Client Lounge

Welcome to the Client Lounge! TJP offers a luxury photography experience and heirloom products that last for generations. The Client Lounge is where you can learn about everything TJP has to offer when it comes to portrait collections!

here at tjp, we do things a little differently

My portrait collections are different than many other photographers in the area because the entire portrait process and collection is personalized to you and your family! After all, not every family or portrait session are the same! TJP offers everything from all-inclusive digital collections to A la Carte Collections where Clients can completely customize their TJP experience with wall art, albums, gifts, gift boxes and even digital files.

Average Investment: $550-$2000+

View the 2019 Portrait Collection Guide

portrait process

Step 1: Inquire

Shoot me an email about the type of portrait session you're dreaming of! There is no need to stress – you will be taken care of and guided from start to finish.

Step 2: Pre-Session Consultation

In person, through email or over the phone, we’ll work together to create the perfect portrait session! From the location to your outfits, your session will be 100% you and your style! You will get access to my online styling tool where you can style AND purchase clothing for your entire family!

Step 3: Session

We’ll have the most amazing time photographing your lifestyle session! No need to worry about making the little ones smile – I’ll be dancing behind my camera, singing and making silly faces to get those sweet little giggles and smiles flowing. Be ready to have fun and show off your family’s personality!

Step 4: Gallery Reveal & Ordering Session

Your gallery will be revealed and available to view 1-2 weeks after your portrait session. If you have chosen an all-inclusive portrait collection with digital files, you will be provided with a download code to your gallery. If you built your collection using the A la Carte Collection Guide, we'll get together for a gallery reveal and ordering session. This is the time where you will decide which art work you would like to purchase and finalize your order. All decision makers need to be present for this appointment. All galleries will remain active for 30 days.

Step 5: Celebrate

I can't wait to see how you display your images! Once your art work and gifts arrive we will schedule a time to meet (either at your home or a local coffee shop) to celebrate! Art work typically arrives in 2-4 weeks. Albums and prints arrive in 5-7 weeks on average.

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frequently asked questions

What days do you book portraits?

That's a great question! Portrait sessions are booked Monday through Friday. I do offer weekend sessions and those are first come first serve and weekend rates apply.

When are your sessions held?

Newborn lifestyle sessions are held between 10am and 3pm. Since I am a natural light photographer, photographing late morning to early afternoon is ideal to capture the most natural light as possible in your home. Outdoor portrait sessions are usually held an hour after sunrise or two hours before sunset.

What should I bring?

If there are items that are of significance to you and you would like included in your photos, please bring them with! If you have kids, please feel free to bring a cooler with drinks and snacks to keep them hydrated and energized throughout the session.

How soon should I book my newborn session?

The sooner the better! Newborn sessions typically take a little more time and are best done 5-15 days after your baby is born. When you know your due date, please get in touch with me to be sure we get you on my calendar!

When will my images be done?

My turn-around time for portrait sessions is 1-2 weeks. Be sure to check my Facebook page a day or two after your session (if you signed a model release form) as I like to post “sneak peeks” to hold you over until your gallery is complete.

Do you travel?

Sure do! I love to travel- it’s nice to be able to experience different places and new locations! I am available for travel for both portrait sessions and weddings.

Do you carry liability insurance?

I most certainly do. I’m more than happy to provide proof of insurance upon request.

When is payment due?

A retainer and signed session agreement are required to reserve a session date and time in my calendar. All retainers are non-refundable but can be transferred to a future session date and time should you need to reschedule the session. Remaining session fee balances are due at time of session. Any artwork, albums and gifts must be paid in full before delivery of those products is made.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Invoices can be paid online via debit/credit card. Checks can be made out to Tamara Jaros Photography. (Please inquire on where to send checks to). Receipts will be emailed for ALL payments received.

Do you have a studio?

TJP does not currently have a studio. I do however know of a handful of indoor locations within the Chicagoland area that can be reserved for a session. These locations do require a permit and availability is limited to the venue's calendar/availability.