What is a session like?
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I can tell you what it is not, it's not posed, formal, or stiff. It is my goal to make every session fun, stress free, and easy. The most authentic images come from sessions that flow naturally. So come relaxed and ready to have some fun interacting with your family. It is my hope that we will not only have fun making memories during our session but that you want to decorate your home with the moments that transcend time and transport you to that very event every time you walk by or look at them. That is why it is necessary that we collaborate from the get go and communicate as much as possible before the session. So when the big day rolls around all the work is done and you can relax and enjoy the day!
What is a consultation?
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This is where the fun begins!! Consultations are very laid back meetings that last about an hour. I like to meet clients in their home where they feel most comfortable and can sit back, relax and talk about what we can do to tell your story. I want to know everything about you, your likes/dislikes, your interests, your passion, your style. We'll talk about clothes, and plan for space. (If we do not meet in your home, no worries, I would love to see some images of it so we can plan accordingly.) Consultations are required for every session.
I am so excited!!! When do I get to see my images?
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I usually do a Facebook sneak peek of my favorite image from the session as quickly as I can. As for the entire gallery of images- you will get to see those projected larger than life in the comfort of your own home during your Ordering Appointment about 2 weeks after your session. I will be there to answer any questions and to help with all final decisions on images and products that we have custom designed just for you! I want you to relax and concentrate on this process so I do suggest that you arrange for childcare. If family that lives out of town would like to purchase images from your session, a gallery of your favorites can be posted online for them to view after your order has been placed.
Do you sell digital files?
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Why yes. Yes I do. Digital files are included in all collections. Collections start at $895.
Do you have a minimum order requirement?
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While I do not have a minimum purchase requirement, I only offer collections. Collections start at $895 and include digital files.
What type of payment do you take?
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At this time I take cash, check, and credit cards via paypal. Payment plans are available.
How much can I expect to spend?
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Clients can expect to invest $1100 or more. On average clients invest around $1800 (retainer fee accounted for) on digital files, wall displays, and other products.
What is the session fee / retainer fee?
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The session fee and retainer fee are one in the same. It secures your time and date and is required at the time of booking (or within 72 hours if sending a check) to hold the time and date of choice.
How do I book a session?
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To book a session, please use the contact form found on the website. Also, feel free to email me directly at kari@karipolak.com. Keep in mind I generally book 3-4 months in advance so please contact me as early as possible.
Where are you located?
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I am located in West Houston (Texas) and serve the Katy, Richmond, Sugar Land, and West Houston areas. I am available to travel and love doing so! Please note that any location outside of 60 miles round trip from 77450 will be charged for additional mileage.
What are your office hours?
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I am in and out of the office Tuesday through Thursday. Evenings and Weekends are by appointment only. I work extremely hard to ensure each and every client gets personal and quality attention. I may not be in the office all day everyday, but I can always be reached by email, kari@karipolak.com!
Business Policies
  • Consultations are required in person or by phone.
  • All sessions must be paid at time of booking.
  • I reserve the right to the exclusive use of reproductions. It is illegal to copy or scan my images.
  • TX Sales tax will be added to all session fees and orders.
  • Prices are subject to change without notice and are not negotiable.

In the interest of fairness to all of my clients, please understand that session fees, print prices, and business policies are not negotiable. Due to the custom nature of the products all sales are final.