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What to Expect

What to Expect During the Session:

Before we start, I will spend a few minutes talking with your child to get to know them better and make them feel more comfortable.

If your child is still nervous, I will pull you into the session to capture the perfect picture. So please come prepared to have pictures taken just in case!

If breaks are needed, not a problem! We'll take them and get her more comfortable.

If your child is not behaving the way you would like her to, please remain calm and don't get stressed out.  When you're stressed out, your child will sense your tension and start to feel tense also. Please refrain from strict discipline during the session; it will damage the the quality of your photos. I'm a mother of 5 kids so don't worry, I have a lot of patience.

 

 
General Policies

Some things to help us give you the Perfect experience.

The studio is open by appointment only. Appointments are available Monday-Friday from 9:00-11:30 am & 1:00-6:00pm. Saturday appointments are available too.

The session fee is non-refundable, but may be applied towards a rescheduled session. A credit card number is required to reserve your session time. It will not be charged until the day of the session and you will have the option of paying with cash or check instead. If you're a "no show" for your session, your card will be charged for the session fee.

Please provide 24-hour notice if you're unable to keep your appointment. We will make every effort to reschedule your session for your desired date and time.

If we have to reschedule, we will offer you the opportunity to reschedule your session or refund your money.

We do not believe in portrait purchase minimums. Your order can be as big or as small as your needs are.

All portraits 11x14 or larger or mounted on artboard and lacquer coated if you choose so. The lacquer coating is a clear coat and glass is not required when framed.

Minor retouches are done on all proofs and portraits to remove blemishes. Additional charges will be applied for major retouches, such as switching heads from one photo to another.

50% of portrait purchase total is due at time of ordering. If your order is $100 or less, the full amount is due at the time of ordering.

6.5% sales tax is applied to all orders.

Orders will be available for pick-up approximately 3-4 weeks after being placed. At the time of pick-up, the remaining balance for the portrait purchase is due. 

Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard & American Express are accepted.

All portrait purchases are non-refundable due to the nature of the item.

All images remain the property of Picture Perfect by Michelle and are protected by federal copyright laws. Copying, scanning, or editing of any kind without permission is strictly prohibited.

 

 

 
Clothing Tips

The most important tip: EVERYONE NEEDS TO COLOR COORDINATE IN SIMPLE, SOLID CLOTHING!

Stay away from stripes and patterns & stick to dark colors. For example: navy blue, brown, black, khakis, & denim always photograph well. These are simple, timeless pieces that will not date your picture because the clothing styles change. In portraits, stripes and patterns will take your focal attention away from your faces and gear it towards the clothing. A good rule of thumb, if it takes more than 10 minutes to dress your child, then it's probably the wrong outfit. Remember I'm photographing your family, not the cute outfit grandma bought at the boutique.

Shoes are not necessary for little ones for in-studio shots. There is nothing more precious than bare bottoms & bare piggies!

Stay away from white. White shirts will "wash out" your natural skin tone.

For more than one child, color coordinate their clothing. It doesn't need to be identical outfits, but the same color tones are recommended.

Have nails trimmed and cleaned-up. If your child is old enough for nail polish, make sure a fresh coat has been applied before the session. Minor blemishes and scratches can be retouched.

For Outdoor Shots:  Wear appropriate socks & shoes! Don't do white socks with dark shoes. A lot of full body shots will be taken with family portraits.

Parents: ALWAYS come to the session dressed as if you were going to have your pictures taken too. I will bring parents into the session to help relax the kids in a new environment. Black is recommended and flattering for every body type.