Frequent Asked Questions

When is my paymant due?

Melanie McCarty Photography does require a $75 retainer to book your photography session. The remaining amount is due the day of the session at the beginning. Mini sessions are required to have payment in full the day prior of session.  Paymant plans are available.

Do you require a retainer?

Yes, a $100 retainer fee is required at time of booking your photography session. Until then the date is available to all other clients.

What options do I have for method of payment?

Payments can be made via debit/credit card, PayPal, cash, or check.

How do I get my images? Are they put on a USB?

All photo galleries are digital download on to your computer or laptop from an online website. You will be granted print release and can make prints from any 

store/website. Melanie McCarty Photography also offers high quality prints and canvases for purchase. Melanie McCarty Photography isn't responsible for quality or coloring of prints not ordered through her.

A USB for an additional $25.

How long do I have to choose my favorites/ download my photo gallery?

For both choosing your favorites and downloading your photo gallery you have 2 weeks each. After 2 weeks the photo gallery expires and there is a $20 fee to re upload or extend any photo galleries.

Do you photograph weddings, newborns, or births?

Wedding photography - At this time Melanie McCarty Photography does not photograph weddings. I do offer bridal boudoir and engagement sessions.

Newborn photography - Yes! newborn photos are best done when baby is 4-12 days old so make sure to book before baby is born.

Birth photography - Melanie McCarty Photography does not photograph births at this time. 

What is the turn around time on my pictures?

The average turn around time on any photo gallery is 2 weeks.  Rush editing is available for an additional $50  fee. With a rush edit you will receive your images within 4 days after your session. 

Where does my photography session take place?

The location of your photo session would depend on your session style. It would either take place in my studio or on the location of your choice. On location sessions must take place within 15 miles of areas code 76179. 

What if the weather is bad or I must cancel due to illness?

Every photo session is allowed to be rescheduled up to one time and must have 24 hours or more notice. If session is re scheduled more than one time or in less than 24 hours before than the retainer fee is forfeited and a new retainer fee will be required.