I ask that if your session takes place at my outdoor studio (22375 W Angus Rd in Gretna) please do not arrive more than 15 minutes early to your session. My parents have graciously allowed me to use their beautiful property for photo shoots, so I want to be sure we do not impose by arriving earlier than expected. Thank you so much for understanding!
WHEN AND WHERE DO YOU TAKE PICTURES?
I am an outdoor, natural light photographer, so all of my photo sessions take place in the great outdoors even in the winter (above 40 degrees). I prefer to take pictures, at the earliest, 3 hours prior to sunset for optimal lighting conditions.
You can choose multiple locations for your session from urban, to rural, to natural/park settings, to small town main streets. The location we choose will be totally dependent on the client's style.
WHO DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH?
Due to high demand for senior sessions, starting in 2017 I will be scheduling only high school senior sessions. I thank you so much for those of you who have spread the word about my business! My full calendar is due largely to your referrals.
A gallery of my work can be found by clicking the "GALLERY" tab near the top of the page.
DO YOU TAKE YEARBOOK PORTRAITS?
Most schools require that yearbook photos use a non-distracting, neutral background, showing only head and shoulders. My photos fulfill these requirements, but utilize natural light instead of studio lighting. The way in which I take yearbook photos has been approved by all schools I've worked with in Douglas, Sarpy, and Cass County.
PLEASE READ: If your session is scheduled after your yearbook portrait is due, we will schedule a separate, earlier date on which we will take your yearbook portrait. Yearbook portraits are my TOP priority.
DO YOU EDIT THE PHOTOS YOU TAKE?
Yes! I do advanced editing which starts with adjusting exposure, color, composition, and contrast. I then proceed to perfecting the skin by removing acne and evening skin tone. After making those edits, I finish the photo by removing distractions, and whitening teeth. Perfecting photos takes quite a bit of time, so please allow me 2-4 weeks to finish editing your images.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR PRICING?
ALL prices are listed by number of images on the PRICING page. The length of your session is merely an approximation of how long it will take me to get the number of photos you choose. I will not charge extra if we go over this estimated time. Prices include 7% sales tax. Your full payment is due at the end of your session and covers the time and talent of the photographer, the photo shoot, full editing/retouching, a high resolution flash drive of your images, instructions on how to print through Mpix.com, and a print release. There is no deposit required to hold your session date.
A pricing menu of all extra services and items I offer is also on the PRICING page.
HOW MANY OUTFITS AND LOCATIONS CAN I USE FOR MY SESSION?
You can have as many outfit changes as you would like at as many locations as you would like (as long as the drive between them isn't too far). This applies to any type of session. I have made a "What to Wear" page for senior girls who may want suggestions on photo shoot clothing choices.
CAN I INCLUDE MY PETS?
Pets are welcome at no extra charge.
WHEN DO I PAY FOR MY SESSION?
Please be prepared to pay for your session at the end of your session. I accept cash or a check made out to "Laura Cejka." To protect myself and my business, I do not begin editing a session until payment has been received and cleared by my bank. Thank you for your understanding.
HOW SOON AFTER MY SESSION WILL I GET MY PHOTOS?
Please allow 2-4 weeks from the date of your session for me to edit your photos. Perfecting images is an art form and therefore takes time. Your images will be sent to you on a flash drive through the United States Postal Service. Yearbook photos will be given to you/sent in separately if they are due before I am finished editing the rest of your session.
HOW DO I GET MY PRINTS?
I will give you your high resolution images on a flash drive. This way you can get as many prints as you would like, whenever you would like! I highly recommend Mpix.com as it is one of the top quality printing companies in the world, yet their prices are super affordable! My clients rave about how much they love their prints from Mpix and how quickly they received their prints. Suggested printing instructions for Mpix.com will come with your flash drive.
If you would rather print through a physical store, a print release is included with your payment and you will be required to present it in store at the time of pick up. Printing through online-only printing companies does not require a print release and gives you better quality prints.
CAN I SHARE THE PHOTOS I RECEIVE?
You may post any photos you receive from me on social media sites, but please credit me in the description area of the photo or tag me [Laura Cejka or Laura C. Photography]. Please understand that you are purchasing copies of my work, but the images are not yours. Therefore, changing the editing of my photos by adding filters is not permitted and is in violation of your print release. Your cooperation is very much appreciated. Thank you!
DO YOU HAVE A PHONE NUMBER WHERE I CAN REACH YOU?
My phone number is available upon request the day of your session, however calls and texts from clients are only accepted in emergency situations such as being late for your session or having trouble finding the photo shoot location. At all other times and situations, please email me at LauraCejka@gmail.com. By using email exclusively, I keep all session details in a virtual filing system and am able to refer back to any session when needed. This is especially helpful if there is confusion over session details. We can look back at what was said and clear up any misunderstandings.
NOTICE: By booking a session with Laura C Photography, you hereby grant to Laura C. Photography the right to use and publish images and photographs taken at your photography session to further promote its service, including portfolio, web site, display, advertisement, and editorial use. Laura C. Photography retains all copyrights to the images and derivative works thereof.
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