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Photography Session Details

Cherish Live Dream Collage

Photography session details help us stay on the same page for expectations and product satisfaction.


Initial Call
phone  With this first phone conversation, we answer any immediate questions, and will set up the following 3 appointments. To book these sessions, your deposit will be taken over the phone or via Internet. At this time we accept credit cards or Paypal. In the event of inclement weather at the time of your session, we will be in touch to discuss options and possible rescheduling. Deposits are non-refundable within 1 week before your session.

Client Agreement & Model Release
contract  All my forms are located online and can be signed electronically. Before I photograph any session, I require the client agreement to be signed. My client agreement includes a model release. This release will allow me to use the photographs for business purposes and is kept with my client files. The images I post are tasteful and represent the most beautiful portrayal of my clients. If you are concerned about this, you can indicate on the contract form any exceptions in the Notes field. Concerning boudoir or images of a private nature, no images will EVER be posted publicly or shown unless you provide consent directly with a separate model release form. (Signed model releases for boudoir or glamour reward you with a gift 8×10 print of your favorite photograph.) Sign my client agreement. Sign my model release.

Design Consultation
calendar  At the time of booking your session, we will set up a consultation approximately 1 week before your photo session. This meeting can be in person, Skype or by phone, I find it helpful to discuss your personal photography needs prior to your session. The consultation is so we can discuss the style of images you were considering, how you will be displaying the images, your approximate budget and which location would suit you and your family. I will answer any questions you may have, as well as give advice on outfits, makeup, and other important details.

Photo Session
camera  Takes place as planned approximately 1 week later. Sessions can last up to 2 hours, however most only take about an hour and a half.

film  Approximately 1-2 weeks after the photography session, you will receive a link to an online image gallery allowing you to view your images from the comfort of your home or office. These images will include minor edits and color correction (“pre-touched”). The images chosen for print will be fully edited/optimized based on our discussion during your post session consultation. I post the gallery complimentary for 14 days. I suggest going through the images two or three times before tagging your picks and placing them in the favorites folder. I can access your favorites folder and see what choices you have made and then we can book your post-session consultation. I am always happy to assist in final decisions, so please don’t hesitate to ask.

Post Session Consultation
heart  This meeting can be held in person, Skype or by phone. Your portrait order will be placed at this time by discussing your favorite images and print/product needs.

Turnaround Time
clock  Each portrait is hand-retouched to reflect our quality standards. Our standard retouching (included with all purchases) includes removal of small scratches, marks, light bruises and stray hairs and generally refines the photo in order to present subjects at their very best. We also enhance color, clarity and sharpness which makes a beautiful difference in the final product. Large wall art pieces receive additional editing and enhancement, as they will likely hang on your walls for years, and then be handed down to the next generation. Specialty retouching or artwork is possible for an additional fee.

As quality takes time, please plan for one to two weeks to receive gift sized prints (8×10 and smaller) and three to four weeks for wall art and albums. At times we will be able to finish orders sooner than this, but we’ll be able to give you the most accurate estimate at the time you place your order. We promise it will be worth the wait!

Have Questions? Ask Sarah
Call: 904.982.7750