Frequently Asked Questions

Below is some of the most commonly asked questions. Just click/tap the question to see the answer.

Shawn Alan Photography is a photography service that takes digital photos at your events. We also do Portraits as well.

We can photograph all kinds of events, anniversaries, birthdays, engagements, communions, weddings, sweet 16s/quinceaneras, reunions, baby showers, bar/bat mitzvahs, proms/graduations. If your event is not posted on our site, please call us and we'll give you a price.

Most event packages include a photo disc. This means the photos will be mailed to you. Unless specified, photos can also be downloaded from our secure web server.

We do not offer printing services. However you have 100% rights to your photos and there are many companies such as snapfish.com or shutterfly.com as well as many retail stores that will print your photos.

USB Sticks

Should you desire to have your photos delivered on a USB stick, please let us know at the time when you sign your contract. USB sticks are a special order item and could take 10 to 14 days to arrive from when they are ordered. There is an additional charge for photos delivered on USB sticks.

Yes. We can charge you by the hour.

We accept Cash, personal checks, and payment via paypal.

Personal checks
Should you decide to pay via personal check, there will be a $30.00 bounce fee should the check bounce.

Paypal Payments
Paypal payments can be made 2 ways, you can pay via the Online booking system(OBS) or if you already have a paypal account you can use the Friends and Family option and send your payment to shawn@shawnalanphotography.com

Yes. A deposit is required to reserve your event. 50% is required upfront. The balance is due on day of the event or earlier. The balance will be your total minus the deposit you paid upfront. NOTE: There is a 10-day acceptance period. Should your deposit not be received within the 10 day period, we reserve the right to release your requested date to other reservations.

Yes. Once we receive deposit and signed contract, your event date is booked. You can download our event contract here. The contract is our standard event contract for all events. If you have already registered your event with our Online Booking System (OBS) you can print your contract for your records and electronically sign your contract.

There are a few ways for you to book your event.

  • You can call 631.466.2110
  • You can email: Email Shawn Alan Photography
  • You can book online here on our website, use the Check Availability Form where posted or book with gigmasters.com.
  • Yes, there are a few fees that may be associated with certain services Below are a few of them.

    Venue Fee:

    If the venue charges a fee for parking. Client must pay for any parking fees or fees associated with the venue.

    If the venue is asking for specific insurance, event insurance can be purchased by Shawn Alan Photography. However you will be responsible for this charge as well. Be sure to check with your Venue.

    Shipping

    If you are requesting a photo disc (or if included in your package), there is a extra charge of $13.00 for postage.

    Cancellations

    If you need to cancel your booking, it must be made 30 days prior to the event. Deposits are not refundable. Any other payments you may of made are also not refundable. If you paid in full and cancel, 30 days before or after, that amount is also not refundable.

    Yes, there will be an additional charge for any event that has been split into two time segments. For example, if you're wedding ceremony is from 10am to 11am and your reception is from 2pm to 6pm. Thats a 2 hour time gap that we cannot schedule another client. Unless you opted to have a photo session done in between, there would be a reduced hourly rate charged for that time.

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