Family Portraits - How to Prepare

Family Portraits : How to Prep

Hello! We are so excited for your family portrait session coming up with us! Below, you will find our online "How to Prep" magazine! It will go over everything you need to know on how to prepare for your portraits! Inside, you'll find wardrobe examples as well. When you have looked it over, put together your family's wardrobe selection, snap a photo and email it to us at: so that we can pick the location for your portraits! 

Wardrobe is one of the most important parts of your family's portrait session! It will either make or break the overall look for your images. If you are still stuck on what to wear after viewing our magazine, please feel free to email us and someone from our styling team will get back with you! We are here to help you every step of the way!

So that Rosey can get a feel for your family and the type of images she'd like to capture for you, please fill out the form below! Thank you!

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Here at VRP, we value the art of Print. We use only top quality Printing Companies when ordering prints and stand behind the value they deliver. Print Quality is important when selecting the right company. Places with one hour photo or kiosks are not going to deliver the quality that a Professional Printing Company can, who specializes in the art of printing and what it takes to make the perfect copy. We believe 100% in the prints and products and stand firmly in the decision to use only high-grade products from companies that have even higher standards. We stand by the statement that if you are going to invest in a family portrait session with purchasing your session, purchasing wardrobe, ensuring everyone's hair is in place and every detail is set... then that same care and love should go into your print selection. Would you like to take a look at what prints and products we have to offer? *
Copyright. All photographs created by Rosemary Slocum are copyright protected. It is a violation of federal copyright law to copy, scan, or allow photographs that Rosemary Slocum has created to be reprinted, duplicated, digitally reproduced, copied, scanned, or altered in any way, without Rosemary Slocum's express written permission. Client(s) are not given permission to alter the images in any way, they cannot claim the images as their own works, images cannot be used for professional purposes or to make profit on the Client(s)’s behalf and any other uses Rosemary Slocum deems inappropriate. Client(s) understands that Print Release can be revoked at any time without notice from Rosemary Slocum. The Client(s) agree(s) to this by singing this contract. *Permission regarding web images from your preview and ordering. A preview of some of your images will be shown online. You are welcome to “tag” yourself, your friends or your family in the images. Vision of Rose Photography’s copyright mark must be clearly shown on the photograph. This logo may not be cropped out of the portrait in any way. Images uploaded online may not be downloaded, printed, “screenshot”, edited, altered, printed, have a filter applied, saved and/or shared on Instagram, Twitter or any other social media and/or websites without Vision of Rose Photography uploading them personally or granting direct permission to the Client(s) via-Media request form requested by the Client(s). By signing this contract, the Client(s) releases all rights to Rosemary Slocum with Vision of Rose Photography and understands that the images and likeness of the Client(s) (with or without true legal name of the Client(s) represented) can and will be used for media purposes, marketing purposes, sold for book covers, magazine covers, submitted for publication, print purposes and any other purposes not listed in which Rosemary Slocum with Vision of Rose Photography deems necessary. The Client(s) understands that they will not receive any monetary awards should a photograph taken by Rosemary Slocum with Vision of Rose Photography win a contest and/or giveaway and the Client(s), as of signature of this contract, revokes any rights to sue Rosemary Slocum with Vision of Rose Photography for any monetary rewards given and/or earned. Client(s) also, from this moment forward, understands that all rights regarding what happens with the images are now solely and completely up to Rosemary Slocum with Vision of Rose Photography. Photographer owns all Copyright and moral rights to ALL images taken during this portrait session and/or wedding, event or party. Photographer also retains all rights not expressed in the agreement including advertising rights. Client(s) states that they are of legal age to enter into this agreement and sign this contract and/or have a legal guardian present at this time to sign. The Client(s) agree(s) to this by singing this contract. *
Vision of Rose Photography is not to be held reliable for portrait opportunities missed due to the Client(s), children, pets or acts of nature (such as weather conditions) that interfere with portrait session. The Client(s) agree to cooperate with Rosemary Slocum and understands that any poses requested by the Client(s) may be denied by the photographer with the understanding that it is the photographer’s job to capture the Client(s) in the most natural and flattering way. Rosemary Slocum will determine which poses are suitable for said Client(s) body type based on her experience with photographing Client(s)s of this type. It is up to the Client(s) to speak out during the portrait session while the session is underway if Client(s) is/are unhappy, uncomfortable or unsure about suggested poses, props, locations, weather conditions, styling, wardrobe, hair styling, makeup application, and any other areas in which the Client(s) are dissatisfied. If Client(s) do not speak out against any of the above mentioned or unmentioned areas during a portrait session that he/she/they are dissatisfied with, it is then agreed upon that the Client(s) are satisfied with the portrait session and all aspects in which have concluded. Rosemary Slocum is not responsible for anything in which the Client(s) fails to bring forth at the time of the session. The Client(s) agree(s) to this by singing this contract. *
