Fairytale Outdoors – 10.7.16

Fairytale Outdoors – 10.7.16

Fairytale Session

Step into the pages of a storybook with this fantasy session for your cherished little girl

 
Does your little girl dream of being a princess or having wings? Why not make her dream come true?!  
She’ll don a flowing dress and wings, or a poufy princess dress. Maybe she’ll wear Riding Hood’s red cape. She’ll become a part of her favorite storybook fairytale! This portrait session is just for little girls and their vivid imaginations!
 
A unique experience for a cherished little girl in your life, our portraits are high-end, one-of-a-kind, and always a huge hit with family and friends. We are masters at capturing priceless expressions and memories that will last a lifetime.
 
Capture your little girl’s imagination as she is transformed into a beautiful storybook character right before your eyes! Artwork from this session makes a wonderful gift for mothers, fathers and grandparents.

One past portrait client says:
“Had a wonderful experience, from start to finish.  It was amazing.  My 4-year-old truly felt like a fairy tale princess.  Mindy and her daughter were such an incredible team, made me and my daughter feel comfortable during and after the photo shoot.”
~ Sheena Diplal ~
 

Only 12 Session Slots Available...

Sessions are first come, first serve…portrait sessions are regularly $250 — book today for only $99 and receive a $99 credit toward the package of your choice.
 
Ready to book? Just click here!

Enjoy this special session!

Then Decorate Your Home With the Ones You Love!

Remember, these sessions are only held once a year!

Book your session today

WHO:

For the little fairy tale princess in your life!
These sessions are best suited for little girls
between the ages of 3-9.

WHAT:

Limited Edition Sessions, which are themed events,are unique,
won’t be repeated and have only a limited number of slots.
Once the session slots are filled, the theme is no longer available.
You can expect that special little lady of yours to feel extra special when she leaves, and you will have timeless images of her during this special event in her life.
Also included in your session is the use of our customized costumes and props, so all you need to do is show up and we will take care of the rest.

WHEN:

Portrait: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2016 only
Ordering: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016 only
Because these events are special, and the themes and slots are
so much in demand, we are sensitive to timing.
Because of that, we set aside specific times during the week
during which all orders must be placed

WHERE:

Our Indoor or Outdoor Studio in Sterling, VA
46506 Oak Lane
Sterling, VA  20165

WHY:

Because time moves so fast — photography stops it!
A fun and special Fairytale Session just for girls, with costumes, on a unique set! This session is perfect for the parent or grandparent who values one of a kind portraits of their cherished little girl!
Portraits from our 30-minute sessions make the perfect gift for mom, dad and especially the grandparents!

Only 12 Session Slots Available...

Sessions are first come, first serve…portrait sessions are regularly $250 — book today for only $99 and receive a $99 credit toward the package of your choice.
Click here to book your session today!

 Curious about our other Portrait and Limited Edition themed sessions?

Click here to see other sessions we offer!

Questions? 

Be sure to read our Limited Edition FAQs!

 

HOW ARE LIMITED EDITION SESSIONS DIFFERENT FROM REGULAR SESSIONS?

Limited Edition Sessions are shorter in length than a Regular Family Portrait Session. They are also typically based on a theme. Each Limited Edition Session is customized with special props, sets and backgrounds. For some Limited Edition Sessions, special costumes are also available. Limited Edition Sessions have specific dates upon which the Portrait and Ordering Sessions are held.

WHO CAN SIGN UP FOR YOUR LIMITED EDITION SESSIONS?

Typically, Limited Edition Sessions are exclusive to children, photographing them on a unique themed set. Occasionally, we have Limited Edition Sessions for specific groupings, such as mother/child, or father/child.

WHAT ARE THE AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SESSION?

We have high-end, professionally-designed costumes (if the particular session calls for one) which fit girls ages 3 through 9. Some Limited Editions Sessions are open to children of all ages, such as our mother/child or father/child sessions.

HOW OFTEN DO YOU OFFER LIMITED EDITION SESSIONS?

We offer Limited Edition Sessions throughout the year. However, most themed sessions are only offered once in a year. If you subscribe to our e-newsletter or follow Ever After Portraits or mindybelcher on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you’ll be in-the-know for all of our upcoming sessions!

DO I HAVE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT? CAN'T I JUST WALK IN?

Appointments are required. We do not accept walk-ins.

DO I HAVE TO PAY IN ADVANCE TO SECURE MY SESSION SLOT?

The session fee must be paid up front to secure your session. If you “no show,” you will have to pay another session fee to reschedule.

HOW LONG DOES A PORTRAIT SESSION TAKE?

Each session is no more than 30 minutes, with one outfit. You will have at least 20 images to choose from. . If you have multiple children being photographed together, they can share the same 30-minute session time for an additional $50 fee.

If you want individual images of each child, we require back-to-back sessions, one session for each child, but we will overlap the time a little so we can photograph them together as well.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN ATTEND THE SESSION?

We ask that no more than two adults attend the session.

WHEN SHOULD I PLAN TO ARRIVE?

For sessions which involve costumes or clothing changes, please plan to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled time to allow for clothing/costume changes, checking hair, etc.

For sessions which do not involve costumes or clothing changes, please plan to arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled time to allow for checking hair, etc.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM LATE?

All sessions begin at the scheduled time. We respect the next client’s time, so we are are unable to accommodate late arrivals. If you arrive late, your session will have to be rescheduled.

CAN MY CHILD BE PHOTOGRAPHED IN MORE THAN ONE OUTFIT DURING THE SAME SESSION?

The session time allows for your choice of one costume/outfit. If you’d like your child to be photographed in more than one costume/outfit, we invite you to purchase an additional session slot.

DOES MY DAUGHTER GET TO PICK HER COSTUME?

Absolutely! You can bring a costume from home or use one of the ones we provide in the studio.

MY SON WOULD LIKE TO BE PART OF A FANTASY SHOOT. DO YOU HAVE ANY COSTUMES FOR BOYS?

At this time, we do not carry costumes for boys.

CAN I BOOK TWO SESSION SLOTS IN A ROW?

Yes, you can. We would actually recommend booking two different Limited Edition sessions, back-to-back, if you have twins or multiple children.

CAN I HAVE MORE THAN ONE CHILD IN A PORTRAIT?

Of course! Additional children are $50 each and will share the 30-minute time slot.

HOW MANY POSES WILL I GET TO CHOOSE FROM?

Typically, you will have no less than 20 poses to choose from when it comes to prints and products.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD DOES NOT COOPERATE?

Unfortunately, there are NO retakes if your child does not cooperate, so do make sure they have had a nap and are well fed before the session time arrives.

If you feel that it's possible that your child may not cooperate, please come prepared with a “clean” snack, especially for those who might appreciate a little positive reinforcement (aka bribery)! Look for snacks that don’t melt, aren’t sticky and won’t leave messy crumbs.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD IS SICK THE DAY OF THE SESSION?

If you or your child is not feeling well (even the slightest bit under the weather), please reschedule. We want to keep the studio as germ free as possible.

We will allow you to choose a session from a different Limited Edition date.

WHAT IS YOUR RESCHEDULING POLICY?

Each themed session will not be repeated.  If you absolutely must miss the session AND YOU SPEAK TO US IN ADVANCE OF THE SESSION DATE, we will allow you to swap your session to a different Limited Edition date -- without exception, we will not recreate the same theme.  It will be a different theme and the new date.

