Kayla Surico
freelance photographer
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FAQ

Hey, I get it, if you're going to be spending your money on art you're going to have a ton of questions. Here's a few of the most common questions I receive! If there's anything else that you're curious about, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.

What services do you provide?

I currently specialize in music and portrait photography, but I also offer wedding photography and other special events! I've photographed parties, events at clubs, corporate events, etc. So if you're interested in having me come out and take photos of something that isn't listed under my packages, just let me know and we'll figure out the details!

Do you do pet photography?

YES DUH. (This isn't actually a frequently asked question. But I wish it was. Please hire me to take photos of your pets, I frickin' love pets. It will make me very happy and then you'll also be very happy because you'll have super cute photos with your pets. Then we all win.)

What kind of gear do you shoot with/own?

I shoot with a Canon 6D, a Sigma 50mm f1.4 ART lens, & a Sigma 20mm f1.4 ART lens. As for lighting, I prefer natural light, but if necessary I have 2 Yongnuo 560 III Speedlights & 1 Altura Photo Speedlight, flash gels, wireless flash triggers, Neewer flash stands, and a Neewer 47" Octagonal Softbox. For creative purposes, I also keep a bunch of different filters and prisms/crystals in my bag at all times, as well as an Instax Mini 8!

How does payment work?

To book a shoot, a 25% non-refundable retainer is required to hold the date. For example, if the shoot is $100 total, you will pay $25 on the day you book the shoot and the remaining $75 on the day of the shoot. Photos will not be delivered until full payment is received. I can accept payment via Cash, Check, Venmo, or PayPal.  

How do you deliver photos?

Most clients will receive their photos via Dropbox. I like to keep things organized, so you will receive your own folder that will be shared with your email so that you will always have access to it. If we ever do another shoot, I'll continue to add folders (labeled with date and location) to your individual Dropbox folder. Wedding clients will receive their high res photos via a custom USB drive (ain't nobody got time to upload & download hundreds of high res files via the internet). No watermarks or logos will be on the photos.

What is your turn around time?

Each session is different, and therefore will require a different amount of time. But luckily I'm usually pretty quick! 

  • Live photos: up to 1-3 days after the concert. I'm already accustomed to shooting shows for publications which require very fast turn around times, so I'm always fast with these!
  • Promos/Portraits/Couples/Families/Friends: up to 1-2 weeks after the shoot.
  • Weddings: up to 4-6 weeks after the wedding.
  • Cinemagraph Music Videos: up to 4-6 weeks after details and concept are decided upon. 

*If GIFs/Cinemagraphs are added onto your session, please allow extra time.*

Can I get the unedited/RAW photos?

No. No. No. And, no. I never deliver unedited photos, please do not ask. Each photo that I deliver is hand edited by me, and I put my heart and soul into that stuff. I love editing. If you do not like my style of editing, then I am not the right photographer for you. HOWEVER, if you do have any simple requests that do not hinder my style/process like no black and white images, no grain, etc. just let me know! 

Do you travel outside of Florida?

YES! I love traveling and love having an excuse to road trip with my boyfriend, Chase (he usually tags along to all of my shoots as my assistant/anxiety reducing buddy). I have been on tour, traveled to other states for photo shoots and weddings, and would absolutely love to continue doing so!