THE STATE CAPITAL BUILDING
STADIUM HIGH SCHOOL TACOMA
THE NISQUALLY WILDLIFE REFUGE
TACOMA ROSE GARDENS
THE MINI SESSION $75: One Outfit. 30 minutes
Our mini session is a little bit of everything right. You will have the choice of either an in-studio session, or we can go outdoor; on-location. This session is perfect for those times you’d like new pictures but do not want to go overboard, and that’s an easy thing to do at A Smile Like Yours Photography. You are going to LOVE your pictures!
THE EXCEPTIONAL STANDARD $150: THREE-FOUR OUTFITS. 1 HOUR
This session is the perfect booking for those who understand the value of taking the time to do things right, and includes the added benefit of more choice. You have the advantage of choosing more than one location, time for wardrobe changes, and three times as many poses to choose from!
Yes! Now is the time to book your senior portraits to submit for the Class of 2018 yearbook deadlines. Yes! We want you to have the best senior pictures. Yes! We want to help you save money. Yes! You may be eligible to participate in our studio model program and earn a FREE one hour photo shoot ($150 Value). Text 360.701.9204 NOW to see if you qualify.
HOW TO BOOK YOUR MODEL SESSION:
WHAT DO OUR STUDIO MODELS DO?
Being a Studio Model is easy AND you will receive a $20 gift card to use toward your portrait order for every qualifying booking you refer.
PACKAGES & RATES:
A SMILE LIKE YOURS PHOTO SHOOT TIMELINE 5 WEEKS
Each of our bookings are an investment of five weeks. The first week we will take your portraits and then a few days after that you will return to the studio to view your proofs and place your order. We do not offer online proofing and ordering. We do have proofs books available for sale. Your order will go into the digital enhancement and graphic design stage of production soon after you choose your package and make your first payment. Please allow four weeks for the creation of your portrait order.
DAY OF SESSION PHOTO SHOOT 1-2 HOURS
ORDERING SESSION 1-2 HOURS
WEEKS TWO-FOUR: PORTRAIT CREATION
WEEK FIVE: ORDER PICK UP
PAYMENTS AND PAYMENT PLANS
Your booking deposit is due at the time you reserve your session and is the amount of your chosen session (Mini $75-Full $150). Please have your credit card ready when you call to book. 360.701.9204 Your deposit is nonrefundable. We are happy to issue a studio credit for cancellations providing that we are notified by phone or email 24 hours in advance of the scheduled session. No shows and last minute cancellations may result in the forfeiture of your deposit with no service rendered.
PACKAGE PAYMENT OPTIONS
You are welcome to pay for your chosen portrait package in two parts. We ask that you pay half of your order total at the time you place your order. You will not receive any part of your order until your balance is paid in full. We gladly accept cash and credit for payment. We do not take checks.
REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS
Your order will go into the digital enhancement and graphic design stage of production soon after you choose your package and make your first payment. Due to the nature and time invested in the creation of your product we do not offer refunds or allow cancellations once an order has been placed. All editing requests will be written and agreed to at the time your order is placed. If you are not satisfied with a final edit on your image please let us know right away. Of course we will gladly make any revisions you need. Yes! You can request to approve your edits before printing.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW LONG WILL MY ORDER TAKE?
Our production time is four weeks. We will call you on the fourth week to schedule your pick up appointment. Yes! We do offer rush service and drop ship delivery. Ask for rates.
WHEN CAN I PICK UP MY PICTURES?
Week five! J Our pick-ups are by appointment only. We will call to schedule you and check in on week four.
WILL YOU POST A PREVIEW ON FACEBOOK?
Yes! If you signed a model release we will gladly post a debut sample of your portrait order.
Model Samantha Williams: OWNER OF SUMTHIN’ SHINY
Are you in business for yourself? I am in business for myself. I love being in control of my own fate. I love that I am a woman who does not worry about glass ceilings and unfair standards. I love that I never need to ask for a raise and that I will never need to worry about being chosen for a promotion. I am in business for myself. My success is my responsibility.
“I do not have anything to count on. There is no security or regular paycheck.”
Mindset is a really big deal when you own your business. Doubt is a destroyer.
Fear often leads to quitting. “I took a job with the state because it has benefits.”
There are benefits and there are tribulations to every choice. I choose to be a professional photographer. I do not have any other job except my business. Would I take a job if I needed to? No. I wouldn’t. My business will succeed or I will starve. My choice is that concrete. I am a business owner.
I have been in business for myself now for fifteen years. I made the choice to be one of the best in the industry when I began. I tested the quality of my work by competing in professional leagues. The PPA and PPW. It was expensive to compete and the awards ceremony was long to sit through. It was immensely gratifying to earn so many professional awards for my work.
KODAK GALLERY AWARD, THE LEE MERRILL TROPHY, THE RUSS CLIFF TROPHY, BEST WEDDING ALBUM WESTERN STATES, BEST BOOK DESIGN (non-wedding)….
I’ve done quite well with my business. I do not worry about money. I plan and I work all of the time. It’s hard for me to relax or take time off because there are so many things I want to do and so many more photo shoots that I want to create. If you are reading this and you are looking for a photographer please know that I want to be your choice. A SMILE LIKE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY. Book Amber Garibay. She is an artist.
Let’s talk about money now. Let’s talk about the difference between professionalism and amateur. I chose to purchase a $6,500 camera because I wanted the ability to create a superior product. I knew that I wanted my work to be gallery quality art. I understand that choosing the right tools is the only way to guarantee a top of the line product. Your pictures are not images on disc. They are masterpiece gallery wrapped décor for your home. They are award winning albums and treasure keepsakes. They are the centerpiece of every room. They are show stoppers. They are WOW. They are compliments from friends and family. They are your heart filled with gratitude. They are money well spent.
I am the photographer that you book when you want something special. I am the photographer that you book when you care about quality. I am the photographer you book because you understand that once in a lifetime really is a true statement. I am the photographer you book because you are not willing to compromise, you refuse to settle. I am the photographer you book because you know that you are worth it. Yes. You can absolutely afford my prices. I kept them reasonable for reason.
I create my packages to be attainable. Your booking is an opportunity. Be empowered.
My Best With Smiles,