The portrait consultation is designed to get to know you, the interest and lifestyle of the parties to be photographed. This information is key in designing the type of portrait that suits your needs. You will be able to view samples of my work as a photographer and learn about the different styles and types of portraits available. If you have any questions or concerns they will be gladly addressed.
Depending on where the session is scheduled - whether in the studio or on location - you’ll want to arrive well-rested and ready to go. I value your time and assure you that by arriving promptly for your scheduled appointment we will have the time to capture the desired results.
We all realize traffic around the Metroplex is growing and it is a problem. Please allow yourself plenty of time to still arrive in time for your session.
The critical elements of portraits are: expression, attractive posing, crisp lighting, and good technical quality. In essence, the photographer needs to be able to produce quality images and create variety for selection. This generally cannot happen if you are hurried or rushed.
Experience indicates that if you are tired or hurried the image cannot be made "right". Memorable images take time to create; that's the essence of how they come about. If your portrait session is at home or some other location, you can be assured that it will be scheduled at a time that is convenient.
Two options are available for viewing your proof images:
1) Your portrait preview presentation is scheduled at your convenience, about 10 to 14 days after the session. By viewing these original images together with me, you are able to benefit from my expertise in terms of selecting the best pose and composition. As a part of the artistry of a portrait, print enhancements or retouching of complexions is addressed to make it truly a work of art. Previews are viewed at this setting and are not available to be taken, so arrangements need to be made in advance with all those involved in the selection.
2) Your proof images can be uploaded on the internet. You will receive a password that will enable you to view the images.
Simple and convenient. Every person is different and their needs are different. Feel free to select as few or as many poses as you like and have the portraits made in any size you like. Depending upon the size of your order, you should expect that your portraits will be completed within 30 days. Payments may be made by cash, checks** or credit card.
If you are dissatisfied with your portraits for any reason, I will make arrangements to correct the problem or re-shoot the session at no extra charge. Reshoots must be identical including outfits and setting, and must be completed within 21 days from the original portrait session.
I hope this information proves to be helpful in selecting me as your next photographer.
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (972) 989-1424
Ownership of Images
It is illegal to copy portraits or electronically scan photographs made by a photographer without the express written consent of the photographer. I, Clarence Saunders, a professional photographer, retain all rights to the negatives/digital files on all portraits I create for the convenience of my clients. Please feel free to discuss your need for copies of portraits with me. I will be pleased to accommodate all reasonable requests.
Professional photographers are protected by Federal Copyright Law. That means that each portrait is copyrighted the moment the image is recorded, and that the creator of the photograph has complete control over making additional copies.