Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Book A Session with Dawn Fry Photo?

To give you the absolute best experience around, DFP books ONLY 50 sessions per year. Book ASAP to guarantee a session. Give me a call (512.203.6261) or send an email and we will discuss options and dates. Once a date is chosen, a reservation fee is required to officially hold your date. The reservation fee will be applied toward your total session fee and any remaining balance will apply to your product order. This reservation fee is non-refundable, but can be transferred to a later date should there be a need to postpone your session. You may pay by cash, check or credit card. Keep in mind that I typically book sessions 6-8 weeks or more in advance, so contact me ASAP for first dibs on your date!

To pay your Reservation Fee online, please check out at the >>DFP Store<<

After the reservation fee is paid and your session date is set, we will schedule your in person pre-session consultation. Pre-session consultations should be scheduled at least one to two weeks before your session. We will plan out all the details of your session, including location(s), wardrobe, styling, and discuss photographic artwork for your home. 

How Do We Order?

About one week after your session, we will meet in the comfort of my studio and view your images together. We will view your images in a beautiful slideshow, ooh and aaah over how amazing you are, then narrow the images down to your favorites. You will have the opportunity to see, feel and explore my exciting print and product line, and decide exactly the products you need to preserve your images. Your order will be created and paid for at this session. Print packages start at $595. After this exciting event, preparation, design, ordering, and delivery of your beautiful prints and products will take about 2-4 weeks. Once products are delivered to my studio they will be available for pick up on designated days. 

How Long Does the Entire Process Take?

During slower times, one can expect the whole process from photo shoot to products in hand to take about 3-4 weeks. During the busy seasons, turn around time can be about 5-6 weeks. 

All I Want is Digital Images. Can We Buy Those?

Yes. While my goal with every session is to give my clients finished artwork to display in their homes, I do sell digital images for those clients that desire archival files or printing rights only. However, if sharing images on Facebook and other social networks is the goal, you will love that web-sized files are included in many of my print and product collections.

How Do We Decide a Location?

What's your style? At your pre-session consultation, we will go over location options that fit your personality and the feel you want for your photos. Below are some of the different session styles you can choose from: 

  1. City/Urban – let’s head downtown for a session on 6th street or on SoCo for some fun, fashionable and edgy images
  2. Nature – have a favorite park or piece of land you love? Let’s go! If you don’t have a fav, I can suggest the perfect place. Great for more natural and beauty images.
  3. Water – a hit with the ladies, water sessions are an awesome way to get something totally different and unique for your senior pictures! Bring a towel because you will get wet!
  4. Texas Country – small town storefronts and country roads? I know just the place!
  5. Personal – into sports or extracurricular activity? Have a unique hobby or interest? Let’s shoot you in your element! This session is great for equestrians, cheerleaders, musicians, artists and anyone with a specific personal style they want to show.
  6. Themed/Styled - Want your session to tell a unique story? Together we can create a whole themed look with custom outfits, styling, and locations to fit your theme. 
  7. Destination Sessions - DFP is always willing to travel for a unique destination session. Do you have a love for the beach? Let's go! Is your heart bound to a city far away? Why not do senior portraits in the place you call home? You don't have to be limited to Austin for great senior portraits. The world is at your fingertips.

What if the Weather is Bad?

As the saying goes, in Texas, if you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes. ;) The same holds true for sessions. If it looks like there will be bad weather, I will let you know that we need to postpone no earlier than 2 hours before your scheduled time. 

What Do I Wear?

I highly recommend you schedule a complimentary pre-session consultation to discuss clothing options, locations and the general ideas you want to express during your session. Consultations can be in-person in your home or the studio, over the phone, or via email and/or text. Feel free to ask me for suggestions, opinions and ideas and together you can create the unique session you really want. 

Can I Bring Someone?

Absolutely! I love it when you bring a parent or friend who can help you with clothing changes and styling and who can make you laugh. Plus, I may need someone to hold a reflector! 

Are You Willing To Travel?

You bet! Destination sessions are my favorite! We can go anywhere you want to make your senior portrait session uniquely yours. I quite often do sessions in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston and other surrounding areas as well. For Texas destination sessions, there will sometimes be an additional travel fee, but not always. Just ask me and I can let you know if there is an additional charge. 

I Have More Questions. Who Do I Talk To?

Call, email or text me anytime. :) | 512.203.6261