THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN MY PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES!
My name is Katie Reed and I am the owner of Reed Through the Lens Photography. I've compiled some introductory information for you to review before you book your session. Please read every section as this is our current policy and each section is very important. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any additional questions. I look forward to working with you.
ABOUT YOUR SESSION
My basic session is approximately 30 min for a quick milestone session or 45 minutes to an hour for a regular session, with ONE location and one to two outfits within 10 miles of Jennings, LA.
Senior sessions are approximately a 1 hour session with 3 outfits total. This is typically what fits into the 1 hour time frame. Two different background options will be offered. Or one location that offers more than one look, meaning that one particular location may offer multiple photo opportunities. If that is the case then one location will be sufficient. (Please discuss this with me before hand) .
Coverage time will begin at the time your session is booked. Please understand that being on time is very important . If you are late to your session, unfortunately that time will be deducted from your session.
If you have a specific location in mind please make sure it is within 10 miles of Jennings, Louisiana. Once your location is booked I will not be able to switch your location preference. (Even if you see me post a photo of a new location that you may like better). I have many locations that I use that are spread out in different directions. I schedule my appointments by location and I may have other sessions scheduled on your session day using the same location or one near yours. Thank you for understanding.
When choosing a location, once the day arrives and your photo session is about to begin, I will scope out the location for the best lighting. My goal is to provide you with great location choices. What I mean by this is, you may like a certain area on the property and would like to use a certain spot as a background for your images, well if the light is too harsh or not good in that area I will not be able to take your photo there. These images will reflect my work and I will always choose light first, location second. I had a mom of a senior that really wanted their pictures taken in front of a certain area, but the lighting was no good there, it was a bright sunny day with no shade or no clouds therefore I was not able to take it. PLEASE Trust my judgement.
RECEIVING YOUR PHOTOS
You will receive guaranteed 30 images of the photographer's choice via an email with a link to an online downloadable gallery with a print release. Mini Sessions will receive 15 edited images. The print release will allow you to print at a lab of your choice. You do have the option to purchase a CD or an USB. If you decide this route there will be a $5 handling fee for your CD and a $20 purchase fee for the USB. Your CD or USB will be mailed out to you within 10 business days from your session. If you choose to use a USB that you already have, you may provide one at the time of your session and there will only be a $5 fee for handling. USB drives will remain in my possession until time of delivery. Please do not provide a USB drive you will need to use before your photos are delivered.
Our photography style is to stay as close to true to life as we can get when it comes to editing. Standard editing on all packages may include the following adjustments: Color correction, color/or exposure enhancement , horizon correction, tight cropping. I DO NOT do extensive editing, therefore it is UNAVAILABLE in this package. Extensive editing is defined as: Removal of objects or people, complete background changes, visible bra straps, tan lines, hair fly-aways or frizzy hair, extensive facial retouching such as removal of braces, editing make-up, body sculpting, removal of tattoos, retouching of bald spots, body hair, glare on eye glasses, editing an infant diaper, head swapping, removal of blemishes like bruises, bug bites, acne, visible hair extensions, chapped lips, wrinkles of clothing or skin, sweat or sweat stains on clothing, deodorant marks, chipped fingernails or missing nails, faulty eye lash applications, etc. We will be doing a variety of far away and close up photos so please keep in mind that if you are needing your photos to include acne touch ups, we do not offer this service. So sorry! Please make sure that clothing fits. If wearing straps please make sure that they fit, as we will not be responsible for falling straps in the photos. If opting to wear black or dark clothing when I edit I brighten the photo up which may result in faded looking dark colors or faded blacks. Please keep this in mind when choosing to wear these colors. If you have a pet, Please brush all dog hair off of clothing before you show up, doing this at the session takes up your photo time.
Subjects that wear glasses, let's talk for a moment. I feel like if you wear glasses on a regular basis then you may not feel or look like yourself without them. So therefore I do recommend still wearing them and not talking them off, but sadly I can't edit out glares, reflections, or can't change the appearance of the blue light, or the dark lens transition feature on the eye glasses. If you have an image that you absolutely love, I can possibly try to send the image off to get corrected at an estimated cost of $20 per image at the cost of the clients expense.
I try to stay consistent with my work, but please be advised that an outdoor picture will look totally different from an indoor photo. Not only that, depending on outdoor location, the photos may vary as well. I try to get skin tones accurate but skin color changes every second due to the light outside or inside and the room or area chosen.
PICKING A DATE
I offer both weekday and weekend sessions. Weekends tend to book fast and it may be several weeks before I can add you to my schedule. If you are able to book on a weekday, you are more likely to be scheduled sooner. For current availability please contact me directly.
TYPE OF SESSION
When booking your session please indicate which type of session you would like, the number of individuals to be photographed along with their ages. If this is a family session, the quoted price is valid for up to 5 people in an immediate family. If there are more than 5 people in an immediate family, there will be an additional charge of $15 per person for each additional individual that will be photographed during the session.
If multiple families, examples grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. will be participating in the session, additional session fees will be required as this will be considered multi generational photos. Please provide accurate information when booking
BOOKING YOUR SESSION
A non-refundable retainer is required to book the session. The retainer fee is $50 along with a small $4 Pay Pal fee. The $50 will come off of your session total. The session date and time will not be secured until the retainer fee has been received. It is recommended to pay the retainer fee as soon as possible to guarantee your date and time. This is non refundable and non transferable and non redeemable for any other date except for the date that we agree on for many reasons, one being that I am lining up a babysitter so that I can work for your session. If it happens to rain the day of your session to where I believe your session can't go forward then yes I will move it for you guys to another date. This retainer fee is part of doing business as I do have high demand for appointments and may turn someone away due to the session being booked, therefore if it is cancelled for any reason that is potential revenue loss. In the event that client cancels or reschedules the session on the session date for any reason, Photographer shall suffer losses. I also have to line up baby sitters etc. The sentence before explains partially but not limited to reasons as to why the retainer is non refundable, non transferable, and non redeemable for any other date.
For the remaining balance, the preferred payment is cash and is due the day of your session. Please make sure that no change is needed as I do not carry additional funds to provide change. Checks are accepted however, clients opting to pay via Check there will be a waiting period for the release of the images until the check has cleared the bank. Which can take up to 14 days.
If it is raining upon arrival at your session we will reschedule your appointment. If the grounds are just wet from a previous rain, we will still proceed with the session and will do standing poses or poses that do not require individuals to get wet or muddy besides their shoes. To avoid getting your good shoes muddy please bring old shoes to get from point A to point B, then you may put your good shoes on once I have placed you in position. Refunds will not be given.
If you use any kind of bug repellent I do recommend bringing some to your session. Living in Louisiana the mosquitos can be very bad.
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