At Melanie Scott Photography, we only accept a limited number of seniors each year in order to provide our clients with a one-of-a-kind completely customized storytelling experience. We specialize in the highest level of service and quality in order to personalize every detail of your experience.

We believe that you deserve exceptional art to display in your home, and images that reflect every part of who you are. We strive to provide you with a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will always be remembered each time you look at your images.

 

HOW MUCH SHOULD I PLAN TO SPEND, AND WHAT DOES ‘MINIMUM INVESTMENT’ MEAN?

When budgeting for your MSP experience, you should account for both the session fee and the minimum investment. The final amount that you ultimately invest is entirely dependent on you, as everyone’s individual preferences for displaying their final images may vary and our services are completely customized to you and your needs.

The ‘minimum investment’ is the minimum requirement that you must invest in your final images at the sales appointment. This amount is determined in order to help our clients establish and prepare a budget for the complete experience well ahead of time. This allows us to allocate the time and quality of service required in order to consistently deliver the highest level of personalized experience to every one of our clients.

 

WHAT DOES THE SESSION FEE COVER? DOES IT INCLUDE ANY IMAGES?

The session fee is paid at the time you book your experience, and is non-refundable. This fee covers the personalized consultation, the planning and preparation for the session, the time and talent of the photographer during the session, the image preparation and the sales appointment where you view and select your images and products.

The session fee does not include any images or products, and is a non-refundable fee that is required in order to secure your consultation, session date and sales appointment on our calendar.

 

WHEN IS THE MINIMUM INVESTMENT DUE?

By booking your senior portrait session with Melanie Scott Photography, you are making a commitment to the minimum investment required for your session.

In order to provide you with the level of experience we strive for, we must turn down other clients in order to dedicate our time solely to you throughout the entire process. The minimum investment must be paid in full at the sales appointment as compensation for services rendered, whether or not product selections have been made.

 

DO I HAVE TO COME IN FOR A CONSULTATION?

Yes, the consultation is a key part of your custom experience with Melanie Scott Photography. This is where we will get to know you and begin to plan out every detail of your experience. The consultation is relaxing and fun, and will help you start to envision your story as we bring it to life! 

We require both the senior and at least one parent at the in person consultation at the studio.

 

DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH IN YOUR STUDIO OR ON LOCATION?

Depending on your investment there are certain locations we will plan for. We may photograph in studio, on location, or a mixture of the two depending on how your story unfolds. We may pitch certain areas outside of the county or even state - the decision is yours and we are here to envision it with you! Every opportunity is available to you to ensure this is truly authentic.

 

HOW MANY OUTFITS WILL I GET TO WEAR?

You will wear several different outfits during your session with Melanie, and she will plan those in detail with you during your consultation. Depending on your investment, you will have a certain amount of outfits and we will ensure that we select the most complete variety in order to show every part of your story and personal style.

 

WHEN WILL I GET TO SEE THE IMAGES FROM MY SESSION?

When you book your senior experience with Melanie Scott Photography, we will be booking 3 dates at this time:

  • The consultation
  • The session date
  • Your sales appointment

Your sales appointment is the time where you will come to the studio to view the images from your session and make your final selections to purchase. As such, we require that all decision makers are present at this appointment. This appointment is typically scheduled 7-14 days after your session.

When you schedule these appointments, please be sure that every decision maker will be able to attend ahead of time, as our calendar books up months in advance and last minute reschedules typically cannot be accommodated. In order to ensure the best experience possible, and the highest level of satisfaction, we will not proceed with a sales appointment if all decision makers are not present at that time.

During the sales appointment, we ask you to relax and let us guide you through the process as you see your images life-size in our viewing room for the very first time. This is a very exciting time that is full of emotion, and you can rest assured that we are highly trained in helping you put together the best possible ways to display and enjoy your final images.

During your consultation we will help you prepare for this appointment so that you are able to confidently make these selections with our guidance and expertise.

NOTE: Booking must be completed by a parent (or legal guardian) unless the client is of legal age and will be the one fully responsible for all financial decisions.

 

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY ORDER?

Depending on your final selections, your custom products will be ready 4-6 weeks after the sales appointment. We will schedule your pickup appointment before you leave the sales appointment itself.

Payment for your order is due in full at the sales appointment, and you will receive your digital web-sharing images at this time (upon full payment).

 

HOW LONG DO YOU KEEP MY IMAGES?

Non-ordered images are removed from our system the next day following your sales appointment. We do not keep or archive any files which are not ordered at your sales appointment.  All ordered images are archived for a period of one (1) year from the date of the sales appointment.

 

CAN I USE MY PICTURES IN MY SCHOOL YEARBOOK?

Any purchased image may be used in your school yearbook. We will provide these images to your school or yearbook advisor upon payment in full for your order. If you do not provide the image selections for your yearbook at the sales appointment, we require a two week notice in advance for providing these to your school.

What is needed to submit: Name of yearbook advisor, email and phone number. 

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE MY SESSION (OR AN APPOINTMENT)?

We understand that sometimes unexpected emergencies arise that will prevent you from keeping your original scheduled appointment (such as illness, weather or travel issues, or other emergency situations). If this happens, we ask that you email us a minimum of 48-72 hours prior to the scheduled date in order for us to be able to reschedule.

We are able to provide a one-time reschedule if you notify us a minimum of 48-72 hours prior to your appointment. Additional reschedules will require a fee of $150 per occurrence, and are subject to schedule availability.

Your session fee is non-refundable, however you may apply it towards your rescheduled date if completed within 6 months of the original date.

 

CAN I MAKE A COPY OF MY IMAGE TO PRINT?

All images remain property of Melanie Scott Photography, and Melanie Scott, and are protected under U.S. Federal Copyright Laws. Duplication in part or in whole (including, but not limited to, scanning or reprinting) is strictly prohibited and may incur fines up to $10,000 per image as defined by law.

This includes posting scanned images that were not provided to you by Melanie Scott Photography to social media sites.