Frequently Asked Question's

Q. Are you Hixson Family Photography or Hixson Studio?
A. Both.  My wife Brittany & I started our business (Hixson Family Photography) back in the spring of 2009.  Over the years our business has evolved and I am taking our business down new paths of commercial and video.  In my opinion, Hixson Studio is easier to remember, faster to type, and more fitting in the commercial world.  Overall, the name of our business is a small detail that really has no affect on what we do and how we do it.

Q. Do you do this full time?
A. Yes.  This is my full time job.  Hixson Studio is my company and I work hard to grow and expand it every day!  It is important to know that I am dedicated to the work you hire me for, as I have no other work obligations that require my attention.

Q. Do I get a print release with my photo shoot?
A. In most all photo sessions, the images are cleared for your ability to print and share.  Larger scale Commercial shoots and specialty events may differ with photo rights.

Q. I would like to book with you.  How do I go about this?
A. If you are booking a standard photo session with me (Family, Senior, Newborn, etc).  You may purchase a session either before or after you Contact me to set up a time for your photo shoot.

Q. Do you have a studio or shoot on location?  Are you willing to travel?
A. Yes. Yes. Absolutely!  I do have a studio located on the south end of Missoula behind Walmart and Cold Springs Elementary school.  I prefer to shoot on location as I feel Montana's beautiful outdoors offer a more dynamic and interesting setting for your portraits.  However, the studio is wonderful for Newborns and when it's -20 outside.  I am always open to traveling.  Depending on the distance and means necessary to get there, I may work out a separate fee for travel, but generally speaking I'm fine traveling within a 30 mile radius of Missoula without any travel fee.

Q. Are there one or two photographers at Hixson Studio?
A. I am the photographer and editor of Hixson Studio. My wife Brittany often assists me at weddings, as well as children & newborn sessions.  Security and safety is very important to me.  I always make it a point to have a third person in attendance when photographing High School Seniors who are female.  My wife Brittany often acompanies me to these shoots unless you choose to bring any family / friends along. 

Q. How long does it take for me to receive the pictures from my shoot?
A. Standard sessions are edited and delivered within 1 week.  Sometimes the day after the shoot.. It all depends on my work load.

Q. After it’s all said and done, will you be keeping my images on file?
A. It is in our own best interest as a business, to keep all finished images on file.  However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to keep every session on file in the years to come.  Our liability ends once you have initially obtained the digital files from your session.  We highly recommend that you keep a copy of your digital files in multiple locations (online backup, multiple computers, hard drives, flash drives, etc.) to ensure their existence over longer periods of time.

Q. What gear do you shoot with?
A. I shoot with Canon.  I have industry standard professional gear which is capable of producing top quality images.  If you're a gear-head like me, or have questions about purchasing your own camera gear, give me a call and I'll be happy to share my info and recommendations with you.

Q. I have some more questions but they are not listed here..
A. You can ask any questions you may have by visiting my contact page, or by calling Jacob at (406) 531-3556.  I look forward to talking with you!