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Portrait Frequently Asked Questions

What are your session fees?

Our creation fees range from $85.00 to $175.   This fee is not applied towards your order.

Do you sell packages?

Yes, we do.  Our collections start at $135.  We also sell portraits Ala Carte. This gives you the opportunity to purchase the images in sizes that best suits your needs.

How much does an 8x10 cost?

Our 8x10s are $70.00.  Our prices range from $40 to $1,475 depending on the size wall portrait you purchase. 

Do you offer retouching?

Yes, we do.  All of our portraits are retouched to remove blemishes and softening under the eyes is also included.  We take pride in making you look your best. Click here to see a sample

How long does it take before I see my proofs?

You can view your proofs in 7 - 10 days. We will call you when your proofs are ready for viewing. You will receive (1) viewing appointment for your session, so make sure all parties involved in the decision making are present. If you require an additional viewing appointment, you will be charged an additional $75.00.

How much do I pay when I place my order?

The total amount is due when you place your order. Finished orders are usually ready in 2-3 weeks, depending on the season.

What colors do I wear ?

Darker clothing helps to blend the bodies with the background, so that the faces are the most important part of the photograph. Dark colors definitely tend to slenderize the subject. Light colors seem to add weight to the bodies.  The color of the clothing  should always be toned down.

Bright colors attract attention away from the face. Colors MUST be dark and not bright. This is ESSENTIAL! Prints and any kind of pattern - no matter how small - become a distraction. In the case of digital portraits, in particular, small patterns in clothing (even a small herring-bone or checkered pattern) can cause terrible distortions to appear in the portrait that are not originally there.    Long sleeved clothing is a MUST!

What about colors for a group ?

Clothing for group portraits must be carefully selected to blend the bodies together. First, decide whether the basic tone of the clothing will be warm-toned (browns, etc.) or cool-toned (blues/grays/blacks, etc.) Then, make sure to follow all of the above instructions.


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