How do I book a photography session with you?
A non-refundable retainer fee is required to secure your session time and date and the session contract must be signed. Once both items are received you are in the books! Unfortunately, I cannot consider a session booked until I receive the retainer fee and the contract are signed and returned. Prices are subject to change and only valid at the time of booking. Additionally, a questionnaire needs to be filled out so I can best prepare for our session.
When is the remaining balance due?
The remaining session balance is due at the time of the session. Cash or check would be perfect! Thank you!
Where will you take our photographs?
I love taking photographs outdoors and at your home. I have several spots around the Rochester Hills area that are perfect for outdoor photos, so don’t worry about searching for the perfect spot.
Do you charge a travel fee? Or are there any other fees?
A travel fee will be applied to all sessions that take place more than 15 miles from 1082 Barneswood Ct Rochester Hills, Michigan 48306. Additionally, clients must cover their own entrance fee for sessions that take place inside state or county parks. Some locations charge a fee for using their location for photographs, so if you have a specific place in mind but aren’t sure if they charge, feel free to ask! The client will be responsible for an additional fee.
How do you book lifestyle newborn sessions?
Newborn sessions are ideally booked within the third trimester of pregnancy. A tentative date is set based on your due date. Once your baby arrives, the parents are to contact Meghan Mace Photography within 48 hours to confirm the session date and time. Only a few newborn sessions are scheduled each month to account for early and late arrivals. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you think you booked too late, there might be an opening! All sessions take place in your home with most on the weekends during mid-day for the best natural light.
Sessions are very natural in terms of posing. this helps to keep the sessions relaxed and capture the early moments of life with a newborn. If you’re looking for a ‘posed’ newborn session please let me know and I am happy to help you out!
What time of the day do you schedule sessions outdoors?
As an outdoor natural light photographer, I love to shot outdoor sessions during the last few hours before sunset or the few hours after sunrise.
How strict is our appointment time?
I know how difficult it can be to get to places on time with little ones. However, sessions are scheduled to start on time to ensure we have enough time to capture the perfect images for you. This is especially outdoor sessions. Natural light creates its own time frame and I want to ensure that you get the best possible photos of your loved ones. Unfortunately, if you do accidentally arrive late to a session, the session time cannot be pushed back. I recommend giving yourself a 15-minute buffer to ensure you arrive at your session on time.
Do sessions come with digital files?
Yes! The number of files included with a session is indicated in the pricing section.
What if something comes up and I need to cancel?
As a parent and business owner, I understand how complicated scheduling a session can be and how regularly unexpected events interrupt our schedules. While cancellations are rare, if you do need to cancel and reschedule please provide a 7 day notice and reschedule a time that is within 2 weeks of your original appointment in order to not be charged a cancellation fee. If you cannot reschedule within 2 weeks, a new retainer fee will be applied to the future scheduled appointment.
What if it rains? Or the weather is bad?
In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather, the retainer fee will be used towards future sessions that must be rescheduled within the 2-week time frame from the original date. Meghan Mace Photography will make this call within an hour of the session time. The weather tends to change very quickly in Michigan and we will do our best to get your session in on the scheduled date.
When will our photos from our session be available? How long will our online gallery be available online?
Photos from your session will be available in an online viewing gallery within 2 weeks from your session date. The gallery will be available for 7 days from the email delivery date. I know life happens, so if you are unable to select your digital images or make print purchases prior to the gallery expiration date, I will re-upload the gallery for $35 for an additional 7 days.
I would love to discuss session details more in-depth with you or answer any questions you may have. Please contact me for additional details on session types and availability!