Frequently Asked Photography Questions


How do we reserve our date and time for our Portrait Session or Wedding?

-For portrait sessions a $50 non refundable retainer ( towards your total balance) and a signed portrait agreement. 

-For Weddings, a $500. non refundable retainer (towards your total balance) and a signed wedding contract. 

How long before we receive our photos from our Portrait session or Wedding?

-From the date of your session you will receive your gallery within 2-3 weeks depending upon the busy season.

– For Weddings you will receive your online gallery & USB with your images within 6-8 weeks, it does depend on how busy that time of year is. 🙂 

What should I bring to our portrait session?

-If you are wanting any sort of props you have at home or bought feel free to bring them to use at your session. Dress accordingly to the weather. In the hot summer days I suggest bringing bug spray especially if you have little ones. For small children I suggest bringing some snacks, drinks and some toys to keep them happy! 🙂 Bringing fur baby? No problem make sure you arrive a little before so they can walk around and let some energy out, bring treats and their favorite toy.

I have a family member that is handicap can that be accommodated for a session?

-Yes of course! I have worked with many clients who have a family member who use wheelchairs and can find locations I can suggest that we can go to that will accommodate.

Can we bring our dogs to our session?

-Yes of course! Family is Family, whether they are two legged humans or 4 legged fur babies. I just suggest bringing their leash and if they are well trained off the leash for a few photos we can definitely make that happen 🙂 I have worked with 4 pups for a family photo before and if they have a favorite toy that catches their attention feel free to bring it to use at your session. Just note that some locations don’t allow pets when we discuss locations.

When is the Best time of day to schedule our  portrait session?

Sunrise & about 2 hours before sunset (golden hour).

Do you Travel?

-Yes I love to travel anywhere within the state of Colorado. 30 minute sessions will only be available within Stapleton/ Northfield area. 

What forms of payment do you accept?

-Shayla Velazquez Photography accepts Credit/Debit Cards, Checks & Cash. If paying with cash or check you will receive a receipt for you to keep for your records. 

How far in advance should we schedule our session or Wedding?

-The sooner you have an allotted time frame for when you’d like to schedule your session the better! All of my clients schedule anywhere between 4-8 weeks in advance to ensure their session date and time is available before the busy holiday season rolls in. 

-Weddings are booking anywhere from 6 months-12 months in advance but don’t worry if your running behind message me and see if I’m available for your wedding date!

What if I lose my images or missed the timeframe to download my digital images from the online gallery?

-I highly recommend once you have downloaded your images to print them! It’s so much more timeless when you have them printed instead of sitting on a CD or computer since those may crash or fail at any time. 

-I also recommend creating a copy of your images to save on another computer and/or program such as DropBox, Amazon, Crashplan or Google Drive etc. If you missed the timeframe of your gallery it will be $25 fee for portrait sessions. And $50 fee for weddings to have them available online again.

(This is also stated within the portrait & wedding agreement you sign when booking.)

How do I back up my images?

-I suggest creating an additional copy of your images to save on another computer or other programs such as DropBox, Amazon, Crashplan or Google Drive that are some options. I’m sure there’s many more options as well for back up systems!

Where can I view your most recent work?

You can view my work on Instagram, Facebook, Website or my Blog.

If there is any other question not answered here please feel free to contact me.