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A Bride’s Guide to

 Beard Studios

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Table of Contents:

            I.      Portrait Sessions

 

         II.      Wedding Details

 

     III.      Viewing & Ordering

 

     IV.      Albums / CD / Payments

 

         V.       Payments

 

     VI.      Album change request forms­

I.  Portrait Sessions

·         Where to go: The grounds of the McNay Art Museum provide a mature landscape backdrop for all portrait sessions.  The museum is located in Alamo Heights at the corner of Austin Highway and N New Braunfels Ave.  Directions at www.mcnayart.org

·         Cost: The on-site fee is included in the package price when shooting is at the McNay.  If another location is chosen, you are responsible for scheduling, cost and travel.

McNay

6000 North New Braunfels                            

San Antonio TX, 78209

                         

1.  Engagement Session

·         When to schedule:  For best results, sessions should be scheduled morning or evening April through November.  Sessions can be performed outdoors other times of the year but is not recommended because of poor natural light.  It is your responsibility to schedule your session date a minimum of one month before the wedding.

 

·         What to wear: Avoid wearing black, white, pastels, large logos, small patterns.  Long sleeves are ideal but not required.  Many poses require the couple to sit on the ground so short or straight skirts and dresses are not practical.  Pants should be similar in type and color.  Do not over dress as these images will be in an outdoor environment.   Examples and ideas may be viewed at www.beard.photoreflect.com.

 

2.  Bridal Session:

·         When to schedule: For best results, sessions should be scheduled around sunset during October-November or late March-May.  Sessions can be performed outdoors other times of the year but is not recommended.  It is your responsibility to schedule your session date a minimum of one month before the wedding to allow sufficient time to complete printing of images.

 

·         What to wear:  Arrive dressed and ready in your wedding gown.  The McNay has no dressing area.  A bouquet is recommended.  Heels are not advised and can be difficult in the garden.  It is not necessary you have your hair and make-up done by professionals for the session.  The fine detail added by these artists is not noticeable in the photographs.   Please have someone accompany you to the McNay who is familiar with your hair and make-up preferences to assist you should your hair become blown, tangled in the veil, etc.

 

II. Wedding Details

1.  Shooting Styles

The following are the styles used by Beard Studios and the different applications for each.  The exact percentage delivered of each of these styles will vary based upon the nature of the event.

·         Traditional:  The classical style of photography.  Universally accepted as the guaranteed good shot when it counts.  Based upon level images and standard lens ranges, it will never go out of style.  Combining this with other styles of shooting assures an image to fit everyone’s taste.  Frequency of use:  35-65%

Used most consistently during the ceremony and formals.

 

·         Artistic:  The creative aspect of photography.  Usually this style yields wide angles from high and low vantage points often with slow shutters and excels during action (dancing) or with abstract images.  Frequency of use: 35-65%

Used most consistently during the reception, dancing and details.

·         Candid:  These images embrace the true definition of photojournalism and are completely spontaneous.  They are absolute genuine reflections of the emotions of the event.  Frequency of use:  80-90%.

Used most consistently whenever opportunity arises.

·         Posed:  The majority of posed images we capture is limited to formals.   These images are “set up” by the photographer prior to shooting.  Frequency of use: 10-20%

Used most consistently during post-ceremony.

 

2.  Pre-Ceremony

·         Images consist mostly of candids.  If wedding party preparation took place prior to arriving at the site, then posed images may be used.  Details of the location will be documented at this time.

·         Arrival:  Photographer will arrive at the ceremony site 1-1.5 hours prior to the ceremony beginning.  This time cushion leaves allowance for unforeseen obstacles.

3.  Ceremony

·         Images usually consist of traditional angles which will be taken from the mid-seating position within the site.  This assures the primary angle is covered.  A second photographer allows an additional perspective and artistic angles.  A second photographer may be added for $400.

·         Rules:  We obey and comply with all church rules.  When venues have no restrictions, Photographer will follow the Beard Studios code of honoring the sanctity of your wedding; i.e.:

o       We do not proceed beyond the front seating.

o       We avoid using flash except during the processional, recessional and kiss unless the flash is absolutely necessary for exposure.

4.  Post-Ceremony

·         Images consist of formals.  It is not recommended these images be taken at any other time.  After the ceremony is the one time when everybody is gathered in one location and attentive.  This assures an easy and fast session.   Formals taken before the ceremony adds stress to everyone, does not save time, and can leave important poses overlooked.  Please perform your formals only after the ceremony!

