Your family session starts with a little planning (or sometimes a lot of planning.) You will need to decide if you want a "formal" look or if you want a "casual", on location in your backyard, outside at a nearby park or in our studio. Do you have you have a specific time and date in mind? During your consultation, you will be quoted prices for the session, wall portraits and additional portraits for gift giving. At the time of the consultation or at the time you schedule your appointment, the session fee will be due. We accept cash, checks or with a 3% Convenience Fee, MasterCard and Visa.
We do a variety of different poses, depending upon the family and their needs. They include, the family, then mom & dad, and then just children (siblings). If you are doing an "extended family" session (which includes in-laws, out-laws, and grandchildren), we also offer photographing each individual family, grandparents with grandchildren and any other type of set ups you may want.
At your consultation, you will be given the option of viewing your images immediately following your session or with the aid of a preview booklet. If you choose to view them immediately after your session, you can expect this to take up to two hours. You will also be placing your order at this time. Please plan accordingly for small children to be watched by other adults. If you decide on having a preview booklet created, the preview booklet is usually ready one week after your session. When you pick up the preview booklet, a deposit will be required and that deposit will go towards your order. You will be then placing your order one week following your pick up date.
If you decide to view your images IMMEDIATELY following your session AND place your order at that time, you will receive 50% off your session. If, after viewing the images, you need to have "previews" created for you to decide at a later date what you want to order, this promo is no longer available and no discounts will be applied. Can't get your family together? Call us to find out how to accomplish this! See the Photo Shop tab for an example.
We are able to create ANY size of a portrait that you desire. From one as small as a "locket size" to as large as a "billboard" and anything & everything in between. They can be either a traditional size or a custom dimension to fit your home. We also offer custom framing and matting to enhance your portraits. We also offer Custom Designed Photo Greeting Cards. See our Photo Shop tab for samples.
If for some reason, you are not happy with what you see, please let us know immediately to discuss your concerns with us. In MANY cases, your concerns can be fixed with artwork or Photo Shop retouching.