FAQs

Choosing a Photographer

Why should I choose Dengrove Studios for my photography needs?

Simple...because you want great photos! At Dengrove Studios we are not some inexperienced photographer who simply bought an expensive camera "to make some extra money" on the side. We've been creating beautiful photographs for nearly 10 years.

Our staff has the training, talent, and technique to ensure you get the best quality photos possible. In addition we are a fully licensed and insured business, which gives our customers peace of mind that we'll be there for them when they need us.

How do I know that you will be able to create great photos for me?

When you book a shoot with us you are guaranteed a 100% professional, and enjoyable experience resulting in beautiful photos, but don't take our word for it. View our testimonials page to see what our customers are saying about their experiences shooting with Dengrove Studios.

Can't I just hire the cheapest photographer I can find, aren't they all the same?

Price is certainly an important factor when choosing a photographer, but by no means should it be the only criteria you consider.

There are plenty of photographers out there charging rock bottom prices, but they may not have the knowledge, background and expertise to provide the same level of quality photos and professional service that you receive when choosing Dengrove Studios.

We offer all sorts of photography packages with options designed to satisfy any budget. Check them out on our pricing page.

What are some criteria I should look at when selecting the right photographer?

When choosing a photographer the 2 most important things to consider are do you like their style of photography and can they provide the products and services you are looking for.

Every photographer has a different signature style all their own and you need to make sure that their style is what you want your finished photographs to look like. In addition, some other factors to consider are years in service, type of experience, personality, quality of the finished prints and price.

To view the style and quality of our work check out our photo galleries.

About Dengrove Studios

Do you have insurance?

Yes, we are fully insured with a general liability policy and can provide certificates of insurance as necessary.

What types of services do you provide?

We are a full service photography company offering portrait sessions, packages, photo prints, retouching, press printed products, albums, art offerings and graphic design services. Book your shoot today to get started.

What are your qualifications and experience?

For over 5 years we have been delighting our customers by providing them with beautiful photos and expert professional service. Our portraits have been featured in several national photography competitions and publications.

We also produce and publish a yearly calendar series entitled Wearable Art showcasing beautiful art portraits. In addition, our landscape, nature, and art photos have been featured in national photography exhibits as well as solo gallery exhibits across the tri-state area.

But don't take our word for it...view our testimonials page to see what our customers are saying about their experiences shooting with Dengrove Studios.

Where are you located?

We are headquartered in the town of Port Chester, NY in Westchester County, however we travel all over the tri-state area for photo shoots. We can come to your location, you can come to ours or our photo shoot can take place anywhere in between.

Working with Dengrove Studios

How would you describe your style of photography?

We strive to make our photos very natural looking, clean, simple and beautiful. Our shooting style is a mix between classic timeless posed shots and more modern casual "just have fun with it" type of shots. Every photo session is a unique experience and we customize our techniques to suit.

Have an energetic 2 year old that is training to be a marathon runner? No problem, we'll ditch the stationary lights and simply run along-side. Looking for something different for your maternity shots? How about a stunning fine art shoot, very high-end and perfect for printing on canvas.

All of our images are expertly retouched and finished in a very natural style which gives the impression that almost no retouching has been applied at all. You'll find no "plastic" "over-smoothed" looking skin here! And no crazy extreme fixes either, we promise that you will still look like yourself...just yourself at your best.

Do you offer printed photos and printed photo products?

Yes! We work with a great printing vendor. Whether you would like beautiful standard prints, timeless canvas gallery wraps, modern frameless standout mounts, or anything in between we can print it for you.

Press printed products, such as holiday cards, invitations, announcements, business cards, magnets, coasters, and even iPhone cases are also available.

Visit our pricing page to see all of our photography packages with print options.

Do you offer retouching services? Will my photos be digitally retouched and finished?

Absolutely! One of the advantages of using a professional photographer is that your photos will be expertly retouched and finished so that you look your best.

We perform all of our own digital retouching in-house by hand, in order to ensure your photos have our signature look and feel. Each photo will be finished individually to make sure it comes out looking perfect, we never apply "generic photo fixes" to your images.

What is a typical photo session like?

Our photo sessions are hardly typical. Each one is customized and designed to provide you with a fun, relaxing, enjoyable experience that will result in beautiful photos that you will love.

We usually start with a pre-shoot consultation by phone or in person so that we can make sure to provide you with exactly the types of photos and services that you are looking for.

We will also take this time to get to know you a little bit better, that way when it comes time to shoot the photos we will be able to make suggestions about locations, wardrobe, and props that uniquely represent you, and make your photos much more personalized.

The day of your session we will meet at the agreed upon location ready to go. Your session will last anywhere from 1 to 4 hours depending on the photo package you select and how long it takes us to get the shots you want. Its less about the quantity of shots and more about the quality.

Along the way we will share some laughs, explore some great locations, get some awesome photos, and have a great time.

No matter how long your session lasts we guarantee a fun and rewarding experience in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere. Don't worry about "making the perfect shot" or "the right way to pose" leave that to us, just enjoy the journey.

What happens when your photo session is over?

The fun doesn't end when your session is over...now comes the best part, you get to view all of the beautiful photos we captured that day and choose the ones you would like to have finished.

Approximately one to two weeks after your photo session has concluded we will load the proofs onto your very own password protected web gallery for viewing. Here you will be able to view the photos from the comfort of your own home and make your final selections for purchase.

Feel free to share the link to your web gallery with friends and family so they can view and make their own selections. Choose from gorgeous framed prints, timeless gallery wraps on canvas, and specialty items such as holiday cards and iPhone cases. Now everyone can take part in the experience. Personal consultations are available as well.

Once you have made your final photo selections and purchases, they will be sent to you within four to six weeks. Digital images will be sent electronically, prints and photo products will be shipped directly to you.

You'll enjoy your beautiful new photos by Dengrove Studios for years to come!

Do you work with a hairstylist or make-up artist?

Yes! We partner with some excellent hair and make-up artists who do amazing work. At your request they will be there to help you to look your absolute best for your photos (additional fees may apply). Our hair and make-up artists are available for not only photo sessions but any special occasion you may have.

Have another question we did not cover here? Visit our about us page to give us a call or send us an email, and we will get back to you with an answer right away.

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