(and anyone else who is interested) Since you asked, here you go girl.... Okay here goes, -The Blue- This is my "policies and information" Sheet. On it I have my session fee, what it covers, and how many images they are guaranteed. I then have information regarding my ordering policies.. - the $150 minimum order - Images online for 7 days only - the $50.00 republish fee if I have to republish their gallery - images not ordered will be deleted - images ordered are kept on file for two years - all orders are to be paid in full before processing. Also I have information regarding final prints: - final order delivered in approx. 2 to 3 weeks - All portraits are sprayed to protect against dust, light, etc. Then on the back I have all my copyright information: - I'll sue you - I'll sue you - I'll sue you - just kidding. I politely state the laws concerning this. Below that is a place for them to fill out all their info: -Name -Date -Mailing Address -Phone -Children's names and ages And then I have a VERY improtant sentence that reads "By signing this portrait agreement you are agreeing that you have fully read, understand, and agree to the information on this card." The I sign and date and have them sign and date it. I have a note below that that tells them they must sign and send this form back to me with their session fee before their date is officially reserved on my calendar. (I also tell them this on the phone so they know they need to read the info!) This card is the most improtant because it protects me from people saying "well I didn't know" etc. -The Brown Card- My "General Information" card On this card I have all kinds of useful information that stops clients from calling me with a million and one common questions. First I have Clothing Information - simple goes a long way, no busy patterns - no logos or words - loose fitting clothes because kids dont like tight, binding clothes, usually they get irritated with this - Hats and other accesories are welcomed and are ADORABLE and I mention that I have some if they dont have one - Bare skin on newborns is classic and my fave but if you must put them in clothing, dont plan on too many clothing changes, they get pissed - Trendy looks are cool and I can suggest websites if you want to buy them a new outfit for the shoot Then I talk about the session and what to expect: - I'll arrive early to bring in all my stuff, get setup - I start by toucing base with you and getting to know what exactly you are looking for as to guide my shooting (an entire wall gallery or just an album, or cards or whatever) - I like to take time to get to know your child and let them get used to me before shooting - Please give me a little space with your child so they do not feel as though they have to "preform" for you with me Then I have a blurb about not saying "Cheese" during my shoots. I tell parents that this word is not allowed during my shoot because it produces manufactured smiles..blah blah blah -The Pink Sheet- The Welcome Sheet On the front I have a personal welcome letter from me thanking them for their business and letting them know that I'm looking forward to meeting them. On the back I just have some of my pricing info. This one is easy. The White Card- Gets them thinking... This is actually a trifold that has information to get them thinking about things. I include tape measures (from the dollar store) in my welcome packets so that they can measure and see that an 11x14 isnt really that big. This sheet goes room by room and gets them thinking about what the want to order, where they want to hang it, and what size. It's mostly just a place for them to make notes and then they bring it with them to their ordering session. So that's it. The cards I designed in photoshop and had them press printed through my lab. The envelopes I order from papersource.com. The whole thing costs me around $4 per packet. I only send it to people who have already booked and paid a deposit with me. (Otherwise I'd lose money sending these to people just inquiring!) Ofcourse I dress all the language up and make it sound pretty, but this is the main idea. Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions. P.S. We don't have green shag carpet in our house, my hubby wanted to be helpful and took this picture for me and for some reason decided to take it on our welcome mat. LOL sometimes he just makes me giggle.