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Providing a fun and unique photo session experience for your children, High School Senior and Families.  Let xxx photography capture your special occasion and provide lasting memories to cherish.  Fine art portraits, wall art, albums, gallery wraps and custom products. 
[center][color=#9A00B2][size=5][b][i]Thanks for inquiring about our Senior Portrait Sessions![/i][/b][/size][/color][/center] [center][color=#005DC2][size=4]In the following few pages you will learn about our Session/Package plans, how to prepare for your session and Studio Policy.[/size][/color][/center] [center][color=#005DC2][size=4] Please use the button above to save this app to your phone so you can refer back to it. [/size][/color][/center] Prepare for your Session[color=#005DC2][size=3]At Ambient Light Studios we believe that you as a high school senior deserves a professional photographer to capture the most exciting time of your life.[/size][/color] Prepare for your Session[color=#005DC2][size=3]Parents, we also know that you want and deserve to get the best value for your money. Our studio is unique in the idea that we do not charge a session fee. Your session is based on your investment in your Print Package. This way you know all your expenses up front without any hidden costs*.[/size][/color] [color=#005DC2][size=3][size=2][i][color=#005DC2]* Special order print items including but not limited to Invitations and Photo Books are not included in package pricing.[/color][/i][/size][/size][/color] [color=#005DC2][size=3]You also are not committed to purchasing prints that are in sizes that you don't need or want. Your Print Packages are based on only the print products you want.[/size][/color] [color=#005DC2][i][b][size=3]But we will discuss more of this in the next section![/size][/b][/i][/color][center][size=5][b][i][color=#b10dc9][font=ABeeZee, serif]Getting Started[/font][/color][/i][/b][/size][/center] [left][b][i][color=#b10dc9][size=5][font=ABeeZee, serif][color=#005DC2][size=4][b][font="Times New Roman", serif]Prepare for your Portrait Session[/font][/b][/size][/color] [/font][/size][/color][/i][/b] [b][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]Newborns[/font][/size][/b][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]: [color=#000000]We only accept 2 newborn sessions per week, please contact us after your 1st trimester, but as early as possible in your pregnancy. We can sometimes still fit in newborns last minute, since babies can come early or late, leaving a scheduled appointment available. But we can book as many as 6 months in advance for these sessions! Newborns are best photographed at 4-14 days, but we jokingly say, “… just swing on by on the way home from the hospital!” We’re not sure who loves these sessions more, baby or Mom & Dad. These sessions last 3-4 hours; we play with baby while Mom & Dad relax, have a latte or cool drink & snacks here at the studio while you put your feet up. Go ahead, take a nap. We know you’re exhausted. The studio will be a toasty, perfect-for-new-baby temperature. Since Darcy’s style focuses on the art of the sleeping newborn, we’ll send you some tips for keeping baby sleepy. We encourage parents to bring a book, laptop, or DVDs to enjoy during their down time.[/color][/font][/size] [b][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]Toddlers and Children[/font][/size][/b][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]: [color=#000000]Please stick to their usual nap and feeding times – this is critical for a successful session! Please feed your child and take care of bathroom or diapers right before the session. If you object to sugar bribes|props, please let us know! Please don’t bring extra adult helpers to the session. Young kids get overwhelmed with directions coming from many adults, and they look for familiar faces when they feel unsure. Darcy will always spend the early moments of the session getting to know the child and earning her trust. The outfit can really set the tone for styling your child’s images. For this reason, we like to be included in choosing and approving outfits. We are happy to come browse your child’s closet or send you links for ideas in the days before the session. Layers, layers, layers! Bring lots of accessories: tights, scarves, hats, headbands, jackets, vests. Diapered babies are often modestly photographed diaper-less in the studio. Ruffle butts and diaper covers make cute accessories. Check out Darcy’s ideas for outfits on [u][url=http://pinterest.com/darcym3b/photo-style-ideas/]Pinterest[/url][/u]. [i]Please reschedule if your child has a runny nose, is running a fever, has any vomiting or leaky diapers in the last 48 hours. We have newborns in the studio weekly and it’s important you don’t bring your child’s germs into the studio.