Frequently 

asked questions

PRICING & BOOKING

How do I reserve a photo session with you?


First, contact us with a date or a estimated date you are looking to book. Once we have agreeded on a date a digital contract will be emailed to you. A signed digital contract and deposit is required when booking a session with us. An invoice will be emailed to you once the digital contract has been signed. The invoice will be sent by PayPal. No, you do not need a PayPal account to make a deposit. Any major credit card is accepted through PayPal.




How much is the deposit?


All portrait sessions require a $50.00 deposit.




Why is a deposit required?


Your deposit secures your session date.




What form of payment to you accept?


Cash, check and PayPal (PayPal accepts all major credit cards)




If I cancel will I get my deposit back?


If you cancel you will not receive your deposit back. This covers any loss in the form of lost bookings. However, I do understand that unforeseen events can happen, if so contact me and will discuss and agree to move your session to another date.




Is there ever a travel fee?


Most session have no travel fee. If we do travel 30 miles or more outside Medina, OH a travel fee will be applied to your session's final balance. If a travel fee is required it will be discussed during your booking to ensure no surprise fee is added to your session.




When is my remaining balance due?


The remaing balance for your session is due on the session date.




Where are you located?


We are located in Medina, Ohio.





THE PHOTO SESSION

What time of day will my outdoor session be?


We will shoot your outdoor session either right after sunrise (summer time 7:30am) or a few hours before sunset (summer time 6:30/ 7pm). Why? Because the best available light is right after sunrise and before sunset. If you have to have a mid day session, let me know and will work to find a location that best blocks overhead harsh sunlight. Please keep in mind lighting makes all the differeance in your images.




How long is my photo session?


This depends on what type of session you have. Newborn session - 2-4 hours Babies / Children - 45- 90 mins Senior sessions - 1-2 hours Family sessions - 1-2 hours Couples sessions - 1-2 hours




What if it rains or there is no sunset?


If there is rain in the forecast we will see if it's worth waiting out the weather. Some days may only have an afternoon shower, so we may not need to reschedulel your session. If the day is a wash out we would reschedule to the best available date that works for the both of us. If you really wanted that sunset/golden hour session and its an overcast sky we can reschedule or move forward with your session. Cloudy and overcast days create great lighting and images too!




Where is your studio located?


I have a designated area I use in my home. My home studio is located in Medina, Ohio.




What if I am sick or my child is sick?


If anyone is sick, we will reschedule your session. Your deposit will transfer to another date if this should ever happen.




What should I wear or what should my family wear?


I want your photos to represent you, so choose flattering clothes that feels the best on you. When working in the studio with toddlers and children we have lots of neutral and colorful backdrops available to coordinate with your clothing, so go bold or classic. For groups, I would suggest choosing a color pallet and have everyone wear something in those colors. Try to stay away from large bold prints, words on shirts and large logos. Pinterest has many great ideas to help coordinate family outfits for family photos. High school seniors, be you! We do unlimited outfit changes. This is all about you so choose a laid back casual outfit, something more dressy or even your prom or homecoming dress. If you play sports are in the band and want to have your uniform in your session we can do that too! Newborn sessions, babies will be mainly in their birthday suit! We will provide all the props, outfits, and wraps for your baby. If you have an outfit or prop that you would like to bring you are more then welcome to! Parents and siblings, if you plan to be in any of the photos during your newborn session I would recommend very neutral colors. I always use a soild neutral colored backdrop for these images and soft, soild, light textures is best to wear.





Urban Chic Photography  is a custom portrait photographer serving northeast Ohio located in Medina, Ohio

Ohio Photographer offering portraits for newborns, children, fine art, engagement, maternity and seniors