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The retainer fee that you pay is non refundable. It holds the date and time of your session! It must be paid upon the decision of your sessions date along with the signing of your client contract. Once the retainer fee and contract have been received you will receive a confirmation email for the date and time of your chosen session! And your retainer fee will be subtracted from the total amount of your session.
The Client must make the ‘remaining total’ payment at the end of session. The ‘remaining total’ is calculated by the addition of mileage rates, hourly rates & any other additional fees with the subtraction of the Clients non-refundable retainer fee.
Yes BUT mainly for printing. As stated in the contract you must sign before booking your session - under the copyright and reproductions agreement it states:
"Photographs that are provided to the Client are licensed to the Client for any reason personal, including but not limited to: printing, copying, emailing, and web publishing. The Clients license does not include use that results in financial gain, including but not limited to: advertising, stock photography, print sale profits, or resale of any nature."
In the contract it also gives you copyrights privileges to web publish and post to social media. Although it clearly states in the social media agreement of the contract:
"The Client may not alter the image in any way and you must give credit to Shelby Borer and Shelby Borer Photography. It is understood that any duplication or alteration of original images is strictly prohibited without the written permission of the Photographer. Alterations include, but are not limited to, application of filters, cropping, or modifications of any kind."
How do I choose a location OR do you choose it for me?
I will absolutely help you find the perfect location. I will provide you with a list of various recommendations all around Colorado after I have confirmed your session date, time, contract and retainer fee! We will plan and chat about this as the time before your session passes.
You will receive your images through a Google Drive folder emailed and labeled Yourlastnamefirstname_sessiondate. If a flash drive is requested the client will need to provide it along with money to mail the flash drive!
If you request your sessions location to be somewhere that requires a fee for entry or parking this must be paid for by the client. If you request your session to be somewhere that requires a photography permit this must be paid for by the client. If your location is more than 20 miles away from Shelby Borer Photography the client is required to pay $1/mile for each additional mile there after to the location only. If your session obtains more than 8 people the client is required to pay an additional $15/per person there after. (This is all stated in the session contract which must be signed to confirm booking) Aside from these requirements there are NO ADDITIONAL FEES to the session cost unless you, the client chooses to add anything from the session add on list!
Of course I can help! Once your session is booked and confirmed feel free to text me and send me options while you shop or rummage through your closet! I can also help you out by sending you to my Pinterest account and directing you to the board for your session type - Ex. "Family Outfit Ideas" or "Couples Outfit Ideas!" You can visit my Pinterest page by visiting here : https://www.pinterest.com/borershelby/ OR scrolling to the bottom of this page and clicking the Pinterest icon!
The best advice I feel that I can give you is to choose something that you feel the most comfortable AND confident in! Stay away from colors that do NOT match your background and setting where the session is! Ask me for affordable places to shop - I have plenty of recommendations!
I HIGHLY recommend booking your studio time at RAW Photographic Studio in Denver off of I70 & Quentin. I met Don Hales from RAW about a year ago and have forever been in love with the lighting and setup they have. Don and his team are super helpful and their pricing can't be beat.
We are going to get creative, get vulnerable and real and get dreamy. I like capturing those in between moments. I want to play by heart with you. I feel I create my best without shot lists or trying to recreate pinterest photos. I’m happy to fulfill requests but my best work comes from organic living and being present within the moment.
I'll direct you from beginning to end but at the same time, I'll just hang out with you and explore. You may even forget we're photographing at times. I like to ask you about yourself during the session. This is really a team work collaboration and your inner shine and love for life is what makes any photo great. So be prepared to let go and be human!
I’m extremely laid back and subtly hands-on. I like to direct and pose but still ensure I’m letting real moments happen to you. I love hyping you up during our time together and making you feel confident and comfortable. I'm always down to get out in the cold and bear any crazy weather (aside from down pour) and I'm open to adventuring through the mountains with you or you and your +1. Without question I'm always down to get creative and try new things. If you have a creative idea or some artsy inspiration, I'm open to checking it out and working together on a concept for our time together!
Great question! Your final payment is due at the end of your scheduled session date unless discussed otherwise with me. If you have scheduled a payment plan, the final payment is due at the end of the scheduled session date or on the last date of the payment plan.
I offer 5 methods of payment: Chase Quickpay, Zelle, Venmo, Cash, or Check. If you prefer to pay Cash or Check I am willing to meet up with you to take it for retainer fee purposes OR you can email me for my phone number, and from there I will text you my address for mailing. For the final payment you can pay through any of these methods on the day of the session.