[/i][/color][/font][/size] [b][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]Families[/font][/size][/b][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]: [color=#000000]We love summer and fall outdoor family sessions – especially with warm, golden hour light! In the late spring and summer we love tall grasses, wild flowers, fields, and sunset sessions. In the fall, we love crunchy, colorful leaves, beautiful warm tones and the changing colors of Iowa’s autumn season. We typically only shoot families from about April through October but if you’re up for braving a hot cocoa and snow family shoot, we are up for it! If the urban look suits you better, we can work with you to find beautiful urban backdrops – cool alleys, old brick, worn street scapes. Please make sure all family members arrive on time, waiting for latecomers means fewer photos. Be prepared for our lame jokes and ice breakers! We believe wardrobe is crucial for a successful photo session. We like to be part of photo styling, and can help you coordinate outfits and create something you’ll be proud to hang in your family room. The effort you put into styling your shoot makes a huge difference in your wall art![i] All family sessions are held outdoors.[/i][/color][/font][/size] [color=#9A00B2][b][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]Teens & Senior Girls[/font][/size][/b][/color][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]: [color=#000000]Senior portrait sessions usually include several outfit changes. These are really fun sessions! Plan to bring a parent to help. Minors will need parent approval for sessions and locations. Our senior girls loved being pampered – a makeup artist will help you look your best, cover any teenage-skin issues, and bring out your best features! Bring lots of outfit ideas and accessories. Check out Darcy’s ideas for photo styling on [u][url=http://pinterest.com/darcym3b/photo-style-ideas/]Pinterest[/url][/u].[/color][/font][/size] [color=#9A00B2][b][size=4][font="Times New Roman", serif]What not to do before a session[/font][/size][/b][/color] [color=#000000][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]The following things should be avoided immediately before your portrait session: [color=#000000]• [/color]a new hair cut, style or color [color=#000000][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif][color=#000000]•[/color][/font][/size] [/color]tanning [color=#000000][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif][color=#000000]•[/color][/font][/size] [/color]piercing [color=#000000][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif][color=#000000]•[/color][/font][/size] [/color]waxing (makeup cannot adhere to freshly waxed skin, and your skin will look glossy and reflective. Wax 4-7 days prior to your session.) [color=#000000][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif][color=#000000]•[/color][/font][/size] [/color]shaving the mustache you’ve had for 20 years [color=#000000][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif][color=#000000]•[/color][/font][/size] a[/color]nything that involves bleach, dye, tattoos, or permanent markers[/font][/size][/color] [color=#9A00B2][b][size=4][font="Times New Roman", serif]What to wear[/font][/size][/b][/color] [color=#000000][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]Please contact us for wardrobe and styling suggestions. Styling is a huge part of prepping for your session. After you book your session, we’ll send you ideas and suggestions. We like to be part of this process, since it sets the tone for your session. Solids and warm neutrals with lots of textures are best![/font][/size][/color] [color=#000000][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]Avoid clothes that restrict positioning. You will likely be asked to sit on the ground – especially if we have many people to get in a photo. We super don’t want to see anyone’s unders.[/font][/size][/color] [color=#000000][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]If it looks a [i]little[/i] wrinkled in person, it looks a lot wrinkled on camera. Wrinkles cast shadows. This is very obvious on camera. Steam or iron all clothes before the shoot. [/font][/size][/color] [color=#000000][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]Unless your family typically dresses identically, this makes for an awkward photo. Coordinating is good. Matching is awkward. See [u][url=http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com/]Awkward Family Photos[/url][/u]. “Wear cream and browns” or “Wear dark denim and fall colors” is fine. “Let’s all wear the same Old Navy flag t-shirt” is just uncomfortable for everyone.[/font][/size][/color] [color=#000000][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]Think timeless. Remember hammer pants and that one-sequined glove phase? You want to avoid anything that will look immediately dated. For example, be very judicious about the “I love Justin Beiber”, “Team Jacob” or “Palin in 2012″ shirt you were thinking of wearing. ([i]Aw, c’mon… you giggled![/i]) [/font][/size][/color] [color=#9A00B2][b][size=4][font="Times New Roman", serif]Make Up & Grooming[/font][/size][/b][/color] [color=#000000][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]Make up should be natural-looking. We work closely with several amazing makeup artists in the area, particularly for our senior girls. Our girls love being pampered and feeling beautiful! Contact us for pricing and details. This isn’t Glamour Shots at the mall! We want you to look authentically you![/font][/size][/color] [color=#000000][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]Be attentive to foundation lines. Your neck and face should be the same color with no obvious transition lines. If you color your hair regularly, time appointments so your roots look natural. Contrast is more obvious on camera than in person![/font][/size][/color] [color=#000000][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]We want soft, clean, dry hair. Avoid over-grooming children. Helmet-like, hair-sprayed heads will be something you all make fun of in 10 years. We want kids to look clean but natural. Children + makeup = unnatural. Wash faces and noses right before the appointment. [/font][/size][/color] [color=#000000][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]Guys – shave if you normally shave, trim if you don’t.