Thank you for choosing Sarah Papes Photography to capture your treasured memories. Because I value my time & that of my clients, I have created this brief list of policies. Before you schedule your session, please view your package details on this website, and this policies list in its entirety.


-Appointments are first come, first served.

-All session fees are required within 24 hours of booking to reserve your appointment. If payment is not in your session may be offered to another client.

-All session fees are non refundable. In the event of a cancellation/reschedule your payment will be credited. Credits go toward another session not other services or products.

-Please give at least 48 hours notice in the event of a cancellation/reschedule or a $20 reschedule fee will be applied to get you back on the schedule.

-If you miss your session without giving notice there is a $75 reschedule fee.

-Lighting and location are very important factors in getting good results. While location suggestions are taken into consideration, some locations may not be suitable for specific times/seasons, or at all.

-Please be on time for your session. Your session starts at your scheduled time whether you are there or not. Late arrival does count towards your overall session time. In the rare event that I am late to your session you will still receive full session time.

-Your session may be rescheduled due to weather. If we are going to have excessive wind, rain, snow, or dark conditions I will contact you the day of your session and reschedule. I typically wait until 6 hours prior to your session to make the call based on weather radar. Being so close to the lake, weather does tend to change unexpectedly and abruptly.

-Pose suggestions will be taken into consideration but not every pose will be carried out. Some poses may not be edited or delivered to you.

-Sarah Papes & third party property owners are not liable for injuries during your session, or during your time on the property outside of your session time. This includes but is not limited to : Orchard Minis, Tree Farm Minis, Weddings, etc. Please be aware of your surroundings while visiting these beautiful but rustic locations.

-The number of images per session varies based on content & clients. There is no way to estimate a number of images you'll get from your session.

-Processing time varies seasonally & based on session. Peak season is May thru January & turn around time may take longer based on high volume of sessions & weddings.

-If you've booked a mini session your images will be placed into a private gallery for viewing. You will then create a favorites list of images you'd like to keep. Additional images can be purchased for a small fee. Images will then be emailed to the email you provide, which you will then download and save to your device(s) a computer is ideal, as some phones/tablets do not support this software. A USB can be purchased if desired.

-If you've booked a full session your images will be placed into a private gallery for viewing & downloading/saving to your device(s) a computer is ideal, as some phones/tablets do not support this software. A USB can be purchased if desired.

-Please do not, for any reason, screenshot images from galleries or social media. Screen shots degrade and distort the images. When sharing please use the share icon or save/download the image to get the full resolution. Do not print images from social media as they are low resolution.

-All Local print companies (Meijer, Walmart, Rite Aid, Walgreens) Are excluded from the print release and cannot be used. Please view the print release for Lab suggestions to get the best quality prints & products.