Below is a list of terms and phrases that are defined in the context of our photography studio. Should you have any questions in regards to what each definition means, please get in touch with us and we would be more than happy to clarify.
A standard deposit ($100-$200 based on package size) is needed to reserve your shoot date and time. It generally takes between 1 to 24 hours to confirm your booking date and send out a booking confirmation email. This email will contain your complete session details as well as additional information.
Re-touched images go through a digital optimization process to improve room lighting, skin tones, colour balance as well as other aspects that bring out the vibrance of the original image. Additionally all re-touched images are professionally edited to remove imperfections such as facial acne, scars, wrinkles, cellulite, stretch marks and or unwanted birthmarks, moles or beauty spots when specified by our clients. The re-touching process is performed by a skilled photographer and takes 20-30 minutes on average (per image) depending on the complexity of the shot. The final result is an image rich in personality that brings out the best qualities of the photograph.
Note: Additional re-touched images can be purchased for $50 each.
Our studio works with highly talented professionals that specialize in making you look glamorous for your shoot. For an additional fee of $145, our makeup artists can be made available at the studio for your session while you relax, slip into a robe, enjoy a glass of bubbly and help us choose your outfits for the shoot.
While some ladies have a favorite hair dresser or makeup artist they can count on when planning an event, most of us have a difficult time to book both hair and makeup simultaneously. Please note that adding the "hair, makeup & false lashes" option while booking your package will extend your photo session by 45 minutes, and will not cut into your available photography time.
The "hair, makeup & false lashes" option can be specified during the booking process, and is not available for "mini sessions" due to time constraints.
The members section is the area of Alomia that our clients can access by logging in with their email and password. (It is now also possible to also login via facebook.) This area contains all private galleries belonging to a specific member, the order history, digital image credits as well as all member details like shipping information and payment history. By accessing the members section (top left) you can view all active galleries and orders. From time to time we send out free print credits, special offers and other fantastic content to our loyal members, so we highly suggest creating an account even if you're not looking to book a session with us at this time!
Each and every session you book has professional coaching included. As soon as you arrive at our studio we will apply our extended experience in assisting you with picking out your outfits, accessories and props. We will help you with posing, hair style touch ups, as well as staging to assure you are getting the absolute best experience out of your photography session. Many ladies are nervous because they think they have to do it alone, but what most clients don't realize until after their session is that it all starts the moment you reserve your session. We will send out a preparation package and a short survey to help you get ready for the shoot, it is important to us that you are comfortable every step of the way.
All of our photography sessions need a minimum of 30 minutes of photography time to ensure a rush free and relaxed photo shoot experience that results in the capture of some fabulous photos. While a 30 minute session is perfect for a mini shoot, we do recommend selecting packages with more shooting time if you're going for a larger number of outfits and looks.
Here is the breakdown of our packages by photography time:
A private proofing gallery is a collection of session specific photos that have been meticulously curated, re-touched and uploaded within 14 days of the completion of your photo session. The number of re-touched images available for selection depends on the amount of photography time included in your package. Generally we are able to curate and re-touch 6 images for every 30 minutes of photography time.
Private proofing galleries are assigned and made available to a specific alomia.ca member account upon the settlement of the remaining balance. All galleries expire after 14 days, so be sure to access your gallery to select and download your photos and/or order additional services within that time.
The amount of outfit changes during your session depends on the photography time available in your package. Generally we urge no more than 1-2 outfit changes per 30 minutes of shooting time. We recommend booking at least 1.5 hours of photography time if you're looking to have photos in an assortment of your favorite outfits. It is important to note that changing into your outfits is done during your photography time, and thus our policy is 1-2 outfit changes per half hour as otherwise it would result in the inability to take enough photos to warrant the extra outfit changes.
Boudoir is best known for the use of lingerie and high heels, however many other types of outfits, props and shoes can be used to create the desired effect. Boudoir photography captures seductive, sensual, soft, romantic or even naughty photos that are taken only in a private setting such as a boudoir studio or hotel room. The focus of the boudoir photographer is to capture you in the most flattering ways by posing and directing you throughout the shoot. It involves multiple outfit changes and poses that compliment your body type, personality and comfort level relating to how much skin you're comfortable with revealing. Boudoir has enjoyed a steady rise in popularity and has gained mainstream attention amongst women of all ages.
Maternity photography is in many ways similar to boudoir, it does however have one major difference -- the model being photographed has a baby bump! There is a special kind of glow that a pregnant woman radiates during that amazing time in her life and we at Alomia photography absolutely love capturing it.
Bridal photography focuses on the fabulous theme of getting married and makes for a perfect wedding day gift! It shares many similarities to boudoir photography with similar bedroom staging as well as including jewelry, garter, engagement ring, wedding veil, shoes and of course lingerie. You can even bring your wedding dress as it can be used as a prop that can appear in the background of your photos. This is the most exciting and unique gift you can give your partner... and yourself.
Beauty portraiture is a flattering and light form of photography that focuses on highlighting the natural features of the model while refraining from using props and lingerie that may result in being more than one is comfortable with. Many of our clients decide to opt for a beauty session due to its appealing approach to fully clothed shoots that can still look and feel extremely sexy as well as be perfect for social media. If you're looking to spend a day being made up, feeling confident and most importantly beautiful we highly recommend this fashion-inspired form of artistic photography. You can see an example of a beauty shoot, here!
The Interac e-Transfer (formerly Interac Email Money Transfer) is a funds transfer service between personal and business accounts at participating Canadian banks and other financial institutions. The service is provided by Acxsys Corporation and is available to anyone with access to online banking.
PayPal is an international e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. Online money transfers serve as electronic alternatives to paying with traditional paper methods, such as cheques and money orders. We highly recommend creating a paypal account for easy credit card payments as well as online shopping.
Image selection credit is based on your selected session package and is applied to your account upon the creation of your private proofing gallery. This credit can only be used for the selection of your images from within that session gallery. Please note that this credit expires along with the gallery and cannot be used on other products or services aside from image selection so it's important to use it within the 2 weeks that the gallery is available!
Example: If your package includes the selection of 3 re-touched images (in this case the Mini Session) to own and download, you would receive $150 dollars of image download credit when your private proofing gallery becomes available.
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