[/font][/size][/color] [b][i][color=#b10dc9][size=5][font=ABeeZee, serif][color=#000000][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]Most of all – HAVE FUN. Portrait sessions are a good time. We know you may feel self-conscious or  shy. We do our best to make everyone feel at ease. After all, if you don’t look good, we don’t look good![/font][/size][/color] [/font][/size][/color][/i][/b][/left] [color=#B10DC9][size=5][i][b]Coming Soon![/b][/i][/size][/color][center][color=#B10DC9][size=5][b]Senior Portrait/Package Plans[/b][/size][/color] [color=#0074D9][size=5][b][i][size=4]With “No Session Fees” Pricing![/size][/i][/b][/size][/color][/center] [color=#B10DC9][i][size=4][b]The “Reflections” Session[/b][/size][/i][/color] [b][i][color=#0074D9]$200 Print Purchase required Full retainer at time of scheduling session[/color][/i][/b] [color=#000000]• 1 hour Session[/color] [color=#000000]• In Studio Portraits only[/color] [color=#000000]• Includes up to 3 outfit changes[/color] [color=#000000]• Includes 2 poses for final Print Package [i](additional poses available for $15.00 each)[/i][/color] [color=#000000]• Includes approx 15 Proofs**[/color] [color=#000000]• Online Proofs[/color] [color=#B10DC9][size=4][i][b]The “Impression” Session[/b][/i][/size][/color] [b][color=#0074D9][i]$450 Print Purchase required Retainer of 50% at time of scheduling session[/i][/color][/b] [color=#000000]• 2 hour Session[/color] [color=#000000]• In Studio Portraits or Outdoor Location Sitting (Split Session available **)[/color] [color=#000000]• Includes 5 outfit changes[/color] [color=#000000]• Includes 3 poses for final Print Package [i](additional poses available for $15.00 each)[/i][/color] [color=#000000]• Includes approx 30-40 Proofs*[/color] [color=#000000]• Online Proofs[/color] [color=#9A00B2][size=4][i][b]The “Graduation” Session[/b][/i][/size][/color] [color=#0074D9][b][i]$675 Print Purchase required Retainer of 50% due at time of scheduling session[/i][/b][/color] [color=#B10DC9][b][i]This is the our most popular session![/i][/b][/color] [color=#000000][color=#000000]• [/color]4 hour Session[/color] [color=#000000]• Includes Both Studio and Outdoor Location Sitting (Split Session available **)[/color] [color=#000000]• Unlimited Outfit Changes/Unlimited Photos*[/color] [color=#000000]• Up to 5 poses for final Print Package [i](additional poses available for $15.00 each)[/i][/color] [color=#000000]• Online Proofs and iPhone/iPad Proof album[/color] [size=4][b][i][color=#9A00B2]The “Take On The World” Session[/color][/i][/b][/size] [i][b][color=#0074D9]$995 Print Purchase required Retainer of 50% due at time of scheduling session[/color][/b][/i] [color=#B10DC9][b][i]This is the Ultimate Unlimited Package![/i][/b][/color] [color=#000000]• Professional Make-Up and Hair Artist included for one of your sessions[/color] [color=#000000]• 8 hour Session (can be done all at once or broken up to include photos in different seasons)[/color] [color=#000000]• Unlimited Outfit Changes/Unlimited Photos*[/color] [color=#000000]• Up to 8 poses for final Print Package [i](additional poses available for $15.00 each)[/i][/color] [color=#000000]• Online and printed proofs, iPhone/iPad Proof album [/color] [color=#9A00B2][size=4][b][i]The “Helping Hand” Session[/i][/b][/size][/color] [color=#000000]This is a special session that gives me chance to “Give Back” to the community. With this Session, I provide a Session and Print Package to a family of the community that is in need and can’t afford to provide their graduate with a nice portrait and prints Including wallets to hand out. [/color] [color=#000000][i]In order to qualify for this session you need to show the need a recommendation from the school, or your church.[/i] I know what it is like to not being able to provide your student with “what everyone else has”, and what it is like to also be on the side of the graduate and not having the same.[/color] [color=#000000]• 1 hour Session[/color] [color=#000000]• In Studio Portraits only[/color] [color=#000000]• Includes up to 2 outfit changes[/color] [color=#000000]• Includes 2 poses for final Print Package[/color] [color=#000000]• Includes approx 15 Proofs[/color] [color=#000000]• Online Proofs[/color] [color=#000000]• Includes:      One 8x10 Print[/color] [color=#000000]                            Four 4x6 Prints[/color] [color=#000000]                            24 Wallets Size Prints[/color] [size=3][b][i][color=#9A00B2]All of our sessions include:[/color][/i][/b][/size] [color=#000000]•[b] FREE[/b] Facebook Timeline Cover Banner using Session Images. (Ambient Light Studios Logo must remain intact)[/color] [color=#000000]• [b]FREE[/b] Family Portrait Session. Does not include any Printed Portrait Products[/color] [color=#000000]• [b]FREE[/b] Low-Resolution Files for Social Media (Ambient Light Studios Logo must remain intact). Number of Images varies by number of poses in purchased Print Package. [i]These images are for Social Media and webs use only, not for printing use![/i][/color] [color=#000000]• All proofs include basic tonal corrections and major blemish retouching. Custom Retouching available after final prints are selected and depending on the work involved (removal of braces, special effects, hair color change, etc...) are available at an additional charge, per each pose.