HOW LONG BEFORE MY PICTURES WILL BE READY?
In our world of “instant” gratification, we have grown to simply expect everything to be available to us in lightning speed. That being said… my goal is always for you to have your completed images as soon as possible.
Typically, most portrait sessions are completed anywhere between 2-4 weeks and weddings between 2-4 months. However, if you must have your completed gallery, or a specific product, ready prior to a certain date, please let me know prior to booking. A “rush” order fee is only required in rare situations.
Ok, let’s get real for a moment… I am a ninja when it comes to editing. A true superhero with amazing superhuman skills. But as I like to joke, “I can use my powers for good, as well as for evil.” Hahaha!
I am happy to remove blemishes, bruises, soften wrinkles, tuck in / smooth out a natural bulge created by a waistband or strap, etc, I’ll even remove distracting background objects or do a head-swap (when possible) on those occasions that someone blinked, or a child turned their head in the best group photo. This is all part of what I do and is included in my post-processing. But ultimately, I will not change who you are.
When it comes to slimming, most of the magic is in the proper and professional posing. So please don’t be so hard on yourself. XOXO Body dis-morphia is real, and I understand that struggle, but while I may be an editing ninja, I am not a psychologist.
If you have specific editing requests or concerns, please let me know during the planning & consult stage prior to your session so we have time to discuss them in detail and have you feeling fully confident when it’s finally time to meet.
Some editing requests take more detailed and extensive work and time. So if you would like something such as the entire addition or removal of a person, braces removal, specific body editing, post gallery reveal editing, etc, this will be at an additional cost of $20 to $30 per image.
ARE THERE ADDED TRAVEL FEES?
There are NO travel fees for locations within Grays Harbor County. This includes:
Hoquiam, Aberdeen, Central Park, Montesano, Brady, Satsop, Elma, Cosmopolis, Markham, Westport, Grayland, Ocean Shores, Seabrook, Pacific Beach, Copalis, Moclips, Taholah, Wishkah, and Humptulips.
I will gladly travel to the location of your choice and I often travel to the Olympia, Centralia, Tacoma, greater Seattle areas and beyond. If you would like your session to be outside of Grays Harbor County, I only require a small $25 travel fee for 50-150 miles outside of my studio’s “local” area.
For events more than 150 miles from our Hoquiam office, the travel fee is raised to reflect the distance and any reimbursement of Lodging and Airfare (if necessary,) must be provided in advance. (These will be arranged by the photographer.)
Yes! Your Custom Portrait Session or Wedding Photography is definitely worth investing in and often that doesn’t mean you will have the money available right away. Your payable invoice will show two payments. The initial payment is a small retainer fee to reserve your date and start the planning process. Your second payment is the final payment where any remaining balance is due. Between that time, you may access your invoice and make payments as they best fit your budget and pay periods at your own convenience!
* Please remember that images and orders will not be edited, view-able, ordered or delivered until your balance due is paid in full.
If I have posted images from your gallery here on my Blog, Facebook, or Instagram you may share my post to your social media, but please understand that it is illegal to save/download/print those images.
If you have purchased the Digital Download, then yes. Post away! I only ask that you please do not alter the images and please give proper Photo Credit on each image you post to BonellPhotography.com or JuliBonellPhotography.com. I also love to be tagged.
Please note: It is ILLEGAL to alter or screen-cap images from your gallery, blog or anywhere else.
HOW DO I ORDER PRINTS?
Since I put so much work into every image, I want your prints to be their best as well. So I’ve connected all my client galleries to one of the best professional print labs in the nation. Once your gallery is completed and your private gallery access has been emailed to you, just use the “BUY” button. Be sure to explore the variety of shopping cart options as there are many non-traditional items including product gifts and print packages available to you there!
Additionally, if you are ordering custom items directly through me, I always select among the top professional photographer labs to ensure high quality, durability and competitive prices in my Albums, Canvases, Folios, etc.
WHY DON’T YOU OFFER DISCS ANYMORE?
The digital age is traveling fast. So fast, that many newer computers don’t even have disc drives anymore! So all those images you have stored away on discs to preserve for your children and grandchildren to have and enjoy? Yeh, those images are being held hostage by the digital age. They are going to need to be digitally transferred to something else someday very soon if you ever want them seen again. Think about it… it was only about 25 years ago that everything was being stored on floppy discs! And not even 15 years ago that movies were still on VHS tapes? So tell me, how is that working out for you now?
So I highly recommend that you not only store your images on your hard drive but also in multiple locations. Hard Drives crash. Cell Phones too. Even Facebook isn’t guaranteed to be around forever, right?
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