Frequently Asked Questions
Where is L'envie Photography located?
L'envie Photography is located in Sterling Heights, MI, at Clinton River Rd and Schoenherr.
Where will the shoot take place?
Depending on the type of session, I can shoot at my house, your house or at various locations around southeast Michigan. Sterling Heights has many parks, including Dodge Park and Farmstead Park, within a half mile of our location. I also have favorite photography spots on the east side and west side.
So your house is a studio?
I have set up studio space in many rooms, including backdrops. There is also a private flower garden and garage in the back. I like to take advantage of as much natural light as I can and I specialize in finding unique backgrounds in limited spaces.
How far will you travel?
Pricing is set for a maximum of about an hour of drive time. I will travel farther for an additional cost. While searching for rare bird sightings, I've been all over Michigan and well into Ohio.
What is your cost for events?
It depends on the amount of time. If you're having a special event, I recommend contacting me for a consultation.
I looked at the galleries. Do you shoot seniors?
Yes. The best comparison would be the Glamour gallery.
Do you shoot weddings?
I do specialize in portraits but occasionally, I will accept a wedding. I was in the wedding business for over twenty years. I recommend contacting me with any wedding inquiries.
Do you edit the pictures?
Depending on the session you choose, you will receive a certain number of edited photos, both full-sized and 4X6 resized. I do a basic retouching to remove blemishes, scars, bruises and stray hairs. I also tend to retouch a single image with multiple effects so you may get color, black and white, sepia, spot colored, etc.
Do you shoot in black and white?
I can but with digital photography, there really isn't any need. Plus, it's a lot easier to make a color photo black and white than it is to make a black and white photo color.
Do you have more examples?
There are some different photos on L'envie's Facebook page. Also, if you want to schedule a consultation, I have a tablet with additional images.
What is the next step?
If you are interested in talking about a sitting or an event, you can contact me by e-mail, text or phone for a phone consultation. We will discuss what you are looking for and either schedule a session or a one-on-one meeting where we can talk further about details.