Portrait Sessions


 Olympia Washington Portrait, Beauty and Boudoir Photographer
Olympia Washington Photographer - Brittany Martorella

Frequently Asked Questions

+ What is your sitting fee and what does it include?

For 2019 I require a $350 non-refundable retainer which goes towards reserving your date in my calendar, your session as well as the complimentary makeover. This retainer is nonrefundable but we do allow ONE reschedule for absolute emergencies and serious incliment weather preventing travel.

This sitting fee does not include any images, files or products. You will select these during your Reveal & Ordering Session

+ How much do your clients typically spend?

On an overall combined average, my clients typically invest $1,600 during their Reveal & Ordering session on products they absolutely love. There will be clients that invest less, and clients that invest more but there is never any 'hard sale' or pressure to spend. Clients purchase only what they absolutely fall in love with!

+ what do you photograph?

While I specialize in the photography of women (Boudoir, Beauty and Portrait sessions) I am also available for Personal & Business Branding sessions for Website Design and Social!

However, I do not photograph children, families and am currently not accepting Wedding clients for 2019.

+ Where do you shoot?

Currently I am shooting out of my studio in Lacey, Washington. If you prefer another location such as your own home, an AirBmB/hotel, local business or even an outdoor location- we can discuss this during a Consultation call prior to booking.

+ Do you travel?

At the moment I am only serving clients in Western Washington, within a 30 mile radius of Olympia.

+ Do you shoot on weekends or evenings?

Depending on what you are looking for, the answer will vary. Boudoir can only be scheduled Mondays & Tuesdays excluding Holidays at 10am.

All other sessions such as Business Branding, Beauty Portraits and Headshots will have a touch more leniency with the potential of one Saturday appointment per quarter.

+ How far in advance should I book my session?

It's never too early! I suggest reaching out at least two months prior to any deadline, but again the earlier the better since appointments book up quickly. Plan to book at least six months in advance for any holiday deadlines!

+ How soon after my shoot will I see my images?

You'll come back to the studio for your Reveal & Ordering session in about two weeks, but you'll have a "sneak peek" sent to your email in about an hour! At your Reveeal & Ordering session we'll sit down on my comfiest couch and go through your gallery of images for you make your product selections.

+ do you ever host 'mini sessions' or events?

While I do not believe in 'mini sessions' I am available for events based on my daily/hourly rates.

+ What are my payment options?

Once you have paid your $350 non-refundable retainer fee you are in my calendar! This fee cannot be split or financed, it must be paid in full to secure a date.

After your session is complete and you come back in two weeks for your Reveal & Ordering session we will go through your images together and you will select your product options. Payment is due at this time, but don't worry we go through product options as soon as you book and you are reminded of these options before you come in for the Reveal & Ordering session. We accept Cash, Debit/Credit Card and for more flexible financing options you may look into PayPal Credit.

+ How do I book you?

Easy! Submit your information via the Contact page and I'll be in touch within 48 hours. Bookings are completed via email ONLY so please use the provided form or shoot an email to: hello@brittanymartorella.com

Once you've done that, you'll complete the Portrait Contract and Pay your $350 booking retainer via the Booking Proposal, voila! Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.