Scheduling Your Session | Blank Slate Photography by Carey

April 05, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Scheduling Your Session

The creative fee

Our creative fees vary and depend on the specifics of your session, or event, and cover our photographer’s time, talent, travel, equipment and post-image processing.  Professional prints, products and digital image packages are priced and sold separately and are not included in the creative fee.


Scheduling your session

We encourage all of our clients to schedule their photo sessions as far in advance as possible.  For those clients who wish to reserve Blank Slate for special event photography, the sooner you schedule the better.

All sessions are reserved with a $150 non-refundable retainer which is later applied toward the cost of your session.  Final payment is due at the time of your photo session.  If travel is involved or if the event falls shortly after scheduling, full payment in advance may be required.  Weddings are the exception.

We offer several convenient payment methods and plans to fit our client's budgets.  Cash, Credit Card and PayPal are accepted.

For all prints and product orders, payment is due at the time of placing your order.  

The consultation

An initial consultation is scheduled with each of our clients prior to the photo session so that we can get better acquainted and to discuss the client's session ideas, expectations and preparation tips.  The initial consultation also gives us the chance to discuss custom packages, location choices, wardrobe options and styling ideas.  A model/client release will also be provided at the initial consultation.



One of the most important details when planning your session is choosing a location; where exactly you want to take your photos.  Whether it is on-location or in the comfort of your own home, Blank Slate will coordinate that right location just for you.

On-location sessions

Our on-location sessions are coordinated and designed using natural lighting techniques and simplistic backgrounds.  Here are a few on-location suggestions:

  • The local park, playground
  • Warehouses, old buildings - old brick walls make GREAT backdrops
  • Fields, barns
  • Urban, downtown areas
  • Trains, old cars, bridges
  • Rivers, lakes, mountainsides
  • Football stadiums, baseball fields, skate parks
  • Museums, historical sites
  • Coffee shops and old diners
  • Your home - great windows, perfect for natural light


Studio sessions

All studio sessions are by appointment only and scheduled Tuesday through Saturday.  We offer both natural and studio lighting for our tailored and styled sessions. 


Your Images

Blank Slate clients can expect to view their “proofs” within just a few days of your session via our private, online viewing album.

All Blank Slate images are stored up to 14-days for convenient ordering and then archived for up to three (3) months.  Due to limited archival storage space, images are deleted after three (3) months (with the exception of weddings).

For weddings, please allow 4-6 weeks to coordinate your images and to prepare for post-image processing.  Due to the volume of images, this process does require additional time and special attention.  Images are archived for up to one (1) year.


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