Prices for Services
Our residential studio is in South Meridian. STUDIO TIME sessions may last up to two hours with Julia’s time and talent and depending on whether a pet owner wants to join in. Julia typically works until she feels that every critter and its human have had “enough” under the studio lights! There is no need to press beyond anyone’s limit: bottomless treats, toys or not! Portrait sessions should be a low-stress, fun experience! There is a pre-photo-shoot consultation where we discuss what kind of images you would like to have showcase your dog and your dog's unique personality, plus we make sure to talk about temperament for a studio type setting. THE GREAT OUTDOORS session takes place usually in the morning, or in late afternoon. If the weather or light is not being overly cooperative then we can postpone the session for another day. As always, we will have a pre-consultation to find out what you love about your pet so we can create memorable images. ON-LOCATION at your home is the best of both worlds where your pet will feel most comfortable and at ease. At your home is best for taking pictures of your wondrous feline friends. We can bring our strobe studio lighting, depending on your space and the natural lights you have available, or the style you desire. Strobes require a bit more room space & ceiling height - but can make a difference with their beautiful soft light. Plan for additional time for this set-up, but it can be well worth it! Please let us know if you have multiple pets in one household you will want photographed.
Buy only what you love, and if you are not thrilled, we give your money back. That’s the guaranteed curve in Curvology Studio!
Pet Photography session fees are $159 up front and includes pre-consultation, travel time of 20 miles round trip, bottomless pockets of treats, session time, and as many breaks as we need. Images are archived, edited and your own Client Gallery is set-up for online viewing.
Professional Headshots are a $75 up front session fee. This includes your time here in the studio, finished professional editing and 2-3 digital files for your social media use. Your professional image with beautiful lighting and relaxed expression can make the difference for a new client being able to see your sincerity and warmth & deciding to call, or for a potential employer to recognize your level of professionalism.
It is our policy to collect a credit card to hold all appointments. We trust you will give us a week’s notice if you cannot show up for your custom portrait session which is at least a 2-hour saved time frame.
Viewing & Ordering
Once you are finished with your session, we will contact you when your consultation or private proofing gallery is ready to schedule. We will find a mutually convenient time with you to review your image selections and answer any questions you may have. Our presentation session is quick, very laid back & we have samples of products that you can see, touch. It is dramatically different when you do so! Please have anyone involved in making your portrait decisions participate and then we will get your final approval and place your orders.
Can I bring my kids to the in-person presentation and viewing appointment?
You may wish to relax and concentrate on your beautiful portraits that are created for you. In that case, you might want to arrange child care, or set up your presentation while your children are in school.
What if I only want digitals?
Curvology Studio is a full service, high quality portrait and design studio. Julia spends an unlimited amount of time on your session from image capture to post processing and archival, & provides you with the highest quality images to choose from. Our policy is to deliver Headshot digitals for our social media package, but If you prefer to only receive digital files for all of your other projects -- we recommend you book a photographer who can sell you digitals for your specific purposes. However, our policy for pet portraits are designed so that you can enjoy a chance to purchase only what you love, in long-lasting prints for your home. We offer 2 digital files strictly for social media after a purchase of $500 because we understand how great it is to be able to share online. Please read the following for more information on our policy.
Copyright Usage Rights and limited digitals for sharing.
When you commission Curvology Studio for a full portrait session, chances are you may want to know about the purchase of digital negatives for your own personal use. When you invest in full resolution sized digital files, you are really buying “permission” to copy and print the digital negatives as much as you like. These FULL sized digital files usually range from $595 - $995 plus an additional print purchase in an equal amount - from a full service photography studio - depending on print size capability and rights.
It is our policy to keep it simple & affordable and to offer many great products from which to choose at very reasonable prices, PLUS: 2 low resolution files for social media sharing only, when you make a purchase of $500 or more. They are smaller files that look great on screen and are for that purpose alone. Of course, the best thing to do with your portrait session is to have long-lasting PRINTS! But where to begin? Check out our Products Tab to see how easy it is purchase a few! The following is why we handle the printing process for you and encourage you to order prints:
Printing Do’s and Don’ts
- What you don’t want to do is print images on a home printer that are edited in Photoshop & that are embedded with color data that only a professional lab with advanced equipment can read. Chances are your home printer will not print as you see your images on a screen. How disappointing that would be!
- Printing is an art. Unless you know what you are doing, it can be challenging to get a quality print that looks like what you see on your screen.
- Color space, monitor calibration, paper profiles and printer technology are advanced stuff, so we leave that to the pros.
- We want you to be satisfied with a product that lasts a lifetime.
We work with the best professional labs in the country because you deserve the very best service. How convenient and easy! And you can be sure your images do not get left behind on a small drive in the sock drawer.
When do I get to bring everything home?
Quality takes time so please allow 3-4 weeks from your order date for completion of your order.
"Thanks for the gorgeous pictures! I always thought of myself as un-photogenic and I was uncomfortable having photos taken of me. Now I feel so different! I feel so good about myself and we had a lot of fun." --Tricia R.