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Absolutely not. I will never sell or share your information with anyone. I do add clients to my email distribution list, but you are always welcome to opt-out.  

Do you share my contact information?

The session fee is due upon booking, and you will be asked to sign a portrait agreement prior to your session. This details all the policies that are important to make your session the best it can be, and to make the entire process easy and fun.

What's required to book a session?

We find that most families find that they can get plenty of gorgeous artwork, frames, and the digital images from anywhere between $900 - $2500. Keep in mind, that not everyone is the same, so some spend more, some spend less.

How much of an investment do most families make?

Yes! Digital collections are available.

Can I get digital images? 

Depending on the season, I typically schedule sessions a few weeks out. October books up more quickly. The ordering session is typically scheduled one to two weeks after the session. Your completed order is typically ready three - five weeks after ordering. Priority service is available for an additional fee.

What’s a typical timeframe for a session?

Digital images can be shared online and on social media and printed up to an 8x10 in size. Larger images require a more detailed degree of editing. And print quality differences become apparent at larger sizes. Large images look amazing in homes, so it’s best to leave the printing to us. I bet you’re like me in that you want your images to look their absolute best, and to last a lifetime. 

What can I do with digital images?  

About a week or two after your session, you will come to my studio for your ordering session. I’ll present your images in a gorgeous slideshow. At this time, we'll work together to select the very best ones. I'll help you create wall layouts and how best to display your artwork. All orders will be placed at this time, so it's important to get a sitter and bring all the decision makers. 

How do I place my order? 

Wherever you want! My studio is located in Palatine. I’m happy to come to your home, too. We can also meet at an outdoor space. I know of many great spots in Palatine, Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, Long Grove, Barrington, Inverness and more. And, we're always up for a new location if you have someplace in mind.

Where will the session take place?

There are many reasons why it makes sense to reschedule, and I’m happy to do so. If the weather is not cooperating, you'll have the option to move your session to our studio, or to pick a new date. If your child is ill, we're happy to try again when he or she is feeling like himself or herself. If you're rescheduling for other reasons, please give ten days notice so we can fill your session.

What if I need to reschedule?

All good things are worth the wait. Please allow 3-5 weeks from when payment is received for the completion of your order. Custom books, canvases, and frames will take a little bit longer. You'll get a call or email when your artwork is ready to be picked up. Shipping is available for an additional fee.

When will I get my amazing artwork?

When you purchase a photographic print, you are purchasing that print and the right to display it as you like. You are not purchasing the copyright or the right to reproduce it in any way. Scanning it and making copies is a violation of federal copyright law and carries stiff penalties. Plus, scanned copies look bad. Please respect my livelihood be honoring the copyright rules.

Once I purchase a print, is it okay to scan it and make copies?

The Professional Photographers of America awards this certification to individuals who pass a technical written exam and an image review. With a CPP, you can be confident you are selecting a photographer who produces high-quality work - every time, in any circumstance. They create unique artistry and do so with professionalism.

Why should I hire a Certified Professional Photographer?

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The Julie Monacella Photography Studio is located near downtown Palatine. We photograph in areas of Arlington Heights, Long Grove, Barrington, Inverness, Kildeer, Deer Park, and Schaumburg.

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