And here's our regular policy for rescheduling.

The Portrait Session may be rescheduled at the photographer's discretion due to weather.  Due to a heavily booked calendar, we do not reschedule the session with less than 24 hours notice other than on the basis of weather. 

If you RESCHEDULE or CANCEL your portrait session or FAIL TO ATTEND your session for any reason and at any time, we will suffer losses that are difficult to ascertain. For that reason, if you reschedule your appointment within 7 days of your session time, cancel it outright or fail to attend, you will forfeit your reservation fee. This fee is paid to us as liquidated damages and not as a penalty. You and I agree that the fee amounts stated below are reasonable. If you let me know you need to reschedule your session at least 7 days before your scheduled time, you may apply your reservation fee to your new session if:

  •     You schedule your new date within 24 hours of telling me you wish to reschedule, and
  •     Your new date falls within 90 days of your original date, and
  •     It is your first time rescheduling your session. You may only reschedule one time.

If you do not meet all of these conditions, you forfeit your reservation fee. Your reservation fee is not transferable.

DURING THE SESSION, CAN I TAKE PHOTOS WITH MY IPHONE TO SHARE WITH MY FRIENDS?

Please do not. Multiple cameras mean your child does not know where to look! So no cameras, including cell phone cameras, are allowed in the studio.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS POOR?

In case of inclement weather, we will contact you and reschedule your session(s).

CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME TIPS THAT WILL HELP ME BE PREPARED FOR THE SESSION?

* For some of our themed sessions (such as our Fairytale Session) participants typically don’t wear shoes, so please make sure feet are squeaky clean.

* If your little one chooses to wear nail and/or toe polish, be sure that it’s not chipped or peeling off the day of your session.

* Check arms and hands for temporary tattoos! (You’d be surprised how many times this comes up.) They should come off easily with a little baby oil.

* Style hair down in a natural style that lends itself to wearing our floral wreath crowns.

* Avoid pony tails and or pig tails because they tend to look bumpy in most situations.

* Pack a comb or brush for a quick touch-up once you arrive.

* If your little one has dry skin, apply a little lotion to smooth it out.

* Bring along chapstick or clear lip gloss to apply at the studio. Dry, chapped lips are not easy to fix post production, but a light application of chapstick or gloss before the session works wonders!

* Blue dresses bring out blue eyes.

* Olive skin tones look best in jewel tones.

* Dark colors will overwhelm fair-haired lasses.

ORDERING QUESTIONS

CAN I VIEW THE IMAGES ONLINE TO ORDER?

No. Your images are only available to view on our 72-inch screen, for the highest quality viewing. We don’t do online viewing.

HOW SOON WILL I BE ABLE TO ORDER PRODUCTS?

We edit all session images during the week following the Limited Edition Session, so that they are then available during the next week to order.

Because these events are special and the themes and slots are so much in demand, we are sensitive to timing. Because of that, we set aside specific days during the week during which all Limited Edition Session orders must be placed. (Each Limited Edition Session has its own web page; Portrait Session dates and Ordering Session dates will be included on that session's page under “WHEN.”)

WHEN CAN I PLACE MY ORDER?

Because our schedule is generally filled six weeks in advance, we have set aside specific dates for Limited Edition Session ordering, so that you can place your order in a timely fashion. If you are not able to order on the date(s) we have set aside for ordering sessions, you will most likely have to choose an Ordering Session date 6 to 8 weeks into the future to find an open date. The time set aside for the Ordering Session is the only time to place your order.

WHO SHOULD COME TO THE ORDERING SESSION?

All the decision makers!  Your very own personal ordering session is included so that you may order the products. We will help you compare all of your favorite images.

WHEN IS PAYMENT FOR PRODUCTS DUE?

Payment is due the day of your Ordering Session appointment when your order is placed. A no-interest payment plan option is available. (See "Do you offer a payment plan?" below.)

HOW LONG WILL IT BE BEFORE I RECEIVE MY ORDER?

Once your order is placed, allow 2 weeks for your images to be retouched and sent to you for your approval. Once you approve your order and make final payment, allow 3 to 6 weeks for delivery.

WILL THE ORDER HAVE TO BE PAID IN FULL BEFORE IT IS DELIVERED?

Yes. Orders will not be delivered until the order is paid in full.

CAN I PICK UP MY ORDER?

Absolutely! Order pickups are scheduled each Friday by appointment only, or we can ship your order to your home.

DO YOU OFFER A PAYMENT PLAN?

We do! With 25% down, a no-interest layaway payment plan option is available. Your products will be sent to print when final payment is received. (Allow 3 – 6 weeks for delivery of products after final payment.)

PRICING AND PRODUCT QUESTIONS

HOW MUCH DOES THE SESSION COST?

Each 30-minute Limited Edition Session is $99 (plus sales tax). A $99 product credit is also included with your session fee. The $99 session fee secures your reservation for the scheduled themed session, and allows us to provide the highest quality costumes, props, and our undivided attention to make your child’s fantasy a reality! (Regular Family Portrait Sessions are $250, so that’s a savings of 60% from a Regular Session!)

WHAT KINDS OF PRODUCTS DO YOU OFFER?

Limited Edition Sessions have package pricing. Each package includes products. After a package is purchased, other products can be added on such as mounted prints, mounted wall portraits, wall art in a canvas finish, albums, portrait boxes, desk images, notecards . . . and the list goes on! You will be provided with a list of our packages for your session.

WHAT DO THE PRODUCTS COST?

Special products and package pricing will be available with the Limited Edition Sessions, including beautiful Wall Art that would be perfect for your child’s room, your room, or even for the grandparents!

Sessions are $99 and include a $99 product credit. Package pricing starts at $448, and yes, your product credit can be applied to this package.  In addition, any prints are not just a flimsy piece of paper; they are mounted and coated for durability and protection from fingerprints and the elements. Digital images to share and print are available for purchase. Contact the studio for detailed pricing.

We take great pride in our products and it’s our pleasure to create beautifully and professionally printed artwork for you to enjoy for generations to come.

WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR PRODUCTS TO PURCHASE?

* For Limited Edition Sessions, Gallery Wraps are the Wall Art product we encourage. The image is printed directly onto high-quality canvas material with the finest ink to ensure that the image looks its best. The canvas is then stretched around a solid frame. Then a UV coating is applied to resist fading and enhance the longevity and rich appearance. Hanging is a breeze, and wall bumpers are included to protect surfaces from marks and scratches. These features allow you to have your gallery wraps on display in a matter of moments.

* Our unique albums are an heirloom keepsake for decades to come. An album is perfect for preserving the story of your child's special session and will allow you to relive the moments time and again. While this album does have a minimum of 10 pages, more can be added.

We consider ourselves storytellers that use photography as our medium. We typically work with moms and dads who realize that their children won’t be young forever. They all say, “Where did the time go?”  

We can’t stop time! That’s why parents commission Ever After to create beautiful heirloom portraits of their children and family so they can decorate their home with the ones they love. Your moments...forever.

The heirloom products that we create are museum quality and rated to last 150 years. They are heirloom legacy pieces handed down to your children so they can treasure the memories of YOU and their childhood long after each is gone -- and then they will hand them down to THEIR children, to become even more valued as years pass. It’s this type of heirloom artwork that if a disaster struck, you would grab your kids, your cat and these portraits because they mean that much to you...

