FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 
 
 
 
   
What camera equipment do you use?
 
I shoot with Canon 5D Mark II bodies and the following lenses:  16-35mm f 2.8, 24-70mm f 2.8, 50mm f 1.4, 85mm f1.2, 100mm f 2.8, 135mm f 2.8, 70-200mm f 2.8, and 200mm f 2.0.
 
 
What is the turnaround time to see the photos?
 
I know how excited you are to see your images!  I'm equally excited to create them for you.  I work diligently but meticulously to create the highest-quality work you expect from me.

Typically, in-person portait design consultations take place two weeks from the session.

Wedding image previews are provided in an online gallery within 60 days.
 
 
Do we receive the high-resolution digital images?
 
High-resolution digital images with permission to print for non-commercial use are included with every wedding.

High-resolution images with permission to print for non-commercial use are included with portrait "Big Box of Beautiful" presentations and most other forms of purchase.

In both cases, digital images are accompanied by a beautiful keepsake print.
 
 
Do I own the copyright to the images?
 
In most cases, clients are interested in lifetime unlimited non-commercial permission to print.  This allows you to print and share images with family and friends as well as to display online.

I maintain strict copyright ownership, which means I own the rights to images to display, copy, edit, manipulate, sell, and the like.  In rare cases, clients wish to purchase copyright or privacy rights to the photos.  Please contact me to discuss usage and licensing.
 
 
Do you have a second photographer?
 
A second professional photographer is included with our collections beginning with eight hours of coverage.  Some wedding coverage includes a non-photographer assistant as well.
 
 
How many images will I receive?
 
I believe in quality over quantity.  At a certain point, images are repetitive and redundant.  I aim to create a body of wok that is both consistent enough to reflect the mood of the day, yet diverse enough to delight and surprise.

As a general rule, I provide approximately 65 fully-edited images per hour of wedding coverage.

I provide 25 portrait images per session.

I provide a specified number of images for corporate headshots based on the collection selected.

Commercial photography differs per shoot.
 
 
How can I receive detailed pricing?
 
I appreciate the opportunity to learn about your particular needs and to determine if I'm the best person to serve you.  I am happy to provide detailed written pricing upon a phone or in-person consultation.  Please reach out to me at 248 320 1943.
 
 
Do you travel?
 
I travel and work worldwide.  I offer unique storytelling opportunities and special packages for destination weddings.  Before booking your wedding in a foreign country, please contact me to discuss your travel plans as certain countries have special restrictions and requirements around photography and paid work.
 
 
How do I book?
 
For weddings, a 25% initial payment of the selected collection and any pre-wedding add-ons, plus a signed agreement, is due upon booking.  The remaining balance is due in equal installments with the final payment due 30 days before the wedding.

For portraits, the creative fee initial payment, plus a signed agreement, is due.

For commercial work, one-third is due at booking, one-third is due upon receipt of online proof gallery, and the remaining balance (including expenses) is due upon receipt of final deliverables.
 
 
What forms of payment do you receive?
 
I gladly accept all major credit cards, with a 3.0% surcharge.  I accept personal checks.  6.0% MI sales tax applies to all services and deliverables.
 
 
Do you teach or mentor photographers?
 
Not at this time.  Although I have taught, lectured, written, and mentored in the past, I enjoy focusing 100% on my photography clients right now.
 
 
   

 
KAREN LIPPOWITHS

Luxury Fine Art Portraits  |  Luxury Fine Art Weddings  |  Destination Wedding Photographer  |  Fine Art Photographer
Luxury Childrens Photographer  |  Luxury Lifestyle Photographer

248 320 1943
 
 
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