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 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”
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, Ill be glad to help
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 pick 20 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 session at my studio or I can set up a private online gallery for you
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 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. If you’ve purchased digital files with a consent to print up to 8×10 I suggest using www.mpix.com for your printing needs. 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
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 Phorography accepts cash, checks & all major credit cards. 8.5% sales tax is added to all session fees & print orders