If you cherish your family, value fine art portraits and want your moments captured forever...

 

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    Dollcake Vintage Session – 9.9.16

    Dollcake Vintage Session

    Celebrate times gone by with our Dollcake Vintage Limited Edition Session. Soft, dreamy dresses and vintage-style accessories make for beautiful and timeless images, images celebrating the innocence and joy of youth. A fun and special portrait session just for girls, with special dresses, on a unique set! Our portraits are high-end, one-of-a-kind, and always a huge hit with family and friends. We are masters at capturing priceless expressions and memories that will last a lifetime.
    One past portrait client says:
    “Their work is truly an art. Not only is their work amazing, they separate themselves from other photographers by making you feel like not only clients, but trusted friends.”
    ~ Ashley ~
     

    Only 12 Session Slots Available...

    Sessions are first come, first serve…portrait sessions are regularly $250 — book today for only $99 and receive a $99 credit toward the package of your choice.
     
    Ready to book? Just click here!

    Enjoy this special session!

    Then Decorate Your Home With the Ones You Love!

    Remember, these sessions are only held once a year!

    Book your session today

    WHO:

    For the little doll in your life!
    These sessions are best suited for little girls
    between the ages of 3-9.

    WHAT:

    Limited Edition Sessions, which are themed events,are unique,
    won’t be repeated and have only a limited number of slots.
    Once the session slots are filled, the theme is no longer available.
    You can expect that special little lady of yours to feel extra special when she leaves, and you will have timeless images of her during this special event in her life.
    Also included in your session is the use of our customized costumes and props, so all you need to do is show up and we will take care of the rest.

    WHEN:

    Portrait: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 only
    Ordering: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 only 
    Because these events are special, and the themes and slots are
    so much in demand, we are sensitive to timing.
    Because of that, we set aside specific times during the week
    during which all orders must be placed

    WHERE:

    Our Indoor or Outdoor Studio in Sterling, VA
    46506 Oak Lane
    Sterling, VA  20165

    WHY:

    Because time moves so fast — photography stops it!
    A fun and special portrait session just for girls, with special clothing, on a unique set! This session is perfect for the parent or grandparent who values one of a kind portraits of their cherished little girl! Portraits from our 30-minute sessions make the perfect gift for mom, dad and especially the grandparents!

    Only 12 Session Slots Available...

    Sessions are first come, first serve…portrait sessions are regularly $250 — book today for only $99 and receive a $99 credit toward the package of your choice.
    Click here to book your session today!

     Curious about our other Portrait and Limited Edition themed sessions?

    Click here to see other sessions we offer!

    Questions? 

    Be sure to read our Limited Edition FAQs!

     

    HOW ARE LIMITED EDITION SESSIONS DIFFERENT FROM REGULAR SESSIONS?

    Limited Edition Sessions are shorter in length than a Regular Family Portrait Session. They are also typically based on a theme. Each Limited Edition Session is customized with special props, sets and backgrounds. For some Limited Edition Sessions, special costumes are also available. Limited Edition Sessions have specific dates upon which the Portrait and Ordering Sessions are held.

    WHO CAN SIGN UP FOR YOUR LIMITED EDITION SESSIONS?

    Typically, Limited Edition Sessions are exclusive to children, photographing them on a unique themed set. Occasionally, we have Limited Edition Sessions for specific groupings, such as mother/child, or father/child.

    WHAT ARE THE AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SESSION?

    We have high-end, professionally-designed costumes (if the particular session calls for one) which fit girls ages 3 through 9. Some Limited Editions Sessions are open to children of all ages, such as our mother/child or father/child sessions.

    HOW OFTEN DO YOU OFFER LIMITED EDITION SESSIONS?

    We offer Limited Edition Sessions throughout the year. However, most themed sessions are only offered once in a year. If you subscribe to our e-newsletter or follow Ever After Portraits or mindybelcher on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you’ll be in-the-know for all of our upcoming sessions!

    DO I HAVE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT? CAN'T I JUST WALK IN?

    Appointments are required. We do not accept walk-ins.

    DO I HAVE TO PAY IN ADVANCE TO SECURE MY SESSION SLOT?

    The session fee must be paid up front to secure your session. If you “no show,” you will have to pay another session fee to reschedule.

    HOW LONG DOES A PORTRAIT SESSION TAKE?

    Each session is no more than 30 minutes, with one outfit. You will have at least 20 images to choose from. . If you have multiple children being photographed together, they can share the same 30-minute session time for an additional $50 fee.

    If you want individual images of each child, we require back-to-back sessions, one session for each child, but we will overlap the time a little so we can photograph them together as well.

    HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN ATTEND THE SESSION?

    We ask that no more than two adults attend the session.

    WHEN SHOULD I PLAN TO ARRIVE?

    For sessions which involve costumes or clothing changes, please plan to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled time to allow for clothing/costume changes, checking hair, etc.

    For sessions which do not involve costumes or clothing changes, please plan to arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled time to allow for checking hair, etc.

    WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM LATE?

    All sessions begin at the scheduled time. We respect the next client’s time, so we are are unable to accommodate late arrivals. If you arrive late, your session will have to be rescheduled.

    CAN MY CHILD BE PHOTOGRAPHED IN MORE THAN ONE OUTFIT DURING THE SAME SESSION?

    The session time allows for your choice of one costume/outfit. If you’d like your child to be photographed in more than one costume/outfit, we invite you to purchase an additional session slot.

    DOES MY DAUGHTER GET TO PICK HER COSTUME?

    Absolutely! You can bring a costume from home or use one of the ones we provide in the studio.

    MY SON WOULD LIKE TO BE PART OF A FANTASY SHOOT. DO YOU HAVE ANY COSTUMES FOR BOYS?

    At this time, we do not carry costumes for boys.

    CAN I BOOK TWO SESSION SLOTS IN A ROW?

    Yes, you can. We would actually recommend booking two different Limited Edition sessions, back-to-back, if you have twins or multiple children.

    CAN I HAVE MORE THAN ONE CHILD IN A PORTRAIT?

    Of course! Additional children are $50 each and will share the 30-minute time slot.

    HOW MANY POSES WILL I GET TO CHOOSE FROM?

    Typically, you will have no less than 20 poses to choose from when it comes to prints and products.

    WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD DOES NOT COOPERATE?

    Unfortunately, there are NO retakes if your child does not cooperate, so do make sure they have had a nap and are well fed before the session time arrives.

    If you feel that it's possible that your child may not cooperate, please come prepared with a “clean” snack, especially for those who might appreciate a little positive reinforcement (aka bribery)! Look for snacks that don’t melt, aren’t sticky and won’t leave messy crumbs.

    WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD IS SICK THE DAY OF THE SESSION?

    If you or your child is not feeling well (even the slightest bit under the weather), please reschedule. We want to keep the studio as germ free as possible.

    We will allow you to choose a session from a different Limited Edition date.

    WHAT IS YOUR RESCHEDULING POLICY?

    Each themed session will not be repeated.  If you absolutely must miss the session AND YOU SPEAK TO US IN ADVANCE OF THE SESSION DATE, we will allow you to swap your session to a different Limited Edition date -- without exception, we will not recreate the same theme.  It will be a different theme and the new date.

    And here's our regular policy for rescheduling.

    The Portrait Session may be rescheduled at the photographer's discretion due to weather.  Due to a heavily booked calendar, we do not reschedule the session with less than 24 hours notice other than on the basis of weather. 

