Information you need to know
How Does this work ?
Make sure your outfits are clean and pressed. Major clothing edits are not included due to stains, major wrinkles, rips, ect… Yes this happens a lot.
Take full length photos of your outfits outdoors with a cell phone to make sure its the look you want. Pay close attention to how the outfit hangs and moves on you.
Suntanning - Avoid overexposure to the sun at least a few days prior to your shoot. Do not tan in the days leading up to your shoot. I will recommend a re schedule if your skin tones are to red due to over tanning or overexpose to the sun.
At the shoot -
Your nerves will quickly go away as Mark works with you to get the best poses, looks, smiles ect…( he will even show you how to pose, which is pretty funny, but effective ) We will check the images in camera as we go to make sure we have the look we want.
A Parent or a legal guardian is required at the shoot unless written permission is obtained from the parent and agreed upon prior.
After the shoot I will choose the best images and fully edit those images including skin perfecting and minor clothes edits. Those images will become your gallery. The gallery is where you can order prints, wall art, digital downloads and packages. You will receive an email with a link to your gallery.
How big is my gallery and how long does it take
Generally about two to three weeks after your shoot until your images are ready and loaded into your gallery.
Each Package has a minimum number of images that I will produce for you. Do not assume all poses and looks will make it to your gallery. I ensure only the highest quality images are selected for your gallery.
Set up your reveal
We know seeing your images and looking our print package options is the best part ! Set up an office visit and will will walk through your images, explain the Print collection options and pick the best ones for your package of your choice. You will also get an online link to keep viewing your images at home !
What is a print credit?
A print credit is just like a gift card - You can spend the credit at your office reveal or you can use a code for online ordering.
Do I have to buy at the reveal ?
Print collections need to be purchased at the reveal to get the discounts, but you do not have to choose your photos and can go home to think about which images you would want for your prints.
Mark - I want a package, i just don’t know which one and I need more time. - No problem, $100 deposit will guarantee all in office discounts so you can come back at a later time to order your images
What are Social media versions ?
Social media versions are included in almost all packages. This allows you to download social media versions of your images. These images can be freely shared across all social media platforms with a photo credit to Mark Malec Photography. A print credit also comes with the package to order professional lab quality prints directly from your gallery . So you get the best of both worlds.
What are Digital downloads
All the images in your gallery can be purchased as a download for personal use, printing with another lab, i.e. Shutterfly. You can also use your print credit for Digital purchases.
Print Quality Guarantee
Only prints ordered through Mark Malec Photography are guaranteed for print quality. We will re print and re order any images you feel did not print with high quality. If you use purchased digital files and send them to a local printer ( Wal Mart, Walgreens ect) your image quality, color accuracy, and paper quality will simply be inferior and not covered by any guarantee’s . Spending all this money to produce exceptional images , just to print them with cheapest and lowest quality printer doesn’t make sense.