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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually is "flōs ferri," and how in the world do you say it?

In nature flōs•ferri [rhymes with “los” and “ferry”] is a coral shaped crystal formation, often arising from beds of iron ore. Its formation is shaped by incredible geological pressure. It is that same delicate beauty, beauty born of pressure, hardship, and selflessness that we at flōs•ferri want to capture. Your beauty, inside and out. Because you deserve to feel and emanate both.

Where are you located?

Our studio is in Wolfeboro, NH, “The Oldest Summer Resort In America” (at least that’s our slogan). We’re north of town at 495 Center Street, which is also Rt. 28. We’re in the West Lake (Asian Cuisine) plaza, the building to the right as you pull in. Unit #2.

What makes you so special?

Only you can tell us if we’re special but here’s why you might want to have us take your portrait: flо̄s•ferri was born out of a love of classic portraiture. Not flavor-of-the-month portraiture but timeless, artistic portraiture. Irving Penn, Annie Leibovitz, