Booking a Session

 

In order to get your desired time and date available, book your session as early as you can. My schedule is often booked 4 – 5 weeks in advance. I accept a limited number of sessions per month so I have the time needed to perfect the quality of your images.

 

$50 deposit per session is payable at the time of booking in order to retain my service. This fee is non-refundable if you cancel your session. The balance is due before the start of your session. This deposit is non-refundable and will be credited to the collection you choose.

When to Schedule a Session

 

MATERNITY

 

Maternity portraits are best taken between 32 – 36 weeks of pregnancy, when your belly is showing nicely and before you are feeling too uncomfortable to pose.

 

NEWBORN

 

Because babies rarely arrive on their due dates, it is best to book as far in advance so I can add your estimated due date to my calendar and secure availability.  Pre-booking also allows you to prepare for the session ahead of time, such as planning your wardrobe, indicating which poses you would like me to include, and communicating your overall vision for your session BEFORE your new bundle of joy arrives. When your baby arrives, please contact me as soon as possible so we can secure a date within two weeks of your baby’s birth. The exception—if you know your c-section or induction date, the session date can be booked in advance. My calendar fills up quickly and I try my best to leave spaces open for last minute newborns. Every effort will be made to accommodate newborns under 14 days old; however, if you contact me after baby is born, availability cannot be guaranteed.

 

BABY

 

Baby sessions can be scheduled at any time. 4 to 8 months of age is a great time for portraits because babies can support their head while on their tummy &/or sit up confidently and have so many adorable expressions.

 

CHILDREN

 

Child sessions can be scheduled at any time. If they are younger and still take naps it is best to schedule the session an hour or so after a nap so your child is happy and alert.  Milestones such as birthdays, holidays, baptisms, etc. are great times to have portraits of your children done.

 

FAMILY

 

Family portraits can be scheduled at anytime. If anyone in your family has outdoor allergies, it is best to schedule your session during a time when they are not suffering, or request a studio session.

 

LOCATION

 

Any session that requires me to travel further than 25 miles will require an additional fee of $0.50 per mile. If an overnight stay is required we will discuss accommodations for the night before the session.

 

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE SESSION

 

Your password protected gallery will be available within two to three weeks after our session.  I will send you an email with a direct link to your password-protected, Online proof and ordering gallery.

 

ONLINE PROOF GALLERY AND ORDERING

 

Your gallery will include a minimum of 10– 30 professionally edited/enhanced/retouched photos from your session presented in a password-protected online gallery, available for viewing within two to three weeks of your session. Your gallery will remain online for two weeks so that you have time to review, make your selection and request for any minor retouch-ups.  Once your order has been placed and payment made in full, your download link and/or wall art will be available for shipping or pick-up within 3 – 5 weeks.

 

Once the web gallery expires, there is a $25 fee to re-activate the web gallery for one week.

 

RESCHEDULING

 

Only one reschedule is permitted. Please be considerate and inform me at least 48 hours before your session.

 

METHODS OF PAYMENT

 

Cash, major credit cards or PayPal. I am not able to accept personal checks.

 

REFUND POLICY

 

Digital collections are not refundable.

 

The studio takes utmost care with respect to the development, quality and delivery of images, prints and canvases. For prints and canvases, if the product is damaged upon receipt, it may be returned for replacement.

 

COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

 

All photographs are the property of Once Upon a Photo by Samantha Legg. Do not copy, screen shoot, scan or reproduce any images without written permission.