Session fee is $150 and it includes pre-session consultation by phone or e-mail, traveling time to one location within 25 miles of 77063, 1hr – 1.5hr in-studio or on-location session, up to 5 people (add $25 for every additional person), gallery with your best images to choose from. All inclusive collections start at $500. Additional photography products may be added to any collection or purchased separately as à la carte items, in which case the minimum order of $250 is required. Please, contact me for details. Corresponding web-optimized watermarked images are provided with every purchase.
Studio sessions take place at my home studio (77063) and available for children only Monday – Friday from 9am to 12pm.
Web-optimized (72 pixels per inch) copyrighted images are specifically adjusted for web. They look good on screen but are not suitable for printing.
The deposit of $50 must be paid to secure your session date and time. This payment is counted toward your session fee. The remaining balance of your session fee is due at the day of your session.
The deposit fee is non-refundable but fully transferable in case you need to reschedule. Please, notify me at least 48 hours prior to your session, so that I can offer you another date and time and transfer your deposit.
To book your session, please contact me with your session requirements via contact form on this website. I will get back to you to answer all your questions and discuss the details.
I recommend to book your session at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure my availability.
A few days before your session, I will get in touch to confirm your appointment and send you some helpful information on how to better prepare for your session.
On your session day, we will meet at a predetermined location and spend some time together taking as many photographs as I feel I need to get some truly special images for you.
For outdoor session, I strongly recommended to schedule your appointment for the early morning or late afternoon. If photographing indoors, it is better to have your session during the day. For studio portraits, I am available Monday – Saturday from 9am to 12pm.
Your photos will be ready to view in 2 – 3 weeks after your session date. Before you see your images, I will carefully go through all of the photographs taken during your session and select the very best ones for you to view. I will then spend several hours working on your project. Your images will be cleaned up, color balanced, and edited to remove any blemishes in order to make sure everyone looks their best.
Please note, my style is natural and true to life. I do not offer extensive editing.
When your photos are ready, I will upload them to your password-protected online gallery. It will remain active for 3 days. During that time, you will need to choose your products and place your order. In exceptional circumstances, I will reactivate your gallery for additional 3 days, for which a small administration fee will be charged.
Since every session is unique, I cannot guarantee the exact number of final images. This number varies from session to session and depends on many factors, such as session type, location, people being photographed, etc.. I always make sure that my clients get nice variety to choose from – usually, 15 – 20 photos.
After your photographs are selected and your order is placed, I will start preparing your products. All products that I offer are custom-made and of the highest quality. Please contact me for a product guide.
Your products will be delivered in 2 – 3 weeks after your order is placed. It may take a little bit longer during the Holiday Season.
Under the Federal Copyright Act of 1976, Dotka Photography (Tatyana Sokolova) retains the copyright of all images taken. Copyright infringements, such as making screenshots, scanning or otherwise reproducing photographs without written consent by Dotka Photography (Tatyana Sokolova), can result in civil and criminal penalties.
Digital images are not to be altered in any way without prior consent.
Images taken during your photo session may be used by Dotka Photography (Tatyana Sokolova) for display or marketing purposes, including but not limited to publishing on social media, production of marketing materials, or posting in the galleries on this website. Should it be your preference that your images were not displayed in this way, a written notice must be given when you book your session. You will be asked to sign a model release form.
The use of video recording and your own camera is not allowed during your photo session.
By booking a photo session with Dotka Photography (Tatyana Sokolova) you are agreeing to all of the above.