Portrait FAQs

What's included in my portrait session?

- On location portrait session 

- A link to download all your edited images

- An online viewing gallery of your edited photos

What am I allowed to do with my digital images?

You can do anything you want with your images. You can make poster-size prints, post them online, save them on your PC, etc.

How many photos will I get?

Depending on your portrait session length, you'll receive approximately this many photos: 

- 60 minute session: 100 images

- 90 minute session: 150 images 

When will my photos be ready?

Your photos will be ready in 5 weeks. Rush editing with a 3-day turnaround is available for an additional $100. 

When is the best time to take photos?

The best time is 15 minutes before and 10 minutes after sunset. Portrait sessions are almost always scheduled close to this time to take advantage of ideal lighting conditions. You can check sunset times here:



How much editing is done to my photos?

Your images will receive basic editing, which includes color, exposure, and sharpness correction.  

**Extensive editing such as teeth whitening, wrinkle smoothing, foreign object removal, etc., is not included.

What's the difference between ordering prints and albums myself and ordering them from Chi Photography?

Prints and albums ordered from Chi Photography receive extensive editing, which includes the following: 

- proper color, white balance, sharpness and exposure 

 - blemish removal 

- teeth whitening 

- wrinkle smoothing 

- foreign object removal 

- dramatic color and other special effects

Prints and albums ordered from our studio are also created by professional photo labs on the highest-quality paper. Although you are free to order prints, albums and other final products on your own, we cannot guarantee their quality. Please do not order prints or albums from Walmart, Walgreens, or any other non-professional lab. Their printers are not properly calibrated, which creates odd-colored prints. If you do wish to make prints and albums on your own, please support your local professional photo lab.

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