How do I reserve a session? 1. Email firstname.lastname@example.org/subject: Portrait Agreement Request. Read, sign and email back the agreement. 2. Schedule a date. 3. Purchase a session through the shopping cart via the store.
What’s included in the session fee? We offer several photography sessions to choose from. These session are described in full detail under the session pricing portion of the website.
What’s not included in the session fee? Prints or digital files are not included in your photography shoot unless stated otherwise under individual sessions on the session pricing page.
When will your pictures be ready for viewing? Within 21 days of your shoot date 20-25 fully edited images with minor skin retouching will be emailed to you in a private online gallery. You can order and purchase all your prints, products, and files directly from this gallery. You will have three weeks to choose and order your photographic products. We are available to meet with you, talk on the telephone or communicate via email to help you decide on sizes, images and products at no additional charge.
What’s an Online Gallery? Your private online gallery is a private place on our website where you can view the best images from your photo-shoot. Each picture has been digitally processed with individually painted backgrounds to create custom pieces of art in each photograph. Your online gallery gives you the ability to sort through your favorites, narrow down your choices and purchase directly from your gallery. You can invite family and friends to view your photographs and purchase from there as well. Family can even purchase you credits to help you complete your dream art gallery wall.
Can I buy my digital images? Yes, all digital images are available for purchase as individual files and can be used towards your print minimum. There are several different prices for digital files depending on the size and resolution of the file you desire, all this will be available to you when you receive the link to your online gallery. Keep in mind that every print lab is different, and Artyard Photography trusts the Bay Area’s most prestigious professional photo lab with your photographs. Every photograph we sell is printed on the highest quality materials with state of the art printers using a 6-color process. Labs such as Shutterfly, MPix, Snapfish, Costco, and Wal-Mart, print on thin papers, or poor quality canvases with a 4 color process, Because of this, pictures do not give the richness professional photographs deserve.
I remember you took a picture of us that I don’t see in my Gallery? On a photo-shoot I can shoot anywhere from 100-300 pictures, and I will choose the top 30 and edit out the rest. Many pictures are deleted due to closed eyes, ackward gestures, baby drool, or the subject is blurred or out of focus. Any of these pictures are over looked and are not digitally processed, which makes them not viewable to the client.
Can we see color versions of the black & whites? The images in your private gallery are as is and no further editing or retouching will be done. However, in your gallery there is the option to see the picture in Black&White and Sepia. We usually only process a picture in black in white if it is close to a duplicate of a picture we have already processed in color.
What is a print order commitment? A minimum print order, or print commitment is established to guarantee your memories live on your walls and not in your computer. Our print minimums are set at a price that will create a small gallery wall. It is important that this print minimum is met in order to receive any of your images from your photo-shoot. In order to offer you the best and most unique custom experience, the number sessions I offer are limited each month. With that in mind there is a $300 print purchase commitment for all sessions.
Why is there an additional fee for photographing over five people? Photographing larger groups of people naturally takes more time due to blinking, ackward gestures, people placement and skin retouching. Due to this nature there is a fee implemented.
Sample Archival Print/Product Prices
5×7 Standard Print – $13.00
4×6 Styrene Mount – $21.00
8×8 Metal Print – $85.00
5×5 Bamboo Mount – $127.00
8×12 Canvas Gallery Wrap – $300.00