Terms & Policies
I’m Interested, how do I get more information?
I am so happy that you stopped by to visit our website. You can gather more detailed information by visiting the information tab on our website.
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I’m ready to book a session!
Once you have looked over the pricing information and are ready to secure your session we will send a contract, model release, and invoice link via email. We will also select a date for an in-person consultation. A completed contract, model release, and a 50% retainer deposit (the retainer is paid online via credit or debit card or in-person with cash) must be completed online and paid before we select a date and location for your session.
Once I have received the completed forms and necessary retainer deposit we will begin the planning process by selecting a date and time for your session, we will do this at the in-person consultation. The location and other details will come soon after utilizing information gathered during our consultation.
WHAT IS A "CONSULTATION"?
We meet with our clients at a consultation prior to your photoshoot to go over all the details about your portrait experience prior to your session. We discuss locations, ideas, time, weather, outfits, style, collections, and any questions or concerns that you may have. We discuss all the details of the shoot and viewing/ordering appointment so the day of your session is easy breezy.
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT?
Cash, Debit, and Credit Card.
How much is the retainer deposit?
All sessions require a retainer deposit that is 50% of the session fee (varies) to reserve your date; remainder due on or before the day of the shoot. For events, 50% of the event total is due at time of booking to reserve your date; the remainder is due one week prior to event. *Retainer deposits are non-refundable – studio refuses work from other clients to hold your reservation; therefore, if you cannot make your appointment or need to reschedule, the deposit is held for the next date you are available.
Do you accept payment plans?
I will always work with a client. I want you to get prints of your photos! I want you to own these memories! Typically, when a print order is made, the total balance is due at the time of ordering. However, in some circumstances and pending a payment agreement 50% is due at time of order; remainder is due when prints arrive. I can break these up into easier payments if necessary. Just ask!
Your order must be paid for in full before ANY portion of your order is completed or before any part of your order is picked up. Balances must also be paid in full to receive ANY digital images or yearbook images. Orders are custom made and are non-refundable.
Do you photography on-location or in a studio?
MRP is an on location photography business. All portrait, business/personal branding, headshot, and high school senior sessions take place on location. However, if requested in studio sessions are available for an additional fee.
Where will we shoot and how do you select your locations?
I want this to be all about you, so if you have any location ideas please share them with me. If you have seen something in my portfolio that you like, let me know. If you haven’t a clue and are trusting my creativity, no worries! We will come up with something that fits your style and makes you happy and excited.
I do like for my client’s wardrobe to compliment the location. That’s why it is very important to keep me involved in your clothing options.
Please add a travel fee for any location 30 minutes or more outside of 48335 zip code.
What will happen if there is inclement weather the day of my session?
If rain or inclement weather becomes an issue we will reschedule your session for another day. Usually the morning of, or the night before we will decide how to proceed. Not to worry though, cloudy days are actually perfect for pictures.
What if I need to reschedule my session?
We understand that unexpected events come up, whether due to illness, weather, travel delays or emergencies. If you need to reschedule, please call us as soon as possible (at least 24-48 hours in advance). While our session fees are non-refundable, you may use it for a one-time reschedule (if called within the 24-48 hour window) to be scheduled within 6 months of your original appointment date.
What should I bring with me?
Wherever we are, you’re going to need water and a couple of snacks. Plan on packing a bag for your wardrobe changes, shoes, a smaller bag for jewelry. I will send you a planning guide once you are booked, so you won’t have to worry about a thing!
Who can I bring with me?
Anyone you like for moral support and general silliness – bring your Mom, your BFF. If you would like to shoot with someone like a friend or boy/girlfriend there is an additional fee.
Can I bring my own camera or can someone I bring with me bring their camera to take photos while we are shooting?
No, I don’t allow any other cameras (other than phones) on shoots.
Where will I change?
I provide an enclosed changing tent. It provides complete coverage while changing on-location. There is plenty of room in there, no need to worry I’ve got you covered.
What happens after the shoot?
Once we shoot, and depending on how busy I am at that time of year, your photos will be ready to view within 2 - 4 weeks. After your session, I will carefully go through your images and select the best 35 images for a standard session and 10 to 15 for a mini. These images are carefully retouched, edited, and prepared for presentation. During the editing process, I may choose to sneak peek a few on social media; but this also depends on how busy I am at the time
When do I get to see the images from my session and place my order?
Proofing/viewing and ordering is done in person only (with the exception of my out of town clients).
PLEASE NOTE: Appointments are scheduled on weekdays during business hours (no weekends) with our last appointment at 6pm.
We meet at a mutual coffee house or cafe, studio or your home, with my iPad, and we go through your images. All ordering is done at this time. As a courtesy, I release an online gallery for you to share with out of town family…once your order is placed. Anyone can then order from this gallery, which is online for 4 days only. For out of town clients, your images will be placed online for 4 days and we will then place your order via phone or skype.
The viewing and ordering session is the most important decision in the portrait process and will be scheduled at your consultation. It is very important that all decision makers are present during this time, as this is the appointment where your final decisions will be made. This is a time where you will want to devote your full attention (ordering sessions take between 1 and 2 hours), we ask that you arrange for a babysitter for children under the age of 12.
At your ordering session we will present your images in a gorgeous slideshow and we will then help you select the images, groupings, books and frames suitable for your home, office, and gifts for friends and family.
Social media images will be delivered after your order is fully paid; you will receive a web sized, watermarked image for every image you purchase.
You also have the option to purchase non watermarked, licensed web images if you prefer to post without my logo
Is there a minimum portrait order?
Our sessions do require a minimum portrait order; our minimum begins at $400.00
How long will it take before I receive my order?
Your portraits will be ready for pickup approximately 4-6 weeks after your order is placed. We will send an email once your order is ready and schedule a date and time for pickup. Quality takes time, so please allow us the time needed to provide you with the quality you expect from a custom portrait photography studio.
Do you include any digital images?
I do not include high resolution digital images for you to print on your own in any portrait package; only exception is headshots and business/personal branding due to the nature of these sessions.
Why are digital files so COSTLY?
Digital files are the highest priced item because they are the most valuable and versatile purchase. With your purchase, you receive a print release and can make prints (from wallet to poster size), canvas/wall art, photo books, key chains, mugs, notebooks, pillows, etc., at any time in the future. Once you have your high-resolution files, you have no reason to come back to your photographer since you’re able to make prints/products from those files yourself. With that being the case, the high-resolution digital files are priced accordingly considering their value.
How long will you keep my files?
Non-ordered images will be removed from our system following your ordering appointment – we do not archive or save any files which are not ordered. All ordered and paid for images are archived for a period up to 1 year. Images not paid for are deleted and will not be stored in our system.
Do you offer custom framing?
Yes. We offer both custom canvas gallery wraps, metal prints, gallery blocks and custom-framed portrait art (in addition to other custom art displays, such as our Art Albums, USB drives, Images boxes). We work with each client to ensure you choose a wall portrait display perfect for your images and the style of your home.
Can I have my items shipped to me?
if you desire shipping to your address we will charge a shipping and handling fee for your portrait order.