·         Formals include the Bride & Groom with: minister, alone, kissing, his parents, his parents and siblings, his entire family, his parents & her parents, her parents, her parents and siblings, her entire family, bridesmaids, bridesmaids & groomsman, entire wedding party, groomsmen.

·         Time required:  The post-ceremony session usually completes within 20-30 minutes.  Additional poses are available upon request and require additional time.

5.  Reception

·         Images:  The style and frequency of shooting during the reception depends upon the amount of activity.  The number of images will exactly reflect the facility and activity level.  Background lighting is HIGHLY recommended to set the mood and adds depth to your wedding images.  These items include, disco balls, rotating lights, Christmas lights, candles, etc.  The more the better! Most DJ’s and facilities offer these items upon request.

 

 

III. Viewing & Ordering

 

Viewing:  Your session will appear online at www.beard.photoreflect.com.   Your event name will appear on the left side of the home page.  If it is not one of the events listed, click “More” at the bottom of the list.

Ordering

·         Credit from Bridal or Engagement package:  Please submit your request via e-mail to photobeard@yahoo.com.  The identifying number of the desired image is located to the upper right of the image on www.beard.photoreflect.com.  Also, specify the quantity of images in ( ) followed by print size.  EX:  Image #310 (1) 16x20.  Prints will be available for your pick-up.

                              

·         Additional orders:  Go to www.beard.photoreflect.com.   Select each photo individually and specify print size from pull down menu, select “add to cart” and continue with order.  Payment is by credit card.  Please provide an accurate address for shipping.

·         Processing time:  Allow one-to-two weeks for processing.

 

 

IV. Albums / CD

 

Wedding Album

·         Assembly:  Digitally assembled and posted online for approval before printing.

·         Final approval:  You have 90 days from the date of your wedding to submit change requests.  After that, final approval is assumed.

·         Changes: Use one of the two options below for submitting changes.

 

Changes using attached form beginning on page six:

o        1-10 image exchanges are no extra charge.

o        Beginning with the 11th image, image exchanges are $10 per image.

 

Honeymoon album: Created from images captured by the couple using our 10 or 12 megapixel point-and-shoot cameras.   Images captured by an additional camera of yours may be added to the honeymoon album at no charge.  A Honeymoon album may be added to your contract for $350 and up, plus tax.   Changes may be done same as with wedding albums.

 

CD: This disk is delivered once your albums are finalized after the wedding.   A data DVD compact disk may be read by computers with a DVD burner.   Images may be downloaded to hard drive and reprinted with copyright release.  Before printing correct the image orientation and zoom.  This is not done by the photographer to assure maximum use opportunities by you.

 

VI. Payments: Images will not appear on-line until final payment is complete.  No product will be distributed until final payment is complete except for bridal & engagement credits.

By Cash:  Only in person

By Check to Beard Studios: Use the pre-addressed envelopes for delivery or mail to:

202 Dowman st

Schertz, TX 78154

 

Album Change Order Form

 

This form is for your home use for requesting album changes.

Image exchanges:  No charge for the first 10 exchanges. Additional exchanges are $10 per image.

Template changes (page layouts):  may only be done in the studio and are charged at the hourly rate.

Album changes performed in the studio: the first 45 minutes are no charge.   Each additional hour is $65 and may be pro-rated.  To save you time and money, please come prepared with an idea of changes to be made.

 

Album changes performed at home over the internet done below:

The areas requiring responses are in red

If you need help with any part of this please give me a call (210)843-6782 or e-mail photobeard@yahoo.com .

 

This document will collect the final information I need to complete your contract.  The items we will address are:

Final changes to your primary 10x10 30-page album
Selections for (2) 5x5 20-page parent albums (void if 30-page option selected)

 

Primary album

When selecting these images notice the orientation of the image compared to the template opening.  Vertical images are to be placed in only vertical openings.  Horizontal images are to be placed in only horizontal openings.  Please only exchange images. Adding or subtracting images to a page requires a new template which must be done in the studio and involves an additional charge.

 

How to identify your images:

Go to www.beard.photoreflect.com and select your account.  Click the desired thumbnail.   Image identities are located to the upper right of the images. This is the same number you will use to signify pages for your album.

