do you travel?
absolutely! in fact, i L O V E to travel & believe it keeps me continually inspired! as such, every booking with chantel marilyn & co. includes travel within 50 miles of our home base in laconia, nh with travel outside of this radius available for a small fee. have a specific or sentimental location in mind? please mention it at booking - i'll absolutely be down to venture there with you and photograph you against a back drop that truly means something to you.
ps. i love destination weddings!
how do i book?
so, you've decided i'm the photographer for you. now what? i like to keep the booking process easy. browse the investment page + pick your package then contact me to reserve your desired session date + time. payment for all portrait sessions is due at booking, with optional payment plans available upon request*. chantel marilyn & co. accepts paypal, paypal credit, debit, and all major credit cards.
*non-refundable retainer of 25% minimum required to initiate payment plan. must be paid in full two weeks prior to session. financing also available for those who qualify.
*non-refundable retainer of 50% is required to book + reserve any wedding date. if entering into a payment plan, all payments towards total invoice are to be considered installments + non-refundable retainers for your services being rendered as it is understood that i am turning all other inquiries for your date away. balance must be paid in full one month prior to wedding. any breech in contract will result in forfeit of retainer/installments for payment plans.
do you limit session time?
because i believe in a natural, laid back approach to photography, i do not limit session time (with the exception of LIMITED EDITION SESSIONS + MINI SESSIONS where sessions may be performed back to back, and thus, timed, and advertised as such.) this allows everyone the opportunity to get comfy, both with each other, and in front of the camera (especially useful for kiddos and the camera-shy). trying to plan the rest of your day? on average, for a portrait style session, i spend around an hour photographing my clients, give or take.
when & how can i see my pictures? what if i want more than my package includes?
my aim is a fast turn around without compromising quality + attention to detail. i understand the overwhelming desire to share your most precious moments with your loved ones. all portrait + wedding clients should expect a "SNEAK PEEK" of 1-2 images within 72 hours of service before your image proofs are edited + your digital gallery is complete. current average turn around time for completed DIGITAL GALLERIES for portrait sessions is 2 weeks. wedding turn around time is within 6 weeks. any included PRINT PRODUCTS ( ie, little black box of prints, album ) will be finalized + ordered once your gallery has been received + your final order for any included +/or additional digital +/or print products has been placed. PRINT ORDERS will have their own turn around time. if you're planning to do something special with your images, let me know so we can plan accordingly for design, production + shipping times. if applicable, CUSTOM MOBILE APP's will be delivered once final digital + print order are placed + will include all of your purchased digital images for sharing easily with friends + family.
can i print my digitals anywhere?
absolutely. your digitals come with a personal print release for printing. trying to decide where to print your images? i'm always available to suggest a lab + let you know of any current sales. just a heads up - when you print on your own i cannot guarantee quality of print, color matching, etc., as you are giving that responsibility to your personally chosen lab. if quality is of absolute importance, i urge you to consider ordering professional prints.
PROTIP : due to the nature of digital goods, always ALWAYS always back up + store an additional copy of your digitals in additional locations, such as an external hard drive, your computer, your phone, the cloud, etc.
do you offer professional prints?
every client i photograph i envision an album for. this is how my brain works. when i said i'm a story teller, i meant it. if every client i photographed had a full album of their images in their hands, i'd be one happy lady. so, naturally, the answer is YES. in your digital gallery you will have access to a store of prints, wall art, + albums to display your images. these will be hand designed by me + ordered from my favorite professional quality labs, + personally inspected before delivery or pickup.
PS. albums + print boxes are bundled into pre-built packages, saving you moolah. if you know you want these in advance, it's recommended to purchase a package including them, though you will have the option to purchase at full price upon delivery of your digital gallery.
we're working on a budget - are discounts available?
for current sales / specials follow chantel marilyn & co. on social media, keep an eye out for LIMITED EDITION sessions, + ask about our referral program. we also offer payment plans + financing for those who qualify.
all 2020+ wedding clients receive 10% off all future photography with chantel marilyn & co.
i only need a few pictures - do you do mini sessions?
throughout the year i offer a handful of LIMITED EDITION sessions, sometimes at a lower rate package rate, with very specific print/digital offerings + strict time limits back-to-back in a pre-determined location, as well, in an effort to make excellent photography available to all budgets, both boudoir + portrait packages have TWO "mini" session options. if that sounds like your kind of thing, feel free to check here periodically for release of limited edition session dates + booking, and review our price menu's.
i have no idea what to wear - can you help?
nearly everyone asks me this! my best advice, be your best you. don't stray too far from your own personal style that those who love you won't recognize you in photos, but put some thought behind your outfit(s), accessorize, + for larger groups, coordinate rather than necessarily match with complimentary colors, textures, and an overall color palette. if you need some extra help, i'm just a message away.