Ciao Bella Rose by Claudia Frustaci
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Ciao Bella Rose by Claudia Frustaci

ABOUT


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ABOUT


CONTEMPORARY  X  CLASSIC

You should have it all. This portrait experience is for the senior that wants complete variety in their images.

A classic style headshot needed for the yearbook? No problem. A modern take on a sports portrait that looks like a Gatorade advertisement? Why not! Different types of lighting to match your clothing style and location? Absolutely! A full editorial worthy of being published in a magazine? Hell yeah!

I want to know all about you. And it’s more than just being able to make conversation on shoot day. Understanding your thoughts, aspirations, dreams, personal style, music choice...it all helps me create the most epic experience possible, completely tailored to you.

With the rise of social media, visual content has become an important, unescapable part of our lives. As a photographer, it is important to me to produce work that is real and authentic; that tells the story of my subject. I am here to get to know you and learn what is important to you; who you are right now as well as how you see yourself in the future. I am here to tell your story.

I was honestly a little overwhelmed because there was a lot to think about: outfits and not letting them get wrinkled, liking my hair and makeup, feeling good about myself and how I looked, etc. But the second I saw myself after my hair and makeup were done, I knew I had nothing to worry about. I don’t think of myself as a very photogenic person, but when I saw some of the pictures that we took, I felt really good about them! Overall, this experience definitely helped me gain more confidence and it allowed me to be myself in ways I never thought possible. - Lindsey, BVT Class of 2019


FEATURED


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JENNIFER


JENNIFER


JENNIFER HELMKA

PHOTOGRAPHER |DESIGNER | BRAND SPECIALIST

I believe in self-worth. Through photography, I capture the details that reveal inner beauty, radiate confidence and show how you want to be remembered. Over the past seven years, I've refined a portrait experience that rivals a magazine photoshoot by scouting out beautiful locations and partnering with hair and makeup artists as well as fashion stylists to create a flawless overall look. My team and I live to make this an experience for you to remember; one where you don’t have to worry about whether your hair is cooperating, if you did your makeup the right way for the camera or even what to wear. You show up relaxed, get pampered and reveal a confidence that will show up in every image.

My Final Image

As a Mom, I believe that we owe it to our children to constantly remind them that they are beautiful and worthy of being loved for exactly who they are. As a photographer is is my personal goal to make sure that they see…what we see. I believe in making life happen, not letting it happen to you. Set your goals. Choose your path and go after what you want with reckless abandon.

The photo up above was taken by photographer friend and colleague Kara Zollos of Studio Z in Avon, OH on a recent trip to Austin, TX for a model shoot. My newest little love on my back while photographing. It’s one of my favorite photos of me. I really, really wanted to make this trip and my options were: take the baby or don’t go. As you can see from the photo, it wasn’t a hard decision. You just make it happen!

Banner image above taken by Kara Zollos on location at Chateau Bellevue, Austin, TX.

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FAQ


FAQ


FAQ

DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH YOUR SESSIONS IN STUDIO OR ON LOCATION?We photograph sessions both on location and in her home studio. Depending on the session type you desire (senior, child, or other) you will have several options or combinations to choose from.

 

WHAT DOES “MINIMUM PURCHASE” MEAN?
Our sessions do require a minimum order. Clients have different needs; some clients prefer longer sessions, multiple locations, multiple outfit changes, more images to see, etc. Some clients prefer smaller sessions with less time, one location, fewer outfit changes, and less poses and images. A minimum purchase is the minimum amount a client must invest on their print/product order. Minimum orders are applied in an effort to allocate our client’s time and budgets appropriately as well as our time in order to deliver consistent quality and serve our clients effectively. Our minimum purchases/starting points are based on our experience of what most clients have chosen to order for that specific session. Different sessions (to include number of  locations, distance of locations, length of sessions, number of outfits, activities, number of images to see, etc.) are available to our clients to help find them find the right custom session. Our minimums begin at $600.00 for the EDITORIAL session.

