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FAQs

Do you teach photography classes?

Yes! We have a variety of educational offerings including public / private classes, workshops and mentoring. Contact us at info@piedmontproductions.com for schedules and more information.

Our company needs 10 headshots. Do you offer a discount?

Yes, we offer bulk pricing for groups of 5 or more.

What should I / we wear to our session?

Keep your wardrobe simple! Avoid busy patterns and logos. You don’t want to wear anything that will detract from your face. For family photos, try to coordinate colors instead of matching. Layers are great as are textures. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you feel comfortable in what you choose to wear.

Why do you charge sales tax?

It’s the law in North Carolina. Yuck.

The following information has been taken directly from the NC DOR website:

General Information
N.C. Gen. Stat. § 105-164.4(a)(6b) imposes a privilege tax at the general State and applicable local rates of sales and use tax on the net taxable sales or gross receipts derived from certain digital property. The following digital property is subject to tax: (1) an audio work; (2) an audiovisual work; (3) a book, a magazine, a newspaper, a newsletter, a report, or another publication; (4) a photograph or a greeting card. The general sales and use tax rate applies to digital property that is delivered or accessed electronically, is not considered tangible personal property, and would be taxable under Article 5, Sales and Use Tax, if sold in a tangible medium. The tax applies regardless of whether the purchaser of the item has the right to use it permanently or to use it without making continued payments.

Sourcing
Effective June 27, 2011, N. C. Gen. Stat. § 105-164.4B(f) provides that a purchaser receives digital property when the purchaser takes possession of the property or makes first use of the property, whichever comes first. Effective June 26, 2012, N. C. Gen. Stat. § 105-164.4B(a) as amended provides a sale of digital property is sourced as follows:

    (1) When a purchaser receives digital property at a business location of the seller, the sale is sourced to that business location.
    (2) When a purchaser or purchaser’s donee receives digital property at a location specified by the purchaser and the location is not a business location of the seller, the sale is sourced to the location where the purchaser or purchaser’s donee receives the product.
    (3) When (1) and (2) do not apply, the sale of digital property is sourced to the location indicated by an address for the purchaser that is available from the business records of the seller that are maintained in the ordinary course of the seller’s business when use of this address does not constitute bad faith.
    (4) When (1), (2), and (3) do not apply, the sale of digital property is sourced to the location indicated by an address for the purchaser obtained during the consummation of the sale, including the address of a purchaser’s payment instrument, if no other address is available, which use of this address does not constitute bad faith.
    (5) When (1), (2), (3), and (4) of this subsection do not apply, including the circumstance in which the seller is without sufficient information to apply the rules, the location will be determined based on the address from which the digital good was first available for transmission by the seller.
What types of payment do you accept?

Cash, check, and all major credit cards.

Do you have a studio?

Yes and no. Well, technically no, but if you require a studio, we have access to studio space. Most of our work is done on-location. Let us know what you are thinking and we can tell you the best way to proceed!

How do we retain you for our wedding day?

We require a $500 deposit and signed contract to reserve your wedding date.

How far in advance should we book for our wedding?

Most clients book on average one year in advance. Given that we have multiple photographers, you can check availability at any time. We have accommodated last minute bookings and will continue to do so whenever possible.

Do you travel?

Yes! We travel all over the country and internationally as well.

Where are you located?

We are located in Raleigh, North Carolina, but we travel all over the globe!

Do you shoot film or digital?

All of our photographers shoot digital, by default. If you have a need for film photography, just let us know and we will get you in touch with one of our skilled film photographers!