Frequently Asked Questions
GENERAL BOOKING QUESTIONS
CONTACT: Ready to book your session and want to view our packages? Please go to the “Booking” page and submit your form or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails are generally answered within 2-3 business days. Please allow more time for booking requests submitted on weekends or holidays. We don’t have an office line and the booking process is completed via e-mail. If you have any special circumstances please advise while booking and we will accommodate you during the booking process.
AVAILABILITY: We are available for sessions on an appointment only basis. Sessions can be booked depending on crew availability. Session appointments are on a very limited basis so please book in advance if you have a deadline.
PRICING AND PACKAGES: Please contact us directly to receive a list of our packages and pricing details. And remember to sign up for our newsletter to cash in on money-saving offers and exclusive Mini Shoot Specials!
LOCATION: Terribly Girly’s Pin-up Photography Service is based out of Miami, FL. We are available, by limited appointment only, for in-studio sessions. Upon your request we can shoot on-location, for example on the beach, a hotel, at a park, in a cool spot you may know of, or outdoors with a classic care or vintage motorcycle, bicycle, etc. A travel fee will apply depending on distance from the studio. Please advise while booking.
No need to spend an outrageous amount of money on an outfit you may only wear once! We provide personalized wardrobe styling services by our fabulous stylist. For a small additional fee she can adorn you from head to toe and you don't have to worry about a thing. Please advise while booking if you require her services. If so, you will receive a consultation form to begin planning the perfect outfits for you. If you already have the perfect thing to wear please advise during booking as well.
CANCELLATIONS / RESCHEDULING: If an emergency arises and you must reschedule your session please contact us at least 48 hours prior to your session date so your deposit remains active. Cancellations are frowned upon because there is a full crew booked for your session date. Unfortunate situations do arise and we understand so please contact us ASAP with any concerns.
RUSH SERVICE: Turnaround time can take up to 8 weeks after you choose your final images to edit. Turnaround time can vary depending on the amount of final retouched images and prints contained in your package. If you have a last minute deadline please advise while booking as a Rush Fee will be applied to your package rate.
AND GIFT CERTIFICATES
PACKAGE PRICES, FORM OF PAYMENT ACCPEPTED AND PAYMENT PLANS:
Rates vary depending on which of our “Classic Packages” you choose. Your shoot is paid in full the day of the shoot. You may pay using cash, check, credit card or Paypal. Please advise before the shoot if you wish to pay with a credit card or Paypal. Payment arrangements may also be made after your deposit is made and you can make payments prior to your shoot to pay your balance.
DEPOSITS: A non-refundable deposit is required to book your session and must be received within 48 hours of your booking request. The amount will be applied to your balance the day of the shoot. Appointments are taken on a first come, first serve basis and your session date is guaranteed once your deposit has been received. If you reschedule last minute and haven’t given us notice within 48 hours of your appointment, your deposit will be forfeited. We understand that emergencies arise, please contact email@example.com early on if you need to reschedule. If your sessions is rescheduled, your deposit will be good for up to 1 year from date of purchase.
GIFT CERTIFICATES: Want to pamper a special gal or surprise a special someone with a unique gift? We offer gift certificates towards one of our different packages. Please be aware that certificates must be redeemed within one year of purchase.
WHAT IS PIN-UP? Pin-up or “cheesecake” is an art form celebrating the female form while maintaining a timeless esthetic. Generally flirty and fun, pin-up art celebrates beauty and confidence with a sense of humor. This classic beauty standard embraces women of all ages, sizes and ethnicities.
I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA...CAN I PULL IT OFF?
Don’t be nervous! Most of the ladies we photograph have no experience in front of the lens. That is the fun part! The TG crew will help you pose and make sure you look and feel your best. Every woman is always pleased by how great they look in the end and wish they hadn’t been nervous in the first place!
I’D LOVE TO SHOOT WITH A CLASSIC CAR!
If you’d like to book a “Hotrod Girl” session please advise while booking because for an additional fee we can book a car or vintage motorcycle for your session. This service depends on availability and the owners of these vehicles normally charge an hourly fee. If you have your own to bring please let our booking gal know while booking.
