and a deluxe session 30-60 minutes. Newborn sessions can take anywhere between an hour and a half to 3 hours.
How long does it take to get our photos? Turn around time will be specified in your contract. Family sessions, for example, are expected within 3 weeks. The fall can be especially busy and the turn around time is not as fast. I personally like to have your gallery to you within a week if possible. That’s not something I can promise, but I try!
Why is it called NicoleSun? Okay, I included this for fun but I wanted to add something personal. Sun is my middle name - supposedly a nod to my Korean heritage but I joke my parents were just hippies. I include it in my business in two parts: first for the chase of beautiful light and second, to be a reminder to use my craft and talents to bless others. “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” — Matthew 5:16