Our Process

Consultation

All sessions begin with a free consultation. This allows you to meet the photographer, see the studio and discuss any ideas for your portrait experience. You will receive a packet that includes a pricelist, our policies and a portrait contract. At this time any questions that you may have will be answered. We will also discuss how to prepare for your session. At the end of the consultation you may book your session. A $100 non refundable deposit will be required to hold your session date. For clients who live out of the area a phone consultation can be scheduled.

Creative session

The night before your session get lots of rest. Make sure you eat well before coming in to keep your energy level up. Being a model is hard work! The day of your photo shoot, please arrive on time. If you are 30 min late we may have to reschedule. A new session fee will apply. At the end of your session a Image selection session will be scheduled.

Image selection session

This session is usually scheduled about a week after your photo session it lasts about 1.5 hours. At your image selection you will view and purchase your images. Before this session talk with family members who may want portraits, measure your walls for possible sizes needed, discuss framing, canvases and albums with your partner. Grandparents, aunts and uncles may attend this session. It is necessary for us to be a part of the process of image selection by giving our expert advice and going over all the many options in their order session. If you are unable to make purchasing decisions at this session, another image selection session can be scheduled for a fee of $150.

We have tried using online ordering in the past and our clients found it frustrating and time consuming. Online photo websites are impersonal and the images to small to show the detail in my work.

Portrait Pick up appointment

A pick up appointment will be scheduled 6 to 8 weeks after your image selection session. Specialty products may take longer. If you wish to have your images rushed there is an additional fee. All images will have been retouched, printed and packaged.
(birth announcements are available within a week of ordering)

Referral Program

A large part of our success has been from our returning clients and client referrals.To thank our clients for spreading the word... They will receive a credit of $75 towards your next session or purchase for every booked client they refer. Please let us know who referred you!

*For our clients privacy we are an appointment only studio

Information and Scheduling

Phone: 916 660-9533
Email: info@bellybeautifulportraits.com