Preparing for your session:

At least one week ahead of time please email or text a photo to me of what the child/children/family will be wearing for the session so that I can plan backdrops, props, etc. For a newborn session, please see my newborn session tips.

Directions to my studio:

My studio is located on main street (but it is called Ohio St.) of Wakonda.

The studio is located in an old historic feed store close to the water tower and the Baptist Church (corner of 3rd and Ohio Streets).  Sign above the door says “Anderson Produce.”

You will see my red Ford Edge parked in front.

Walk in front door and go directly back to the 2nd door.  When you walk in, don’t be alarmed, but you will see my husband’s antique tractor collection (and my prop obsession) in the front part of the building

Studio is located in the remodeled backroom (former “egg room” of the feed store).

Outdoor locations are agreed upon prior to the session date. Session fee covers travel within 15 miles of Wakonda, SD.   Any location outside of these limits will be subject to an additional charge of $.50/mile as part of the agreement.

Please be prompt for your session:

Arriving late to your appointment will result in lost session time.  If you are running late, please let me know.  Your session may need to be rescheduled if you arrive over 15 minutes after our scheduled start time.  

Payment in full is due at the time of the session:

Prices are listed under the Pricing Menu tab. Note %6.5% sales tax is applied.

Payment may be made by cash or check made payable to Photography by Cathy Jo.

Following the session and selecting your images:

Within 14 days from the session date, I will notify you by email of the completion of their previews with directions on how to make your final selections.  The online gallery will be available 14 days only unless prior arrangements have been made.  There is a $50 fee for each request for the gallery to be re-hosted.

Once you have selected your digital images, I will edit the photos (if they are not already edited) and put them into a new web gallery and make them available for you to download directly to your computer.  Each package has a select number of digital images that are part of the package; you can check these out on my webpage:

Digital images will be delivered (allow up to 21 days) via a link to download to your computer or a DVD through USPS depending upon your package. If you would like a DVD mailed to you and it is not part of your package, the cost is $25.

You may have prints made at a photo lab of your choice but I would recommend Harolds or and suggest you try to avoid Walmart, Walgreens, etc. because of inconsistent color developing.

Watch for previews on Face Book and/or Instagram. You may follow me on Instagram – search for #photographybycathyjo.  Please note, photos posted on Facebook or other social media or webpages may not be downloaded. However, I do encourage you to please tag and share the images with all your family and friends – the more the better!

Thank you so very much for choosing me to preserve your memories!

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