What is the booking process?
The excitement begins when you send an inquiry our way through the “Contact Us” page, an email or a phone call. We follow up within 48 hours and discuss what you are looking for. Once it is decided that we are the photography studio for you we will send an invoice. Sessions are locked in and scheduled on our calendar once the session fee is paid.
What does the session fee cover?
The session fee covers our time, equipment, skill and talent. It covers a wardrobe consultation, if desired, as well as an ordering appointment where we can custom design the artwork for YOUR walls based on pictures you bring of the spaces you wish to display your portraits.
When do I get to see my images?
You will get to see your images during your Viewing & Ordering Appointment approximately 2 weeks after your session. We will walk you through choosing art for your walls, beautiful heirloom albums, gift prints and digital files. But don’t worry! If family lives out of town, a gallery of your purchased images can be posted online for them to view following the ordering appointment.
Can I bring my children to the ordering appointment?
Of course you can! Children are welcome, BUT if you would like a chance to relax and concentrate on the beautiful images and products that we will creating for you, then you might want to arrange childcare. Or we can schedule your appointment when your children are in school.
What if I only want a few small prints?
We are a full service, high quality portrait photography business. Sarah spends an unlimited amount of time on your session from photography to post processing, and then provides you with the highest quality images to choose from. If you want gift prints only, we recommend you invest in smaller digital files so you can print the files how you like up to 8 x 10 in size. However, we do offer gift prints (sizes 8×10 and smaller) so all of your portrait needs can be met.
What kind of investment do most families make?
Most of our clients come to us looking for beautiful portraits for their walls. Clients should plan on spending an average of $500, depending on what their needs are. Everyone’s needs are different – some spend a little more and some spend a little less.
Why can it be so expensive?
Quality, custom photography by a specially-trained portrait artist is not for everyone, and takes an enormous amount of time and creative commitment. We are priced in order to continue the premier service we provide to our clients. For example, there are discount stores, department stores and boutiques. We are the “boutique” of photography studios with a fine art product and service that comes with this business model.
When do I get to bring everything home?
Quality takes time, so please allow 4 weeks from your order date for completion of your order. But it’s worth the wait!
Blue Couch Studios provides family, maternity, newborn, and senior portrait photography to central and south central PA and northern Maryland areas including but not limited to: York, Shrewsbury, Stewartstown, Loganville, Red Lion, Seven Valleys, New Freedom, Glen Rock, Dillsburg, Hanover, Gettysburg, Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, Hershey, Lancaster, Reading, Hunt Valley, Freeland, Parkton, White Hall, Jarrettsville, and Towson.