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      Where are you located?

      We are based in Charleston, South Carolina but love travel : ) Please inquire about travel rates.

      Do you offer portrait sessions?

      Yes, I love taking portraits of families, babies and kids : ) I especially love seeing my previous wedding clients again with their families!

      What is your approach?

      I am inspired by amazing light and the more carefree in-between momemts. My goal is to document your wedding day in the most unobtrusive manner possible. My work is fresh and modern, and I feel most importantly, real.

      What is your turnaround time?

      All wedding images are delivered in an online gallery between 4 and 5 weeks after the wedding with a sneak peek beforehand. All portraits are delivered in an online gallery between 3 and 4 weeks after the session.

      What is included in your packages?

      Each package is different, but they all include digital high resolution images in an online gallery. And most wedding packages also include a free engagement session.

      How do we book you for our day?

      To confirm coverage for your wedding day, we ask for a signed contract along with a 50% deposit with the remaining balance due one week before the wedding.

      Approximately how many images do you shoot for each wedding event?

      This really depends on the length of the day and whether or not there is a second shooter, but I generally approximate about 800 images for an 8-hour day.

      Do you offer albums?

      Yes! I have a few different album options that I offer. I have clients select a folder of about 100 favorites and from there, I will design the album. You can expect an album proof within 3 to 4 weeks. Once the proof is finalized, album production takes up to 6 weeks.

      What do portrait packages include?

      Each full portrait session includes an hour session at a location of your choice and approximately 150 final edited images in a downloadable online gallery with a print release.

      Do you photograph newborns?

      Yes! I love newborns. But I have a more lifestyle approach to newborn sessions vs. more posed. I photograph newborns in their home along with family members. I capture newborns by themselves along with the sweet moments in between.

      Do you offer mini sessions?

      I do offer mini sessions during the Fall on specified dates but not during the year. Fall mini sessions book quick so be on the look out for dates in August/September!

      What are your rates?

      Full portrait sessions start at $450. Please send me a message to hello@shannonoleksak.com or click on the contact page to find out more info on pricing and packages.

      What equipment do you use?

      1 Canon 5D Mark IV
      2 Canon 5D Mark iii's (always need to have backups!)
      2 50mm 1.2 (my favorite!)
      1 35mm 1.4
      70-200mm 2.8
      100mm 2.8 (for ring shots!)
      several 600 ex ii's