Business Information


Session Fees
What do session fees include: pre-session consultation (clothing, etc), session time at the location of your choice and/or photographers, artist’s creation time/lab time, post-session order/consultation and an on-line gallery of your favorites after you’ve placed your order.

All sessions INCLUDE one-face book images and light retouching on all final images.

PLEASE NOTE: Prints are sold separately.

Session Rates - A non-refundable $100.00 deposit is required to hold your booking (transferable up to 2 months) Session fee pricing includes outdoor/ indoor studio locations. The session fee deposit is due immediately upon booking to hold your session. Balance is due at completion of session.
  • Our studio session begins at $275.00 and our print pricing begins at $60.00.
  • Packages and Ala carte options are available.
  • 6% Michigan sales tax is added to all orders.
  • Commercial Work - Please inquire for pricing.

Referral Card Program Guidelines

Terms and Conditions:
  • For every friend or family member that you send my way (with a booked session) you will receive a $25 print credit. This print credit can be used towards a future session fee or prints.
  • Referral cards are only valid for new clients and new bookings.
  • Referral cards have no cash value and are non-transferable.
  • Only one referral card may be redeemed per new client

Returning Clients

  • For every return visit you will receive an automatic $50.00 print credit.
  • You will also be rewarded with a $25.00 print credit for any new clients that book a session.
  • That could be an easy $75.00

Our Business Policies

This document is intended to outline the business policies and procedures used by Linda Michele-Dobel Photography.

Retainer Policy: A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking your appointment/session. This guarantee’s the time and date is allotted for YOU only.

Cancellation: If you need to cancel due to sickness or a schedule conflict please allow 48 hours if possible. If you are able to reschedule within the next 14days, your deposit will be transferred to your next session. If you are unable to reschedule within 14 days, the deposit is non-refundable but may be transferred to a future date.

Under the Weather: Please give our studio 48 hours notice when changing appointment times. If not, a fee of $35.00 will be posted to your account. No shows are billed as well. We try to call ahead to remind you about appointments. We work by appointment only — it’s fair for all concerned.

Exclusive Photographer: Please only bring the people that will be photographed to the session. Also, please do not bring your own camera, camcorder, or recording device to the session.

Print Orders: Print orders must be made in full at the preview/order session in order to receive special pricing. All other orders will have to refer to regular pricing. For those previewing online, your online gallery expires within 10 days. It is highly recommended that you make your purchasing decisions within this time frame. If you would like to re-publish your gallery, there is a $35 fee.

Final Prints: Your final print order will be delivered approximately 2-3 weeks after your previewing session. Lab orders are placed one a week. Canvases, albums and painted portraits may take up to 4-6 weeks. Linda Michele-Dobel will contact you by phone in order to set up a convenient time for your images to be picked-up.

Copyright Information: All images are copyrighted by photographer, Linda Michele-Dobel. It is illegal and unlawful to scan, copy, or reproduce Linda Michele-Dobel’s work in any manner or medium and punishable by law with fines starting at $150,000. As an artist, Linda Michele-Dobel wishes to have complete control over the final look of her client's images, and scanned images, preventing any damage to her reputation as a photographer by distorting and devaluing the image quality. Thank you for respecting Linda Michele-Dobel’s work and livelihood by choosing not to reproduce her images.

Portrait Care: Handle your portraits with extreme care. Damage incurred as a result of improper handling, framing or hanging is the responsibility of the client.

Sales are Final: Due to the custom nature of each session, all sales final - proof books that are purchased are not returnable.

Designs: If you’d like revisions after a collage, you must first pay a non-refundable retainer on the purchase of a collage. No further revisions will be made without such retainer.

Retouching: Any retouching beyond the basic retouching we automatically do (small facial scars, blemishes, eye circles) will be charged a fee of $25 per hour. This includes braces, removal of logos/words on shirts, etc.

Album Policy: Oftentimes Linda Michele-Dobel will show an image in both black and white, and color. When purchasing the session album, you will not receive both versions of an image; rather Linda Michele-Dobel will include whichever version is artistically more appealing.

Re-Shoots: All re-shoots are at the discretion of the photographer and are not given for regretful personal choices such as hair and clothing choices.

Weekends: Unless we have had a prior discussion, weekend appointments will be an additional $100.00 fee per session. Please try to schedule all appointments during the week.

Travel Fee: Travel over 25 miles will be an additional .75 per mile.

Payment Options: Linda Michele-Dobel Photography accepts cash and checks.

Personal Checks: Checks returned by the bank, for any reason, will be charged a $30.00 service charge and all orders will be cancelled if they are not paid in full within three days of notification.

Usage: Linda Michele-Dobel Photography reserves the right to use the images and/or reproductions for display, publication, or other purposes. Images and originals remain the property of Linda Michele-Dobel Photography.

Reprints: All ordered images will be kept on file for one year after your initial order. All images that are not ordered will be kept on file for one week only. You are welcome to place a re-print order from the images you originally purchased. There is a $100 minimum on re-prints.

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