I NEED TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS, WILL MY PHOTOS BE DISPLAYED?
Your photos will be displayed if you grant us permission. Your privacy is important to us - we will not display or share your images without prior consent. Many ladies do this as a surprise for their significant other we won’t post without your permission.
WILL MY PHOTOS BE RETOUCHED? I HAVE CERTAIN BODY/SKIN CONCERNS. The final images delivered to you will be polished to perfection and only final, retouched images are delivered to the client. Standard procedures include airbrushing the skin, brightening eyes, cleaning fly-aways or any unsightly parts of the image…like wall outlets, stands, random objects, spots, boob pads, panty lines, etc. We ask that you please indicate if you’d like any body areas to be “nip/tucked”. For example, to minimize arms, thighs, etc. This work will be minimal as to not alter your body too extremely and will only be done per the client’s request. If you have skin concerns such as stretch marks, bruises, acne scars, blemishes, etc. we can eliminate these during the retouching process.
WHAT IF I WANT MORE IMAGES THAN OFFERED WITH MY PACKAGE?
It is always recommended that a variety of poses is chosen as to vary your final photo package. Sometime there are too many great shots to stick with the package minimum! If you want more images retouched than are included with your package please note that a retouch fee of $15 an image will be charged. This might delay your processing time slightly, depending on how many extras you choose.
DO I GET HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES?
High resolution or “print-ready” images, as well as low resolution or “web-ready” images are included with all packages. Alterations must not be made to your final images unless authorized by the photographer. We retain the copyright to all images created.
CAN I SUBSTITUTE PACKAGES?
We don't allow substitutions to packages but we can create a "Custom" package for an additional fee if necessary.
CAN I USE MY PHOTOS TO PROMOTE MY BUSINESS?
Please advise if you wish to use your photos for any other purpose than for personal use. In most cases we allow the use of final retouched images for promotional purposes. In some cases a custom package will be created for you, including image “usage fees”.
I’M READY TO BOOK BUT DON’T KNOW WHAT TO CHOOSE.
If you don’t have any specific ideas and need help choosing a theme we can send you a list of themes to help you. We also encourage that you look through our galleries on the site, as well as our Facebook and Pinterest pages to gather ideas. We also encourage that you do an internet search for inspiration images. Ideas you send will be used as inspiration to create the final look, mood and style of your images.
I REALLY WANT TO BOOK A SESSION BUT WOULD PREFER A BOUDOIR SESSION OR SOMETHING A LITTLE SEXIER.
If you prefer to have a boudoir session to surprise your honey with sexy photos of yourself we can customize your shoot to be as sexy as you want it to be. We can do implied nude sessions where your “lady parts” are covered as to create classy, sultry images. Any fun ideas are welcome!
CAN I BRING A CAMERA TO DOCUMENT MY FUN DAY?
Cameras are allowed for fun behind-the-scenes photos that you can share with your friends or online, but no form of photography will be allowed in the shooting area while the session takes place.
CAN I BRING A FRIEND, FAMILY MEMBER OR SIGNIFICANT OTHER TO THE SHOOT?
If you must bring someone please be sure it’s someone you’re really comfortable with. And if you must bring a friend, please limit to one. No children are allowed in the studio unless you are doing a “mommy and me” session. Male friends are not allowed on multiple shoot days. The studio is a no-male zone and we like to respect everyone’s privacy. If you must have a boyfriend, husband or dad come along with you, please advise during the booking process.
I'M GOING TO A SPECIAL EVENT AND WOULD LIKE ONLY RETRO HAIR AND MAKEUP SERVICES.
Our hair and makeup team freelances as well, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you desire hair and makeup services for a special occasion.
I'D LIKE TO BOOK A PHOTO SESSION BUT WISH TO DO MY OWN HAIR AND MAKEUP.
Part of the whole "look" includes the unique talents of our hair and makeup team. All packages include the full treatment by the TG crew and the final look of your images depend greatly on our full service.