Q&A

 

Where are you based?

St. Augustine, Florida. Serving North East Florida and surrounding areas to include but not limited to Ponte Vedra, Jacksonville, Saint Johns, and Nocatee.


What's your photography style?

Natural light is my favorite! Those golden hours of the day during sunrise and sunset are by far the best for capturing beautifully lit images. I believe less is more. Your images should be focusing on the subject and too much business in an image can detract from the quality and focus of the picture. During newborn sessions I prefer to stick to simple backdrops, complimentary color schemes, neutrals and quality made newborn props. If clients would like to include something sentimental of their own in any of the pictures I ask that we limit those special items to one or two. My overall goal is to exude the love, energy, and beauty that you want to see in every photo. Capturing candid moments and creatively posed portraits will make for a beautiful and diverse selection of images. All photo sessions are not created equal. Sessions may be different based on weather, location/backdrop, time of day, wardrobe colors, etc. Your photo session is unique to all these circumstances and thus uniquely edited. What's most important to me is that you love the final product.


What services do you offer?

I specialize in Family, Newborn, Maternity, and Children. I also do small events, graduate/senior portraits, and Engagements. I'm happy to work with you on any of your requests that range outside of the services listed. Contact me to customize a session package. I am a legal registered LLC.


What do I get from my Investment?

All of my sessions are all inclusive. This means you will get more images than an average photographer would provide. There is not a limited number you allowed to take home with you or images you have to leave behind or pay for additionally. I am a very busy mom of four great kiddos and living in a fast paced, digital based world, this is the very best way to serve my clients efficiently. There is a lot of work behind the scenes with every single photo session to consider. There is, of course, the session itself. A fun session snapping hundreds of pictures of silly faces and laughter or beautiful portraits. Beyond our meeting, within each photo session entails numerous hours of culling and editing each photo individually. I take pride in every picture and try to ensure they meet all expectations which takes quite a bit of time. After editing, your photos are presented to you through an online gallery. Researching and planning out the location of choice and having plenty of communication from the client to specify their vision for the photos and lock down dates and times. The drive time to and from the session, the session itself, hours of culling and editing, creating an individualized online gallery specifically sited for your session, social media management, communication with the client on how to best receive their images and prepping the images for delivery. There is a lot of time and care that goes into every session. Additionally, newborn sessions pose a larger amount of time spent prepping a studio for a newborn session, planning possibilities for the newborn during the session, clean up time afterwards, and additional touch up work while editing. I invest in newborn photography props that are quality made specifically for the use, safety and fitting of a newborn baby.


How fast will I get my pictures back?

Within one week I will post a sneak peek of your images in progress. It typically takes two to three weeks to produce a quality product and finished gallery for you. I respect my client's privacy so I will always ask if they are comfortable with posting sneak peeks to social media. However please keep in mind that as a photographer I get business by showing my work and advertising my images.


How do I receive my final product?

Each session will receive a USB or digital download link of their edited images. My current business model is simple, I provide the full digital edited gallery for my sessions. This is because I lead a very busy life of a mom of four wonderful children. I also believe we live in a very fast paced, digitally based world and this current business model of delivering all digitally edited images helps me serve my clients more efficiently. When life allows I will be switching to something closer to a Boutique style business model which will allow me to spend more time with my clients and their chosen quality products. Clients will be given the rights to print and these photos are theirs for personal use only. Should they want to show off their family, kids, event, etc to the world (I know I always do), a second set of pictures will be provided which include Holly Scott Photography's watermark on them for copyright purposes and public use. I use professional editing software but I do not Photoshop or make drastic changes to images. I'm happy to outsource client's images to a third party for an additional fee should they desire very specific changes that require those services.