You have questions, and we have answers!
At Brisson Imagery we believe in full transparency. There are no shortage of photographers for you to choose from. Our goal is to be upfront with how our business works and what you can expect. Customer satisfaction is our top priority. We thank you for your interest and we really hope that you choose to work with us!
- How far out do you book? Most people want portraits made when they are off from work (evenings and weekends). We usually book the weekend time slots around 10-14 days in advance. If you are available for a session Monday – Friday, we can usually get you in within 3-5 days. The same holds true for Wedding, Event, and Business photography requests. The only exceptions are the months of NOVEMBER & DECEMBER. These are our busiest months. Services are typically booked 30-60 days in ADVANCE. If you require imagery for holiday cards, please book your appointment for 30 days before you need to place an order as print labs are also busy this time of year.
2. Is a deposit required?
Portrait sessions do not pay a deposit. Session fees are paid in advance before the appointment. If the session fee is not pre-paid, the appointment is canceled. There is no penalty for rescheduling, however, session fees are non-refundable.
Weddings & Events pay a non-refundable retainer of 50% at the time of booking, with the remainder due 14 days before the event. Again, there are no penalties for rescheduling.
Business Photography clients pay their fees in full when services are rendered.
3. Are Digital Files included?
Portrait sessions are given four Package options to choose from, each package includes a set number of digital files. Please see our Pricing page for a detailed breakdown.
Weddings, Events, and Business photography include all of the Downloadable JPEGS with a print release. Print packages are available for those wanting wall art or albums.
4. How do we get our finished imagery?
All imagery is delivered electronically through email. First, you will receive a video slide show of your finished imagery. 24 hours after opening your slide show, our delivery program will ask you to select a package. Only then will you be able to download your digital files. Links to our delivery program can be sent to friends or family anywhere in the world. All we need is a valid email address.
For clients who prefer an in-person sales meeting, I would be happy to come to your home or meet at a local coffee shop.
5. How long does it take to get our slide show?
Portraits can take up to 14 days, depending on the season. In slow seasons it may be sooner. There are no rush options available in the months of November or December as this is our busiest time of year. If you need imagery for holiday cards, please book your session a month before you need to place orders as print companies are also busy this time of year.
Weddings and events can take up to 6 weeks depending on the duration of the event. Longer events result in more imagery to edit. Wedding albums can take up to 3 weeks to deliver once the order has been sent to the print lab.
Real estate photography and Headshots are delivered within 24 hours of the shoot.
6. How long is our gallery available to us?
We keep your gallery “live” for 30 days starting from the moment the slide show has been opened. After 30 days your gallery program will close to keep your imagery safe from possible online attacks. If you need your gallery program re-opened, please call us.
7. Do you have a studio?
YES. Our studio in located in our Mount Pleasant home and is perfect for newborns and families up to 6 subjects. For larger groups or for those needing ADA accommodations, we rent time at a Commercial studio in West Ashley.
8. Do you have props, wardrobe, and a Hair & Make up artist?
PROPS: We have a small collection of props for children and newborns. For an additional fee, We will purchase props for specific requests. Please see our pricing page for a detailed breakdown.
WARDROBE: We have a small newborn wardrobe as well as a small collection of children’s costumes and dresses. For an additional fee, we can rent special wardrobe pieces for specific requests. For an additional fee, you may use our online program for stylization and online shopping for wardrobe pieces. Please see our Pricing page for a detailed breakdown.
Hair & Makeup artist: We have a handful of artists that we have worked with, however, most clients prefer to find their own artists. If you would like to include a HMUA in your session, we will be happy to set you up with one of ours for an additional fee. Please see our pricing page for a detailed breakdown.
Please click the “What’s included” button (found below) to learn more about what is included in our services.
9. What method of payment do you accept and how do we pay you?
All invoices are sent to you through email. On the invoice you will have electronic options to pay by credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. We do not keep your payment information on file. We only accept checks from Business Photography Clients.
10. What paperwork do we need to sign?
All Clients are emailed a photography agreement which specifically spells out all of our policies and sets all expectations for our working relationship. This form is signed electronically.
Attached to every invoice is a model/property release. This release gives us permission to upload your pictures to the internet (for delivery purposes), as well as to use your “likness” on our websites, social media pages, in art/trade expos, for advertisement, and for entry into photographic competitions. Names, locations, and all other personal information are kept private. This form is required for every human, pet, and personal property photographed. This form is also signed electronically.
Please see the “view our paperwork” button (located below) to review these forms in advance.
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Still have some unanswered questions?
Please send us a text message or call us on our mobile phone at: 843-789-0812, OR email us at BrissonImagery@gmail.com