Hilton Head Photographers | FAQ

Here is a compiled list of frequently asked questions for your convenience. If you have other questions please feel free to email me, I will be happy to answer you!


What is included in the Limited Edition Beach Portrait Package?

The Limited Edition Beach Package includes a 45-minute beach session, one 11×14 mounted portrait, a USB with retouched full-resolution files of the portraits from your session, and a print release.


How many digital files do we get on the USB?

The number of images on the USB varies from session to session (I do not limit it), you will get everything except for duplicates, closed eyes, etc. Typically for one family, you can expect about 35-40 retouched, full-resolution files.


When should we contact you to book a session?

I recommend booking as soon as you finalize your vacation plans, especially during the summer months and around the holidays, to avoid missing out.


What happens if it rains on the day of our scheduled session?

I watch the weather closely and, if it looks like it will be rained out, I will contact you to see if it would be possible to do your session earlier in the day (assuming it is cloudy).  If that doesn’t work, we will reschedule it at a mutually convenient time before you have to leave the island.


Where do portrait sessions take place?

If you are renting a house or staying at a resort that has direct and non-crowded beach access, I will come to you. Otherwise, there are beautiful locations on the island I can recommend to you.


What time of day do sessions take place?

During the summer months, prime sunset sessions begin at 7:00 pm. I also shoot everyday at 5:30 pm. Starting the session any earlier may cause people to squint and men tend to sweat through their shirts.


What should we wear to our session?

Don’t be afraid to use colors!  The beach does not have a lot of color so I would stay away from having everyone wear solid white and/or khaki unless you are dark complected (a few white pieces/dresses are fine). I recommend starting with a patterned piece like a floral dress or plaid shirt and build off of it using solid, complimentary colors. Wear clothing that fits your personalities so that when you look back at your portraits, they will bring fond memories!


When do we see the images from our session?

At the end of your session, we will set a time to meet before you leave the island. I’ll bring my laptop and run a quick slideshow so you can see your portraits. Everything will be retouched and you can also pick your 11×14. I’ll give you the USB to take home and will ship the print when it comes in from the lab.


If you are leaving the island before we can meet, I will send you a link to an online gallery where you can view and download your photos as well as pick your 11×14. I will ship you the USB and the print when it comes in from the lab.


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Maureen Snyder Photography


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