Welcome to Nature’s Palette Photography Art... I would like to extend my sincere appreciation for your trust in picking my studio for your wedding needs. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, rest assured that I will do everything possible to provide great photographs of your event.
These next few pages will detail everything you will need to know regarding my studio and your experience here - but if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to give me a call or drop me an e-mail. My contact information is at the top of the page.
I will make every effort to create the kind portraits you will be thrilled to keep. You will have these portraits for the rest of your life so I want you to be totally happy with them.
All prints are sent to a professional lab for processing and are printed on photographic archival paper and luster coated for the best possible quality that will last a lifetime. Prints 5x7 and larger are mounted for stability with a wide variety of textures available at no extra charge, unless another finish such as canvas, plaque mount or canvas wrap is ordered.
Many couples request a image DVD for their personal use. While I don’t recommend that you print your own images for framing, I do understand your desire to have the images in digital form. If you choose to have a DVD package it will contain medium resolution edited images from your wedding. They will be edited for contrast and layout but color cannot be guaranteed unless the prints are ordered from me due to different printing methods. The images will be crisp and ready to use for all digital applications and can be printed up to 8x10 inches. While Nature’s Palette Photography Art retains the copyright to all images, you will receive a release for private use.
Every formal portrait print you order will be lightly retouched and enhanced. This includes such things as blemishes, acne, scars and most stray hairs, if you wish these things to be removed. There is never an additional charges for this type of retouching at Nature’s Palette Photography Art. Your finished portraits will be as perfect as I can make them without changing who you really are.
However, this service does not include: removal of braces, sunburned skin, five o’clock shadows or other extensive retouching. These kind of intricate touch ups will have an additional charge of $20.00 per photo.
Viewing Your Originals:
Digital photography has changed forever the way we capture and view pictures. Gone are the days when you left the studio with a portfolio of proofs, (although this is still available for a nominal cost if you like something in your hands). Nature’s Palette Photography Art offers an private online viewing site for your ease. I will send you a link when your portraits are ready to view with a password (if you would like to pick your own password just let me know).
Cropping and Color Matching:
Color: The proofs that you view online do not contain the full quality refinement that you can expect in your finished portraits. They have not been retouched and have not been fully color corrected and density balanced, (except a few Artist Choice Images). Also, any of your images are available in B&W and Sepia Tone.
Cropping: Where’s the top of my head? It is entirely acceptable to crop off the top of your head in close up images, especially horizontal poses. This is just a photographic style and not a mistake or defect; it’s done on purpose to draw attention to your eyes or your expression.
If you wish to have a portrait cropped “tighter” to show less back round, please let me know when you place your order. While I don’t always recommend this, in certain instances it is possible without noticeable loss of image quality.
Copyright & Artist Signature
It is illegal to copy or reproduce any photographs created by this studio - anywhere else, including home scanning, without this studio’s written release form. Violators of this Federal law will be subject to its civil and criminal penalties.
Nature’s Palette Photography Art it’s successors and assigns have the exclusive right to copy and reproduce for the purpose of illustration, advertising and publication in any manner whatsoever, any photograph in it’s possession.
As with any other art piece, all portraits created by this studio are digitally signed by the artist. Please call if you have questions. Thank you!
*E-Surface paper used by professional photographers, luster coated traditional prints in many
different sizes. Any print larger then 5x7’s is mounted on a board
*Metallic Paper (pearlescent finish) Kodak Endura Metallic Paper features a unique pearlescent surface with ultra-bright backgrounds.
*True B&W Paper (matte finish) Ilford True B&W paper is designed to make rich black, continuous-tone prints, while avoiding color tints.
*Flush or Plaque Mounted a unique, attractive and economical process of mounting, laminating and displaying portraits. Your portrait is mounted to a high quality wood which has been custom cut to the size of your print. The surface is then completely sealed with a tough, durable, transparent laminate. Finally, the edges are finished with one of many colors around the edges or framed with a black edge.
There is no need to frame.
*Canvas photographic prints bonded to 7 oz. or 10 oz. canvas material. The canvas is pressed into the print, giving it a beautiful, even texture. 10 oz. canvas provides a deep weave, while 7 oz. canvas gives a tight weave. The canvas is then bonded to a mounting board.
*Gallery Wrap Nothing shows off your artistic side quite like a Gallery Wrap. Printed on premium canvas and wrapped around a stretcher bar, your clients will love their very own original masterpiece.
*Composites artist designed composites which show case 2 or more portraits. Available in many different sizes to fit the wall you have in mind.
*Albums & Books artist designed books available in many different sizes and bindings.
*Folios Black padded leatherette cover with Black foil accent lines. Black delivery box
included. Holds 6 - 4x5 vertical and 2 - 5x4 horizontal prints.
*Cards for Announcement, Save the Date, Thank You & Greeting Cards artist designed single or double sided cards for all your party needs. Quantity discount available.
Engagement Special Package: $399.00/ $299.00 if booked with wedding.
This is an inclusive unique engagement session up to one and half hours of photography time in and around the studio or within a twenty minute drive. (If there is a special place further away there will be an additional charge). This session offers the ultimate in flexibility and variety, with unlimited poses and clothing changes.
24 Wallet prints, chosen from up to three images (8 wallets per image)
Four prints of size 8x10” or smaller
Four digital images sized for online use (with studio logo)
Upgrade your choice of one of the following: for an additional $100.00
One 12x12 print, mounted with a large “signature board” matte for your guests to sign (finished size 24x24)
50 press-printed cards with a chosen image, wedding date, and online gallery information
I realize that weddings are unique and require a meticulous approach to fit individual needs. I will sit down with you to customize a package that suits your needs, offering you more flexibility then pre-made package pricing. Every ones needs are different and packages just don’t give the options that most people require. So, my pricing reflects basic coverage with an al-a-carte pricing letting you pick services that are important to you.
Here’s How It Works:
Think about your needs and wishes:
Do you want photos of the bride getting ready with her mother?
Do you want bride & groom portraits done before the ceremony or would you rather he didn’t see you?
Photos of the ceremony (sometimes, because of the venue, they need to be reenacted)?
Portraits of bride & groom, wedding party, parents etc...? At a different location?
How many hours at the reception, through the cake cutting, garter?
DVD Slideshows set to music in a personalized photo case.
Artist designed digital books, pricing quote worked up once we discuss options.
Artist designed photographic albums, pricing quote worked up once we discuss options.
Artist designed composites, where I take any number of photo’s and combined them into one print.
Artist designed save the date, announcement or thank you cards, pricing below, quantity discount available.
Call me @ 315-947-6934 and make an appointment and we can sit down and talk.