    If you RESCHEDULE or CANCEL your portrait session or FAIL TO ATTEND your session for any reason and at any time, we will suffer losses that are difficult to ascertain. For that reason, if you reschedule your appointment within 7 days of your session time, cancel it outright or fail to attend, you will forfeit your reservation fee. This fee is paid to us as liquidated damages and not as a penalty. You and I agree that the fee amounts stated below are reasonable. If you let me know you need to reschedule your session at least 7 days before your scheduled time, you may apply your reservation fee to your new session if:

    •     You schedule your new date within 24 hours of telling me you wish to reschedule, and
    •     Your new date falls within 90 days of your original date, and
    •     It is your first time rescheduling your session. You may only reschedule one time.

    If you do not meet all of these conditions, you forfeit your reservation fee. Your reservation fee is not transferable.

    DURING THE SESSION, CAN I TAKE PHOTOS WITH MY IPHONE TO SHARE WITH MY FRIENDS?

    Please do not. Multiple cameras mean your child does not know where to look! So no cameras, including cell phone cameras, are allowed in the studio.

    WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS POOR?

    In case of inclement weather, we will contact you and reschedule your session(s).

    CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME TIPS THAT WILL HELP ME BE PREPARED FOR THE SESSION?

    * For some of our themed sessions (such as our Fairytale Session) participants typically don’t wear shoes, so please make sure feet are squeaky clean.

    * If your little one chooses to wear nail and/or toe polish, be sure that it’s not chipped or peeling off the day of your session.

    * Check arms and hands for temporary tattoos! (You’d be surprised how many times this comes up.) They should come off easily with a little baby oil.

    * Style hair down in a natural style that lends itself to wearing our floral wreath crowns.

    * Avoid pony tails and or pig tails because they tend to look bumpy in most situations.

    * Pack a comb or brush for a quick touch-up once you arrive.

    * If your little one has dry skin, apply a little lotion to smooth it out.

    * Bring along chapstick or clear lip gloss to apply at the studio. Dry, chapped lips are not easy to fix post production, but a light application of chapstick or gloss before the session works wonders!

    * Blue dresses bring out blue eyes.

    * Olive skin tones look best in jewel tones.

    * Dark colors will overwhelm fair-haired lasses.

    ORDERING QUESTIONS

    CAN I VIEW THE IMAGES ONLINE TO ORDER?

    No. Your images are only available to view on our 72-inch screen, for the highest quality viewing. We don’t do online viewing.

    HOW SOON WILL I BE ABLE TO ORDER PRODUCTS?

    We edit all session images during the week following the Limited Edition Session, so that they are then available during the next week to order.

    Because these events are special and the themes and slots are so much in demand, we are sensitive to timing. Because of that, we set aside specific days during the week during which all Limited Edition Session orders must be placed. (Each Limited Edition Session has its own web page; Portrait Session dates and Ordering Session dates will be included on that session's page under “WHEN.”)

    WHEN CAN I PLACE MY ORDER?

    Because our schedule is generally filled six weeks in advance, we have set aside specific dates for Limited Edition Session ordering, so that you can place your order in a timely fashion. If you are not able to order on the date(s) we have set aside for ordering sessions, you will most likely have to choose an Ordering Session date 6 to 8 weeks into the future to find an open date. The time set aside for the Ordering Session is the only time to place your order.

    WHO SHOULD COME TO THE ORDERING SESSION?

    All the decision makers!  Your very own personal ordering session is included so that you may order the products. We will help you compare all of your favorite images.

    WHEN IS PAYMENT FOR PRODUCTS DUE?

    Payment is due the day of your Ordering Session appointment when your order is placed. A no-interest payment plan option is available. (See "Do you offer a payment plan?" below.)

    HOW LONG WILL IT BE BEFORE I RECEIVE MY ORDER?

    Once your order is placed, allow 2 weeks for your images to be retouched and sent to you for your approval. Once you approve your order and make final payment, allow 3 to 6 weeks for delivery.

    WILL THE ORDER HAVE TO BE PAID IN FULL BEFORE IT IS DELIVERED?

    Yes. Orders will not be delivered until the order is paid in full.

    CAN I PICK UP MY ORDER?

    Absolutely! Order pickups are scheduled each Friday by appointment only, or we can ship your order to your home.

    DO YOU OFFER A PAYMENT PLAN?

    We do! With 25% down, a no-interest layaway payment plan option is available. Your products will be sent to print when final payment is received. (Allow 3 – 6 weeks for delivery of products after final payment.)

    PRICING AND PRODUCT QUESTIONS

    HOW MUCH DOES THE SESSION COST?

    Each 30-minute Limited Edition Session is $99 (plus sales tax). A $99 product credit is also included with your session fee. The $99 session fee secures your reservation for the scheduled themed session, and allows us to provide the highest quality costumes, props, and our undivided attention to make your child’s fantasy a reality! (Regular Family Portrait Sessions are $250, so that’s a savings of 60% from a Regular Session!)

    WHAT KINDS OF PRODUCTS DO YOU OFFER?

    Limited Edition Sessions have package pricing. Each package includes products. After a package is purchased, other products can be added on such as mounted prints, mounted wall portraits, wall art in a canvas finish, albums, portrait boxes, desk images, notecards . . . and the list goes on! You will be provided with a list of our packages for your session.

    WHAT DO THE PRODUCTS COST?

    Special products and package pricing will be available with the Limited Edition Sessions, including beautiful Wall Art that would be perfect for your child’s room, your room, or even for the grandparents!

    Sessions are $99 and include a $99 product credit. Package pricing starts at $448, and yes, your product credit can be applied to this package.  In addition, any prints are not just a flimsy piece of paper; they are mounted and coated for durability and protection from fingerprints and the elements. Digital images to share and print are available for purchase. Contact the studio for detailed pricing.

    We take great pride in our products and it’s our pleasure to create beautifully and professionally printed artwork for you to enjoy for generations to come.

    WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR PRODUCTS TO PURCHASE?

    * For Limited Edition Sessions, Gallery Wraps are the Wall Art product we encourage. The image is printed directly onto high-quality canvas material with the finest ink to ensure that the image looks its best. The canvas is then stretched around a solid frame. Then a UV coating is applied to resist fading and enhance the longevity and rich appearance. Hanging is a breeze, and wall bumpers are included to protect surfaces from marks and scratches. These features allow you to have your gallery wraps on display in a matter of moments.

    * Our unique albums are an heirloom keepsake for decades to come. An album is perfect for preserving the story of your child's special session and will allow you to relive the moments time and again. While this album does have a minimum of 10 pages, more can be added.

    We consider ourselves storytellers that use photography as our medium. We typically work with moms and dads who realize that their children won’t be young forever. They all say, “Where did the time go?”  

    We can’t stop time! That’s why parents commission Ever After to create beautiful heirloom portraits of their children and family so they can decorate their home with the ones they love. Your moments...forever.

    The heirloom products that we create are museum quality and rated to last 150 years. They are heirloom legacy pieces handed down to your children so they can treasure the memories of YOU and their childhood long after each is gone -- and then they will hand them down to THEIR children, to become even more valued as years pass. It’s this type of heirloom artwork that if a disaster struck, you would grab your kids, your cat and these portraits because they mean that much to you...

    If you cherish your family, value fine art portraits and want your moments captured forever...