 

WHAT IS A "CONSULTATION"?
We meet with our clients at a consultation prior to your photoshoot to go over all the details about your portrait experience prior to your session. We discuss locations, ideas, time, weather, outfits, style, collections, and all the details of the shoot and ordering appointment so that the day of your session, we are all just having fun creating amazing images. 

 

DO YOU OFFER CUSTOM FRAMING?
Yes.  Jennifer Christie Photography specializes in art to decorate your home. As such, we offer both custom canvas gallery wraps, metal prints, gallery blocks and custom-framed portrait art. (in addition to other custom art displays, such as our Luxe Albums, USB drives and Keepsake Image Boxes)  Jennifer works with each client to ensure you choose a wall portrait display perfect for your images and the style of your home.

 

WHAT PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT?
Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express.

 

WHEN DO I GET TO SEE THE IMAGES FROM MY SESSION AND PLACE MY ORDER? 
Ordering appointments are scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.   PLEASE NOTE: Appointments are scheduled during business hours (no weekends) with the latest appointment at 4:30.  The most important decisions in the portrait process occur during your ordering appointment. We take great pride in providing our clients with an interactive and fun way to place your order.  The ordering appointment will take place approximately 10-14 days after your portrait session. It will be scheduled at your consultation.  It is very important that all decision makers are present during this time, as this is the appointment where your final decisions will be made. This is a time where you will want to devote your full attention (ordering appointments take between 1 and 2 hours), we ask that you arrange for a babysitter for children under the age of 12. At your ordering appointment we will present your images in a gorgeous slideshow, and will then help you select the images, groupings, books, and frames suitable for your home, office and for gifts for friends and family. We specialize in helping you select the best images and display presentations, and feel this process is a very important service that we can offer to our clients. 

 

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY ORDER?
Your portraits will be ready for pickup approximately 4-6 weeks after your order is placed. This date will be set at your consultation.  Quality takes time, so please allow us the time needed to provide you with the quality you expect from a custom portrait photography studio. 

 

HOW LONG WILL YOU KEEP MY FILES?
Non-ordered images will be removed from our system following your ordering appointment – we do not archive or save any files which are not ordered. All ordered and paid for images are archived for a period up to 1 year.  Images not paid for are deleted and will not be stored on our system. 

 

WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE MY SESSION?
We understand that unexpected events come up, whether due to illness, weather, travel delays or emergencies. If you need to reschedule, please call us as soon as possible (at least 24-48 hours in advance). While our session fees are non-refundable, you may use it for a one-time reschedule (if called within the 24-48 hour window) to be scheduled within 6 months of your original appointment date. 

 

WHEN DO I PAY FOR MY SESSION FEE AND WHAT DOES THIS COVER?
Your full session fee payment is required at the time of booking. This fee is the only way to hold your appointment.  The session fee covers the time, talent, and creative fee of the portrait artist, the consultation appointment, and ordering appointment and is non-refundable.

 

CAN I HAVE MY ITEMS SHIPPED TO ME?
If you desire shipping, we will charge a shipping and handling fee for your portrait order. 

 

WHEN IS PAYMENT DUE FOR MY ORDER? We require 100% of your order total before ANY part of the order is delivered.  Your order must be paid for in full before ANY portion of your order is completed or before any part of your order is picked up.  Balances must also be paid in full to receive ANY digital images or yearbook images. Orders are custom made and are non-refundable.

 

WHAT IF I WANT TO MAKE A COPY OF MY IMAGE? All images remain the property of Jennifer Christie Photography and are protected by federal copyright laws. Duplication in part or whole (whether by scanning or reprinting) is strictly prohibited and will be prosecuted by law.  This includes posting scanned images to social media websites. 

 

WHAT IF I WANT TO USE IMAGES FROM MY SESSION IN  MY YEARBOOK?
Images purchased can be provided for yearbook use upon payment of full balance.  Please choose those images at your ordering session.