Groupon Family Heritage FAQs

Who can be photographed using this Groupon deal?

What is included with my Groupon purchase?

How will I order my favorite images?

Where are Family Heritage Sessions held?

What happens if the weather is bad and we selected an outdoor location?

How do you sell portraits and how much can we expect to spend?

Is it okay to scan, screenshot or otherwise copy and reproduce the photos we purchase?

Is professional make-up for women included?

How do I book my session and get on your calendar? I already have my Groupon code?


 

More information about Family Heritage Sessions can be found here: Family Heritage Page and here: Family Portfolio


Who can be photographed using this Groupon deal?
This deal is for your immediate family and immediate relatives.  Family heritage sessions specialize in photographing generations.  For example: 3 generations of women or 4 generations of men.  Or, we can photograph just your family unit.  How many generations do you have?  Please note that only one Groupon deal and included 11×14 printed portrait may be used in one session.

What is included with my Groupon Purchase?
The Groupon Deal includes the session fee and one 11×14 printed portrait.  Additional portraits may be purchased additionally.  If you select a location which is farther than 15 miles from the studio, an additional mileage fee will be charged which covers both the standard mileage and the photographer’s time to drive.

How will I order my favorite images?
You will come to the studio at a time reserved by appointment to view the session images and select the image to be made into the 11×14.  Note that there will be no online viewing and ordering.  All ordering appointments happen at the studio at a set appointment.  Additional purchase beyond the 11×14 is not required but available.  A $25 rebooking fee will be charged for any missed Ordering Appointment or for failure to give 48 hours’ notice to change the time

Where are Family Heritage Sessions held?
Family Heritage Sessions are held either at the St Charles Studio (Hwy 94) or at a location of your suggestion.  Please note that the Groupon Deal includes locations within 15 miles from the studio.  Distances further than that are charged $3/mile to cover standard mileage and the photographer’s time.

What happens if the weather is bad and we selected an outdoor location?
In the case of inclement weather, we will be in touch.  Our options include bumping the time a couple of hours (if available), changing the date, or changing the location.  Note: high winds also affect our ability to get good photos outdoors.

How do you sell portraits and how much can we expect to spend?
We have both printed portraits and related products as well as digital.  We focus on the printed product so that you have something to hand down to future generations.  Wall portraits, gift portraits, and albums continue to be our best sellers.  One 11×14 portrait is included in the Groupon deal.  That is your first heirloom portrait for future generations!  You are not required to purchase anything additional, but we know you will love them all.  Many clients spend anywhere between $300 and $3000.  Digital packages are also available.

Is it okay to scan, screenshot or otherwise copy and reproduce the photos we purchase?
No.  It is illegal to copy or reproduce these photographs without written permission.  Permission is granted for digital images and spelled out specifically as to allowed usage.  Violators of this Federal Law will be subject to its civil and criminal penalties.

Is professional make-up for women included?
No, professional make-up is not included in this Groupon Deal, but it is available.  Professional make-up for women is highly suggested!  It really does make a difference.  If you don’t wear make-up on a daily basis, please do wear it on the day of your portrait session.  The way our lights reflect off bare skin is not as flattering as the way the lights reflect off skin with make-up.  We can make suggestions as to options for professional hair and make-up.

How do I book my session and get on your calendar? I already have my Groupon code?
Once you’ve purchased your Groupon Deal, grab the code and your calendar. You will schedule using the online booking system. Most days, we photograph from 9am-4:30pm and do not spend the day near a computer to manually schedule your session. You can use the booking system 24/7 – at work or in your pajamas! CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR SESSION.