Frequently Asked Questions

What should we wear?

In general, keep it simple and coordinated but try to avoid being matchy/matchy.  Colors and small patterns are ok, but avoid large logos or words/pictures on clothing.  Consider your portrait location and try to coordinate with the surroundings – ie: for a shoot in a park, go for earthy tones and avoid neon.  Simple, classic clothing is best, and pay attention to footwear – yes those white sneakers will be noticeable.  For some visual inspiration, check out my Pinterest board.


Where will the session be held, do you have a studio?

Tressie Davis Photography does not have a formal studio location.  Sessions are held at a location of your choice within 30 miles of Chelsea, Michigan.  Most clients choose a location based on the style of images they want – nature (parks/fields), urban (a downtown or city location), or their home (we can shoot indoors and out)  For private property or restricted locations, the client will be required to secure permission to shoot in these areas.


When is payment required?

Payment is required in full at the time you book your session in order to reserve the date.


How long until I receive my images?

Typically images will be online available for you to view and place orders (or download if you purchased the digital files) within 2-3 weeks.  Any physical items included in your order (USB with images, permission to print, prints, etc) will follow shortly after.


Do you shoot weddings?

No, Tressie Davis Photography no longer shoots weddings.


What equipment do you use?

It really depends on the shoot situation.  For portraits I primarily shoot with a Nikon D800 and 85mm 1.4 lens.  I also own a Nikon D3, 24-70mm 2.8, 70-200mm 2.8 and a few other lenses.  If necessary I do have studio strobes, modifiers and backdrops for studio portraits.


Do you offer lessons or workshops?

I do not currently offer lessons or workshops, but I may in the future, stay tuned!!  Or contact me if you are looking for something specific, I would love to hear what people are looking for.


How can I become a better photographer?

Read, study, practice.  Truly, that is what it takes.  One of my favorite instructional websites is Digital Photography School where you can search on any topic and get some great how to information.  Or try one of the books on my Recommended Reading List for Aspiring Photographers.