Northwest Arkansas Wedding and Portrait Photographer
Wes Ryan, Storyfisher & Taleteller

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about portrait sessions with Wes Ryan Photography in Northwest Arkansas. This page covers the basics of Wes Ryan’s services, delivery of products, and style of photography.

It also includes information on the geographic range of service for Wes Ryan Portrait Photography versus Wedding Photography.

Toward the end of the page, there are some “LFAQ” or Less-Frequently Asked Questions that get into some unique scenarios. This is offered to help those who may not be sure how to approach their portrait session and to offer some unique ideas for people in complex families.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book you?

Booking is simple and easy. Reach out to me by filling out the form below, try to include as much detail as you can-- which portrait session you're interested in booking, where you live in Northwest Arkansas, and a little information about your family: size, age, and style choice. The more detail you include in the first e-mail, the less back-and-forth it will require to determine when and where we'll have your shoot.

Once we've determined the time, location and style of your portrait session, you'll receive an invoice for the session fee (which acts as a deposit to reserve your session) and upon payment, your portrait session is booked! I use PayPal for Business because it allows me to attach relevant documents and it provides an official receipt of your payment.

What products do you offer?

Upon completion of your portrait session, you'll receive a link to a private gallery through a dedicated platform called Pixieset. Currently, all sessions fees are only for photography time and do not include any additional products. Until May 28th, 2018, the rates for high resolution, edited files are $10 each. I've set it up this way to allow all of my portrait clients the freedom to choose as many (or as few) images as they need. Whether you just want a single, perfect family portrait to hang on the wall, or enough images to create a beautiful album, I've got you covered.

For portrait sessions booked after May 28th, 2018, my per-image rates will increase for high resolution, edited downloads. After Memorial Day, high-resolution images will be $25 per selection, and medium resolution will remain $10 each. I have found that 90% of the images my clients print are no larger than 8x10 inches, and very few-- maybe just one or two, will be printed large enough to hang on a wall. Medium resolution images can be printed up to 8x10 inches with no loss in quality, while high-resolution images can be printed virtually any size.

I do offer print products, and I'm very proud of the quality and longevity they offer. Because I work through a professional color lab to provide a range of prints, these items are often more expensive than purchasing a download and printing through a local lab of your choice.

Is there a limit to how many people I can bring to my session?

You are 100% welcome to bring anyone to your session! Just keep in mind that when deciding where to have your portrait session, I'll need to know how many people you intend to bring for photos. I have earned a reputation as a good steward of the sites (some of which are on private property) that I use, and large groups can be difficult to manage in some locations.
Also, sessions do have time limits, so with more people, there is less time for each subject. If your friends would like to join but do not want their photos taken, they are welcome to watch and assist-- but for the sake of making your experience as pleasant and efficient as possible for all involved, please instruct them not to interfere while your session is in progress.