About Kelly Tareski Photography

Kelly Tareski Photography offers a unique one of a kind venue with a multitude of studio and backdrop options in one beautiful location. From old vehicles to handmade backdrops, the diversity of settings and studios will appeal to everyone. Kelly Tareski Photography’s venue is in a quiet rural area just a few minutes west of Spokane City limits providing a stress-free and relaxing environment that will have you wondering what happened to the time. The variety of backdrops and settings are second to none and are designed to meet even the most discerning of tastes. Feel free to peruse the galleries to get a feel of the settings and props that will be available to help us create that one-of-a-kind family memory or the most unique senior portrait in the yearbook.

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Session Fees

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Kelly Tareski

Each client is important to me and deserves my attention to detail and style.  Each session is given a two hour window to shoot in.  So whether we are planning a family, senior, maternity or boudoir session we have plenty of time for several wardrobe changes, multiple backdrops, groupings and just plain fun.  If we are working with my in house HMU artist, then additional time is planned for her artistry and your pampering and will not take away from our shoot time.

What To Expect

The session fee includes the time and talent of your photographer,  style consultation to plan your wardrobe, fully guided portrait session and your reveal appointment at Kelly Tareski Photography's exclusive venue in Nine Mile Falls.

I will choose the best images from your session and hand edit each one in my artistic style for viewing.  Your reveal appointment is where you will see your fully edited gallery of 20 -25 portraits.   No minimum purchase requirement. You only purchase exactly what you want.  All sales are final due to the custom nature of the artwork created for you.

Session Fees

Portrait Session

At the exclusive studio of Kelly Tareski Photography
$ 400

Corporate Headshots

Per person ~ on location or in studio ~ Group Rates available
$ 500
Fine Print

  • A $100 retainer is required to reserve your date and time on my schedule. The retainer fee will be applied to your full session fee. The retainer is non-refundable, if you choose to cancel your session, you will forfeit the retainer. If you need to reschedule, we allow for a one time date change at no extra fee.  The balance of your session fee is due 2 weeks prior to your reserved date.
  • We will schedule your reveal session before you leave on the day of your shoot, within 7-14 days. Reveal session are only scheduled on weekdays. Product order will be placed at this time. All decision makers in the purchasing of products must attend the reveal session. Additional reveal sessions (if needed) can be scheduled but will incur a fee.

What is included with my session fee?

Session fees include the time, talent, experience and training of your photographer, pre-session styling consultation to plan your wardrobe, fully guided portrait session up to 2 hours, and your Reveal appointment where you will see your fully edited proof gallery and have the opportunity to purchase exactly what you want.   It also includes full use of my venue, props and gowns.

With a print release does that mean I own the images?

No, the print release I will provide you with if you have purchased digital files allows you to print those images for personal use only. The exception to this rule is if you have purchased images for commercial use, then I will provide you with a print release for commercial use. Kelly Tareski Photography retains all copyrights to the images. Your release does not include permission to modify, sell or enter the images in any contests without my written consent.

How many photos do i get

This is totally in your control. I will show you a gallery of proofs at your reveal session and you can order as many as you want in the sizes you want. On average, my clients spend $1200 - $1800  at their reveal session on print and digital products.

How many digital files do I get?

With every image you choose for print products, I will include a digital file of that image for social sharing that includes my professional watermark. These files are sized specifically for social sharing on the web (ie: Facebook, Instagram, Snap Chat, Twitter, etc.) and cannot be printed nor do you have permission to attempt to print them. Kelly Tareski Photography retains all copyrights to these digital files and they may not be modified in anyway with filters, overlays, text, etc. They may be shared as I deliver them to you only and my professional watermark must be visible and not cropped or altered in any way.

You may purchase printable digital files with a print release for personal or commercial use separately.  However, some of the collections offered include both the social sharing files as well as the corresponding printable version with print release for personal use.

Do I get to see all the pictures from my session?

You put your trust in me when you booked your session based on my testimonials, images you’ve seen of my work and referrals. I ask that you continue to trust me and know that I will pick the best shots from your session to share with you at the reveal. These images will reflect you in the best way possible, my unique style and come in a wonderful variety.  Your proof gallery that you will see at your reveal appointment will consist of 20 - 25 fully edited portraits.

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What is the best time of day to schedule my session?

Great question, and it really depends on the type of session we will be shooting.   Natural light outdoor portraits I prefer to shoot during the “golden hours” of the day. Which is just after sunrise and just before sunset. I understand that not everyone is available during those special lighting moments. So the next best thing is to schedule early to mid-morning or late afternoon. We also have three indoor studios that allow us to shoot at any time of day or any weather conditions. All options will be discussed during your pre-session consultation. 

What happens if it rains or snows?

This is totally subjective to the session you would like to book. We have three indoor studios and an endless variety of outdoor venues to choose from. All indoor and outdoor options will be discussed during your pre-session consultation.

If you are planning for an outdoor session, I watch the weather closely, especially during traditional wet seasons.  A little sprinkle or light snow shower will not stop your session as scheduled.  However, If I feel a weather event is inevitable that will disrupt your session I will do my best to reschedule your session as quickly as possible.  If a severe weather event happens during your session and we need to stop in the middle, we will schedule another session as quickly as possible at no additional cost to complete your photo session.  Our neck of the woods has some traditional wet seasons, and I recommend you plan ahead by bringing proper attire to stay warm in between setups and an umbrella to help you stay dry and not cause havoc on your hairstyle..

What if I want my session at a different location?

I am happy to go to another location that you have selected, depending on the distance to your location there may be a travel fee.

Can I take pictures at or during the session?