 

 

Example of primary album changes:

Page number ___7___, please replace the_ upper_____ image , on the __Right___ side

                  Page number here                                                              Upper/Lower/Middle                                                                 Left/Right/Middle

of the page with image number __721_________ from the website images.

                                                                                                       Image Number Here

Description of image to be removed from template ___ Glasses on table ___________

 

Fill in the blanks of the following if you desire these changes

Album change #1

Page number: ______, please replace the___________ image, on the ____________ side

                 Website page number here                                                       Upper/Lower/Middle                                                                 Left/Right/Middle

of the page with image number ___________ from the website images.

                                                                                                       Image Number Here

Description of image to be removed from template: _____________________________.

Album change #2

Page number: ______, please replace the___________ image, on the ____________ side

                 Website page number here                                                       Upper/Lower/Middle                                                                 Left/Right/Middle

of the page with image number ___________ from the website images.

                                                                                                       Image Number Here

Description of image to be removed from template: _____________________________.

 

Album change #3

Page number: ______, please replace the___________ image, on the ____________ side

                 Website page number here                                                       Upper/Lower/Middle                                                                 Left/Right/Middle

of the page with image number ___________ from the website images.

                                                                                                       Image Number Here

Description of image to be removed from template: _____________________________.

 

Album change #4

Page number: ______, please replace the___________ image, on the ____________ side

                 Website page number here                                                       Upper/Lower/Middle                                                                 Left/Right/Middle

of the page with image number ___________ from the website images.

                                                                                                       Image Number Here

Description of image to be removed from template: _____________________________.

 

Album change #5

Page number: ______, please replace the___________ image, on the ____________ side

                 Website page number here                                                       Upper/Lower/Middle                                                                 Left/Right/Middle

of the page with image number ___________ from the website images.

                                                                                                       Image Number Here

Description of image to be removed from template: _____________________________.

 

Album change #6

Page number: ______, please replace the___________ image, on the ____________ side

                 Website page number here                                                       Upper/Lower/Middle                                                                 Left/Right/Middle

of the page with image number ___________ from the website images.

                                                                                                       Image Number Here

Description of image to be removed from template: _____________________________.

Album change #7

Page number: ______, please replace the___________ image, on the ____________ side

                 Website page number here                                                       Upper/Lower/Middle                                                                 Left/Right/Middle

of the page with image number ___________ from the website images.

                                                                                                       Image Number Here

Description of image to be removed from template: _____________________________.

Album change #8

Page number: ______, please replace the___________ image, on the ____________ side

                 Website page number here                                                       Upper/Lower/Middle                                                                 Left/Right/Middle

of the page with image number ___________ from the website images.

                                                                                                       Image Number Here

Description of image to be removed from template: _____________________________.

Album change #9

Page number: ______, please replace the___________ image, on the ____________ side

                 Website page number here                                                       Upper/Lower/Middle                                                                 Left/Right/Middle

of the page with image number ___________ from the website images.

 

Description of image to be removed from template: _____________________________.

                                                                                             

Album change #10

Page number: ______, please replace the___________ image, on the ____________ side

                 Website page number here                                                       Upper/Lower/Middle                                                                 Left/Right/Middle

of the page with image number ___________ from the website images.

                                                                                                       Image Number Here

Description of image to be removed from template: _____________________________.

 

Additional changes are $10 per image.

 

Album change #11

Page number: ______, please replace the___________ image, on the ____________ side

                 Website page number here                                                       Upper/Lower/Middle                                                                 Left/Right/Middle

of the page with image number ___________ from the website images.

                                                                                                       Image Number Here

Description of image to be removed from template: _____________________________.

Album change #12

Page number: ______, please replace the___________ image, on the ____________ side

                 Website page number here                                                       Upper/Lower/Middle                                                                 Left/Right/Middle

of the page with image number ___________ from the website images.

                                                                                                       Image Number Here

Description of image to be removed from template: _____________________________.

Album change #13

Page number: ______, please replace the___________ image, on the ____________ side

                 Website page number here                                                       Upper/Lower/Middle                                                                 Left/Right/Middle

of the page with image number ___________ from the website images.

                                                                                                       Image Number Here

Description of image to be removed from template: _____________________________.

