After Our Session

Q: How do I view the images from our session?

Within three weeks of our session your digital proofs will be ready. I select 25-30 of the best images from our session and edit them so they will ready for ordering. Proofs can be viewed in a private, online gallery with full ordering capability, or I am happy to have an in-person consultation slideshow. I can help you decide what to do with all of your lovely images! Would you like a wall arrangement? I have a wide range of options. I don’t want you to be limited by just prints. Let’s talk.

Q: Why is there a copyright symbol on all the gallery images?

I try to keep the copyright info small, so you can get a good idea of how great the images look, but I do keep the copyright info on the images as a friendly reminder to not “snag” an image without first paying for it!

Q: How much do you “Photoshop” your images?

I like to keep my images natural looking so I try to have a light hand with Photoshop. If you have freckles on your face, you will have freckles in your images. If you are near 40 and have a few wrinkles, you will have a few wrinkles in your images. I aim to capture the real “you.” I believe in embracing the beauty in our imperfections. Acne is my exception. Blemishes are touched up. Any extensive Photoshopping will be incur an extra charge of $25 extra per image.

Q: How do I order photos from our session?

use instaproofs (http://janakphoto.instaproofs.com/) for my online gallery viewing and ordering. I offer package pricing that rewards larger orders. I am set up with a professional photo lab that my monitor is calibrated to ensure high quality prints. Instaproofs requires a credit card to purchase. If you’d prefer to use another payment option, we can meet in person or talk over the phone. I accept credit cards, PayPal, personal checks made to Jana K. Photo Design and cash.

Q: Why do digital files cost more than prints?

Jana charges more for digital files than prints for a few reasons. 1) I really prefer to handle all the printing through my lab so I can guarantee a beautiful end result. By letting digital files out of my hands I can no longer ensure quality, and to be honest, that makes me worry. I’d rather not have someone print out a photo on their ink jetprinter and then pass it off as my work. 2) For business purposes as well. I charge more to release the files into your hands I can no longer charge you for more prints, cards, wall hangings, etc.

Q: What is up with your copyright statement?

I adhere to standard copyright practices for professional photographers. I will not display your images on my blog, portfolio, marketing materials without your permission, but I will still retain the copyright on all images. Please respect the photographer by not downloading images from my site without my approval.

Q: How do I get an image for Facebook?

With your permission, I will post an image on Facebook and “tag” the photo with your name so your friends and family can view it easily. These images are low-res versions. If you would like an image that you would like to use on social networks or the internet, I can provide a non-watermarked image for a fee (please see my pricing guide). This file will not be high enough quality for printing.

Q: Do you have a minimum order requirement?

No. A typical client will spend $300 to $1500 on custom photography. This includes my session fee.

Q: I ordered a digital package. How do you recommend I get my images printed?

I recommend Mpix.com for printing your images. For cards I recommend tiny prints (www.tinyprints.com) or Minted (www.minted.com) where I have an affiliate store front.

Q: How archival are your prints?

My standard image is printed on Kodak Professional Supra Endura VC Digital Paper with a UV coating. Images should last over 100 years in typical home display and over 200 years in dark storage.