Irene Kaplan Photography specializes in Maternity and Newborn Fine Art Portraiture.
My expertise in the delicate art of posing newborns will result in heirloom pieces that you and your family will treasure for generations to come. I thrive at capturing those stunning images that will live on forever through unique and original wall art, as well as coffee table books and fine art prints.
Everyone deserves a little magic, to feel beautiful and to own a truly iconic image of themselves. I find the beauty in everyone!
Irene Kaplan Portrait Studio is also a full-service photography studio, offering a tailored client experience and beautiful photo products to serve as family heirlooms (such as custom wall art, archival boxes, albums) for years to come.
For every hour spent during an actual photo session, I spend many, many more on pre-planning and post production. I also only use the highest caliber of equipment on a strict maintenance schedule to ensure the best images possible.
My prices accurately reﬂect the amount of time, care, and attention I spend with each client. The end result: superior images and photo products that remain ﬁne-art family heirlooms for decades. I do not consider un-edited images to be a deliverable product. The material that comes straight out the camera is unfinished, and I work for hours to take each image from this raw state to a client-worthy art piece. The un-edited images are only a part of the process, and cannot be released until we are both satisfied with it. Editing isn’t simply a matter of playing around with software - it’s a special artistic process that we’ve developed over many years. That is why digital files do not necessarily cost less than prints, because editing and finalizing each image is the most time-consuming part of the process. This is particularly true with newborns.
Clients view their portraits at a personally attended slideshow. Clients are asked to order at this time. All decision makers need to be present, as additional ordering appointments incur a $100 fee. Once the order is placed in-person during the viewing session, images are processed, printed and mounted. A down payment of 50% with order is required, although payment plans are available upon request. Prints, albums and archival boxes have different processing times ranging between 7 and 21 days.
Most of the images displayed at the viewing session are fully edited, but not all. This depends on the type of session and the amount or complexity required in each case. Basic editing is included (such as color balance, some skin smoothing, cropping and light corrections.) More complex editing such as “head swaps”, montages, complex skin problems and other custom requests can be done after the ordering session at an additional cost. This cost can be reduced or waived in orders over $1,000.
Studio Policies & Terms
•The session fee pays for the time and talent of the photographer and for ONE in-person viewing appointment. It does not include any finished portraits. The session fee is due at the time of your portrait session. Session fees are non-refundable, however with 48 hours notice it can be rescheduled in case of an emergency.
•If you have a sick child on the day of the session please call to reschedule. One reschedule is complementary. Subsequent cancellations with less than 24 hrs INCURR in additional $150 fee per instance.
•Please bring only the subjects to be photographed to the session. This is especially important with pets and kids, as Irene will need their full attention on her rather than looking at other members of the family. Of course parents are always welcome!
•You will view your portraits at a personally attended slideshow. You will be asked to order at this time. Please make sure all decision makers are present, as additional ordering appointments incur a $100 fee. Once your order is placed in-person and with a $500 minimum order, your ordered digital images will be uploaded to an online print lab where you may print products form your files. Printing with them will ensure professional quality and correct color. Images will be hosted here for a period of one year. Anyone
whom you choose to share the gallery with be able to purchase prints and products directly from the lab. We cannot control access and only give authorized access to the client who made the purchase.
•Almost all clients invest in digital files. With a “Create Your Own Collection” you will be able to select your files and Irene will customize your photography “package”. Note that digital files have a limited size and images larger than 8x10 inches will require a larger (more expensive) digital file.
•While Irene does capture many images during your session, you will see only those images selected by her, for previewing. She carefully renders each image to ensure maximum artistry and technical perfection. Images with eyes closed, heads turned, duplicates, etc. will not be shown and are removed from my archives permanently after the artist rendering is complete.
•Due to the custom nature of the work, payment for your order must be placed in full and is subject to a 50% cancellation fee should you change your mind about an order after it is placed (Only in instances when edited has not begun or products not sent to lab, on a case-by-case basis). Once an order is sent to the lab or digital files are submitted to the client either by CD, USB, electronic transfer or email, the order is deemed non- refundable.Payments may be made cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. Payment plan is available.
Design work and custom graphics (Example: Albums, custom collages or cards) will be approved for color and layout in-person on our professionally color calibrated monitors at the ordering appointment. Only font style, spelling and wording may be approved through electronically emailed proof.
Requests for reprints due to color shift on emailed proofs will not be honored.
• Baby Milestones Sessions consist in 3 sessions (not to include the Newborn Session) and must take place within the same year of babies birth. Any additional sessions or custom requests can be accommodated at an extra charge.
• Please allow 4 weeks for your order to be completed. Some orders may take longer. Your portraits are an investment and an heirloom that should not be rushed. You will be notified by telephone or e-mail when your order is ready for pickup. If you are unable to pick up your order, we can ship your order to you for an additional charge.
Basic custom editing is included. Head-swaps, skin problems, selective digital painting or additional artistic, customized editing is available upon request for an additional fee of $75 an hour. Please request your custom quote if these services are needed. Standard digital files are up to 30 MB each. In most cases this size allows to print up to 11x14 inches. Please note that color correction is not guaranteed to match your printer as we can only calibrate our computers to our labs. Digital files are for personal use only. Commercial licenses as well as larger file sizes are available upon request for an additional fee.
All ordered imagesare kept on file for a period of 1 year.
Un-ordered images are removed from our archives after 30 days.
Re-orders placed more than 60 days after the preview appointment, require a minimum $250 re-order.
We reserve the right to delete all images not ordered in the viewing session.
•The Copyright Act protects photographers by giving us the exclusive right to reproduce your photographs. Violations include, but are not limited to, making illegal copies, scanning, printing from home or downloading from our website. It is
illegal to copy or reproduce these photographs in any manner without our permission and violators of this Federal Law will be subject to its civil and criminal penalties. Please understand, the photographer wishes to maintain complete control over the print quality, finishes and presentation of the images and any reproduction outside of the studio may lower the quality of the image and scar our reputation for providing superior portraits.
•Please DO NOT take any photos or videos with your personal phone or tablet during the portrait session. Personal cameras / phone cameras are not allowed in studio during your session. Please refrain from taking I-phone images or video taping. We work very hard to ensure your session is captured artistically and creatively. We ask that you respect our livelihood and refrain from taking photographs of what we are creating.