Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a session usually last?

Most portrait sessions lasts 60-90 minutes. My goal is to create images that are truly representative of you and your family and I guarantee that each person will get the attention that they deserved to make that possible.

How many photos do you take during a session?

On average, I capture between 150-200 frames each session. Keep in mind that the actual number of frames captured could be less for those sessions that use multiple locations, have large groups and/or numerous clothing changes.

I like your work, so how do I schedule a portrait session?

Jump over to the Contact RKP page, fill out the form and I will contact you to set up a consultation. The consultation is an important part of the process. It gives us the opportunity to better know each other and discuss such things as your needs and possible locations that would be suitable for your session.

What if I can't make it to a consultation?

Consults are not mandatory but are HIGHLY recommended. I like to ensure that I understand my clients' needs so that that I can provide the best possible service and I feel that a consultation makes that possible.

What should I wear for my photos?

I've put together a brief guide (no pun intended) to help you prepare for your session which includes tips about clothes, makeup, and props. You can check it out here.

What location(s) should we choose for our session?

Your choice of location(s) is only limited by your creativity. We'll work together to choose suitable location(s) that fit your personality and style.

Do you have a studio?

Like many of the photographers in the area, I am mostly an on-location photographer; however, if you would like to have your portraits taken in a studio environment, that's not a problem at all.

Do you photograph clients in their homes?

I do! The home is the place that you spend the most times as a family and offers a place that is meaningful, comfortable, and familiar. All of which are the beginnings for beautiful portraits.

Can I bring a friend or pet along for a couple of pictures?

Sure! However, if you bring your pet(s), make sure you have somewhere to keep them when they're not being photographed. Having someone present to hold their leash is especially important when it's too hot to leave them in the car for a while.

What if it rains the day of my session?

Sometimes the weather doesn't cooperate on the day that your portrait session is scheduled. On those days where the weather may be a little troublesome, you will be notified no later than 2 hours prior to your session if we need to reschedule.

How long will it take to receive my photos?

After shooting your session, it generally takes me 5 to 7 days to cull your images and prepare a proofing gallery. Once the proofing gallery is ready, I will send you a link  with instructions on how to view and select your images. After I have received your selections, you can expect delivery of your finished image files in 10 to 14 days.

Be sure to like the Russell Kilgore Photography Facebook page - sometimes I will post and early image or two from a session.

Can I share my photos on Facebook?

Definitely! I would love for you to share your photos on Facebook and other social media outlets. The only thing that I ask is that you refrain from posting high-resolution files. It's for that reason that I provide complimentary web optimized digital files of all purchased images.

Do you photograph special events and parties?

Yes, I do! When photographing events, I use a documentary style. I try to be as unobtrusive as possible to the guests and event.

I am available for birthday and anniversary parties, weddings, baby showers, family reunions, and other special events, including fundraisers and corporate events. If you need a photographer for an upcoming event, then contact me so that we can discuss the details.

What if I have a question that is not answered here?

Contact me. I am more than happy to discuss any specific need that you have or answer any question that concerns you. You can get in touch with me either via telephone at (678) 472-4831 or email at
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