FAQ

Published 2020 – The Ardent Lens Magazine





You will find, on this page, some of the most common questions I’ve encountered.

If you don’t find an answer here, or even want more clarification, let’s chat! Click here!


What should I wear?

Try to choose colors that match your home décor; after all, your portraits are going to look amazing on your walls! For larger families or groups of people, strive for a more cohesive look. Avoid matching exact colors. I usually recommend one pattern, and everyone else a color within that pattern. Neutral colors photograph well and are almost always flattering. Don’t forget different textures (denim, lace, etc.), they look amazing on camera! I have a huge list of tips and tricks I’ll send during our planning process for your session.

Are you LGBTQ friendly?

YES! No hate or discrimination of anyone here!

Do you have payment plans?

Yes! The only thing permanent is change, don’t let cost hold you back from family photos. Think of the plan as more of a layaway plan. We start getting everything together, you make payments as promised via your client portal, we shoot after all the payments are made.

How long before I can see my gallery?

Typically, portraits are posted in your online gallery within 2-3 weeks. Quality takes time, my friends!

Rush Orders/Sessions are available for an additional costs.

What is your editing style?

I’d say it is clean and colorful. True to Life, unless we’re going for something else. I give extreme attention to every detail of every single one of your images. I pride myself on my high quality, professional editing.

Why do your images say tiffanydieringer.com on them?

In the beginning of 2020, I re-branded everything. I switched everything over to my married name, finally. New site. New logo. New me.

Can I bring our pets to our session?

Yes, definitely! Be sure to bring someone to handle them when the family is in a pose without them.

When and how can I pay you?

I accept cash, check, and all major credits cards.  There is a 25% retainer fee due at booking, and the remainder is collected at the end of the session. Make checks payable to Tiffany McKinley.

Where are you based out of?

I am located in Magnolia, Texas. Generally, my clients are all over the Walker, Montgomery, and Harris Counties.

But, I mean…you wanna fly me across the US, your session is on me. 😉

My dog is crazy and has no manners…is that okay?

Yes, of course! If I get taken down by a wild ball of floof, I would go happily. I want to capture your dog/cat just how you know and love them! My pet sessions are completely and 100% candid.

What type of photos do you shoot?

Portraits. Portraits. Portraits. You, your family, your pets, your kids, your new baby, etc.

Why can’t I use Walgreen’s or Walmart to print my photos?

You most certainly can, and I do offer this option to you. I would recommend Mpix as a decent lab available to the public. However, my work is processed and calibrated with the professional printing lab I’ve chosen to work with due to their stunning quality. You will not find better quality in commercial/retail photo labs.

I can’t think of any place I’d like to have our session.

Not a problem, at all! I’ve lived in Montgomery County for over 30 years, I’m pretty familiar with the sights and places that make for awesome photos!