Well for obvious reason the quick answer is no. I will on occasion allow a behind the scene cell phone pic for social sharing and Kelly Tareski Photography must be tagged on the image posted.

What should I wear?

Your session fee includes a pre-session style consultation where we will take the time to plan your wardrobe concepts.  We will discuss necklines, sleeve styles, colors, etc.  We will plan for the look and feel of how you want to be photographed.   In the meantime, here are a few things to keep in mind. Keep it classic, so you don’t “date” your images, you’ll want to keep them timeless.  Don’t try to “match”, just coordinate.  Avoid stripes and bold prints.  If we are doing a location session, dress in layers when possible, location shoots don’t always have a place to change your clothes other than your car.  Most importantly, wear clothes that you feel good in and are comfortable.  You will be more relaxed during your session if you are comfortable in what you are wearing.

Print Products

I work exclusively with  professional print labs and have my monitors color calibrated with them. This ensures that how I edited your images is how they will be printed. I offer Luster and Metal wall art and print collections as well as my beautiful Folio Box Collection. You will receive a more detailed price list when you come in for a consultation, so you can start planning your product purchase.

Folio Boxes

There is no more elegant way to showcase your session than with an exclusive Kelly Tareski Photography Folio Box. Up to 20 of your portraits displayed individually, elegantly either matted or without mattes and ready to share with family for generations to come.
Starting at $600

Wall Collections

Take your portraits to a whole new level of beauty. The gallery collections are groupings of complementary photos. Three or four images with a large portrait anchor in a variety of styles including Luster and Metal, all of which are excellent choices. A beautiful display in any home.
Starting at $325

Metal Prints

Easily the most popular option to showcase your session. Metal wall art is an extremely high quality representation of your portrait fused with metal. With astounding color these tasteful heirlooms will add a modern feel that you will pass down from generation to generation.
Starting at $175

Photo Albums

Want that special keepsake to cherish now and be able to pass onto future generations? Amazing thick pages in a soft matte finish. By far the most popular selection added on for my seniors and families. Beautifully bound and ready for your coffee table.
Starting at $1000

The Messenger

The Messenger Album is fully wrapped in beautiful leather, our album inherits all the unique and natural history of the hide it was cut from. We leave some of the natural imperfections intact so that each hand crafted piece is truly one of a kind. Amazing thick pages in a matte finish.
Starting at $1400

Canvas Prints

A truly fine art print and very popular choice for your images. Printed on 100% cotton canvas both the canvas gallery wrap and canvas boards come ready to hang. The unparalleled beauty of these pieces of art will be the centerpiece of your living room for years to come.
Starting at $200

Five things to consider

Back in the days of film photography, the options for photographers was limited to just a few “Studios” that had cornered the market, so to speak, and your style choices were limited to whichever photographer happened to be on call the day of your shoot.

With the advent of digital photography, your choices of photographers in Spokane has become exponentially larger so choosing a photographer has, without a doubt, become a daunting task. This new found mission can take hours of research and diligence on your part to find that “just right” fit for your vision of how you want future generations to see you.

Let me give you just a few things to consider to help you along in your undertaking. 

Experience

This isn’t just a tagline it should be the primary basis of your decision that’s why I’ve put it first. Photography is an art and like with any other artist it takes time to develop the skill and aptitude for the craft. Anyone can pick up a digital camera and shoot pictures but do they have the eye for the shot? Do they take the complete environment into consideration before pushing the button? Most of the best photographers in the industry honed their skills in film photography. That was a different time when you had 24 or 36 opportunities (number of frames available on a film roll) to get that perfect pose needed to capture that moment in time.

Equipment

Why is this important? Think about this. A photographer that has invested in their equipment, has invested in you. Photographers that have invested in their equipment are serious about their art. Many say that It’s not the camera that takes the picture it’s the photographer but think about it this way. If a landscaper shows up to a job with just a pick and a shovel and driving an old beat up truck…. would you expect the quality to of your project to suffer? Same with photography. The photographer who shows up with a kit camera they bought from Best Buy for $499 hasn’t invested in one of the most critical aspects of the shoot. Quality equipment contributes to quality results.

Environment

Where and when will my pictures be taken? A lot of thought needs to be put into where and when you will be doing your photo session. Atmosphere and time of day are also critical aspects to be considered. Will you be in a hurry? Inside? Outside? Take the time to research where your photographer plans to take your pictures. Ask if you will be using backdrops or real props. A good photographer will have many options to choose from and give you flexibility for timing your photo shoot. Early mornings and late afternoons are ideal lighting when doing outdoor photography.

Editing

Does your photographer edit your photos? What do they use to edit? Again this lends itself to the quality of the session. If your photographer does “light retouching” what does that mean? Ask questions. Without a doubt, Photoshop is the professional photographer’s choice for editing. It is a time-consuming process to edit in Photoshop but it speaks volumes to the photographer’s commitment to you as a client. The time you spend in front of a camera is paled by the amount of time a professional photographer will take to edit your photos. Remember a quality professional photographer is proud of every piece of art they produce so spending the time it takes to get that result is of tantamount importance. Steer clear of the photographer who tells you that your images will be ready tomorrow!

Cost

Yes, this is an important thing to consider but as you can see I put it last on the list. It should be your LAST deciding factor not your first. Stated simply…you get what you pay for. Facebook is filled with pages and pages of photographers that will do your photo shoot for $150.00 (or even less) and give you a disk full of images. Chances are pretty high that those same photographers will be missing all or most of 1-4 of this list. A top-notch professional photographer will have the experience, equipment, and skills needed to produce high-quality art that you will pass down from generation to generation. These same photographers will charge accordingly for the art they have created and you will receive heirloom quality works of art that will last for generations.