Frequently Asked Questions

 

What types of sessions do you have available?

We have several different types of sessions, here is a summary of some of our most popular, click on the links for more info regarding your school:

Studio Quick Take Sessions - (DUNMORE and SCRANTON HIGH ONLY!) We at Rich Banick Photography understand that it may be financially difficult for you to have senior photos taken. We have set up a NEW STUDIO QUICK TAKE SESSION, This session will cost $20 and Will be available every Monday morning from 9am to 11am all summer long. This session includes 1 outfit and you may select from 5 different inside backgrounds. Ordering is done at the Studio from a special price list. This session DOES NOT include the drape, the black background, white background or ring light photos. Please call the studio to book your quick take session.

They will also be taken at Dunmore High School on the day of underclassman photos, and at Scranton High School on a date TBA in the spring. If none of these dates work, you must come in for a 15 minute session.

JULY & AUGUST ONLY - all sessions are FREE and will just require a $40 reservation fee at the time of booking. This $40 will then be refunded towards your portrait order. So book this summer and save!

Prep Traditional session ««« No sitting fee - $40 reservation fee to book. Color and B&W on black or
grey background. This session includes the use of a drape for girls and a tuxedo for boys, between
June 19th and July 7th. Before or after that time,you must provide your own. All PREP students must
purchase this session to appear in the yearbook. If adding extra outfits, you may add one of the following appointments. ($40 reservation fee goes toward final order and to cover YB retouching)

15 minute session ««« No sitting fee for july & august however a $40 reservation fee is required to book (this goes towards your final order) regular price is $29 plus tax from august on. this session is 15 minutes and includes one outfit. Color and B&W photos are included, however this session is indoors only. $100 minimum purchase is required for all non-contract school.

30 minute session ««« No sitting fee for july & august however a $40 reservation fee is required to book (this goes towards your final order) regular price is $59 plus tax from august on. this session is 30 minutes and includes two outfits. Color and B&W photos are included, this session is both indoors and outdoors (at our studio only). $200 minimum purchase is required with this session.

45 minute session ««« No sitting fee for july & august however a $40 reservation fee is required to book (this goes towards your final order)
regular price is $89 plus tax from august on. this session is 45 minutes and includes three outfits. Color and B&W photos are included, this session is both indoors and outdoors (at our studio only). $400 minimum purchase is required with this session and is due at time of session.

60 minute session ««« No sitting fee for july & august however a $40 reservation fee is required to book (this goes towards your final order) regular price is $119 plus tax from august on. this session is 60 minutes and includes four outfits. Color and B&W photos are included, this session is both indoors and outdoors (at our studio only). $400 minimum purchase is required with this session and is due at time of session.

90 minute session ««« No sitting fee for july & august however a $40 reservation fee is required to book (this goes towards your final order) regular price is $169 plus tax from august on. this session is 90 minutes and includes six outfits. Color and B&W photos are included, this session is both indoors and outdoors (at our studio only). $600 minimum purchase is required with this session and is due at time of session.

Split session (staight hair/curly hair) ««« No sitting fee for july & august however a $40 reservation fee is required to book (this goes towards your final order) regular price is $109 plus tax from august on. option #1 ««« this session is split into 2 - 30 minute sessions, with two outfits in each session done on two different days. option #2 ««« this session is done all on the same day. you come in with straight hair for half of the session (30 minutes, 2 outfits) then rich will curl and style your hair for the remaining half of the session (30 minutes, 2 outfits). this is all done on the same day. Color and B&W photos are included, this session is both indoors and outdoors (at our studio only). $400 minimum purchase is required with this session and is due at time of session.

Special location ««« $199 plus tax. this session is 180 minutes and includes unlimited outfits. Color and B&W photos are included, this session can be broken up between our studio and a location (or locations) of your choice. $1000 minimum purchase is required with this session and is due at time of session.

 

I need a Saturday Appointment?

Sorry, but we are out of the studio on the weekend, photographing sporting events, etc. We have sessions available during the week starting at 9am and running up until about 7:30pm on most nights.

 

What do I get with my session?

This will cover the time that Rich will photograph you or your senior. No products will be paid for with this session. In times when we have a special, we will apply from 25% to 100% of your sitting fee toward your future order.

 

Do I get proofs from my session?

No, you will review and purchase your photos in our viewing room at the studio.

 

What if we cannot make it back to view our photos or my husband, aunt, grandmother, etc. wants to pick their own photos?

We can set up a time to view your photos through a Online meeting through www.gotomeeting.com. This can be done at the same time you are at the studio viewing and ordering your photos.

 

How many photos will be taken during the session?

Rich will take many photos, on different backgrounds during the session. You will then edit those photos down. The number you are allowed to pick depends on your session. The general amount allowed is 10 per 15 minutes or outfit. So for a 30 minute 2 outfit session, you may choose about 30 photos. This amount can be higher or lower.

 

Do all my photos get put on Facebook?

We will upload photos based on the size of your order. This starts at a $500 order (before tax). At the first level, you get 3 photos uploaded to Facebook. (the photos must be of files purchased, if you didn't purchase 3 photos, then you will only have that number uploaded). We will then add one photo for each $100 spent above $500.

 

Can I get a release for Graduation Cards?

Since we produce our own graduation cards at our studio, we do not give a release for other people or companies to reproduce them. You will receive a $30 graduation announcement credit for a $600 order, $60 graduation announcement credit for a $900 order, $90 graduation announcement credit for a $1200 order. After $1200, you will receive $30 graduation announcement credit for every $300 spent before sales tax. All of these amounts are before sales tax and do not include the session fee. Also the card amount cannot be used toward the bonus.

 

What kind of sets do you have?

You can see some examples here on our website or visit us on facebook at www.facebook.com/rich.banick and you can see hundreds of photos we have taken of our past seniors. Also, feel free to call us at 570.344.7053 to arrange a tour of our studio. Our staff will be glad to give you and your senior a personal tour and answer any more questions you may be having.

 

What are the different portrait finishes you have available?

Signature Finish: Our signature portraits are carefully hand finished. Our artists enhance your portraits by removing blemishes, softening under the eyes, stray hairs, and basic glass glare. Custom cropping, that is proportional to the final print, is available at no extra charge. Portraits are then bonded to an artist board.


Classic Finish: Our classic portraits are carefully retouched using standard techniques. The classic finish includes the removal of blemishes and softening under the eyes. Cropping is limited to that shown in the original image and is proportional to the final print.

 

How should I arrive for my session, what should I wear, what should I bring?

We have compiled a helpful Style Guide packed with information regarding your session. Please visit our Session Prep page for more info on preparing for you session.

 

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