Frequently Asked Questions - EArellanoPhotography

What is a sitting fee and what does it come with?
Sitting fees pay for the photographer’s time and talent to take the photos at your session. Sitting fees pay for time, not the photos

Why is payment due before I see the photos?
Payment is actually due at the time of sitting, but sometimes things get crazy at a dog show and either of us are pulled in different directions before we have time to settle the payment. Once the sitting fee is paid for, I’m free to send out the photos - it is easy for me to keep track of clients this way. If you’ve already received the photos, you will have no incentive to settle up or will just plain forget (like I would). So I try to keep it simple - if you haven’t received your photos, you haven’t paid me. I have the ability to take credit cards on site as well as take cash and checks - so it should be easier than ever to settle up business before we get to the fun stuff of viewing the photos!

You shoot in high resolution, why don’t you just give me all the photos.
While I do shoot digitally and in high resolution, a sitting fee does not pay for the photos. Dog show sessions include up to 5 web quality images, sometimes more. This is a ‘freebie’ incentive that I have included as most breeders only want photos for websites, Facebook, or digital advertising of their show dogs. Prints, books, and digital files are extra. Digital files for print advertisement purposes are as low as $70 per image when bought as a whole session. This is a small price to pay for a spectacular image to advertise your stud dog. Photos can make or break a dog’s career, make sure you are advertising with a good one!

We had photos done at a mini session or a dog show a few days ago - why aren’t my photos done yet?
My normal turn around time for photos is 2-3 weeks. The busiest times of the year (usually around the holidays) can push turn around time to 4-6 weeks.

Do you offer a payment plan?
Whether it is because you love more photos than you anticipated or you are on a strict budget this month, I’m happy to work with you so you can get the keepsakes and memories you need!

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