Following your session, your proof gallery will be created.* Once your proof gallery is available, you will receive an email asking if you would like to view your gallery, select your photos, and place your order online or in person by appointment. For your privacy, all proofing galleries are password protected for your privacy.
For online orders - If you choose the online option, you will be asked to choose a date that works best for you to view your online proofing gallery. This gallery will be available within one to three days following your session, but not before the date you select. You will then receive an email on this date containing a link to your proof gallery where you will be able to view, select, and submit your selections online using a computer (not a mobile device).
You will have an opportunity to include any comments/special requests for any of your photo selections before submitting them electronically and placing your order. Photo and package selections must be made within four days after receiving your proofing gallery. If they are not received within four days, you may still make your photo selections and place a la carte orders, but photo collection packages, including the digital package collection, will no longer be available. The reason for this is to enable me to provide quick turnaround times for both your order and the orders of other clients.
Please take advantage of the free wall gallery designer program that will be available to you online prior to making your selections! This program can be incredibly helpful in making your selections and placing your order. You will be able to see your portraits framed and “hanging on your wall” before you make your selections and place your order!**
For in person orders - If you choose the in person option, an appointment will be scheduled. This can be incredibly helpful, especially if you're busy and could use some assistance in selecting your portraits and placing your order. All services provided during your appointment are 100% free of charge! During this appointment, you will be able to make your selections and place your order in a stress-free environment. You can also receive assistance in creating and viewing possible wall gallery options to help design your home wall gallery using the free wall gallery designer program offered to all clients. You will be able to see your portraits framed and “hanging on your wall” before you make your selections and place your order!**. Another benefit of an in person appointment is that you will not need to make your selections within four days of viewing your proof gallery (required for online selections).
Please be prepared to pay for your order at your appointment. If you are unable to pay for your order at your appointment, payment will be required within four days of your appointment. The reason it is important for payment to be received in a timely manner is to enable me to provide quick turnaround times for both your order and the orders of other clients.
Once your portrait selections are edited (within three to seven days from the time you submit your photo selections), a link will be emailed to you containing your online portrait gallery. All online portrait galleries require the creation of a password protected user account for your privacy. You will be able to download your digital images from this gallery (using a computer, not a mobile device).
Your photo prints will be available to be picked up in person or mailed to you (for an additional shipping fee) within seven days of placing your order and making your payment.*** All photos are printed at a professional photo lab on professional grade photo paper. In addition, all 8 x 10 and larger prints are treated with a protective UV (ultra violet) finish. The UV finish will help protect your photos from UV light, decreasing fading over time. It will also increase their durability and add resistance to smudging This finish helps maintain the high quality, professional appearance of your portraits and adds a beautiful shine to your photos. It also makes details in your photos stand out and brings out the colors in your portraits. All prints are backed by a Satisfaction Guarantee.
*Basic retouching of photos (color correction) is included for all digital images in your proof gallery. Complete retouching of photos will be done for the photos you select to purchase.
**FREE Wall Gallery Designer Assistance - If you would like assistance creating a wall gallery to display your portraits, please let me know. You will have the option of using a virtual wall gallery design program via my website or by scheduling an appointment to receive in person assistance in creating and viewing possible wall gallery options. You can even use your own portrait selections and photos of actual walls in your home (if desired) to design your custom home wall gallery. See your portraits framed and “hanging on your wall” before you make your selections and place your order!
***For larger orders, more time may be needed.