If pets are included in the portrait session with the Client(s) it is the Client(s) responsibility to approve this with the venue prior to the portrait session. The Client(s) also agree to keep the pet under control with proper techniques. This includes making the pet feel comfortable with the environment, cleaning up after the pet, keeping the pet properly hydrated and fed during the session. For large pets, please bring a leash to keep the pet tethered during photographs taken that do not include the pet. Should the pet become uncomfortable, hard to control or aggressive in any way, or if Rosemary Slocum has a fear and/or allergy to the pet(s), Rosemary Slocum reserves the right to ask the Client(s) to remove the pet(s) from the setting and shooting area so that the portrait session may continue. The Client(s) agree(s) to this by singing this contract. *
Model Release. Rosemary Slocum has the irrevocable right to use the Client(s) photographs for the purpose of copyright, display, portfolio, advertisements, promotions, competitions and review, product display within the studio, product display at a trade show and/or any other fine art display such as vendor shows, bridal shows, fashion shows, etc., book covers, for selling and profit purposes, in giveaways and contests, submissions and reviews, on social media sites, and any other lawful purposes in which Rosemary Slocum can and may gain profit. This also includes using images and likeness of children included in above portion of this contract. The Client(s) agree(s) that they are the sole guardian and/or parent of the above-mentioned child(ren) and have the legal right to give this consent. The Client(s) will receive NO (zero) compensation for the use of ANY photographs taken during this portrait session. The Client(s) agree(s) to this by singing this contract. *
Print Release & Agreement: It is clear that the Client(s) understands they are to give proper credit every time a photo taken by The Photographer is used, whether it is in print, online, for professional or personal use. The images are NOT to be edited in ANY way. This includes adding filters, editing the color, changing to black and white, cropping, re-framing, adding lettering/typography, or any other ways in which the image is altered from it's original form. Client(s) agree(s) to give proper credit every time the image is used for ANY purpose listed above, but not limited to. Proper credit of photo is given as: Vision of Rose Photography Any images posted online, in print or in any other form without proper image credit will result in immediate action against the Client(s). Images are not to be used for profit, entry into contests, or any other form in which the Client(s) may or will receive monetary rewards for the image. Images cannot be resold or redistributed. *
By signing this contract, we (Photographer & Client(s)) confirm that we (Photographer & Client(s)) agree to all terms and conditions outlined in the contract. This contract also binds all participating parties as listed above in the “Additional Parties to be Photographed” section and “Children to be Photographed” section, as well as any guest(s) attending Client(s) wedding, party, reception, portrait session, outing or any other event(s) not listed in which the Client(s) have hired Rosemary Slocum with Vision of Rose Photography to capture. The Client(s) are signing on behalf of all said parties and all said parties are bound to this contract herein after. The Client(s) are signing this form digitialy by filling out the form below. This is accepted as a legal representation of the Client(s) and confirmation will be sent to the Client(s) regarding their signature before images are delivered to the Client(s). This binding contract is legal and will stand in the place of a written agreement in the Courts. By filling out the form below, the Client(s) agree to all of which was stated and no further documentation will be needed. *
For sessions that are awarded via contests, giveaways, vouchers or gift cards, "re-shoots" will not be offered under any circumstances. No exceptions. *
VRP operates under a "30% Rain Policy". What this means is if there is a 30% or more chance for rain the day of your scheduled portrait session, a reschedule will be placed. There are no exceptions. A reschedule email would be sent out either the night before scheduled portraits OR the morning of. Missed emails are not Vision of Rose Photo's responsibility. *
At Vision of Rose Photo, we value our client's precious time and ask that the same courtesy is given to us. Client(s) arriving more than ten (10) minutes late to a scheduled portrait session will be billed a $75.00 convenience fee and will be moved to a new portrait date. No exceptions. *
All fees and monies paid to Vision of Rose Photo are non-refundable & non-transferable for any reason. Vision of Rose Photo will make every effort to ensure Client's needs are met. No Call / No Show appointments will incur a $75.00 convenience fee and it is up to Vision of Rose Photo's discretion if a reschedule date will be honored based on the circumstances at hand. No exceptions. *