     

    Let's Have a Conversation

     

      MonTueWedThurFri9:00 AM - 1:00 PM1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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      Bubblegum Princess – 7.22.16

      Bubblegum Princess – 7.22.16

      Bubblegum Princess Session

      Your princess will love playing amongst a tub of gumballs, and you’ll get very unique and precious images of her joy!

      Have you read the delightful “Bubblegum Princess” book written by Julie Gribble and inspired by Lady Kate Middleton?

      The heroine is a princess who loved bubblegum so much she wouldn’t stop blowing bubblegum bubbles! This Limited Edition Session is a little twist on this story.

      How quickly the time goes by…but this moment will forever be yours.

      One past portrait client says:
      “Their work is truly an art. Not only is their work amazing, they separate themselves from other photographers by making you feel like not only clients, but trusted friends.”
      ~ Ashley ~
       

      Only 12 Session Slots Available...

      Sessions are first come, first serve…portrait sessions are regularly $250 — book today for only $99 and receive a $99 credit toward the package of your choice.
       
      Ready to book? Just click here!

      Enjoy this special session!

      Then Decorate Your Home With the Ones You Love!

       

       

       

       

      Remember, these sessions are only held once a year!

      Book your session today

      WHO:

      For the little princess in your life!
      These sessions are best suited for little girls
      between the ages of 3-9.

      WHAT:

      Limited Edition Sessions, which are themed events,are unique,
      won’t be repeated and have only a limited number of slots.
      Once the session slots are filled, the theme is no longer available.
      You can expect that special little lady of yours to feel extra special when she leaves, and you will have timeless images of her during this special event in her life.
      Also included in your session is the use of our customized costumes and props, so all you need to do is show up and we will take care of the rest.

      WHEN:

      Portrait: FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016 only
      Ordering: TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016 only 
      Because these events are special, and the themes and slots are
      so much in demand, we are sensitive to timing.
      Because of that, we set aside specific times during the week
      during which all orders must be placed

      WHERE:

      Our Indoor or Outdoor Studio in Sterling, VA
      46506 Oak Lane
      Sterling, VA  20165

      WHY:

      Because time moves so fast — photography stops it!
      A fun and special portrait session just for girls, with special clothing, on a unique set! This session is perfect for the parent or grandparent who values one of a kind portraits of their cherished little girl! Portraits from our 30-minute sessions make the perfect gift for mom, dad and especially the grandparents!

      Only 12 Session Slots Available...

      Sessions are first come, first serve…portrait sessions are regularly $250 — book today for only $99 and receive a $99 credit toward the package of your choice.
      Click here to book your session today!

       Curious about our other Portrait and Limited Edition themed sessions?

      Click here to see other sessions we offer!

      Questions? 

      Be sure to read our Limited Edition FAQs!

       

      HOW ARE LIMITED EDITION SESSIONS DIFFERENT FROM REGULAR SESSIONS?

      Limited Edition Sessions are shorter in length than a Regular Family Portrait Session. They are also typically based on a theme. Each Limited Edition Session is customized with special props, sets and backgrounds. For some Limited Edition Sessions, special costumes are also available. Limited Edition Sessions have specific dates upon which the Portrait and Ordering Sessions are held.

      WHO CAN SIGN UP FOR YOUR LIMITED EDITION SESSIONS?

      Typically, Limited Edition Sessions are exclusive to children, photographing them on a unique themed set. Occasionally, we have Limited Edition Sessions for specific groupings, such as mother/child, or father/child.

      WHAT ARE THE AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SESSION?

      We have high-end, professionally-designed costumes (if the particular session calls for one) which fit girls ages 3 through 9. Some Limited Editions Sessions are open to children of all ages, such as our mother/child or father/child sessions.

      HOW OFTEN DO YOU OFFER LIMITED EDITION SESSIONS?

      We offer Limited Edition Sessions throughout the year. However, most themed sessions are only offered once in a year. If you subscribe to our e-newsletter or follow Ever After Portraits or mindybelcher on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you’ll be in-the-know for all of our upcoming sessions!

      DO I HAVE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT? CAN'T I JUST WALK IN?

      Appointments are required. We do not accept walk-ins.

      DO I HAVE TO PAY IN ADVANCE TO SECURE MY SESSION SLOT?

      The session fee must be paid up front to secure your session. If you “no show,” you will have to pay another session fee to reschedule.

      HOW LONG DOES A PORTRAIT SESSION TAKE?

      Each session is no more than 30 minutes, with one outfit. You will have at least 20 images to choose from. . If you have multiple children being photographed together, they can share the same 30-minute session time for an additional $50 fee.

      If you want individual images of each child, we require back-to-back sessions, one session for each child, but we will overlap the time a little so we can photograph them together as well.

      HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN ATTEND THE SESSION?

      We ask that no more than two adults attend the session.

      WHEN SHOULD I PLAN TO ARRIVE?

      For sessions which involve costumes or clothing changes, please plan to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled time to allow for clothing/costume changes, checking hair, etc.

      For sessions which do not involve costumes or clothing changes, please plan to arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled time to allow for checking hair, etc.

      WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM LATE?

      All sessions begin at the scheduled time. We respect the next client’s time, so we are are unable to accommodate late arrivals. If you arrive late, your session will have to be rescheduled.

      CAN MY CHILD BE PHOTOGRAPHED IN MORE THAN ONE OUTFIT DURING THE SAME SESSION?

      The session time allows for your choice of one costume/outfit. If you’d like your child to be photographed in more than one costume/outfit, we invite you to purchase an additional session slot.

      DOES MY DAUGHTER GET TO PICK HER COSTUME?

      Absolutely! You can bring a costume from home or use one of the ones we provide in the studio.

      MY SON WOULD LIKE TO BE PART OF A FANTASY SHOOT. DO YOU HAVE ANY COSTUMES FOR BOYS?

      At this time, we do not carry costumes for boys.

      CAN I BOOK TWO SESSION SLOTS IN A ROW?

      Yes, you can. We would actually recommend booking two different Limited Edition sessions, back-to-back, if you have twins or multiple children.

      CAN I HAVE MORE THAN ONE CHILD IN A PORTRAIT?

      Of course! Additional children are $50 each and will share the 30-minute time slot.

      HOW MANY POSES WILL I GET TO CHOOSE FROM?

      Typically, you will have no less than 20 poses to choose from when it comes to prints and products.

      WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD DOES NOT COOPERATE?

      Unfortunately, there are NO retakes if your child does not cooperate, so do make sure they have had a nap and are well fed before the session time arrives.

      If you feel that it's possible that your child may not cooperate, please come prepared with a “clean” snack, especially for those who might appreciate a little positive reinforcement (aka bribery)! Look for snacks that don’t melt, aren’t sticky and won’t leave messy crumbs.

      WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD IS SICK THE DAY OF THE SESSION?

      If you or your child is not feeling well (even the slightest bit under the weather), please reschedule. We want to keep the studio as germ free as possible.

      We will allow you to choose a session from a different Limited Edition date.

      WHAT IS YOUR RESCHEDULING POLICY?

      Each themed session will not be repeated.  If you absolutely must miss the session AND YOU SPEAK TO US IN ADVANCE OF THE SESSION DATE, we will allow you to swap your session to a different Limited Edition date -- without exception, we will not recreate the same theme.  It will be a different theme and the new date.

      And here's our regular policy for rescheduling.

