What Services & Products does Endlessly Photography offer?
Lifestyle Portrait Sessions
Couples & Engagement ● Maternity ● Family ● Children
Announcements & Reveals ● Milestones ● Birthday Cake Smash
High School & College Seniors ● Small Business & Social Media Head Shots
Lifestyle storytelling Sessions
Everyday Life ● New Home & New Chapter ● Anniversary & Milestone
Birth ● First 48 ● Newborn * ● Breast & Bottle ● Baby's First Year ● A Year In The Life
Birthdays, Holidays, Parties, & Events ● Military Homecomings
Wedding Photography coverage
Destination Weddings ● Elopements ● Intimate Weddings
Wedding portrait Sessions
Proposals ● Engagement ● Boudoir ● Bridal ● Day After ● Anniversary
Professional Museum Quality Prints
Custom Premium Heirloom Albums & Books
Canvas Wraps & So Much More!
* Current clients ONLY at this time. Book & complete a maternity session (or any other) before birth to qualify!
have a unique or crazy idea for a shoot? i'm so into that. with me, The possibilities are endless!
How do I book a session or EVENT?
Please fill out the form on my contact page to book a session or to request more information.
When should I book my session OR EVENT?
The ideal time to contact me would be at least 4 - 6 weeks before your preferred booking date for all portrait sessions, and at least 8 months for all weddings & events. This will ensure that you are able to secure your preferred date, time, and location. I always do everything I can, within reason, to accommodate all session requests - and will occasionally have sporadic "last-minute" openings (due to reschedules or cancellations, etc), so please be sure to contact me anytime for my updated availability information.
What is your current booking availability?
I am currently booking lifestyle portrait sessions through:
December 14th, 2018
I am currently booking intimate weddings, destination weddings, elopements & events through:
December 14th, 2019 *
* LIMITED AVAILABILITY
I am currently keeping my wedding & event count low in order to focus more on portraits sessions & spending weekends with my kids. Thanks!
What can I EXPECT TO invest?
On average, my clients can expect to invest anywhere between $250 - $750 for portrait sessions, and full day wedding coverage starts at $3,000.
For more portrait & event pricing information, please contact me!
DO YOU OFFER STUDIO OR INDOOR PORTRAIT SESSIONS?
Studio sessions and indoor options are available upon request, but may require an additional fee.
What happens if the weather is unfavorable?
Most of my sessions & events are captured in the great outdoors. Occasionally, Mother Nature can be... uncooperative. If you've lived in the Chicagoland area for a while, you have likely seen an entire years worth of seasons and forms of precipitation in the span of one single day. As long as it is safe and comfortable to be outside, we're good to go!
If the weather forecast is predicting an 80% chance (or more) of heavy rain or snow, extreme high or low temperatures, or other severe weather within 24 - 48 hours of your session, your session location may be moved to a more appropriate venue or your session may be rescheduled completely. (This does not apply for weddings & events - the show must go on, rain or shine!) If a forced reschedule due to inclement weather occurs, a new date MUST be chosen within 6 weeks of the original date to avoid re-booking fees.
CAN YOU EDIT <Insert REQUEST HERE>...?
All images that are captured, processed, and delivered are carefully edited & retouched according to my current personal style and the highest quality and standards.
Basic retouching (such as: spot / blemish removal, red-eye reduction, head swaps, etc) is always included at no additional cost. Once a gallery has been delivered, clients are advised look through their photos to ensure that no further retouching is required - I am always happy to go back and clean up small areas that may have been overlooked during the initial editing process, when requested. Any client requesting "excessive retouching" and "elective editing" (such as: advanced photo manipulations, removal of people or items from busy / complicated scenes, body modifications, fine art / composite creations, or anything that may even be beyond my knowledge and skill level) may incur an additional advanced editing fee. These fees will vary depending on the difficulty of the request(s) as well as number of images that will require additional editing.
when cAN i Expect my photos to be ready?
I will always try to complete and deliver the galleries as promptly as possible, which will typically be within my average turnaround times (listed below). In addition, I will always do everything I can - within reason - to ensure all of my clients image delivery deadline needs are met. Please be certain to alert your photographer about any special circumstances or delivery deadlines during the booking process, so that your session or event may be scheduled or edited appropriately.
Endlessly Photography clients who have paid for and completed their photography coverage will be entered into The Queue - a page where I keep all of my clients updated on the estimated completion date for their gallery as often as I possibly can. Please note that these are estimations and can change at any time.
My current average turnaround times for all sessions & events are as follows:
Mini Sessions (15 - 20 Minutes) | 1 - 2 Weeks
Half Sessions (30 - 40 Minutes) | 2 - 3 Weeks
Standard Sessions (45 - 60 Minutes) | 2 - 4 Weeks
Premium Sessions (60+ Minutes) | 2 - 6 Weeks
2 - 4 Weeks for 1 - 2 Coverage Hours
3 - 6 Weeks for 3 - 4 Coverage Hours
6 - 10 Weeks for 5 - 7 Coverage Hours
8 - 12 Weeks for 8+ Coverage Hours
how DO i view my photos?
When your images have been fully uploaded, you will receive a link to your personalized PASS online gallery via email.
Please be sure to bookmark your gallery URL and make a note of any passwords for future access!
As of January 1st, 2015, all sessions & event galleries are available for download & sharing for up to 10 years from the date of upload.
While this is a wonderful and convenient feature, it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to keep your files backed up in at least TWO physical or digital locations.
(Amber Gercken dba Endlessly Photography is not liable should the gallery service provider suffer catastrophic losses, technological failures, or if service is discontinued.)
PHOTOGRAPHER BACKUP & ARCHIVE POLICY
Edited JPEG files are archived by Endlessly Photography for up to ONE YEAR from the gallery upload date.
Unedited RAW files are archived by Endlessly Photography for up to TWO YEARS of the session or event date.
Once archives have been purged, they may not be recovered. Archive retrieval and re-editing fees may apply.
ALWAYS KEEP MULTIPLE BACKUPS OF YOUR IMPORTANT FILES!
Are you licensed & insured?
Yes, of course! Endlessly Photography is a fully licensed and insured small business - proof of insurance is available upon request.
MAY I have the RAW files or edit my own photos?
While my style may evolve over the years - the heart & soul that is the foundation of my work will always remain the same.
I am an artist, and I'm forever deeply connected to the art that I create.
This is why I will not, under any circumstances, allow the sale, trade, or distribution of my unedited RAW files.
In addition, any retouching or editing of any images captured by Endlessly Photography is expressly prohibited.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
DO YOU HAVE GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE?
Absolutely! Please contact me to purchase a gift certificate or session credit voucher.