Melanie Z Photography | Process

Our Process

Consultation/Booking

All sessions begin with a free consultation, which may take place in person, over the phone, or via messaging. This allows you to meet the photographer and discuss any ideas for your portrait experience. At this time any questions that you may have will be answered. We will also discuss how to prepare for your session. You may skip the consultation, if you like, by booking a session online. A $25 non refundable deposit will be required to hold your session date.  At the time of booking you will receive a packet with our price list and policies. 

Creative session

The night before your session get lots of rest. Make sure you eat well before coming in to keep your energy level up. Being a model is hard work! The day of your photo shoot, please arrive on time. If you are 30 minutes late we may have to reschedule. A new session fee will apply. 

Private online proofing gallery

Once your post production editing has been completed, you will receive a link to your private, password protected, online proofing gallery. You may place your order online at your convenience and you may share this gallery with friends and family if you choose.  

Portrait Delivery

If you have ordered prints or canvases, you will receive an estimated delivery date upon receipt of your order. It is typically 2-4 weeks after your order has been placed, unless we have previously discussed specified delivery dates. If you wish to have your images rushed there is an additional fee. All images will have been retouched, printed, and packaged.
(birth announcements and holiday orders are available within a week of ordering)

Referral Program

A large part of our success has been from our returning clients and client referrals. To thank our clients for spreading the word... You will receive a credit of $50 towards your next session or purchase for every booked client you refer. Please let us know who referred you!

*For our clients privacy we are an appointment only studio