      The Portrait Session may be rescheduled at the photographer's discretion due to weather.  Due to a heavily booked calendar, we do not reschedule the session with less than 24 hours notice other than on the basis of weather. 

      If you RESCHEDULE or CANCEL your portrait session or FAIL TO ATTEND your session for any reason and at any time, we will suffer losses that are difficult to ascertain. For that reason, if you reschedule your appointment within 7 days of your session time, cancel it outright or fail to attend, you will forfeit your reservation fee. This fee is paid to us as liquidated damages and not as a penalty. You and I agree that the fee amounts stated below are reasonable. If you let me know you need to reschedule your session at least 7 days before your scheduled time, you may apply your reservation fee to your new session if:

      •     You schedule your new date within 24 hours of telling me you wish to reschedule, and
      •     Your new date falls within 90 days of your original date, and
      •     It is your first time rescheduling your session. You may only reschedule one time.

      If you do not meet all of these conditions, you forfeit your reservation fee. Your reservation fee is not transferable.

      DURING THE SESSION, CAN I TAKE PHOTOS WITH MY IPHONE TO SHARE WITH MY FRIENDS?

      Please do not. Multiple cameras mean your child does not know where to look! So no cameras, including cell phone cameras, are allowed in the studio.

      WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS POOR?

      In case of inclement weather, we will contact you and reschedule your session(s).

      CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME TIPS THAT WILL HELP ME BE PREPARED FOR THE SESSION?

      * For some of our themed sessions (such as our Fairytale Session) participants typically don’t wear shoes, so please make sure feet are squeaky clean.

      * If your little one chooses to wear nail and/or toe polish, be sure that it’s not chipped or peeling off the day of your session.

      * Check arms and hands for temporary tattoos! (You’d be surprised how many times this comes up.) They should come off easily with a little baby oil.

      * Style hair down in a natural style that lends itself to wearing our floral wreath crowns.

      * Avoid pony tails and or pig tails because they tend to look bumpy in most situations.

      * Pack a comb or brush for a quick touch-up once you arrive.

      * If your little one has dry skin, apply a little lotion to smooth it out.

      * Bring along chapstick or clear lip gloss to apply at the studio. Dry, chapped lips are not easy to fix post production, but a light application of chapstick or gloss before the session works wonders!

      * Blue dresses bring out blue eyes.

      * Olive skin tones look best in jewel tones.

      * Dark colors will overwhelm fair-haired lasses.

      ORDERING QUESTIONS

      CAN I VIEW THE IMAGES ONLINE TO ORDER?

      No. Your images are only available to view on our 72-inch screen, for the highest quality viewing. We don’t do online viewing.

      HOW SOON WILL I BE ABLE TO ORDER PRODUCTS?

      We edit all session images during the week following the Limited Edition Session, so that they are then available during the next week to order.

      Because these events are special and the themes and slots are so much in demand, we are sensitive to timing. Because of that, we set aside specific days during the week during which all Limited Edition Session orders must be placed. (Each Limited Edition Session has its own web page; Portrait Session dates and Ordering Session dates will be included on that session's page under “WHEN.”)

      WHEN CAN I PLACE MY ORDER?

      Because our schedule is generally filled six weeks in advance, we have set aside specific dates for Limited Edition Session ordering, so that you can place your order in a timely fashion. If you are not able to order on the date(s) we have set aside for ordering sessions, you will most likely have to choose an Ordering Session date 6 to 8 weeks into the future to find an open date. The time set aside for the Ordering Session is the only time to place your order.

      WHO SHOULD COME TO THE ORDERING SESSION?

      All the decision makers!  Your very own personal ordering session is included so that you may order the products. We will help you compare all of your favorite images.

      WHEN IS PAYMENT FOR PRODUCTS DUE?

      Payment is due the day of your Ordering Session appointment when your order is placed. A no-interest payment plan option is available. (See "Do you offer a payment plan?" below.)

      HOW LONG WILL IT BE BEFORE I RECEIVE MY ORDER?

      Once your order is placed, allow 2 weeks for your images to be retouched and sent to you for your approval. Once you approve your order and make final payment, allow 3 to 6 weeks for delivery.

      WILL THE ORDER HAVE TO BE PAID IN FULL BEFORE IT IS DELIVERED?

      Yes. Orders will not be delivered until the order is paid in full.

      CAN I PICK UP MY ORDER?

      Absolutely! Order pickups are scheduled each Friday by appointment only, or we can ship your order to your home.

      DO YOU OFFER A PAYMENT PLAN?

      We do! With 25% down, a no-interest layaway payment plan option is available. Your products will be sent to print when final payment is received. (Allow 3 – 6 weeks for delivery of products after final payment.)

      PRICING AND PRODUCT QUESTIONS

      HOW MUCH DOES THE SESSION COST?

      Each 30-minute Limited Edition Session is $99 (plus sales tax). A $99 product credit is also included with your session fee. The $99 session fee secures your reservation for the scheduled themed session, and allows us to provide the highest quality costumes, props, and our undivided attention to make your child’s fantasy a reality! (Regular Family Portrait Sessions are $250, so that’s a savings of 60% from a Regular Session!)

      WHAT KINDS OF PRODUCTS DO YOU OFFER?

      Limited Edition Sessions have package pricing. Each package includes products. After a package is purchased, other products can be added on such as mounted prints, mounted wall portraits, wall art in a canvas finish, albums, portrait boxes, desk images, notecards . . . and the list goes on! You will be provided with a list of our packages for your session.

      WHAT DO THE PRODUCTS COST?

      Special products and package pricing will be available with the Limited Edition Sessions, including beautiful Wall Art that would be perfect for your child’s room, your room, or even for the grandparents!

      Sessions are $99 and include a $99 product credit. Package pricing starts at $448, and yes, your product credit can be applied to this package.  In addition, any prints are not just a flimsy piece of paper; they are mounted and coated for durability and protection from fingerprints and the elements. Digital images to share and print are available for purchase. Contact the studio for detailed pricing.

      We take great pride in our products and it’s our pleasure to create beautifully and professionally printed artwork for you to enjoy for generations to come.

      WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR PRODUCTS TO PURCHASE?

      * For Limited Edition Sessions, Gallery Wraps are the Wall Art product we encourage. The image is printed directly onto high-quality canvas material with the finest ink to ensure that the image looks its best. The canvas is then stretched around a solid frame. Then a UV coating is applied to resist fading and enhance the longevity and rich appearance. Hanging is a breeze, and wall bumpers are included to protect surfaces from marks and scratches. These features allow you to have your gallery wraps on display in a matter of moments.

      * Our unique albums are an heirloom keepsake for decades to come. An album is perfect for preserving the story of your child's special session and will allow you to relive the moments time and again. While this album does have a minimum of 10 pages, more can be added.

      We consider ourselves storytellers that use photography as our medium. We typically work with moms and dads who realize that their children won’t be young forever. They all say, “Where did the time go?”  

      We can’t stop time! That’s why parents commission Ever After to create beautiful heirloom portraits of their children and family so they can decorate their home with the ones they love. Your moments...forever.

      The heirloom products that we create are museum quality and rated to last 150 years. They are heirloom legacy pieces handed down to your children so they can treasure the memories of YOU and their childhood long after each is gone -- and then they will hand them down to THEIR children, to become even more valued as years pass. It’s this type of heirloom artwork that if a disaster struck, you would grab your kids, your cat and these portraits because they mean that much to you...

