HELLO BEAUTIFUL! 

I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with you and create a collection of photographs that will be part of your legacy for years to come.  Below, I've put together tips, suggestions, and details for making your entire photo shoot experience a success from start to finish.  Should you have any ideas or questions along the way please email (amandakraftphotography@gmail.com) or call/text me at 717-368-4638!

Please keep in mind that my business hours are currently by appointment only.  


MODEL RELEASE

Please complete the form below to serve as your electronic model release which is required to be signed by each party being photographed. 

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Photography Booking Agreement

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AGREEMENT OVERVIEW: In the following conditions of contract Amanda Kraft Photography shall mean Amanda Kraft and any photographer appointed by her to work for the photography photo shoot The ‘client’ shall be those whose names appear on the booking agreement. If the clients arrange for a third party to meet the cost of this booking agreement the booking agreement remains with the clients. The due performance of the booking agreement is subject to the conditions below and cannot be varied in any way by the clients unless expressly agreed by Amanda Kraft Photography in writing. *
COOPERATION: Unless otherwise noted, Amanda Kraft Photography, it's associates or employees will be the exclusive photographer(s) at the agreed photography photo shoot. The clients agree that good faith cooperation and communication between them is important in obtaining a good result. Clients must also notify Amanda Kraft Photography and photographer(s) in writing if they wish to have anything photographed in a particular way. Amanda Kraft Photography or the photographer(s) will not be held accountable for not photographing desired portraits, if there is no one to assist in identifying these particular details and photographs on the day. Amanda Kraft Photography is not responsible if key individuals fail to appear or cooperate during photography, or for missed images due to details not revealed to Amanda Kraft Photography or beyond the photographer(s) control. *
HOUSE RULES: clients agree and understand that Amanda Kraft Photography is limited by the guidelines of the location site/venue management/government rules and clients agree to accept the results that may occur from said guidelines. Negotiation with the officials/management for moderation of guidelines is solely the clients responsibility. If client appears under the influence of alcohol or drugs during the shoot, Amanda Kraft Photography has the right to cancel the shoot immediately due to public liability and health and safety concerns. *
IMAGES and COPYRIGHTS: Photographs/images produced by Amanda Kraft Photography are protected by Copyright and remain the property of Amanda Kraft Photography. Upon final payment by clients, clients are allowed to display resulting images for personal use only. Said images may not be digitally altered in any manner without prior written permission of Amanda Kraft Photography. Clients will receive a high resolution digital download and/or a USB with printing rights. When publishing the photos on social media, Amanda Kraft Photography must be credited as the photographer. The client must not benefit commercially from the reproduction of these photographs in any form. Amanda Kraft Photography will choose the best images from your photo shoot. The client does not take part in the process of choosing which images will be selected for the final gallery. Every images that is chosen will be fully edited to Amanda Kraft Photography’s high standard. *
RETAINER & PAYMENT SCHEDULE: A non-refundable booking fee of the total cost of the photo shoot fee and/or collection is due on receipt of booking form and invoice. The relevant balance for the session is due 4 weeks prior to the photo shoot/event. If extras are added on the day of the photo shoot, payments must be paid before the images are handed over to clients. *
TRAVEL FEES: If a photo shoot requires travel. All details will be discussed at the time of booking and client is required to all expenses for Amanda Kraft and her team. *
CANCELLATIONS: In the highly unlikely event of cancellation due to injury, extreme illness, or an unavoidable total photographic failure that prevents Amanda Kraft Photography from photographing the event, Amanda Kraft ’s liability shall be limited to a full refund of any booking fee or fees paid. Reshoots may be arranged if practicable but Amanda Kraft Photography will not be responsible for any further costs. Amanda Kraft Photography will endeavour to appoint another photographer to attend a booking however it may prove difficult or impossible to find a skilled replacement photographer at short notice or at the same price. If the client should have to cancel a booking the following cancellation fees will become due immediately: If the Client must reschedule their photo shoot - they will have the opportunity to move to another available date without penalty. However, support team members such as hair, makeup, transportation, locations/venues may charge a cancellation & rescheduling fee. This will be determined on a case by case basis. Should the client wish to cancel their photo shoot entirely they will forfeit their non-refundable retainer and any fees required by the support team. It is essential to inform Amanda Kraft Photography as soon as possible of any changes of venue, times, or contact details etc. *
WEATHER- RELATED CANCELLATIONS: Should Mother Nature not be on our side for your photo shoot (specifically a portrait session involving outdoor locations) we will make a decision to reschedule as soon as possible.  I'd much rather reschedule your appointment than try to make it work and have to race against the weather.   *
LIMIT OF LIABILITY: Amanda Kraft Photography takes the upmost care with respect to exposure, storage, and processing the photographs/images, but cannot and does not, guarantee that photographs/images of the event will not be lost, stolen, or destroyed for reasons within or beyond Amanda Kraft Photography's control. The client agrees that Amanda Kraft Photography or the photographer(s) full and complete responsibility and liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the event. *
COMPLETION SCHEDULE: Images can be expected to be edited within 2-12 weeks after the photo shoot date dependant on the volume of photographs taken. USB delivery can be expected within this time frame, but may take longer. Albums and extras will be available anywhere from 2-6 weeks, after they are ordered. These items can be picked up from Amanda Kraft Photography's studio by appointment only (please email Amanda Kraft Photography and ask for current address) or sent on request by recorded delivery. *
I understand that this agreement constitutes the entire contract for services between Amanda Kraft Photography and Client. By clicking 'agree' I am agreeing to be bound by the above terms. *

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR PHOTO SHOOT

WHAT TO BRING:

In addition to your planned wardrobe you'll want to bring the following:

  • Leggings (non-printed black leggings)

  • Nude bra and undies (please leave the polka dots and/or neon undies at home!)

