Information you need to know


How Does this work ?

Lead time - Please make sure you book at least 4 weeks prior to a yearbook deadline or make special arrangements with Mark prior to your shoot !


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.

Make up - Mainly for the ladies

Light and natural - make up should be done in window light to simulate outdoor lighting. Facepowder should be brought along to minimize shine as we shoot. We do recommend seeing a professional make up artist who understands outdoor make up coloring.


I cannot stress enough to make sure your hair style is what you want!

I cannot fix how your hair looks in editing. Do not leave your Salon or hair professional unless you are 100% happy with the look. Do not trust a new curl will relax enough !!!

At the shoot - Mark will work with you to get the best poses, looks, smiles ect… 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.

Each Package has a minimum number of images that I will produce for you. Do not assume any images not in your gallery will be provided. I ensure only the highest quality images are selected for your gallery.

Do I get to download all the images ?

The digital rights package allows you to download all the images in original print resolution and social media resolution versions with a print release. The Social media package allows downloading of social media versions only - no print release.

What is Social media package ?

Social media packages allow 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. So you get the best of both worlds. No print quality digital ownership unless purchased separate.

What is a print credit?

A print credit is just like a gift card - You will get a code to be used at checkout when ordering.

Do I get prints with any package ?

Since everyone wants something different - we include a print credit in lue of prints , to be used on any print product, discounted packages, and downloads. Print credit codes are used at checkout when ordering from your gallery.

What is the Digital rights package

All the images in your gallery can be downloaded for personal use, self printing with print release, and social media sharing. You also get a print credit so that you are assured professional quality lab prints that are guaranteed for quality.

Print Quality Guarantee

Only prints ordered through Mark Malec Photography is guaranteed for print quality. We will re print and re order any images you feel did not print with high quality. If you take your files to a local printer ( Wal Mart, Walgreens ect) all bets are off and no quality guarantee applies. We do recommend shutterfly for self printing if you purchased a digital download and wish to self print.

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