What You Need to Know about YOUR Session

  • We will start with a pre-session consultation - usually by phone or email, but in person, too, if needed or preferred.  We will determine what your photographic needs are, how I can help you fulfill your needs, and set a date and location for your session.  In addition, I'm happy to suggest wardrobe choices and to answer any questions you may have.

  • ​I will send you an email reminder a few days before our session to confirm time & date - an opportunity for you to ask any remaining questions you might have.

  • Sessions are held at the location of your choice; however, I'm happy to make location suggestions if you're not sure where you'd like to be photographed.  I love traveling and will do sessions outside of my geographic area - please inquire!

  • I find that the best images come from clients that are relaxed and unhurried (and having fun!) - especially when younger kids are involved.  Therefore, my sessions can last up to 2 hours if needed - I'll follow your lead!  I'm mindful of how valuable your time is, but I want you and your family to be relaxed and enjoy the experience.

  • And speaking of that, you might be surprised that being photographed can be fun.  My approach is very low-key and I don't like to 'pose' my subjects.  I like to think of myself as a witness who captures the interesting personalities and relationships of my subjects as they interact naturally.  I will direct you a bit, if needed, but mostly we will joke around & play (especially important with children, but I think adults need a chance to let loose every now & then, too!).  And all along, I'll be snapping away, capturing great images of you & your family, friends, or colleagues.  Almost all of my clients admit after our sessions that they actually had a good time!

  • After our initial consultation, you'll put down a $100 deposit to reserve your date.  You'll be able to pay the deposit with either a check or by card.  Sessions that need to be rescheduled because of illness, bad weather, etc..., will not incur any additional fees, but must be rescheduled within a 4-week period to avoid forfeiture of the deposit.​  This deposit is applied towards the creative fees; the balance will be due at the time of the session. 

  • Creative fees for portrait sessions for up to 4 subjects start at $175 (additional subjects are $25/person).  These fees cover my time, talent, and expertise!  In addition, they include up to 2 hours of on-location shooting, image processing, and basic editing of the images (contrast, color correction, cropping, & removing some blemishes & stray hairs).  More extensive editing is available at an hourly rate.  

  • After your session, your images will be edited and processed using state-of-the-art technology.  They will be available in a private online gallery within 2 weeks for you to view and share with family and friends!  Expedited editing is available with advanced notice.

  • ​Unless otherwise specified, fees do NOT include prints or digital files.  These products may be purchased a la carte or in packages.  Price lists for these items, as well as custom-designed products, are provided upon request!  

  • Product ordering -  You can order products yourself, right from your online gallery!   Or if you'd prefer some guidance, we can meet in person to discuss product options and place orders - I'll even come to your home to make it easier for you!

  • One other item - I want my clients to be completely satisfied with their Cheri Widzowski Photography session and products and offer a 100% guarantee.  If you're not happy, I will do my best to remedy the situation or refund your payment.  Guaranteed!

  • Event photography (parties, anniversaries, graduations, banquets, etc..) is available.  Fees are dependent upon the number of hours needed and may include digital files.  Inquire with details of your event.

  • For commercial work, half-day and whole-day rates are available.  Please inquire with specifics and I will send you a detailed proposal within 48 hours. ​







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