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Thank you for your interest.
I can't wait to hear from you.
Let's schedule a day to take your photos. But, before we can do that, I need a little more information!
If you would like to place an order for services, or commission a photography project, please include your name, email and phone number with a brief description of your photographic needs in the message box.
“Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.”
— Don McCullin
Lean 2 Studio
Park Rapids, MN 56470
176 West Third Street
Park Rapids, MN 56470
How do I book a shoot?
Booking a session is quite easy! All you have to do is choose a package you like and provide me with some details. From there, If I am available for your dates, I will send you a contract to lock in your date and time.
You'll pay a booking fee at the time you sign the contract. This is to lock in the date and time for your shoot. That booking fee will be applied towards whatever package you select, and the remainder of the balance will be due on the session date.
If you would like to place an order for services, or commission a photography project, please include your name, email and phone number with a brief description of your photographic needs in the massage box. If I am available to shoot your session, we will reserve the day for your photography session.
How many images will I receive?
The number of photograph's taken depends on many things - the number of people, hours of coverage, type of event, hours of shooting, and so forth. My average for my most ordered packages:
North Woods Package (1-hour)
A one-hour session includes an online portfolio of 25 - 50 of your best images.
North Star Package (2-hours)
My two-hour session is great for real estate, special events, reunions or anniversaries, includes an online portfolio of 50 - 100 of your best images.
For 6 - 8 hours coverage, you will receive between 300 - 600 fully edited images. I always choose quality rather than quantity, and that''s why I will choose the best and more significant photos to tell your story.
Where are you based?
I am based out of Park Rapids, Minnesota, a city in the Heartland Lakes region and is the county seat of Hubbard County, Minnesota, United States. It is near Itasca State Park, the source of the Mississippi River, as well as the beginning of the Heartland State Trail.
Do you travel?
Yes, I do. Depending on the distance, a minimum of $50 travel fee applies for areas 15 miles outside of Park Rapids, MN.
By Automobile: Travel charges of $0.50/mile do apply outside a 15-mile radius of Park Rapids, MN.
Outside Minnesota: Any additional travel expense (food, hotel or airfare), will be applied to your quote.
What is your turnaround time?
Online galleries are posted two to three weeks after your session date, and this is when your digital files are released as well. If you have printed proofs in your collection, they are available three to four weeks after your gallery goes live.
What kinds of payment methods do you take?
We take all credit cards (Visa, Discover, Master Card, American Express), personal check, Venmo, PayPal, and cash. If you have another way to pay, just let me know!
Do you edit all your photographs?
Yes I do! Every image that you receive has been hand-edited, one at a time, without batching in bulk groups or mass-producing the results. I take pride in every image I deliver to my client.
What if I want to order prints, extra prints?
Your digital files are delivered via direct download to a password-protected online image gallery. This is also a cart / ordering system for prints. You can order prints directly through your online gallery. Since you will also have access to your digital files, you can order prints yourself at any lab you choose. We highly suggest that you order through our lab, as we can make sure the prints go through a rigorous quality control process. We cannot guarantee the quality of any prints that are not created through our preferred lab.
What is the "online gallery"?
The online gallery is a private, password-protected section on my website where all of your photographs will be placed online for you and your family and friends to view. It is also a secure shopping cart which allows you (and your family and friends) to order prints and cards online. All you have to do is provide the password to anyone who you want to be able to view the images. It's also the way we deliver your digital files. You'll have a download option with a PIN, and can begin downloading the second you receive the gallery!