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WHAT ARE YOUR POLICIES ON CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS?
The package cost is refundable only if your session is canceled by Photo Perfect Paris. Guests are allowed to reschedule a session up to 1 year from the original booking date.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
We offer "holiday/vacation portrait sessions in Paris", our shoots run rain or shine. Rain can make your photos even more memorable! Buy a nice umbrella before the shoot as an accessory. Worry not, the rain rarely is heavy or lasts longer than 15-20 minutes in Paris. On the extremely rare chance that it does, depending on the shoot location choice, the shoot may be relocated to an indoor theme, rescheduled, pushed to a later time, or split into two days.
DO WE GET THE PICTURES IMMEDIATELY?
Image delivery is about 3 weeks for editing and retouching, 1 or 2 teaser images will be posted to our Facebook page and Instagram pages so you can tag yourself and share images with your friends and family. A private web gallery showcasing the best images from that day will be made available to you. These images are retouched and are made available to you for up to 3 - 21 days, depending on your chosen package. You can share your gallery with friends and family as well as download images that are included in your package, watermark free, and order prints from our 3rd party print service! Service is available worldwide. You can choose to either extend or renew your gallery at any time for a fee of 35 euros.
HOW ARE THE PICTURES DELIVERED TO US?
Images are made available for purchase as prints or digital downloads via a private online web gallery.
WHAT IF I WANT TO USE MY OWN PRINT VENDOR?
I spent an entire year researching and testing hundreds of print vendors worldwide to find the one that offers high-quality printing and top-notch customer service.
Why did I do this? Because I take pride in what I do and in my craft, I treat each shoot as a fine art piece. Your photos become more than just images, but cherished and valuable works of art and I wanted to find a vendor who would care about every image as much as I do. Also, ensure that your images don't sit on your computer collecting digital dust.
The photographic prints are printed on archival quality photo paper, meaning they will last 75-100 years with proper care, unlike regular photo paper that last 5-10 years and is prone to color fading long before that. As it says in our mission statement, it's our goal to create "Images that will make you smile for years to come."
Your images are meant to be printed, framed, and given a prime location in your home; and life can get busy very fast. So to take the burden of having to do this yourself we set everything up to make it as easy as possible to have quality prints in your home.
If you choose to use your own printing vendor, the high-resolution, non-watermarked images can be purchased via digital download from your private viewing gallery. Pictures taken by Sophia Pagan Photography and Photo Perfect Paris are copyrighted. You will be given a print release form to make prints, but the images remain under copyright. If you choose to use your own printing vendor, then you forfeit the quality of your images as I cannot guarantee the quality of the final print.
WHAT IF I WANT A USB DRIVE?
We do not offer USB drives. Digital files are available with any image purchased in your gallery. Digital downloads are the fastest and most efficient way to obtain your files.
CAN I GET THE RAW OR UNEDITED FILES?
We deliver a final product of a guided portrait session and artistically edited images, which is the key factor in the work we produce. Pictures taken by Sophia Pagan Photography and Photo Perfect Paris are copyrighted and therefore we do not offer RAW or unedited files for any reason.
CAN I GET HIGH RESOLUTION FILES?
You will receive an image purchased for print at the same size digitally.
IS THERE A FACILITY TO CHANGE INTO ANOTHER OUTFIT?
The 5-hour portrait session offers up to 3 outfit changes, For this session, a changing tent is available to use between looks.
DO WE MEET YOU THERE?
Yes, you meet the photographer on-site. meeting location will be given via email after the reservation fee is received.
WHAT IF I WANT A LONGER SESSION?
The hourly rate is 175 euros per hour and can be added to any package.
WHAT IF I WANT A NIGHT SESSION?
To ensure the best possible photographic experience for our valued clients like yourself,
we exclusively offer morning sessions.
At our studio, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional results and creating lasting memories through our photography. To achieve this, we carefully consider various factors that contribute to the overall quality of the images we capture. Two key elements that significantly impact the outcome are lighting conditions and minimizing distractions.
The morning hours provide us with the most favorable natural light for photography. The soft, golden hues of the early morning sun lend a magical quality to the images, enhancing the overall mood and aesthetics. By shooting during this time, we can capture your moments in the most flattering and visually captivating way, allowing us to produce photographs that truly shine.
Additionally, conducting sessions in the morning allows us to avoid the hustle and bustle of crowded tourist areas. By starting early, we can avoid massive crowds of tourists. This not only reduces the chances of unwanted distractions in the background but also enables us to focus entirely on capturing your unique essence without any external interruptions.
SHOULD I BRING ANYTHING WITH ME?
Accessories welcome! Bring anything you would like to include in your shoot, funny hats, shoes, flowers, a baguette, umbrella. Whatever you like, this will help bring a bit of flare and show your personality. You can also bring a blanket for a fun picnic in Paris images.
For more ideas on how to prepare for your portrait session, please take a look at our Style Guide.
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECEIVE?
You will receive the best images from your portrait session, edited so you can choose your favorite images. You will be able to download the number of images as stated in your portrait package. However, the longer session you book, obviously the more images you will receive to choose from.
WHO IS SOPHIA PAGAN?
Sophia is a Fine Art and Portrait photographer, born in Brooklyn, New York, and is currently based in Paris, France. In Paris, she owns two contemporary portrait studios, Photo Perfect Paris and the Portrait Boutique.
Before becoming a fine art photographer, Sophia received her bachelor's degree in Graphic Arts and moved on to work in magazine publishing for 5 years working for top titles such as People Magazine, Real Simple, Sports Illustrated, Wired, Teen Vogue, Vogue, and many more. Since relocating to Paris she's had six expositions, has had work published in photography magazines, and Paris guidebooks, featured in Paris-centric blogs, and her work has been on French TV Arte and published in The New York Times. Sophia has been invited to photograph at the private residence of the American and British ambassadors in Paris and hired by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars) to photograph academy members.
To see Sophia's full CV please visit sophiapagan.com/cv
To see interviews and clipping about Sophia's work, please visit sophiapagan.com/press
To see work from Sophia's other portrait studio please visit www.sophiapaganphotography.com
I WANT TO RECREATE A SHOOT.
We don't recreate shoots. Most likely the images you are looking at are editorial or from a stylized shoot. Both of these are created with a team of people from fashion, makeup, and hair stylists, professional models trained to pose for photography, clothing rentals, location permits, as well as hours of photography time.
None of these are services that we provide for your portrait session and we strongly advise against creating unrealistic expectations for your shoot.
Not all poses work for all people. As a professional photographer, my job is to find poses that work best for you alone, as a couple, and/or as a family. Depending on your chosen package, trying to recreate poses that may not be flattering for you is a waste of your portrait time.
You chose Photo Perfect Paris based on the portfolio of photographs that we've taken great care in crafting and we have years of experience creating portraits for our clients that we proudly stand by and will create photographs you will love for years to come.