The Experience

The Brooke Schwartz Photography Experience

Book Your Session

Please visit my website,, and fill out the Client Information Form.  This will be submitted to me electronically and will let me know immediately that you are interested and the most pertinent details I need to get started.

I will email you to begin discussion of potential dates.  Once we have decided on a date, you will need to send in a check, made out to Brooke Schwartz Photography, in the amount of $100 as the non-refundable session fee.  Once you submit that and the relevant contract (all contracts can be found and submitted via my website), I will email you with confirmation of receipt and your date.

Inspiration Consultation

The Inspiration Consultation is a series of email exchanges or a telephone conference (your choice) in which we will hammer out all details, preferences, concerns, payments, etc. so that we are on the same page heading into the shoot.  These details go all the way from the accessories you will wear at the shoot to the editing style you prefer.  I am a very visual person, so I will be happy to view a Pinterest board (or create one for you on my business page) or even Skype with you to help select outfits.  Based upon the information I learn, I will begin to prepare.

I ask that you do the same.  On my website, there is a Wardrobe Guide – it is lengthy, but will give you all possible guidance you will need.

Session & Design Consultation

With our Inspiration Consultation under our belts, we should all be ready and raring to go for the session.

You will have mostly decided upon your preferred Collection or A la Carte items and payment will be due at the session.  I accept check or all major credit cards via Square Register.

I have reworked my business for 2014 to only offer Collections or A la Carte items.  My philosophy behind this can be found in my Photographs with Purpose post.  I feel very passionate about my craft and about your portraits.  I want you to get the most out of this experience as you can.  Fifteen minutes will be factored into the end of your session time so that you may peruse samples of prints and products that I offer.  You should already have a good idea of which Collection you prefer based upon our Inspiration Consultation, and this time will help you settle on your selections. *A separate Design Consultation can be scheduled for large Wall Art orders.

The Digital Darkroom

After the session, I start the bulk of my work in the Digital Darkroom.  This process usually takes anywhere from 1-3 weeks depending upon the time of year and my schedule.  I stay in regular contact so that you know where I am in the process.

The first way you get a glimpse of your portraits is through a Facebook Sneak Peek.  About 2-3 days after your shoot (sometimes more if a Limited Edition Mini Session), a Sneak Peek of 3-6 images will appear on my Facebook business page.  About that time, or shortly thereafter, a corresponding blog post highlighting your session will appear on my website.

Once your images are ready, I will email you to let you know that your password protected Gallery is up.  At that time, you can peruse the Gallery and decide which images will complete your Collection or A la Carte order.  You are, of course, not limited to the decisions you made at the Design Consultation.  You can add, or change, your order at any time.

Once you decide upon your images, we will continue our email/phone communication to confirm selections.  I will then get started on processing.  If you ordered digital images, those will be delivered via Dropbox within 1-2 days.  All print/product orders typically take 2-3 weeks to process.


If you live within 15 minutes of me, your prints/products will be delivered at a mutually convenient time and place (unless you choose to have them shipped) when ready.  All those who live more than 15 minutes away will have their prints/products shipped to them.  A standard $10 delivery fee will be added to all orders, and will be adjusted if shipping necessitates.