Custom Photography Products & FAQ
Take a look at some of the AWESOME custom photography products we offer! Guaranteed to be 100% amazing and headache free. And if you still have a few questions about some of the finer points of our wedding or family photography, keep scrolling and you'll hit our FAQs.
Custom Photography Products & FAQ
Custom Photography Products
Since we are so passionate about printing your portraits, we offer a wide variety of custom photography products. And we work closely with the best print labs to make sure that you are receiving the highest quality. From heirloom albums, to canvases, to prints, all the classics are here. Plus some new additions you may not be familiar with, like image folios, image cubes, and float wraps.
Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t! We can totally help guide you in the right direction, so you end up with the perfect product for your home. And for the more intricate design items, we do all the annoying stuff for you. It has never been easier to end up with custom art you are excited to display.
Heirloom Albums & Photo Books
Handcrafted to last a lifetime, our Custom Heirloom Album is constructed of archival quality materials and is the crown jewel of our product collection. They are THE choice for brides and anyone that wants (NEEDS!) the highest quality for their portraits. The Custom Photo Book is a fun option for everyday life. Besides, coffee tables get lonely and look empty without a custom photo book for company. We offer a wide range of sizes, cover materials, colors, and embossing for both albums and books.
Our fine art canvases and float wraps are printed on premium photographic papers and canvas and arrive at your door ready to hang right out of the box. They immediately upgrade any home and offer a clean, timeless look. Of course, if you are into a more classic vibe, we offer framed options, too!
Pricing & Booking
What does the $300 session fee include? (Family & Engagement)
The session fee covers a pre-shoot planning sesh – this is REALLY important for us, but don’t worry, we can email, text, IG message it out, lol – two super cool photographers at your shoot, and a personal reveal and ordering session.
Why aren’t digital images included with the session fee?
Buie Photography is a print based company because, well, we don’t believe that your photography experience should end when your session is over. After roughly the 100th client request to “please re-send the link, cd, thumbdrive,” we clued in that the files were being stored, never viewed, and ultimately lost. So, we decided to do what was actually in the best interest of our clients, and that is to offer top of the line printed products. Besides, photography was meant to be printed. End of story.
Since hard drives crash, how do you store the digital versions of my portraits?
It’s not easy, lol. We have a fairly involved archival process that incorporates several redundancies to ensure that a catastrophic systems failure would not actually be catastrophic for our clients. Once a digital file enters our archive it is backed up in several separate, secure locations including archival quality hard drives and web based storage facilities. There are a lot of steps and it takes some time, but, as professional photographers, protecting your memories is one of highest priorities.
Do you charge a fee for travel?
We do not charge a travel fee for portrait session WITHIN a two hour driving range of Ruston, Louisiana. Family, engagement, and bridal sessions that require a driving time of two + hours will be subject to a minimum purchase amount at the ordering session. Weddings that take place two or more hours driving time from Ruston are negotiated on a case by case basis. (Generally a travel stipend and hotel room.)
How can I reserve a date for a portrait session/wedding?
The session fee for a portrait session (Seniors, Families, Pets) is due upon booking and, along with a contract, reserves a specific date for you on our calendar. In order to reserve a date for your wedding, we require a contract and a deposit of 25% of your wedding package (40% for weddings booked more than a year in advance).
Are there two photographers at every session?
Yes! Unless otherwise requested, both Cara and Brent are present at every portrait session. This allows us to capture even more images and provide you the highest quality artistry and service.
What equipment do you use?
We use Canon 5D Mark III series camera bodies. Our most frequently used lenses are the Canon 35mm, 50mm, 24-70mm, and 100mm macro lenses, among others. We also use Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT flashes.
What if I feel super awkward posing in front of the camera?
That is totally natural. Not everyone spends all day being chased by the paparazzi! And we absolutely won’t let it happen. We’ve been doing this for a long time and one of our areas of expertise is working with our clients to “loosen up,” relax, and just enjoy the session. Photography should be an enjoyable experience!
During the Session
Is there a limit on the number of looks/locations or a time limit for your portrait sessions?
No, we do not have any limits on the number of looks you can wear or the number of locations we will visit during your shoot. Most of our portrait sessions last anywhere from one to three hours depending on the specifics. However, if you are interested in a shoot that is a little more “out there,” or time consuming, we are totally down for that, too, and it will not affect your session fee.
Do you pick the locations for your sessions?
We are constantly scouting locations and adding different sites to our repertoire, but the final determination of where we will be shooting is usually a collaborative effort between Buie Photography and our clients. If you already have a location in mind we can help you visualize different ways for us to use the space or if you have no idea we can offer plenty of suggestions during our meeting.
After the Portrait Session
What happens at the reveal session?
Once we have finished editing your images we will schedule a time for you to visit our home so that you can view your portraits and select the ones you would like to order (and in which format). This is the most fun stage of the process; all of the hard work is finished and now it’s time to relax, savor some refreshments, and enjoy your photography! This is the first time you will be seeing all of your images and that’s always exciting!
How long will it take for me to see the final results?
There can be a decent amount of variation from session to session depending on the type of session, the time of year, etc., however, a good rule of thumb would be between one and two weeks.
Can I see a few images right away?
Of course! We don’t want to keep you completely in the dark! Within a day or two, of your session, we will post a “sneak peek,” on one – or several – of our social media sites. Feel free to share with friends and family!
How would you describe your style of wedding photography?
Photojournalistic. We document the events of your wedding day in a style that highlights your personality and how beautiful you truly are. Think less photographer involvement. We want to record you having fun, and being loved without dictating the flow of your wedding. Yes, we do some posing. Some shots are too good to pass up, after all, and large family groups usually don’t just line themselves up naturally. However, we rely heavily on our ability to anticipate the moments that really matter and being able to adapt on the run.
Do you also provide videography?
We do not provide videography services. However, we have worked with several in the past and can offer recommendations upon request.
Will I get digital images with my wedding package?
Yes, you get high resolution digital images. Wedding photography is the one exception in our photography where we supply digital images. We do this because we believe wedding photography should be more accessible – it is your wedding, after all, how many times is that gonna happen? – and not including digital images could make it cost prohibitive for too many young couples that deserve to have their wedding preserved, too.
How far in advance do I need to reserve you for my wedding?
We limit the number of weddings we shoot each year, so there can be a decent amount of variance from year to year and when you are getting married. The majority of our clients have tended to book us anywhere from 6 to 8 months prior to their wedding date. However, we have booked weddings more than a year in advance. Our best advice would be to schedule a consultation with us as soon as you feel you might be interested in working with us for your wedding.
If my wedding is running a little behind schedule, or my reception is lasting longer than anticipated, will you stay longer?
Yes! We never leave a wedding – regardless of the original plans – before speaking with the bride and groom. We always, always, always touch base with our clients to see what they are thinking and how they feel about the evening, as well as to confirm whether or not they have had any last minute changes or plans that we might not have been informed about. Adding additional time to your wedding coverage is not a problem, and we can discuss additional payment options for the extra time after your honeymoon – though we never add or detract anything from the original coverage without first verifying with you.
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes! We are fully insured and it is no problem for us to get that information to your venue.