Schedule your Photoshoot!
1. Provide Your Information -
Name, cel number, an email, and what are you looking to have created.
2. Type of photoshoot needed - And where?
On Location? - Where?
Maternity, Newborns in hospital or at home? Children or Family Portraits, Senior Pics, Business Head Shots, Engagement, Wedding, Pets, etc... * Please disclose how many people will be photographed? Is there a special occasion? The more information we have the better we can serve your needs.
Is this flexible or do we need the photoshoot on a particular day? *Please contact asap to check our availability - Especially if its a "set" date! Weekends get booked quick. Its never too early to schedule Wedding coverage! Saturdays are the first to sell out.
What time frame would work best with your schedule? Are you open?
Provide a few options for a date & time(s) for your session. This way we can schedule to your preferred preference.
If a wedding, how many hours are needed? Do you need a second shooter? Consultations are always free. Let's do a video chat or meet to personally review your day.
Please know, Wedding Photography Services are available in any location at anytime of the year!
In Michigan - ( May to Nov )
Serving Metro Detroit. ( SEE OUR MAP FOR COMPLIMENTARY MICHIGAN TRAVEL )
Please disclose the location desired, or one can be suggested based on the description of the type of setting that you are seeking. For sessions under $200 we kindly request that it is between Oxford MI and the Royal Oak, MI for free travel. Please inquire about your location prior to booking. Studio setting can be brought to your location too!
In Florida - ( Nov to May )
Service provided to all Southwest & South Florida.
Complimentary Travel in Naples, Bonita Springs, and Ft. Myers. Small travel fees to Marco, Sanibel & Captiva Island. Destination weddings available for Sarasota, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and the Keys.
6. What to Wear?
Please see our style guide! Click this link: https://www.chercharestphotography.com/tips
Email or Call us NOW!
248. 882. 4247
Confirm your Session's preferred Date, Time & Location.
Review which Session is wanted and any special requests.
- Deposit to Book Appointment.
A small deposit is required to book your session.
This is NOT an additional fee. The retainer holds your date, time and gives assurance that all parties will be present for the session scheduled.
- Remaining Balance.
Due at the time of the photoshoot.
Credit Cards are accepted - Cash is preferred for on-location sessions. Online purchasing is done within a secure processing network.
Sessions can be rescheduled with a 24 hours notice, please call, text or email.
If severe weather arises we will communicate and reschedule at the earliest convenience. Or if life happens, please let us know within 24 hours to reschedule you. Same day cancellations will forfeit the deposit.
- Special Events or Weddings.
Any booking that requires to reserved a special date - require a 50% non-refundable deposit.
- Consent Form.
A photographer's model release is required when taking photographs.
Required to sign, this is a consenting agreement that gives us permission to take your photograph, edit images and use as necessary. It is a legal form required for us to preform our job as a photography service. If you do not want finished photographs displayed on the website as photography examples please tell us. We will not post any images publicly if you do not want them shown. Please tell us so your preference can be written on the consent form.
- Digital Images.
All sessions include digital images. (Quantity is determined by you and the session package chosen)
Large digitals are provided in Full High Resolution in Color. Small digitals also in Color but not suitable for poster sized prints or prints over 5"x7" with a 350dpi. ~ Black & Whites are specially processed to look their best in black and white and are an additional $15 for same imagery of chosen color digitals. They also come in same Resolution as what is ordered for color. Please know, Wedding Photography includes unlimited digitals in Full High Resolution, Color images.
- Proofing Your Session's Photographs.
After your session... You will receive your Online Proofing Gallery.
An Online gallery for "proofing" your images from your photoshoot will be posted within a few days from your session and a direct link will be emailed to you with a password.
- Select Your Images.
After (your) notification of chosen photographs is given to us ~ your "chosen images" will be edited and put in a new online gallery in digital format. You will then be able to make unlimited digital downloads of these images. Printing will also be made available from your "Chosen" image gallery.
- Processing Time - Editing.
After you have submitted your choices, edited images will be given within two weeks from submitting your chosen digitals. If you need the final product for a particular deadline, just ask! We will try to accommodate!
