Who are you and where are you located?
Dandelion Wild Photography is owned and operated by Natasha Thomasian. I am also a teacher, mother, and wife. I have been married for about a year and a half now, but my husband and I have been together for about 8 years. We have two daughters who are our everything. My studio is located in New Braintree, MA. However, it's currently under construction (as of October 1, 2016).
Do you travel? Is there a travel fee?
I love to travel! I would be doing my business a disservice if I didn't venture out beyond a 20 mile radius from the studio. There are fees for traveling beyond the 20 mile radius, however. Fees vary.
Do you edit all our photographs?
Yes, I do! Every image in your gallery has been carefully selected and hand edited. Some may get a little extra special attention and may be a little more artistic and unique.
How long does it take to get our images back?
Generally, it takes about three weeks to get mini and full sessions back. Weddings take about eight weeks. The more images in the package, the more time it will take! I post plenty of sneak peaks to keep you happy until then though!
How many pictures will we receive?
It depends on the session. Please contact me for more information on the specific session you're interested in.
What kind of sessions do you offer?
I photograph seniors, engagements, weddings, maternity, newborns, babies, children, furbabies, and families! I no longer do events, unless you added one on to your wedding package. I now offer lifestyle sessions which take place in the comfort of your own home as well.
How long will our session take?
Mini Sessions are quick and are perfect for families who want an updated family photo and have older children who have just a little more patience than the younger ones. Minis take about a half hour. Most sessions take anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half. Newborn sessions are an exception. Those can take anywhere from two hours to four hours.
How do we get our images?
Digital files are shared through an online viewing gallery. This gallery allows you to download all your images right onto your computer, phone, device, etc. Prints, wall art, and other products will be delivered to you by myself if you live within 30 miles from the studio. If you live beyond that, I will have them drop shipped from the print company
How long are our photos available in the Online Gallery?
Images are available for download for two weeks after your session. Galleries to expire and are archived. There is a fee for re-activating your gallery. Images should always be saved on more than one device for safety. Custom USB's are included with some sessions and may be purchased as an add on.
Did you go to school for photography?
Not formally. I did not go to college for photography, but I did take many classes, workshops, mentorship, and also have been in the field for about four years. Mostly self taught through lots and lots of experience and trial and error!
How far in advance should we book you?
It really only depends on what you're booking me for. Weddings: 6 months to one year in advance. Newborns at least one month but please don't wait that long because I do limit the number of sessions I take on each month. Mini Sessions: a week or two. Family Sessions: about a week or two as well. Cake Smashes - which are my most popular, must be booked at least one month in advance. This way we ensure that we give the cake artist plenty of notice and I have time to gather up everything I need for the backdrop. September - November are very busy months so if you would like a session during that time, please book in August.
Are the images copyrighted and do we get a print release with our session?
Most sessions do come with a print release. A print release allows you to print your images anywhere you choose. When it comes to copyright, that just means I'm the creator of the images and I own the copyright. The photos will always be mine, but you do receive the right to print them where you choose.
Do we have to have our photos shared on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media and web based outlets?
Absolutely not. I always ask first and if you would like me to share your images online, I just have you sign a release which allows me to do so. If you do not sign that release, I do not post sneak peaks or use your photos for my website or advertisements. You can always receive your sneak peak via email or text message instead!
Will the final images come with a watermark?
No. All images in your gallery will display a watermark until you download them to your personal computer, phone, or device. The watermark will also not appear on any prints or products purchased through the online gallery.
Can we order prints and other wall art from you?
Yes! I offer print services that include Canvas Gallery Wraps, Metal Prints, Wood Prints, Albums, Custom Framing, and more! I offer my assistance when it comes to planning what you want to do with your images, where you want them to go, and I will also help you figure out what to hang and where! This service is optional of course!
How do we book you?
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