      If you cherish your family, value fine art portraits and want your moments captured forever...

       

      Let's Have a Conversation

       

        MonTueWedThurFri9:00 AM - 1:00 PM1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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        Carousel Dreams – 6.10.16

        Carousel Dreams – 6.10.16

        Carousel Dreams Session

        There’s something dreamy and sweet about carousels...

        Young or old, we all love them! Bring your little lady to our outdoor studio for her own ride on our Carousel Dreams horse!

        One past portrait client says:
        “Their work is truly an art. Not only is their work amazing, they separate themselves from other photographers by making you feel like not only clients, but trusted friends.”
        ~ Ashley ~
         

        Only 12 Session Slots Available...

        Sessions are first come, first serve…portrait sessions are regularly $250 — book today for only $99 and receive a $99 credit toward the package of your choice.
         
        Ready to book? Just click here!

        Enjoy this special session!

        Then Decorate Your Home With the Ones You Love!

         

         

         

         

        Remember, these sessions are only held once a year!

        Book your session today

        WHO:

        For the little snow queen in your life!
        These sessions are best suited for little girls
        between the ages of 3-9.

        WHAT:

        Limited Edition Sessions, which are themed events,are unique,
        won’t be repeated and have only a limited number of slots.
        Once the session slots are filled, the theme is no longer available.
        You can expect that special little lady of yours to feel extra special when she leaves, and you will have timeless images of her during this special event in her life.
        Also included in your session is the use of our customized costumes and props, so all you need to do is show up and we will take care of the rest

        WHEN:

        Portrait: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2016 only
        Ordering: TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017 only 
        Because these events are special, and the themes and slots are
        so much in demand, we are sensitive to timing.
        Because of that, we set aside specific times during the week
        during which all orders must be placed

        WHERE:

        Our Indoor or Outdoor Studio in Sterling, VA
        46506 Oak Lane
        Sterling, VA  20165

        WHY:

        Because time moves so fast — photography stops it!
        A fun and special portrait session just for girls, with special clothing, on a unique set! This session is perfect for the parent or grandparent who values one of a kind portraits of their cherished little girl! Portraits from our 30-minute sessions make the perfect gift for mom, dad and especially the grandparents!

        Only 12 Session Slots Available...

        Sessions are first come, first serve…portrait sessions are regularly $250 — book today for only $99 and receive a $99 credit toward the package of your choice.
        Click here to book your session today!

         Curious about our other Portrait and Limited Edition themed sessions?

        Click here to see other sessions we offer!

        Questions? 

        Be sure to read our Limited Edition FAQs!

         

        HOW ARE LIMITED EDITION SESSIONS DIFFERENT FROM REGULAR SESSIONS?

        Limited Edition Sessions are shorter in length than a Regular Family Portrait Session. They are also typically based on a theme. Each Limited Edition Session is customized with special props, sets and backgrounds. For some Limited Edition Sessions, special costumes are also available. Limited Edition Sessions have specific dates upon which the Portrait and Ordering Sessions are held.

        WHO CAN SIGN UP FOR YOUR LIMITED EDITION SESSIONS?

        Typically, Limited Edition Sessions are exclusive to children, photographing them on a unique themed set. Occasionally, we have Limited Edition Sessions for specific groupings, such as mother/child, or father/child.

        WHAT ARE THE AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SESSION?

        We have high-end, professionally-designed costumes (if the particular session calls for one) which fit girls ages 3 through 9. Some Limited Editions Sessions are open to children of all ages, such as our mother/child or father/child sessions.

        HOW OFTEN DO YOU OFFER LIMITED EDITION SESSIONS?

        We offer Limited Edition Sessions throughout the year. However, most themed sessions are only offered once in a year. If you subscribe to our e-newsletter or follow Ever After Portraits or mindybelcher on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you’ll be in-the-know for all of our upcoming sessions!

        DO I HAVE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT? CAN'T I JUST WALK IN?

        Appointments are required. We do not accept walk-ins.

        DO I HAVE TO PAY IN ADVANCE TO SECURE MY SESSION SLOT?

        The session fee must be paid up front to secure your session. If you “no show,” you will have to pay another session fee to reschedule.

        HOW LONG DOES A PORTRAIT SESSION TAKE?

        Each session is no more than 30 minutes, with one outfit. You will have at least 20 images to choose from. . If you have multiple children being photographed together, they can share the same 30-minute session time for an additional $50 fee.

        If you want individual images of each child, we require back-to-back sessions, one session for each child, but we will overlap the time a little so we can photograph them together as well.

        HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN ATTEND THE SESSION?

        We ask that no more than two adults attend the session.

        WHEN SHOULD I PLAN TO ARRIVE?

        For sessions which involve costumes or clothing changes, please plan to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled time to allow for clothing/costume changes, checking hair, etc.

        For sessions which do not involve costumes or clothing changes, please plan to arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled time to allow for checking hair, etc.

        WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM LATE?

        All sessions begin at the scheduled time. We respect the next client’s time, so we are are unable to accommodate late arrivals. If you arrive late, your session will have to be rescheduled.

        CAN MY CHILD BE PHOTOGRAPHED IN MORE THAN ONE OUTFIT DURING THE SAME SESSION?

        The session time allows for your choice of one costume/outfit. If you’d like your child to be photographed in more than one costume/outfit, we invite you to purchase an additional session slot.

        DOES MY DAUGHTER GET TO PICK HER COSTUME?

        Absolutely! You can bring a costume from home or use one of the ones we provide in the studio.

        MY SON WOULD LIKE TO BE PART OF A FANTASY SHOOT. DO YOU HAVE ANY COSTUMES FOR BOYS?

        At this time, we do not carry costumes for boys.

        CAN I BOOK TWO SESSION SLOTS IN A ROW?

        Yes, you can. We would actually recommend booking two different Limited Edition sessions, back-to-back, if you have twins or multiple children.

        CAN I HAVE MORE THAN ONE CHILD IN A PORTRAIT?

        Of course! Additional children are $50 each and will share the 30-minute time slot.

        HOW MANY POSES WILL I GET TO CHOOSE FROM?

        Typically, you will have no less than 20 poses to choose from when it comes to prints and products.

        WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD DOES NOT COOPERATE?

        Unfortunately, there are NO retakes if your child does not cooperate, so do make sure they have had a nap and are well fed before the session time arrives.

        If you feel that it's possible that your child may not cooperate, please come prepared with a “clean” snack, especially for those who might appreciate a little positive reinforcement (aka bribery)! Look for snacks that don’t melt, aren’t sticky and won’t leave messy crumbs.

        WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD IS SICK THE DAY OF THE SESSION?

        If you or your child is not feeling well (even the slightest bit under the weather), please reschedule. We want to keep the studio as germ free as possible.

        We will allow you to choose a session from a different Limited Edition date.

        WHAT IS YOUR RESCHEDULING POLICY?

        Each themed session will not be repeated.  If you absolutely must miss the session AND YOU SPEAK TO US IN ADVANCE OF THE SESSION DATE, we will allow you to swap your session to a different Limited Edition date -- without exception, we will not recreate the same theme.  It will be a different theme and the new date.

        And here's our regular policy for rescheduling.

        The Portrait Session may be rescheduled at the photographer's discretion due to weather.  Due to a heavily booked calendar, we do not reschedule the session with less than 24 hours notice other than on the basis of weather. 