- Receiving the Final Product.
Your chosen Edited Photographs go into a new gallery. There you will be able to share to social media, print and or download to any devise.
- In your Download Gallery "Extras" will be presented.
You will then have the opportunity to buy any prints, birth announcements, and more goodies from your final chosen digital images, all available in your final gallery. Custom orders of canvases and handmade albums will also be available.
- Packages are Non-Refundable Due to Session Time given and Discounted Package Rates.
Lesser quantity of digital images within a purchased session is non-refundable or transferable to other goods and services.
- Want More Digitals or Upgrade to a Large Package?
Additional digitals can be purchased after the session, or package upgrades can be made. All digitals include free download from you final gallery. Memory sticks or USBs can be purchased for additional convenience.
"What type of Services do we offer?" ~ Portrait, Weddings & Event Photography.
The Primary "Lead" Photographer is Cher Charest, and only her work is posted on this site and only her services will be provided unless second shooters and video is requested. Assistants might join the photographer, depending on the type of shoot or event. We use many other photographers and videographers as a part of our full service company, especially for Weddings when more than one is needed.
"What do Sessions include?"
Sessions and their prices are based on the photographer's time, image quantity desired, image editing, and type of photoshoot.
Please let us know your details to better serve you. We offer detailed packages for every type of session. Sessions include digitals with "personal" printing and use rights. If for business or commercial use, please inquire so that we can accommodate your needs. We also offer a professional lab printing service for all photos taken.
Fun things can be added onto your photography session. Such as a Cake Smash, Milk Bath, tons of props that help tell your message, and lots of location ideas. Please suggest the type of look that you are seeking to better meet your needs.
The studio also offers a full line of "extras" ~
High end quality lab prints, canvases, announcements, holiday cards, custom hand made albums and more, which are all available in addition to the provided digitals given within your chosen package. Once you choose your digitals, the extras will become available to you and your guests. All galleries are private and password protected unless requested otherwise.
What Type of Photography Gear do I use?
Having back-up's of EVERYTHING is a must for any wedding photographer! During a wedding or a regular photoshoot I always bring two cameras with multiple lens. Simply because if one fails, I have another right in my hands. Plus I don't have to waste time changing lens when I already have two that produces different looks. I do change lens throughout the day or when needed in advance.
2 - Nikon D750's Body
1 - Nikon D7100 Body (Back-up for my back-up)
(Nice thing about professional camera's is that they have two memory cards in each. If one card fails, there is always a second that will have the photos shot. They are also extremely fast and produce amazing quality!)
14-24 mm 2.8 ( Really Wide Angle, great to get the entire church while standing in front of it! )
24-70 mm 2.8 ( Perfect for reception where space can be tight, yet still has a zoom for nice portraits. )
70-200 mm 2.8 (Love this lens since I can capture up close details of your expressions while being in the back of the church! Nice Telephoto! )
90mm 1.8 ( My macro - perfect for ring shots or things you want to see enlarged perfectly. )
50mm 1.4 (Great for low light. )
4 Flashes for on camera use. ( 2 extra for back-up)
Off Camera Lighting. Wireless Strobe lights placed on stands to lighten a room or produce neat effects.
( Lighting is never a direct flash, unless intended. It is either covered with a soft box, umbrella or diffuser which is used to create a soft natural looking light.)
We are happy to answer any questions prior to booking.
Please contact now to schedule.
email: smile @ chercharest.com or call/text: 248. 882. 4247
Thank you choosing Cher Charest Photography and allowing me to capture your special moments!
My photography assistants and I are looking forward to seeing those smiling faces very soon!
All the best to you & yours. ~ Cher Charest Photography, LLC
* To reduce distraction and uphold quality, please no photos taken other than the photographers during the session.
* All photographs taken are copy-written under Cher Charest Photography, LLC. The company holds copywrite on all photos.
* Chosen digitals are given a print release with full use rights for clients personal use.
* Please know due to choking hazzards and liability, photographer does NOT supply balloons. ( You are free to bring them. )
* All children and babies must remain in the presence of a parent or guardian while at the portrait studio or on location.
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