What does the session fee cover?
A session fee is what you pay to book a session with me. A session fee covers my time, experience, equipment and talent. The fee is non refundable to anyone who is late or does not contact me before the appointed time. The fee can be reapplied if rescheduling is needed. A refund will be issued if I need to cancel a session.
This fee is separate from ordering your photos. That is a separate cost.
What is your experience?
I have been a professional (paid) photographer since 2005. I have a bachelor's degree in integrated studies with a concentration in photography from Emporia State University in Emporia, KS. I also have a bachelor's degree in mass media with an emphasis in public relations from Washburn University in Topeka, KS. I was a photographer among other positions at Emporia State's newspaper The Bulletin. I worked as a student photographer at University Photography while at Emporia State. I worked as a photographer at Sears Portraits. I was a photographer for the Topeka RoadRunners hockey team. In 2013 I opened my own studio and have been a freelance photographer ever since.
What is the best way to contact you?
The best way to reach me is through my business facebook page. I check it the most often but I also use e-mail. I have a new way to make appointments that sends me e-mails. If you need to reach me quickly you can call my cell phone but text is better than calling because I prefer to have a written history of any conversations.
When are you open?
You can e-mail, text me or message me 24/7. I will respond usually within the hour. You can call me anytime from 7 am to 9 pm. My schedule is always changing so don't hesitate to ask what days I am available. Weekends are when I usually take sessions but I do have my studio availability during the week as well.
How will I get my photos?
Your album will be available on my shootproof page and there you will be able to purchase prints and digital images. Prior arrangements will be made if you get digital images sent to your e-mail.
What is your style of photography?
I don't really think I have a specific style. I like to try new things. I have a lot of experience and patience working with children. My favorite type of photography is more of a photojournalism style where subjects are more natural and have fun instead of being stiff and posed.
Can I post photos to my social media?
Yes, but please keep the Virgo Immen watermark on the photo or put Virgo Immen Photography in the caption. I'm a small business with no budget for advertising yet so I get business from word of mouth. I've spent a lot years and money learning my craft and deserve to have credit for my work.
What are prices beyond a photo shoot?
After a session fee is paid prints and digital images are available for purchase. Collages are available.
How quickly will I get photos?
Your album will be posted within 24. You have 30 days to order digital or prints.
What does Virgo Immen mean?
In honor of my mom. My mom was always my biggest supporter in anything I ever tried. She passed away in 2006 at the beginning of my sophomore year in college when I had just changed my major to photography.
In a public relations class I took we had to create a business card for a pretend business we were creating and I decided to do a photography business. I needed a name and knew I didn't want to go with my own name or a cute photography themed name-I wanted it to stand for something. My mom's horoscope was Virgo and she used to read her horoscope every night before bed. So I started playing around with logo designs based around the Virgo symbol and then just from that played around with my mom's maiden name Immenschuh. It is a unique name but not always easy for people to spell so I cut it down to Immen and liked how it sounded. I put the two together and a name was created for the assignment.
Two years later when I was making a Facebook page to start my new photography business for real I went back to the assignment and said why not I mean it honors my mom, it sounds different and it wasn't like I had too many other ideas for a business name anyways.
Why do you have a 785 number?
I have kept my Kansas phone number.