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Sammi Shea Studios is a modern and creative take on a typical photo studio. It’s full of life and located in Downtown Scranton. PA. We have bohemian couches and decor, exposed white brick, a rad 2nd story fire escape, plants galore, pretty backdrops, and artistic props. It’s my little dreamland and I’m really in love with the space. We can do something simple or something elaborate depending on your needs.

WHAT’S YOUR STUDIO LIKE AND WHAT’S IT FOR?

From a wedding day you will typically receive 500-1200 fully edited digital images. For a portrait session 50-150 is typical. Commercial work will vary depending on the project.

HOW MANY IMAGES CAN WE EXPECT?

If there is bad weather the day we’re scheduled for a session we can absolutely reschedule- or we can decide to go for it! I want my clients to be comfortable and make their shoot what they dream it to be. Whether that’s going for it even when it’s pouring rain (some of the coolest, most artistic stuff often happens in the rain!) or rescheduling to a new day that’s clear and sunny, both make me happy and are doable for me. 

WHAT DO WE DO IF THERE’S BAD WEATHER THE DAY WERE SCHEDULED FOR AN OUTDOOR SESSION?

I’m all about authenticity, and I also want you to look like the best version of yourself. I’m not here to make you look like somebody you’re not. So I WILL pose you in flattering ways, edit out blemishes and make your teeth and eyes look bright, but I WILL NOT change you. If you have an insecurity or feature you’re not a big fan of let me know, and we can focus posing in ways that will flatter you and make you look and feel amazing, without any harsh or fake-looking computer editing. Because who you are authentically is totally rad and I’m just here to capture, enhance, and bring it out in you. 

CAN YOU PHOTOSHOP ME?

I offer prints and albums optionally and I also give you the rights to print them on your own through a third party for personal use, because they’re your photos. But I do recommend printing through me. Not so I can earn money but so you can have the highest quality, lasting product possible. When you print through a photographer you’re receiving prints and albums that are higher quality than what’s available on the consumer market. The colors are more accurate and the quality is much more lasting. I think that if you’re already investing in photography, it’s important to invest in getting it in quality print to preserve it. Technology is fickle and tangible print is what will still be around for your great great grandkids to see. Photography is one of the greatest investments you can make in your lifetime. It’s one of the few things we can put money into that lasts beyond ourselves and beyond the moment. And in this fast-paced and fleeting world we live in there is POWER in something tangible but also transient, like photographs. And tangibly printing them is the best way to preserve those feelings and memories for years and generations to come.

DO YOU OFFER PRINTS/ALBUMS & WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE IN BUYING THEM FROM YOU VersuS A THIRD PARTY SELLER?

You’ll receIve a digital gallery of all of the images that will come in the form of a cloud link. Through this link all of your images can be shared with family and friends and downloaded to any device. You also have the option to order prints straight through this gallery! View some sample galleries here. These unlimited digital downloads are always included in the price of any wedding/session, but I also offer flash drives and printed material for an additional cost.

HOW DO WE GET THE PHOTOS BACK?

It is 100%. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Technology can be fickle and this is the best way to preserve your memories for years and generations to come! Future generations won’t necessarily pull up a digital gallery (on whatever wild internet device they’ll have in the future), but they will see your wedding album; and pull it out to see all the wonderful, beautiful, wild things that happened on the most special day of your lives. Albums create and preserve legacy. Buying an album through me means you’ll have someone doing the work of putting it together for you, and it means you’ll have it bound and printed professionally, in a much higher quality and lasting durability than what is available in the consumer market of online album creators. I seriously am passionate about print and albums, and I think that if you’re already investing in photography, investing in preserving and saving it is really, really important. 

IS GETTING AN ALBUM OR PRINTS WORTH IT?

Portraits typically take 1-2 weeks to get back and weddings 6-8 weeks. Weddings also receive a mini preview gallery 1-3 days after the event of some of the best portraits from the day. Commercial work turnaround time is dependant on the project.

HOW LONG IS THE TURNAROUND TIME FOR PHOTOS?

I have a beautiful studio space in Scranton that we can shoot in, but I also love to shoot on location. I know a lot of wonderful, diverse locations around NEPA, and I can help suggest and find the perfect location that fits the vibe you’re going for. I’m also willing to go to any location that you pick out!

WHERE DO WE GO TO TAKE THE PHOTOS?

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