The Investment & Session Advice

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With simplicity and ease in mind, my session fees are a flat $200. This includes the following:

– Pre-session consultation to discuss and plan your session
– Travel to one location within 30 miles of 15046 (please enquire for quotes to travel further)
– Up to 2 hours of shooting time (3 hours for newborn sessions due to the nature of the shoot)
– Professional and artistic post processing of your images
– Private online gallery of your watermarked/logo’d images to share with your family and friends

An additional $200 is due to receive your images in the following manner:

– 20 – 25 professionally retouched full resolution images emailed to you in a Dropbox folder. These images will not have the GCP logo, nor will they be watermarked in any way; thereby leaving no limitations to use for your own personal use. You will receive the print rights to the images so you can make prints/enlargements, scrapbook, make greeting cards, use in social media, etc
– A $75 print credit should you choose to order professional quality prints, canvas or albums.

The $200 session fee is due when booking your session in order to reserve the day/time. The print balance ($200) will be due on the day of your session.

There is a military discount. If you or your spouse serves in our United States military, please email me at cher@graceful-creations.com and I will advise you the discount.

Planning for your session:
A deposit is required at the time of booking and the balance is due on the day of the session.
You may pay by check (payable to Graceful Creations Photography) or with Visa, MasterCard or American Express.
Deposits are non-refundable and are valid for up to one year.

I prefer working in a casual and natural environment, where you and your child feel comfortable and at ease. I will photograph in or around your home, or at a location of your choice. Working in a familiar environment allows your child to relax and be his/herself. This then allows me to capture images that truly represent your child.

My service area is within 30 miles of Moon Twp., PA. Beyond this, a Distance/Travel Fee may apply. Distance/Travel Fees are non-refundable and are required at the time of booking. Please contact me for further details.

Sometimes a shoot will need to be rescheduled due to rain, snow or illness. Please provide at least 24 hours notice whenever possible. Rescheduling will be a priority, but is subject to availability.

Although my forte is outdoor, natural light photography, if you prefer an indoor studio session, this can be arranged at my Crescent Township location. In this instance, I will photograph with as much natural light as can be found, with additional studio lighting.

Portraits are taken in digital color and can be converted to black and white or sepia, either by myself or the lab who prints GCP’s photos. When viewing your photos, you’ll be able to convert the images from color.

What to wear:
Simple and comfortable! By staying with the basics for your clothing selections the focus is on you and not what you are wearing. Some clothing recommendations include jeans, khakis, solid color shirts, and simple dresses. Neutral colors are best. Please stay away from designs, logos & words. In family or group settings, matching is not necessary—coordinate the group as one unit. Avoid mixing patterns and contrasting colors. If your child is going to wear shoes, try to choose shoes that do not have words, designs or lights on them. Whenever possible, bare feet are the best!

Your photo session:

Session with babies and children: I will take the time to get to know your children so they feel comfortable and at ease. I’ll play with them and encourage them to be themselves.

Session with newborn: Mutliple poses will be incorporated into our session with plenty of time for changing, feeding, etc.

Fashion: There will be an allowance of up to 6 outfit changes and multiple locations, as long as session time does not exceed 2 hours. Each hour after the 2 hour point is $75.00 per hour.

Seniors: There will be an allowance of up to 3 outfit changes and multiple locations, as long as session time does not exceed 2 hours. Each hour after the 2 hours point is $75.00 per hour.

Maternity: We will photograph in and around your home or location of your choice. Three outfit changes are allowed and session will end at 2 hours.

Engagement: Two outfits changes will be allowed and we will photograph at the location of your choice. City shoots will cost an additional $25.00.

I kindly request that only those to be photographed are present on the day of the session. When photographing children, the relationship they establish with me, and the interactions we share are important for a great shoot. Distractions can limit the success of the portrait session.

No other photographers, please! The results of the photo session are hugely dependent on the kids’ comfort level with me. One of my main goals is to allow your kids to forget they’re “on the job,” and just be themselves. A parent or grandparent with a camera will only hurt the process.

Graceful Creations Photography is a ‘green’ company~ hence the Dropbox emailed to you with the full resolution images. But we do offer prints, and you can use the $75.00 print credit toward a number of products such as prints, canvas, wall art and albums. We can talk about this during your session consultation.

Finally, I wish to disclose that once you book a session with me and order prints, the copyrights to those prints belong to you – with first rights always belonging to Graceful Creations Photography to use for marketing materials in both print and on the web. I will not prevent or prohibit you from using the photographs in any way other than commercial use.

I hope this has answered many of your questions. With further comments, concerns or enquiries, please email me at cher@graceful-creations.com

I look forward to capturing the grace in your family!

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