What is a Commission Fee?
In the field of art, a commission fee means that you are hiring an artist to create you an original piece for purchase. In our studio, said fee includes the time and artistic talent of the photographer (artist). All commission fees, unless otherwise stated are due at the time of booking and do not include prints, products or digital images.
What is a Signature Session?
Signature Sessions are custom sessions that can last up to 2 hours including a personal presentation and ordering appointment to view and select your images.
What are the ages and amount of people that can be photographed in any one Signature session?
Marie Holmes Photography specializes in photographing children, families and high school seniors. Children must be ages 6 months + and immediate family members of 5 or more can be accommodated with rates beginning at $25 per person after that.
What time of day and where will we be doing our session?
Sessions are normally booked in the early mornings before sun up or late afternoon just before sundown to ensure we have the best lighting conditions. Additionally we have a few suggested locations within 15 miles of North Austin Texas. *please see our dedicated shooting days and hours of operation at the bottom of this page.
What should I wear for the session?
All of the details including the styling of your session can be discussed during your pre-session consultation once your session is reserved (phone or in-person) and visuals are available to assist you in the planning of your session wardrobe.
How many images can I expect to see from our session and when will I be able to view them?
Once your signature session is over, you will be be able to view and choose your images during a special presentation either in your home or held at our designated meeting space. You can expect to see about 25 of your best images. Turnaround time for viewing your session images are 2-3 weeks for a signature session.
How much retouching is included in my signature session?
Moderate retouching for each session includes evening out skin tones, reducing the look of fine line and wrinkles and correcting minor imperfections for a more streamlined look. Removal of childhood scars, beauty marks or other permanent markings are left alone unless otherwise specified before the session. Retouching techniques that are used will never alter your overall physical appearance only enhance them. Additional enhancements such as; digital slimming, eye glass glare removal, head swapping or any other retouching item not listed above is outsourced and charged at a per hour rate.
How long will this process take?
From shoot to print you can expect 4-8 weeks depending on the portrait collection and/or products you choose.
Do you shoot extended families or weddings?
At this time, Marie Holmes Photography does not shoot weddings exclusively, any private events or photographs extended family members. Sessions are scheduled for individuals (child, high school senior, maternity, newborn) or immediate family members only..(mom, dad, kids..etc…)
What is a Portrait Viewing Session?
*The Portrait Viewing Session is where you get to see all the best images from your Signature Session in a beautiful live presentation. At the viewing session, Marie or an interior portrait consultant will help guide you through image selection and give their expert advice on how to decorate using your families treasured artwork in your space.
Do you offer digital negatives?
While our studio focuses on producing stunning artwork for your home and space featuring your family, digital negatives are available for purchase a la carte or within a portrait collection exclusively designed by the client. Digital images can be reprinted and distributed at your leisure. All digital negatives are accompanied by a limited print release in order to do so. We also provide instructions and suggestions on how to crop, preserve your files and where to print when you receive your disk of images. Please note that the digital negatives provided are of the best resolution for optimal, unlimited reprinting options but color quality can vary depending on labs that you choose to use. This is why we highly recommend that the images be printed through our studio to ensure consistency and premium quality.
Do you offer Payment Plans?
Yes, payment plans are available for all signature sessions.
What form of payment do you accept?
Cash, checks and all major credit cards. There will be a $50 returned check fee for any check that is returned by the bank.
What are your shipping fees?
Shipping fees are included in all portrait orders. All orders do not include and are also subject to Texas State Tax.
What are your office hours of operation?
Our hours of operation are as follows:
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 10am-4pm
Shoot Days: Wednesday – Saturday