Now that you've had your fun on the beach, here's the tough part . . . waiting for your proofs! Don't worry - it shouldn't take more than a week except in extreme circumstances or around certain holidays. So enjoy the rest of your vacation, head home, unpack, relax and before you know it, they'll be ready! All you need to do is keep an eye out for our email with your Top Secret password for your private online viewing gallery.
Your proofs will be posted in your online gallery for 30 days at which time they will self-destruct. Okay, maybe not, but they sadly will expire. If you should need a little extra time with your proofs you can simply request to have them extended. We will happily grant you a two-week extension with no additional charge.
WHEN to order . . .
Although you will have access to your proofs for 30 days, we highly recommend you place your order within 2 weeks! Why so quickly? We know how life can get in the way and our To Do Lists tend to grow rather than shrink. We also know you didn't invest all this effort in planning your family beach portrait just to put off ordering. Just think about how you'll feel hanging that awesome family portrait on your wall in the perfect spot you picked out and then how you'll feel every time you walk past and glance at it. How happy will that make you feel? Now why would you want to put that off?
Also keep in mind that orders take about 6 weeks, so if you need your portraits in time for a holiday or birthday, please order well in advance. We may be able to RUSH an order for you for an additional fee, but who wants to pay additional fees?! Upon placing your order, your credit card will be be run for half of your total. The other half will be charged when your order goes to print (about 5 weeks later). Please contact us if you need an extended payment plan - we have a few convenient options.
WHAT to order . . .
Order everything and spend a lot! No, seriously, I'm sure you had an idea about what you wanted to order when you first started this whole beach-portrait-process. After viewing your amazing proofs, you may find that your needs and wants have changed! We encourage you to take some time to review our packages to see what will work best for you and your family. Remember to consider upgrading your wall portrait to a Canvas Gallery Wrap as these are super popular and often the price difference is the cost of a frame for a traditional print! Click on the button below for information on our canvas!
HOW to order . . .
Online is the most accurate and expedient way to order. Order directly through your private proofing gallery. We can also help you with any order over the phone. We do not, however, recommend sending us any orders via email as this may delay the process. Collages must be ordered via phone.
What about my $100 credit?
If you have a credit on your account, we will definitely apply this once we receive your order. You will not see this credit online when ordering. Your credit will be applied to ANY order - prints, canvas, digital, etc.
General retouching is included in all of our pricing. We will get rid of any strange people & objects from the backgrounds of your pictures as well as remove stray hairs, whiten teeth, remove blemishes and bruises when possible and soften lines and wrinkles. Your final prints will look amazing!
Corrective artwork is a great way to make your favorite portrait perfect! Need a head swap? Have a tattoo you want removed? Our computer artist is excellent at corrective artwork to ensure you are absolutely thrilled with your final portrait! Since this type of work is more time consuming than general retouching and requires expertise in Photoshop, please request an estimate for work needed.
A LA CARTE, PACKAGES, EXTRAS
We like to give you lots of freedom when it comes to ordering. You may order a la carte or you may wish to purchase a package. Packages offer many benefits including your choice of unlimited poses, free shipping and, of course, the savings! Packages also come with Add-On options not available when ordering a la carte.