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Photography Session Reminders:
In General: Simple outfits photograph the best, as they do not distract from the subject. Our aim is to produce a timeless, beautiful portrait of you and the best way to begin is to remember one word: simplicity. Your clothes should be simple, not loud and busy. If your having a family portrait created, dress similar. Never wear clothing that will date the portrait. Freshly cut hair does not photograph well, try to schedule haircuts one (1) weeks before your photography session. Glasses: If you wear glasses, ask your optician to supply you with empty frames for the day of your appointment since glasses not only catch light reflections, but they may also distort the facial lines. Contact lenses are usually no problem as long as they do not cause excessive blinking. Women: Make-up: Eye shadow should be applied lightly and in natural shades. Apply two coats of mascara on both upper and lower lashes and make sure that eyeliner is also a natural shade. Wear your blush lower on the cheekbone; apply other make up as usual. Bring all your cosmetics with you, in case any minor modification is required. Men: Be sure to shave just prior to your appointment, as there is no way to hide a "5 o’ clock shadow" in color photography. Children: Dress children comfortably and allow them to bring their favorite toy with them. Your children should be familiar with us before your photography session. Bring your children with you to the consultation, so they can meet us and familiarize themselves with the studio. It’s hard for a child to be comfortable in a place they’ve never been before. A Word about Our Policies One of our goals is to give each of our clientele personal attention, which is crucial when creating fine portraiture. One way that we can assure that attention is to work by appointment only. We ask that you call us for an appointment any time you plan on coming into the studio. With the exception of wedding previews, the photographs you see for portrait and senior creations will be presented via our video proofing system in the studio during the session. Proofs will be available after seven to ten business days. Proofs can be viewed in the studio or you may take those with you for ten days after paying a $25 Proof Deposit. The $25 deposit will be applied to your order. If you decide not to order the deposit is refundable. Your portrait photography is an important investment for you and we want your decisions to be the correct ones! We will be happy to consult with you concerning your wall portrait size, gift sizes, etc. We also offer a “goof proof” guarantee on your wall portraits. Our policy states that when you purchase an adequate size wall portrait, if after seven days, you feel the portrait is too large simply bring the portrait back. We will make the next size smaller, and refund you the difference. Because we set aside exclusive time to spend with you during your portrait sitting, creation fees are prepaid. This enables us to reserve ample time to plan and create your portraits. The creation fee is separate from the purchase price of your finished portraits and is your assurance of individualized attention. We prefer that the session fee be paid at the time of consultation, before we book your session. We always strive for perfection…but, if you are unhappy with the results of your session, we will be happy to do an enhancement session at no additional cost to you.