Information & Policies
Julie Torregrossa is an on-location natural light photographer. She specializes in the photography of newborns, babies, children, senior portraits, and family relationships.
We will begin scheduling sessions for Spring and Summer 2016 in February. Newborn sessions for 2016 can be scheduled at any time. To make sure you are aware of our schedule openings, you will want to be on our mailing list. Please contact Jodie, firstname.lastname@example.org, to schedule your session or to subscribe to our mailing list.
When deciding on your session, please keep in mind that sessions are typically scheduled on weekday mornings around 9 or 10am for outdoor locations. We will have some weeknights available as well and those sessions are scheduled at 5:15 and 6:15 depending on sunset. Times are similar for Saturday sessions. Since I am a natural light photographer, session times depend upon the optimal lighting conditions and, at times, need to be changed due to weather.
Typically, we stay booked several months in advance. Saturday and weeknight sessions fill up most quickly. Please contact us as soon as possible to ensure that your desired date is available. If you are pregnant and desire newborn pictures, it is suggested that you call to inquire well before your due date. Since there is such a small window of time to capture the best pictures of your newborn baby, these are typically scheduled within the first 10 days of life.
My favorite style of photography is capturing kids playing, smiling, flirting, laughing, exploring and, sometimes, even crying! My goal is to let your child be himself. Just kids being kids. As a photographer, I feel that my specialty is capturing your child's personality. I love having fun at photo sessions and strive for it to be a low-stress environment.
1:17 Photography is able to offer you a variety of choices for your prints. You may choose from color, black and white,specialty color or a variety of all three. We also offer specialty items such as custom framing, photo jewelry, photo books, and canvas. Digital files are available with the purchase of certain packages or as an add-on purchase. Please inquire for details.
All photography is done at the location of your choice. I have discovered that outdoor settings give the optimal lighting as well as a "treasure chest" full of natural "props" that will help spark your child's imagination and lead us to the most beautiful and timeless photos. There are a variety of locations in the Memphis area that are ideal for photographing your child. You may choose a local park, your own backyard, or even a new location that I haven't photographed before. I really enjoy trying out new places so don't be shy to toss out an idea! I have several places that I can suggest as well. Indoor locations with plenty of bright and natural lighting are also ideal. We will book your location according to the style and setting that best suits you and your child.
After booking your session with 1:17 Photography, we will give you access to our What to Wear Guide, a 26 page booklet full of wonderful tips and examples to help guide you in your clothing choices. Let's face it, clothing choice is a key element to a beautiful photo session and this booklet will prove a valuable resource!
What to Expect
Most sessions average around one hour. However, each session is unique based upon the number and age of the subjects as well as the location. I will take some time to get to know your child or family so we can feel comfortable with each other as well as our surroundings. Your photo session is about you and your child and will take whatever time is necessary. It is always helpful if you bring along a favorite blanket or toy for "security" as well as a favorite treat or snack. I've found that children can get confused when too many people are watching and "directing" them. I do not want the photo session to be a stressful occasion for you or your child. Be aware of your main purpose in the photo session and keep this in mind when deciding on adding additional family members into the session. For example, if your main goal is to have beautiful photographs of your daughter at age 2, be aware of asking too much of her in one session by adding in family photographs, sibling photographs, etc. You know your child best and what she is able to handle. My goal is for it to be an enjoyable event where your child has a great time!
All of my services are always guaranteed! If you are not happy with anything for any reason, please talk with me about your concerns. I will do my best to keep you happy!
Because I am a mom as well as a photographer, I understand that children are frequently sick. Please cancel any appointments for a sick child and we will reschedule for a better time. If at all possible, 48 hours notice is kindly requested. Remember, sitting fees are non-refundable but transferrable in the event that you must cancel.
Your proofs will be ready within three weeks of your session. You can expect approximately 20-30 images per session; however, this is only an approximation as each session is a personalized event. I offer an online gallery that is password protected. Additionally, there will be a slideshow set to music as well. This is a convenient way to view pictures at your leisure as well as to share them with friends, family, and grandparents that may also be interested. If you prefer, I can arrange for printed proofs. You will have the option of choosing a printed proof book when booking your session fee. Proofs will remain online for 10 days. An additional fee will be required if you require the proof gallery to remain active beyond 10 days.
Basic retouching is always included. Complex retouching requests will incur additional costs.
Sitting fee payment is required within 7 days of booking or your session appointment will be forfeited. Sitting fees are non-refundable. All orders must be paid in full at time of placement. Orders will not be processed until full payment is received. 9.75% Tennessee sales tax is applicable on all sitting fees and orders. The customer will be charged shipping and handling fees if any items are to be shipped. Prices are subject to change.
***New for 2016: Sitting Fee also includes your portrait purchase shipped directly to your home upon complection of your order!***
All images remain the property of Julie Torregrossa and 1:17 Photography and are protected by federal copyright laws. Copying of any kind without permission is strictly prohibited and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Photographs may be featured in promotional materials or on website unless otherwise requested.