FAQs: Getting Started and What to Expect

What is the first step?

Contact us! Contacting us is an easy as  calling 858-229-4957, emailing us at Scott@memoriesthrumegapixels.com or using the contact form on our web site. We will get back to you as soon as possible.  During this first step, we will discuss the type of services you need as well as your ideas for your photographic session, digital editing and restoration project or instructional needs.

What is the entire photographic process like?

Model/Actor Portfolios and Portrait Sessions

After determining the type of services you would like, finalizing details and the acceptance of the quote, a time and date will be reserved for your session. During the session, a number of photographs will be taken. Shortly after the session, all photographs will be reviewed, retouched if required, and the best photographs posted to your very own private proof gallery on the Memories Thru Megapixels web site for your review. You will be notified via Email of the access information for your personal gallery. Access information can be shared with friends and family so they can also review the images.  You can review, at your leisure, all the photographs in the gallery. You can then select and order the photographs that you would like in print or electronic format (digital file). Fiends and family will also be able to order from the gallery.

Commercial Photography

After determining the type of services you would like, finalizing details and the acceptance of the quote for services, a time and date will be reserved for your session. During the session, a number of photographs will be taken. You will be able to see the photographs on a laptop if you wish during and after the session.  Shortly after the session, all photographs will be reviewed, retouched if required, and the best photographs posted to your very own private proof gallery on the Memories Thru Megapixels web site for your review. You will be notified via Email of the access information for your personal gallery. Access information can be shared with associates so they can also review the images.  You can review, at your leisure, all the photographs in the gallery. You can then select and order the photographs that you would like in print or electronic format (digital file). Associates will also be able to order from the gallery.

Event Coverage

After determining the type of services you would like, finalizing details and the acceptance of the quote for services, a time and date will be reserved for your event. During the event, a number of photographs will be taken. Shortly after the event, all photographs will be reviewed, retouched if required, and the best photographs posted to your very own private proof gallery on the Memories Thru Megapixels web site for your review. You will be notified via Email of the access information for your personal gallery. Access information can be shared with family and friends or associates so they can also review the images. You can review, at your leisure, all the photographs in the album. You can then select and order the photographs that you would like in print or electronic format (digital file). Friends and family or associates will also be able to order from the gallery.

Digital Image Editing and Restoration

Sometimes clients would like a collage of the photographs taken during a photographic session.  In other situations, clients have pictures in their possession (either in print or electronic format) that they would like digitally edited and restored.  In either case, Memories Thru Megapixels will discuss with the client what work they would like performed. After understanding what the client would like and ensuring that the original photographs are suitable for these services, Memories thru Megapixels will provide a quote for the services to be performed.  After the client accepts the quote, arrangements will be made to obtain the original photographs (if Memories Thru Megapixels is not the source) and upon the receipt of the original files, the work will be performed.  Once the work is completed, it is posted to your very own private proof gallery on the Memories Thru Megapixels web site for your review. You will be notified via Email of the access information for your personal gallery. Access information can be shared with family and friends so they can also review the images. You can review, at your leisure, all the photographs in the gallery. You can then select and order the photographs that you would like in print or electronic format (digital file). Friends and family will also be able to order from the gallery.

Photographic Instruction

Individual instruction and group instruction is available.  Instruction can take place in a classroom or a specific location like a park or zoo.  San Diego County offers many beautiful shooting locations for individual and group instruction.  For larger groups (5 individuals or more), arrangements can be made to travel to locations throughout the United States.  After determining the type of instruction you would like, finalizing details and acceptance of the quote, a time and date will be reserved for the instruction session. During the session, we will cover the topics that you wish to learn more about. These sessions are truly customized to the needs of the individual or group with the goal of providing a fun learning experience!

How quickly will I see my photographs?

You should see your photographs within one to two weeks after the photo or event session. Memories Thru Megapixels tries to publish the photographs on the web site as soon as possible. The number of photo sessions, events or other work covered in any one week determines the speed at which photographs can be published to the proof gallery.

How do I purchase prints and/or digital image files?

Prints and digital files can be ordered via the Memories Thru Megapixels storefront.  Payment is made via credit card through our storefront. Arrangements can be made for payment by check if desired.