SO WHAT IS IT?
The Ordering Appointment is a meeting that takes place about 2-4 weeks after your photoshoot - this is when we sit down and look at the final (lightly touched) portraits from your session. This meeting is always done in-person and typically takes place in my home studio.
So why in-person? Why not just throw those final photos up in an online gallery and send off the link for you to review on your own time? Because while the online gallery approach might sound ideal, it doesn’t benefit you at all!
When you have the photographer next to you, you can talk about options. You can discuss where you’d like your photographs to go in your home. Which two images are best displayed side by side. Go through product options like albums or graduation announcement designs.
In the end, an in-person meeting is faster, more productive, and a better experience than an online gallery. It might seem like a lot of work, but because I am there to help, it’s a lot easier than trying to figure everything out on your own!
3 WAYS TO ORDER
SEE PRODUCT GUIDE FOR MORE DETAILS
CREATE A COLLECTION
Allows you to get exactly what you want and need for your family. Just pick at least one item from all three of steps and you get the reduced listed price.
The All Inclusive method of ordering is your best option to get digital files and printed products.
A LA CARTE
Allows you to custom design your order without any restrictions. This method of ordering has fewer items to choose from for your family.
SENIOR MENU PRODUCT CATALOG FOR YOUR REVIEW
EACH SLIDE EXPLAINS WHAT IS OFFERED
The appointment itself is fairly structured. First of all, we will watch a slideshow of your final portraits. This is the best way to get a good introduction to your images! All you have to do is sit back and enjoy because after that, we will be making the decisions.
Deciding on which images to purchase is also made as simple and straight-forward as possible. We will go through each photograph one by one on the big screen and we will mark your preference .
Now, never during this process is there any pressure to select a specific number of photos or choose images you don’t actually like. All we do is see how many portraits you absolutely LOVE and decide which printed products are best for your needs.s
And when it comes to products, things are kept pretty simple as well.
If you love only a few of your photographs, we can talk about a large frame for your home or a matted print you can display on a tabletop.
You can create your own collection, All-Inclusive, or A La Carte option.
And for those families who don’t really want framed portraits and love more than 20 images, an album is a great option. Now, my product list (fun fact, it has taken me more than a year to research and add these products - why? because I am very selective! and also because it really has to be the best product option out there for that specific item) but it’s one of the most popular items. Families love it because it includes images from their session and as a custom-designed piece, it can perfectly fit into their decor without taking up much space.
After all the decisions are made at the Ordering Appointment (and the order is paid for), your order goes into production.
Turnaround time is about 2-4 weeks depending the time of year.
You always have the option of picking up your order from the Studio or having it hand-delivered to your door, whichever is most convenient for you (products aren’t shipped to avoid damage or loss). I also personally hand-inspect every item to make sure it meets the high quality standards and nothing is ever delivered without being absolutely perfect.
I’ve done image presentation and ordering all sorts of different ways.. and the process is still evolving as I improve and refine based on client feedback. The in-person method is by far the best, in my opinion. Yes, it takes more of my time. Yes, it’s an actual sit-down commitment from the client. And yes, you do have to come prepared to make your decision at that time. But in this world of busy parenting, unless you sit down and dedicate some quality time to your portraits, the decision-making will end up taking the back seat to everything else that’s going on that week. And the whole point of this is to have something that will outlive us. Something our children can cherish when they are older.. and isn’t that worth a few hours? I sure think it is!
BENEFITS FOR YOU
• Creative input from the artist
• A more touching experience
• Ease of image selection
• Timely image selection
• Efficiency and comfort
• Exemplary customer service
• Fine art design and display
• Product idea development
• Confidence in purchase
• A plan for your images
• No overwhelming choices
• No distractions
• No confusion or indecision