        If you RESCHEDULE or CANCEL your portrait session or FAIL TO ATTEND your session for any reason and at any time, we will suffer losses that are difficult to ascertain. For that reason, if you reschedule your appointment within 7 days of your session time, cancel it outright or fail to attend, you will forfeit your reservation fee. This fee is paid to us as liquidated damages and not as a penalty. You and I agree that the fee amounts stated below are reasonable. If you let me know you need to reschedule your session at least 7 days before your scheduled time, you may apply your reservation fee to your new session if:

        •     You schedule your new date within 24 hours of telling me you wish to reschedule, and
        •     Your new date falls within 90 days of your original date, and
        •     It is your first time rescheduling your session. You may only reschedule one time.

        If you do not meet all of these conditions, you forfeit your reservation fee. Your reservation fee is not transferable.

        DURING THE SESSION, CAN I TAKE PHOTOS WITH MY IPHONE TO SHARE WITH MY FRIENDS?

        Please do not. Multiple cameras mean your child does not know where to look! So no cameras, including cell phone cameras, are allowed in the studio.

        WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS POOR?

        In case of inclement weather, we will contact you and reschedule your session(s).

        CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME TIPS THAT WILL HELP ME BE PREPARED FOR THE SESSION?

        * For some of our themed sessions (such as our Fairytale Session) participants typically don’t wear shoes, so please make sure feet are squeaky clean.

        * If your little one chooses to wear nail and/or toe polish, be sure that it’s not chipped or peeling off the day of your session.

        * Check arms and hands for temporary tattoos! (You’d be surprised how many times this comes up.) They should come off easily with a little baby oil.

        * Style hair down in a natural style that lends itself to wearing our floral wreath crowns.

        * Avoid pony tails and or pig tails because they tend to look bumpy in most situations.

        * Pack a comb or brush for a quick touch-up once you arrive.

        * If your little one has dry skin, apply a little lotion to smooth it out.

        * Bring along chapstick or clear lip gloss to apply at the studio. Dry, chapped lips are not easy to fix post production, but a light application of chapstick or gloss before the session works wonders!

        * Blue dresses bring out blue eyes.

        * Olive skin tones look best in jewel tones.

        * Dark colors will overwhelm fair-haired lasses.

        ORDERING QUESTIONS

        CAN I VIEW THE IMAGES ONLINE TO ORDER?

        No. Your images are only available to view on our 72-inch screen, for the highest quality viewing. We don’t do online viewing.

        HOW SOON WILL I BE ABLE TO ORDER PRODUCTS?

        We edit all session images during the week following the Limited Edition Session, so that they are then available during the next week to order.

        Because these events are special and the themes and slots are so much in demand, we are sensitive to timing. Because of that, we set aside specific days during the week during which all Limited Edition Session orders must be placed. (Each Limited Edition Session has its own web page; Portrait Session dates and Ordering Session dates will be included on that session's page under “WHEN.”)

        WHEN CAN I PLACE MY ORDER?

        Because our schedule is generally filled six weeks in advance, we have set aside specific dates for Limited Edition Session ordering, so that you can place your order in a timely fashion. If you are not able to order on the date(s) we have set aside for ordering sessions, you will most likely have to choose an Ordering Session date 6 to 8 weeks into the future to find an open date. The time set aside for the Ordering Session is the only time to place your order.

        WHO SHOULD COME TO THE ORDERING SESSION?

        All the decision makers!  Your very own personal ordering session is included so that you may order the products. We will help you compare all of your favorite images.

        WHEN IS PAYMENT FOR PRODUCTS DUE?

        Payment is due the day of your Ordering Session appointment when your order is placed. A no-interest payment plan option is available. (See "Do you offer a payment plan?" below.)

        HOW LONG WILL IT BE BEFORE I RECEIVE MY ORDER?

        Once your order is placed, allow 2 weeks for your images to be retouched and sent to you for your approval. Once you approve your order and make final payment, allow 3 to 6 weeks for delivery.

        WILL THE ORDER HAVE TO BE PAID IN FULL BEFORE IT IS DELIVERED?

        Yes. Orders will not be delivered until the order is paid in full.

        CAN I PICK UP MY ORDER?

        Absolutely! Order pickups are scheduled each Friday by appointment only, or we can ship your order to your home.

        DO YOU OFFER A PAYMENT PLAN?

        We do! With 25% down, a no-interest layaway payment plan option is available. Your products will be sent to print when final payment is received. (Allow 3 – 6 weeks for delivery of products after final payment.)

        PRICING AND PRODUCT QUESTIONS

        HOW MUCH DOES THE SESSION COST?

        Each 30-minute Limited Edition Session is $99 (plus sales tax). A $99 product credit is also included with your session fee. The $99 session fee secures your reservation for the scheduled themed session, and allows us to provide the highest quality costumes, props, and our undivided attention to make your child’s fantasy a reality! (Regular Family Portrait Sessions are $250, so that’s a savings of 60% from a Regular Session!)

        WHAT KINDS OF PRODUCTS DO YOU OFFER?

        Limited Edition Sessions have package pricing. Each package includes products. After a package is purchased, other products can be added on such as mounted prints, mounted wall portraits, wall art in a canvas finish, albums, portrait boxes, desk images, notecards . . . and the list goes on! You will be provided with a list of our packages for your session.

        WHAT DO THE PRODUCTS COST?

        Special products and package pricing will be available with the Limited Edition Sessions, including beautiful Wall Art that would be perfect for your child’s room, your room, or even for the grandparents!

        Sessions are $99 and include a $99 product credit. Package pricing starts at $448, and yes, your product credit can be applied to this package.  In addition, any prints are not just a flimsy piece of paper; they are mounted and coated for durability and protection from fingerprints and the elements. Digital images to share and print are available for purchase. Contact the studio for detailed pricing.

        We take great pride in our products and it’s our pleasure to create beautifully and professionally printed artwork for you to enjoy for generations to come.

        WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR PRODUCTS TO PURCHASE?

        * For Limited Edition Sessions, Gallery Wraps are the Wall Art product we encourage. The image is printed directly onto high-quality canvas material with the finest ink to ensure that the image looks its best. The canvas is then stretched around a solid frame. Then a UV coating is applied to resist fading and enhance the longevity and rich appearance. Hanging is a breeze, and wall bumpers are included to protect surfaces from marks and scratches. These features allow you to have your gallery wraps on display in a matter of moments.

        * Our unique albums are an heirloom keepsake for decades to come. An album is perfect for preserving the story of your child's special session and will allow you to relive the moments time and again. While this album does have a minimum of 10 pages, more can be added.

        We consider ourselves storytellers that use photography as our medium. We typically work with moms and dads who realize that their children won’t be young forever. They all say, “Where did the time go?”  

        We can’t stop time! That’s why parents commission Ever After to create beautiful heirloom portraits of their children and family so they can decorate their home with the ones they love. Your moments...forever.

        The heirloom products that we create are museum quality and rated to last 150 years. They are heirloom legacy pieces handed down to your children so they can treasure the memories of YOU and their childhood long after each is gone -- and then they will hand them down to THEIR children, to become even more valued as years pass. It’s this type of heirloom artwork that if a disaster struck, you would grab your kids, your cat and these portraits because they mean that much to you...

        If you cherish your family, value fine art portraits and want your moments captured forever...

         

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