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Q: How do I view my images from our session?

Within two weeks of your session your digital proofs will be ready for you to view, I’ll shoot you an email and you can let me know what day/time works best for you to come in and view your images and place your wall portrait order. I choose 10 to 40 (depending on your session) of the best images and edit them for your viewing session. Your gallery can be viewed at an in person viewing and ordering session at my studio or I can set up a private online gallery for you. All prints purchased at your viewing and ordering session receive a 15% off discount. I do not offer print “packages” you design your own custom wall portrait package.

Q: How do I order prints from my session?

I offer in person sales so you can come in and look at your gorgeous images on my screen that is calibrated with my professional lab so you will know what you see on my screen is absolutely what you’re getting. I offer custom framing, gallery wraps of all sizes, fine art metal prints, custom coffee table albums, mini accordion albums that make wonderful gifts for grandparents, luxe image boxes and custom designed coffee table albums in an array of leather and fabric covers.

If you’ve purchased digital files with a consent to print up to 8×10 you’re more than welcome to print all the gift print sizes- 4×6, 5×7 and 8×10 you would like.  I suggest using for your printing needs. I just started adding your images to a mpix gallery for you to make ordering easier but don’t forget I’ll be more than happy to order your gift prints and all gift prints ordered through MRP come mounted, makes them a little sturdier.  Please know that I have no control over products you have printed at other labs other than my professional lab.

Q: Do you have a minimum order requirement?
No. A typical client will spend $500 to $1500 on custom photography. This includes my session fee

So… I booked a session. What next?

Q: What if it rains or its cloudy?

If your session is outdoors I will keep a close eye on the weather report and will email you or give you a call if the weather is looking uncooperative and don’t be afraid to book a session in the late fall/winter. Some of my very most favorite images were taken in the middle of January. A cloudy overcast day can be a blessing, clouds are kind of like a giant softbox, perfect lighting!

Q: What is included in my session fee?

At Melanie Runsick Photography my portrait sessions are all-inclusive. Wondering exactly what that means? It means there are no surprises. Your session fee, creative edits, premier ordering session and a handful of images on a custom USB or image downloads (depending on your session) are all included in your session fee. Wall portraits, custom frames and gallery wraps are offered A’ la Carte. Orders placed at your in person viewing and ordering session receive a 15% discount.

Q: What should I wear?

I always tell my clients your clothes should reflect you, if an outfit makes you feel good then more than likely you’re going to look good. Here are a few ideas-

Don’t be afraid of color or patterns

Coordinate your outfits but don’t “match”

Try to stay away from sleeveless shirts

Layers work great! Vests, leggings under a skirt or add a scarf or big necklace

Bring along an extra shirt or two if you’re undecided, I’ll be glad to help

Choose who is the most difficult to dress, start with them and pick colors from their outfit to coordinate. If you need to snap a picture and email it to me. I’ll be glad to help! melanie@melanierunsickphotography I also have a pinterest board that I am always pinning outfits and color pallets to give you a few ideas –

What to wear for a Family Portrait 

What to wear Senior Girl

What to wear Senior Guy

Q: How much will you Photoshop my images?

I like to keep my images natural looking so I try to have a light hand with Photoshop. Sometimes I get a little more artsy and add some clouds, sunrays or a pop of color. All acne & blemishes are touched up


Q: How archival are your prints?

Images should last over 100 years in a typical home display and over 200 years in dark storage

Q: Do you accept credit cards? 

I sure do. Melanie Runsick Photography accepts cash, checks & all major credit cards. 8.5% sales tax is added to all session fees & print orders 

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