Album change #14

Page number: ______, please replace the___________ image, on the ____________ side

                 Website page number here                                                       Upper/Lower/Middle                                                                 Left/Right/Middle

of the page with image number ___________ from the website images.

                                                                                                       Image Number Here

Description of image to be removed from template: _____________________________.

Album change #15

Page number: ______, please replace the___________ image, on the ____________ side

                 Website page number here                                                       Upper/Lower/Middle                                                                 Left/Right/Middle

of the page with image number ___________ from the website images.

                                                                                                       Image Number Here

Description of image to be removed from template: _____________________________.

Album change #16

Page number: ______, please replace the___________ image, on the ____________ side

                 Website page number here                                                       Upper/Lower/Middle                                                                 Left/Right/Middle

of the page with image number ___________ from the website images.

                                                                                                       Image Number Here

Description of image to be removed from template: _____________________________.

Album change #17

Page number: ______, please replace the___________ image, on the ____________ side

                 Website page number here                                                       Upper/Lower/Middle                                                                 Left/Right/Middle

of the page with image number ___________ from the website images.

                                                                                                       Image Number Here

Description of image to be removed from template: _____________________________.

Album change #18

Page number: ______, please replace the___________ image, on the ____________ side

                 Website page number here                                                       Upper/Lower/Middle                                                                 Left/Right/Middle

of the page with image number ___________ from the website images.

                                                                                                       Image Number Here

Description of image to be removed from template: _____________________________.

Album change #19

Page number: ______, please replace the___________ image, on the ____________ side

                 Website page number here                                                       Upper/Lower/Middle                                                                 Left/Right/Middle

of the page with image number ___________ from the website images.

                                                                                                       Image Number Here

Description of image to be removed from template: _____________________________.

 

 

 

 

Album change #20

Page number: ______, please replace the___________ image, on the ____________ side

                 Website page number here                                                       Upper/Lower/Middle                                                                 Left/Right/Middle

of the page with image number ___________ from the website images.

                                                                                                       Image Number Here

Description of image to be removed from template: _____________________________.

Album change #21

Page number: ______, please replace the___________ image, on the ____________ side

                 Website page number here                                                       Upper/Lower/Middle                                                                 Left/Right/Middle

of the page with image number ___________ from the website images.

                                                                                                       Image Number Here

Description of image to be removed from template: _____________________________.

Album change #22

Page number: ______, please replace the___________ image, on the ____________ side

                 Website page number here                                                       Upper/Lower/Middle                                                                 Left/Right/Middle

of the page with image number ___________ from the website images.

                                                                                                       Image Number Here

Description of image to be removed from template: _____________________________.

Album change #23

Page number: ______, please replace the___________ image, on the ____________ side

                 Website page number here                                                       Upper/Lower/Middle                                                                 Left/Right/Middle

of the page with image number ___________ from the website images.

                                                                                                       Image Number Here

Description of image to be removed from template: _____________________________.

 

 

Number of changes over 10_______________ (multiply) $10 = Amount Due_____________

 

 

(2) 5x5 20-page Albums

You may upgrade your (2) 5x5 albums to 30-pages for $150 total.  If you select this option your 5x5’s will be exact clones of the primary album and the following section may be left blank.   If you choose this option please ad this amount to the above total.

Yes upgrade my 5x5’s to thirty pages for $150 more

 

No I will select twenty pages below                           Amount Due_____________

 

Webpage reference:  When viewing website page templates, square slides represent one album page, rectangle slides represent two album pages.

Reference for Below:  Please fill the square slides below with one square slide from the website.   Rectangle slides below may be filled with only one rectangle slide or two square slides from the website.  There is no mixing of these options.  I will print the album exactly as you request.  You need to select twenty pages.  If you wish for confirmation of accuracy please feel free to ask 210.843.6782.

 

These albums are to be constructed of 20 exact pages cloned from your 30-page primary album.  Start with the square title page and follow with two page spreads or any square image followed by another.  This assures the 2-page spreads stay together. Convey the pages you want by writing the album page number found the website in the designated box below.

 

 

If you require shipping please enclose a check for $40 to cover the charge. Print the address below for items to be mailed.  Otherwise items may be picked up from the studio.

 

This form for final changes is due 90 days after your ceremony.

 

 

Thank you for having Beard Studios capture your special day!

We look forward to watching your family grow!

When it’s time, ask about special family portraits or baby discounts as thanks.