[/color] [color=#000000]• All travel for outdoor Portrait sessions over 20 miles [i]may[/i] incur additional charges.[/color] [color=#000000]*Normally we can take somewhere between 40 and 50 images in an hour, after choosing the best shots for you, proofs will average approx 20 images for each hour we spend on your session.[/color] [color=#000000]** Split session includes photos taken in our studio and outdoors within a 20 mile radius from studio. [/color] [color=#000000]Other proofing options including individual prints and proof books are available at additional cost![/color][center][b][i][color=#9A00B2][size=5]S[color=#B10DC9]tudi[/color]o Policy[/size][/color][/i][/b][/center] [center][size=2][b][i][color=#9A00B2][color=#005DC2]Please read, initial in the box at the bottom and then submit[/color][/color][/i][/b][/size][/center] [color=#B10DC9][b][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]Pre-Session Consultation for Senior or Individual Portraits[/font][/size][/b][/color] [color=#0070c0][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]We prefer to have a Pre-Session Consultation with all our High School Senior or individual Portrait Session clients. We know this is not always easy with everyone’s busy schedules but we have found that it serves both you as the client and our studio best if we can discuss all the options available to you as to and answer all your question ahead of time. [/font][/size][/color] [i][b][color=#0070c0][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]We will:[/font][/size][/color][/b][/i] [color=#0070c0][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]Go over the Pre-Session Questionnaire ([url=http;//ambientlight.seamlessdocs.com/f/mFPujL] http://ambientlight.seamlessdocs.com/f/mFPujL[/url] ) you have submitted; learn your likes and dis-likes, your preferences for photographic styles and locations and what you are trying to achieve by your session.[/font][/size][/color] [color=#0070c0][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]Discuss our Session/Print Package options available to you, show samples of the many options available to you for print and specialty items,[/font][/size][/color] [color=#0070c0][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]Sign the Photo Release/Contract. A deposit is required at this time.[/font][/size][/color] [left][b][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif][color=#B10DC9]Photo Release and Contract[/color] [/font][/size][/b][color=#005dc2][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]All [/font][/size][/color][color=#0070c0][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]Clients must sign a Photo Release/Contract and deposit paid before we can schedule your session. If the model [/font][/size][/color][color=#005dc2][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]is under 18 then a parent, legal guardian, or legal age sibling MUST sign for the model and be present at the sessions. Due to important details that the model needs to also be aware of and agree to, we ask that if they are High School Students they sign the Contract. All models over the age of 18 may sign the Release/Contract themselves but we still require the Contract to be signed by the person responsible for all payments for our products and services. For Groups, the person scheduling the session may sign the contract and release for all subjects, but all subjects must read and agree to the terms of the contract.[/font][/size][/color][/left] [left] [color=#B10DC9][b][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]Sessions[/font][/size][/b][/color] [color=#005dc2][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]Scheduling of Session times, locations and any official correspondence is all done by email or text message rather than over the phone so that both parties have the plans in writing to refer to. It is important that you check your messages leading up to your session, and please reply promptly. Outdoor sessions are light and weather dependent and can sometimes shift as needed to get the best light and locations. [/font][/size][/color] [color=#005dc2][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]We request that no “behind the scenes” photos be taken during our Session without our knowledg[/font][/size][/color][color=#0074d9][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]e. Thi[/font][/size][/color][color=#005dc2][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]s includes cell phone shots or selfies. Many times during the session things are quite hectic in the studio with props being moved around, backdrops being shuffled and it does not always give a flattering appearance of the studio. [/font][/size][/color] [color=#005dc2][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]Please make all attempts to leave children who are not part of the photo session with a family member or other person you trust. We have found that many times another child often causes distractions for the one being photographed. Also, we have a lot of expensive props and equipment in the studio that we need to be careful of.      [/font][/size][/color] [b][color=#005dc2][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif][color=#B10DC9]Family & Group Sessions[/color][/font][/size][/color][/b][color=#005dc2][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif] For families and groups the number of people to be photographed and their ages of all children, and any sub-groups must be discussed and agreed upon before you are put on the calendar and pay the Session Fee. Depending on the number of subjects to be photographed, a "Large Group" fee may be required. Any last minute subjects to be included in the session may incur an additional fee. A lot of creativity and planning go into preparing for your session; the location, equipment needed, time, prep, additional help and the amount of editing is very different for a portrait session than a family session. If you have a particular place in mind for your group session, please let us know as soon as possible, we normally like to check the site out a head of the scheduled session to determine the best options to create the best possible portrait for you. [/font][/size][/color] [b][color=#005dc2][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif][color=#B10DC9]Weather[/color][/font][/size][/color][/b][color=#005dc2][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif] Your outdoor session is dependent on weather conditions including rain or heavy snow, excessively high wind, or intense cold. In case of inclement weather, your session will be rescheduled A.S.A.P. Normally we do not reschedule your session for humidity, strong breezes or light snow.[/font][/size][/color] [b][color=#005dc2][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif][color=#B10DC9]Viewing and Ordering Session[/color][/font][/size][/color][/b] [color=#005dc2][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif] Once your images are edited and ready to view, they will be uploaded to a secure section of our website at www.ambient -light-studios.com. Only you will have access to these galleries by a link and password which will be sent to you. You may share this link and password with whoever you choose. After you have a chance to preview the images we will set up an appointment to come in and place your order so we can answer all questions and show you what products you’ll be getting. Please come prepared with any measurements and your portrait needs. You are always welcome to add additional prints and products at a future date, but your initial order [b][i]must[/i][/b] be placed at the end of your viewing session. The balance from your original Session/Print Package choice will be due at this time. [/font][/size][/color] [color=#005dc2][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]At the Viewing and Ordering Session you will be able to view all your images on a large screen in a casual setting in our studio. [b][i]Please let us know how many people to expect for your viewing session and arrange childcare for young children, please try to limit the number of those attending to 4.[/i][/b] We have limited seating and we want to make sure everyone is comfortable. We will be provide some snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. [/font][/size][/color] [center][color=#005DC2][b][i][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]Absolutely no smoking on Ambient Light Studios property, in or around our studio. [/font][/size][/i][/b][/color][/center] [/left] [left][center][color=#0074D9][i][b][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif][color=#005DC2]It is illegal to copy, scan, print, edit, sell, reproduce, screen capture, photograph, alter or otherwise manipulate images created by Ambient Light Studios and Ambient Light Studios retains all copyrights. To maintain a consistent quality, all instances of our work are printed solely Ambient Light Studios and Photo Labs that we contract with. [/color][/font][/size][/b][/i][/color][/center] [center][color=#B10DC9][size=3][i][b][i][font="Times New Roman", serif]Please initial the box below to acknowledge[/font][/i][/b][/i][/size][/color][color=#B10DC9][size=3][i][b][i][font="Times New Roman", serif] that you have read this page. Then hit submit. [/font][/i][/b][/i][/size][/color][/center] [/left] [center][color=#9A00B2][size=5][i][b]Event Photography[/b][/i][/size][/color][/center] As many people know we photograph many local High School Sporting Events. These photos are available for purchase through our website. [url=https://www.zenfolio.com/ambientlightstudios/e/all-photos.aspx]https://www.zenfolio.com/ambientlightstudios/e/all-photos.aspx[/url][center][color=#005DC2][size=3][i][font=Serif]Ambient Light Studios and [i][font=Serif]Robert B. Noyes are the sole copyright owners of all [size=3][i][font=Serif]content on this App unless [/font][/i][/size]otherwise noted.[/font][/i][/font][/i][/size][/color][/center] [center][color=#005DC2][b][size=3][i][font=Serif]Please view our full copyright notice [url=https://www.ambient-light-studios.com/copyright]here[/url][/font][/i][/size][/b][/color][/center]