Where are you based?
I live in Overland Park, KS but service all of the Kansas City area.
Do you have a studio?
Yes! My studio is located in the historic west bottoms.
What type of sessions do you photograph?
I love photographing all genres but motherhood is my jam. Maternity to motherhood is where my heart is at. Thats what I long to capture. Thats where my heart is in both my personal and professional life. I will not book sessions that I cannot confidently capture genuine connection and create art that moves my heart and soul. Unfortunately, weddings, events (baby showers, birthday parties, etc.), head-shots or extended family sessions don't do that for me so I'm not booking them at this time. I specialize in maternity, newborn and child/family photography.
Whats your style?
I have a non-traditional style. I consider myself more of a lifestyle photographer. My sessions consist of authentic and staged poses. I'm a lover of details big and small. I gravitate to capturing the more natural, candid moments- laughing, playing, flirting, cuddling and hugging.
When do you schedule sessions?
Outdoor sessions are scheduled on the weekends 1-2 hours before the sunsets. This is when lighting is best. The sun is low, soft and luminous. I offer a select few weeknights throughout the month. Studio sessions are scheduled between 9AM-2PM when lighting is best in the studio. Newborn sessions are scheduled M-F mornings.
What locations do you use?
I suggest locations based on the style session you’re trying to achieve. Are you interested in studio, grassy field, lake view, city or woods? Perhaps somewhere different like a apple orchard, greenhouse or tree farm. Once thats decided I have several spots to recommend on both the KS and MO side.
Can I print my images myself?
Yes. All my sessions include edited/retouched images + print release via digital download. You also have the ability to order professional prints directly from your online gallery.
I want to work with you! How do I book my session?
Complete the contact form located in the tab at the top of this page: www.jessesalter.photography/contact. A PayPal invoice will then be sent to collect the deposit. Receipt of payment guarantees the date/time allotted for you.
How long does my session last? Mini sessions are roughly 30 minutes (I do not offer minis on a regular basis) Regular sessions typically last 60-90 minutes.
Newborn sessions 2-4 hours.
What do I wear?
View my Pinterest boards for outfit inspiration. For additional help, click HERE.
The infamous client closet is available to you as well. This includes a variety of womens dresses, maternity gowns, children's clothing and more. Click HERE to view (not all items are shown). You're welcome to schedule a appointment to meet me at the studio to browse and try on items. This must be done at least 5 days before your scheduled session. Search hashtag #jspclientcloset on Instagram to view some items in my work.
Should I get my hair and makeup done professionally?
Yessss! I highly recommend professional hair and makeup. Contact and book with one of the best in Kansas City.
What happens if the weather is bad?
Cloudy weather is not a problem. However, if it rains, snows, hails, etc. I will contact you as soon as possible to postpone or reschedule.
I’m excited to see my photos! When will they be ready?
Eek..I’m excited to share them! A sneak peek will be posted on my Facebook page or Instagram feed within the first week. Your entire gallery will be completed within 2-3 weeks. Fall session turnaround is roughly 3-4 weeks.