FAQ

What is a Session Fee?

The session fee is the charge for our Certified Professional Photographer’s services. It covers the photographer’s time, knowledge, editing, and equipment. This fee does not include any prints.

Scheduling Appointments

Sessions are available by appointment only. (This includes investment sessions where we assist you in viewing and ordering your portraits.) To schedule your appointment, the time must be reserved with your session fee. You may pay with a credit card, check or cash. We cannot hold your appointment without a paid session fee.

Will you photograph outdoors or on location?

Our location provides an indoor and outdoor studio. Our backyard has a few different sets that can be used during your session and we are continually adding to this area. We will also shoot on location; however, the session fee will vary from a regular in-studio session.

Can we schedule an appointment on a weekend or evening?

Evening appointments are available. Rhonda is occasionally available on some Saturdays depending on her schedule. Please note that a Saturday session fee is $250.

How long is a Session?

The normal time allotted for a portrait session is one hour. This time may vary depending on the type of session you have. This can be determined during your planning session.

Can I bring friends and family with me?

We recommend that only one adult accompany you during the photo session. Unfortunately too many people can be a distraction and cause confusion. If you have a special request, please let us know.

When will I see my portraits?

We will schedule an Investment Session with you immediately after your portrait session. During the Investment Session, you can sit back on our comfy sofa and view your images on our 7 foot wide projection screen. We will be there to guide you through the selection and ordering processes and also answer any questions you may have. Investment sessions usually last 60 – 90 minutes.

*Please Note- It is not advisable to bring young children to the viewing session.

 Who can I bring with me to view my images?

Please make sure to bring everyone needed in the selection and financial decision making processes. If all of the decision makers cannot attend the appointment, please schedule for a time when everyone is available. This will allow us to efficiently utilize everyone’s time.

Can you remove blemishes?

We are able to remove anything you don’t like from your images. There is a small charge for more in-depth retouching such as, braces removal, severe acne, teeth whitening, and tan lines.

When is my payment due?

Your Session fee is due at the time of booking. When placing your portrait order you can either pay in full or put half. If you put half down, the remaining balance is due when you pick up your portraits. Orders will not be released until they have been paid in full.

When will my portraits be ready?

Most orders are ready in 7 to 14 business days. This time may vary if you have custom designed products such as cards, announcements, and composites that will need your approval before being printed.

What should I wear?

What you choose to wear in your portraits is extremely important! Your clothing choice can make or break your photos.

What we suggest you wear:

  • wear solid colored clothing
  • choose muted tones that are a bit subdued
  • choose similar tones for your top and bottom (both dark or both light)
  • choose 1-3 colors for your group portrait, ones with similar tones that go nicely together and have everyone work within that color palette.
  • choose a top with sleeves at least to the elbow
  • choose long pants for men/ladies or a skirt below the knee for ladies
  • choose dark socks and footwear keep jewelry simple and minimalistic
  • do your hair the way you’d normally do it
  • if getting a haircut or new hairdo, make your appointment at least 2 weeks prior to your portrait session

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Do you have payment plans?

Absolutely. You may pay for your order in installments. A plan that fits your needs and ours can be discussed during your investment session.

Cancellation Policy

We will call and remind you of your appointment within 48 hours before, but please be advised that it is your responsibility to keep track of your appointment date and time.

If you cannot make your portrait session please call us and let us know at least 24 hours in advance.

Failure to notify our staff (no show) or cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment then your session fee will be non-refundable and you will be required to pay a new session fee to schedule a new appointment.

The photographer does everything in her power to make every appointment; however she is human, just as you are. At times family emergencies, illness or injuries may cause us to reschedule your appointment.