I want your entire experience with me to be a happy and rewarding one that you'll repeat and tell your friends about! To that end, here I'm including several important details I want you to know upfront about your session, proofing and ordering.
SESSION FEES INCLUDE:
- Phone consultation and online questionnaire to plan your session
- Guidance and advice for clothing and session design
- Detailed editing of a minimum of thirty (30) images and online gallery hosting with shopping cart
- Order preparation, delivery, and custom design work
- Complimentary smartphone app to share on social media
Consultation & Booking
Your experience with me begins before the first photograph is even taken. The process starts with a phone consultation where you and I will discuss the session. This allows me to get a sense of your goals and desires about the session. Your contract and session fee is due when you reserve your date and time. You may reserve your session with cash, check, or credit card. Payment must be received within seven (7) days of scheduling your session, otherwise your appointment date will be released.
The session fee is due when you book your session and is non refundable. I will happily reschedule in the event of illness or a family emergency. Just let me know as far in advance as you can. For outdoor sessions, we'll make a day-of decision on the weather. Cloudy days are not a problem, but rain will necessitate a reschedule.
Our beautiful community offers a lot of choices when it comes to locations. From parks to fields to urban backdrops and perhaps even your own backyard! We’ll work together to come up with a setting that is perfect for your photos and you.
Viewing and Selecting Your Photos
Within fourteen (14) days of the session your final photos will be ready. When your photos are ready, I will e-mail you a password-protected link to view final photos; additionally I will include a reminder link to all the investment information from the contract you signed. This preview link is available for 72 hours (3 days). If you need additional time after the gallery expires, each additional, one-day link is $25 a day.
Your full order and payment is due at the time of ordering. I’ll get right to work creating your one-of-a-kind boutique products and will let you know as soon as they have hit my doorstep. Once your order has been delivered, I’ll provide you with a complimentary 30-day link to all of your selected final photos. This provides the opportunity to still order prints for family and friends.
I understand the digital world and the need for someone to own their digital images. This is why all of my custom collections are focused on you owning the digital files. Owning the digital files allows you the safety and reassurance of knowing that you have the digital negatives should a printed image be destroyed or lost. Owning the digital images gives you the opportunity to print, Facebook, Tweet, Instagram, post, blog, e-mail, send, create custom cards, scrapbook, and more! The images are provided to you in high-resolution digital format via a password protected online gallery.
Printing Your Photos
All collections offer select digital images via a password-protected online gallery, which in turn, comes with a printing release. While I can’t stop clients from printing somewhere like Wal-Mart or Costco; my strong preference is that you don’t. Turn-around print shops are designed to maximize the efficiency of the toner cartridges. This means, if the toner is low on green, the grass in the photo you are trying to print may have more cyan or yellow in it, hence, altering the color composition of the photo. If you’ve ever printed a photo and then looked at it in-person and wondered why it doesn’t look the way it looks on your screen — this is why.
Printing your photos through me (via my digital print correction lab) ensures digital color correction on every file (specifically matched with my computer and my custom editing techniques), excellent skin-tone reproduction, high-quality paper (won’t fade or transfer fingerprints), and more. These are options you can’t get by printing at a standard turn-around print shop (i.e.: Wal-Mart, Costco, Walgreen’s, or Target).
After you place your order I will open up a online gallery for you to make prints through a quality printer at competitive pricing. I hope you’ll take advantage of this great resource to ensure the prints turn out exactly as they were post-processed.
I have provided you with the highest quality images possible and cropped and colored them how I believe they will print the best. Some images (particularly those shot in low light) may have visible digital noise when enlarged too much. This is normal, but may not be aesthetic. In those cases, black and white might be a better option. AS ALWAYS, Do NOT let labs auto-color correct your prints! When printed, your images may not match what you see on your computer screen if your monitor is not professionally calibrated. I am not responsible for printing errors or for quality of prints/products not printed directly by me.
BACK IT UP
Download your online gallery immediately. Make copies of your file and save to an external hard-drive. Store one in a safety deposit box. I can’t guarantee the ability to replace or damaged files. Your final, ordered images are backed-up by me for a period of three (3) months.
Included in your online gallery is the license agreement for these images. To summarize, you are authorized to make unlimited copies of all images for personal use only. You may not sell the rights to these images or profit in any way, which includes using these images in any form for photo contests. All images are registered to Jessica Cooper Photography and protected by copyright law.
ORDERING PRINTS THROUGH pixieset
- Go to your final Pixieset link of your photos that I will send you viae-mail
- Hover over the selected image you would like to purchase. Click the shopping cart you will be directed to the ordering screen.
- Under the Shopping Cart screen, select which print size you’d like
- Select the number of copies of that photo you would like by clicking the “+” sign, then click either Keep Shopping or View Cart to checkout.
- When you order is complete and you click View Cart you will have the ability to crop by clicking "Edit Crop" This will allow you to drag/re-size a box around your photo to get it cropped exactly how you’d like. When done, select SAVE
- If done, select Checkout. To add additional prints, select Keep Shopping
- You can pay via debit/credit card directly online and the prints are shipped to the location of your choice.