Hours of Operation
We are open Monday through Friday between 9am and 2pm, by appointment only. Occasional evening and Saturday appointments are very limited, as this a family business. Additional session fees will apply to after hour appointments. We are closed on Sundays.
Quality custom photography requires an investment of both time and money. We meet with every client in advance of the session; there is no charge for this. The purpose is simply for us to get to know one another so that I capture you creatively and naturally. It is extremely important that we are comfortable with one another and you understand our policies. It allows you to decide whether or not I am the right photographer for you. It is not necessary for the entire family to be present for the pre-session appointment, although they are certainly welcome.
A typical portrait session might range from less than an hour to nearly two hours depending on the size of the family, age of children and overall goal of the session. There is a $149 session fee for up to 6 family members, to be paid at the time of booking. There is an additional fee when working with extended families and multi-generations. The session fee reserves the date for your session as well as one ordering session appointment. This fee is required to hold your date. If you must cancel you may transfer the reservation to another date.
Homestead Sessions are a creative way to capture your property or home. We spend anywhere from less than an hour to multiple days photographing your homestead. The goal of the session is to photograph your home to create artistic and photojournalistic pieces of work that can be enjoyed for generations to come. Total time and investment will vary depending on many factors including the size of the property and the needs of the client. Please contact us for more information and ask us how we can combine your Family Portrait and Homestead sessions.
Approximately two to three weeks after the photo session, we will meet for the ordering appointment. This will be the first time you see your images as well as your opportunity to have a professional work with you on selecting the right products for your home. It is important that all decision makers are available at this appointment. One ordering appointment is included in the session fee.
Valerie Dick Photography specializes in creating beautiful, custom artwork for your home. We offer a variety of print and canvas sizes as well as additional specialty items. To further the custom experience, you can personalize your own package with Create Your Own Collection or you may order products A la Carte if you prefer to do so. All artwork is printed at a professional lab, using archival quality materials.
We have an established relationship with our professional photo labs and I trust the quality of their work. Although we prefer to print your photographs through them, I understand that you may want to have a digital file for yourself. You will receive a low-resolution digital file of each image you purchase as a wall print (16x20 and larger). These are great for social media, small prints for scrapbooking and sharing. Please keep in mind that we can only ensure the quality of the prints we have printed. Many retail printers do not use professionally calibrated machines (color) or archival quality professional paper and we have no control of how their prints turn out and last. Digital files start at $325 as part of a Collection. To learn more about available products please contact us to schedule a pre-consultation.
*All fees, prints and digital image's are subject to local sales tax at a rate of 8.25%. Check and cash are accepted forms of payment. All photos are color corrected; major touch-ups are additional. Prices are subject to change without notice.