  • Cami's in white, nude, and black (non-printed)

Pick out your outfits in advance along with all of the accessories you plan to add (earrings, belts, bracelets, necklaces, hair pieces, and shoes), I can't tell you how many times clients have arrived with items missing that accompany an outfit. 

Pro tip - lay out each outfit prior to your photo shoot and collect all of the accessories in a ziplock bag and attach to the hanger.  This will make the photo shoot run much smoother and you won't be missing any key pieces. Wrinkled shirts or dresses might like cool on a Pinterest model, but the thrown together look rarely takes shape in daily life. 

If a piece of clothing doesn't fit or you aren't comfortable in it at home - leave it there!  There is no need to be photographed in an outfit that you really don't like.  If you don't like it at home - you won't like it in the photos either. 

Don't break the bank styling yourself for your photo shoot - shop your friends closet, look at consignment shops or even your mother's closet  - plus, I have an ever-growing studio wardrobe you are welcome to pull outfits from. 

HAIR, MAKEUP & NAILS: 

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Arrive to your photo shoot with dry hair and a bare face. You'll be working with one of my professional hairstylists and makeup artists to help bring your vision to life.  Please remember that photo shoot makeup is typically more dramatic than what you are used to wear on a daily basis. However, should you feel way to "made up" speak openly with my team - we want you to feel and look amazing in a way that enhances you and makes you feel the most comfortable and beautiful! 

IMPORTANT: The week or days leading up to your photo shoot isn't the time to make a dramatic change in your hair.  Should you have three or four inches of regrowth or you look really brassy - make a hair appointment a week before your photo shoot. 

Pro tip: if you have long hair - the week before your photo shoot isn't the time to go for a pixie cut.  If you truly envision having a pixie in your photos - let's schedule a shoot with your long locks and I'll comp you a second shoot with your pixie just to prove myself wrong. Same tip applies if you wish to make a dramatic color change. 

Skip chipped or trendy nail colors - opt for a basic manicure with nude or light pink unless your signature color is a bright red - make sure your toes aren't chipped either or are a crazy shade of teal!

SKIN CARE AND TANNING: 

I highly recommend avoiding a day(s) of fun in the sun prior to your photo shoot.  Excessive tan lines are never fun to cover with makeup or in post-production (photoshop).  Should you want to tan a natural looking alternative Tan Towels might be an option for you to consider. (can be purchased at Trans4mation Salon)

Please drink water the week of photo shoot like it's your job.  Well hydrated skin is so important for photo shoot. 

If you are experiencing dry or problem skin I recommend that you schedule an appointment with my friend and incredible Esthetician, Leighanne MacDonald at Trans4mation Salon. 


DAY OF YOUR PHOTO SHOOT

Please arrive at the studio at your appointed time. Arriving late can cause major scheduling conflicts for everyone evolved (myself, hairstyling, makeup, and choice of locations) including lighting.  

  • Arrive with a clean, moisturized face and dry clean hair to speed up the hair and makeup process

  • I also ask that you leave possible distractions at home (to include husbands, wives, girlfriends, boyfriends, friends, pets, etc) that aren't part of your photo shoot.  

As a reminder the studio address is 914 #1B Columbia Ave, Lancaster PA 17603 - feel free to park in any spots labeled Trans4mation Salon. I’ll come out to greet you and take you into the studio.


WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOUR PHOTO SHOOT

Once your photo shoot wraps up for the day - have a girl's night or a date night!  Your hair and makeup will already be done and you have plenty of wardrobe to choose from!  Make it a day to remember! 

The editing process begins after your photo shoot.  Each of the photographs from your shoot will be reviewed and a collection of photographer’s favorites will be selected.  Those selections are the best representation of your photo shoot and will be retouched accordingly.  

A note about retouching: As we know, retouching has become a visual standard and while Photoshop has the capability to drastically change the look of a person, my goal is to enhance your stunning features.  Each photograph undergoes an editing process that includes: color correction, cropping, stray hair removal, removal of imperfections in wardrobe, along with skin and eye enhancement. 

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VIEWING YOUR PHOTOS!

You will be invited back into the studio about two weeks after your photo shoot to view your photos in person.  You must return to the studio in order to see your photos - no online galleries, slideshows, or sneak peeks will be shared.  

At this time it is important to bring any members of your family who will be part of the ordering process.  During this appointment you will be viewing your photographs and creating an order.  Please allow up to an 1 to an 1 and a 1/2 in the studio for designing your keepsake products.  Once your order is placed and a retainer is paid your order will move into production.  A production timeline is depends on the keepsake products you select. 

Studio Address

914 Columbia Ave #1B
Lancaster, PA, 17603
United States

PARKING INFO!!!

Off Street Parking is Available  - PLEASE PARK IN spaces labeled for Trans4mation Salon