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FAQ-4


A Fine Art Photography studio specializing in weddings & portraits.

Located in Des Moines, Iowa


How long have you been in business?

Aly Carroll Photography was established in late 2009 and we started photographing weddings in 2010.


What kind of equipment do you use?

I am a hybrid photographer, which means I use a mix of digital and medium format film. I shoot mostly with my Canon Mark iii's and my Contax 645. I love using Canon L series lenses and my Zeiss 80mm.


Do you shoot outside of Des Moines for portraits?

Yes! I love to travel and experience new places. Contact me about your session and location and I can give you a custom quote for your portraits!


How far in advance do you book portrait sessions?

I shoot portrait sessions Monday through Thursdays (about 2 sessions per week) and book those 2-8 weeks out. Summer and Fall dates fill up very quickly.


What is included in your portrait collections?

I offer a few different options depending on what you're looking for: mini sessions are 20 minutes with five or more files (these take place at The Des Moines Art Center and Greenwood Park), full sessions are one hour and thirty or more files, and extended family sessions are up to ninety minutes and fifty files or more. All files are delivered in an on-line gallery and can be downloaded, viewed, and shared from anywhere with wifi!


Do you offer products? Can we add these on after?

Yes, I love the products I offer! I believe in printing your images from your sessions, so that you can share these memories for generations to come. I am currently offering beautiful heirloom albums, canvases, and fine art prints. You can purchase a collection with these products included or add on as รก la carte items before or after your session.


When will we see our images?

Portrait files are delivered on-line within 4 weeks from the date of your session.

How many images will we receive?

I deliver around 30-75 images for portrait sessions.

Can we edit the images you give to us?

No and here is why: I have spent my career as a wedding and portrait photographer perfecting my craft and style to make it unique to me. When hiring ACP as your portrait or wedding photographer, you are trusting us with your day to capture it in an artistic way that is true to our style and vision. When doing this, we assume you love our posing and editing style! We spend a lot of time perfecting the images and no one wants to see an instagram filter over that, right?! :)


How do we move forward with learning more or booking you for our session?

I am so glad you asked! Please fill out my detailed contact form so I can learn about the session you are wanting! From there if you would like to book a session, I will send over a quote, portrait agreement, and your invoice for your retainer payment.