F. A. Q.

What is an "Ollie Fern"?

I've often been asked, "What is an Ollie Fern?" Just to clarify, Ollie Fern isn't a plant. The name comes from my husband's teeny great-grandmother (who was about 4 feet, 7 inches tall). Her name was Ollie Fern. Her life was full of beautiful stories, and a sense of humor. She lived in downtown, Brownsburg, IN in a little white house on SR 136. She was loved deeply and is remembered well.

Names are personal and unique- especially in Ollie's case. I decided to use her name to represent my business because just as a name is timeless and personal, my photographing a chapter in a client's life becomes personal and timeless. I am honored to have the opportunity to archive a moment in time. There is a sense of antiquity with each photograph that I take- I want my photographs to be warm, meaningful, valuable, and memorable even after years have past.

What is the quickest way to reach you?

By text! You can text me at 786-566-1974.

What time is best for scheduling a portrait session?

Outdoor session natural light is best early in the morning (before 9 a.m.) or in the evening (after 5 p.m.). Natural light indoor sessions will be scheduled in the morning. Studio sessions will work any time.

What do I need to bring?

Chapstick!, bug spray- (especially in summer months!), wipes (for kids noses. These work better than tissues because they don't irritate the skin as much!), a hairbrush, lotion (mostly for newborns), and a lint roller. Also, I welcome any creative additions such as balloons, flowers, favorite toys, bicycles, or any other items of interest!

What if it rains or if it's just ugly outside? Do I lose my deposit?

Absolutely not. If it rains, or if you need to reschedule, you have 90 days to find a date!

Do you have a studio?

I have a travelling studio. I will set up a small studio space in your home. Please don't be concerned with space- I will only need an open room with electrical outlets.

Do you photograph weddings and events?

Yes, I currently photograph weddings and events. Please email me with further questions

Do you offer a CD or DVD with all of our high resolution images for purchase?

Yes. please see my "Investment" page for details.

Do you offer sessions that are longer than 2 hours?

Only senior or event sessions last longer than 2 hours. They are priced accordingly. If you have a special circumstance, please inquire.

When will my photos be ready for review?

How long will it take to get my photos after I place an order?

Please see my "Details" Page for more info.

Will Black and White or Sepia Adjustments cost extra?

Nope! These adjustments are always free! Just be sure to make a request.

My online gallery images still show my blemishes. Will this be fixed?

Yes. All of your ordered photos will have extensive touch-ups and edits before you receive them. Please clearly indicate if you do not wish to have edits made to your photos.

What does "minor re-touching" mean?

Minor re-touching is that final exclamation at the end. It will give your photos that finished and perfected look. Minor retouching includes black and white/ sepia adjustments, skin touch-ups, light air-brushing, eye brightening and minor clothing touch-ups. Minor retouching is included in your Ollie Fern print or CD prices, and is not an additional expense.

What if I wore the wrong socks? Will you change the color or edit them out?

Please carefully consider your wardrobe choices. Editing clothing items considered a major edit. I will edit clothing for $20.00 per image. A "head-swap" is also considered a major edit, along with altering a background and making overall effect adjustments. Please inquire as to whether your requesting a major or minor edit. Each image requiring a major edit will have a $20.00 additional cost. Minor edits are included in the print price and are not an additional expense.

How will I view my images after my session?

2-3 weeks following your session (see timeline at the bottom of my "Details" page), your edited gallery will be posted. I will text or email you a password to access your gallery. Your gallery will be online for 1 month, and you may order from that gallery at any time (or mulitple times) during the month.

What is the Christmas holiday deadline?

All Christmas photo sessions must be completed by December 1st. All Christmas photo print orders must be placed no later than December 7th. Specialty item orders must be placed by November 24th to ensure adequate processing time. Holiday greeting card orders must be placed by December 1st. Your Christmas session gallery will be ready 10 days following your session. Shipping and processing will have a 2 week waiting period and may be delayed due to postal service delays. I will not be held responsible for postal service delays.