How long has KESS Photography been in business?
KESS Photography was established in 2009.
Where does the name come from?
Family is extremely important to KESS Photography which is why the company name is derived from the lead photographer's children's initials. All three children have the initials K.E.S. An additional "S" was added to the business name to symbolize the two children of KESS Photography at the time of business conception.
Does KESS Photography have any photography education/schooling?
Domonique has her Associate Degree in Photography and is working towards her BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts).
What other photography experience does KESS Photography have?
Outside of experience with KESS Photography Domonique has worked with Lifetouch Preschool Portraits and has freelanced as a second shooter.
What genre of photography does KESS Photography specialize in?
KESS has a wide range of areas in photography that has been covered, from Newborns, to family, to headshots (corporate and entertainment) and events, but our specialty is personal brand imagery.
Does KESS Photography work out of a studio?
Most sessions are on location to capture the client in their natural work environnment. When necessary, product and headshot sessions are photographed in studio.
What is the benefit of working on location?
Clients tend to be more comfortable in their natural environments. When people are comfortable they are more relaxed and they are easier to pose which allows the photographer to capture natural looking expressions.
Does KESS Photography require a deposit?
A deposit is required for all sessions/events to secure the time and talent of the photographer.
What is a Web File (Low Resolution File)? Why would a client want a web file?
Web files are digital files that you see all throughout the internet, including my website. Low resolution files are created to protect the Artists work, seeing as how if someone were to try and print a low resolution file, the print would come out distorted. Clients love to share their portrait sessions with family and friends via email, newsletters and social media, web files are perfect for this. The files are large enough to see the quality of the work, but not so large where it takes up a lot of space on the outlets they choose to share their digital portraits.
What is a Print File (High Resolution File)? Why would a client want a print file?
A print file or high resolution file is what a client would use to have physical prints of their portraits or use for marketing. The portraits clients typically put up in their homes/offices are print files. When a client wants a speciality item such as a calendar, mug or mousepad or a canvas print etc, it is best to use a high resolution file or "print" file to make sure the portrait is high quality and not distorted.
Does KESS Photography charge a consultation fee?
Should a client request or require a customized quote or detailed information to see if KESS is the best fit for their needs a $25 consultation fee will be required. There are several galleries to showcase the KESS Photography range and plenty of information on the site that should answer most general questions. Most clients will not need to have a consultation prior to securing services.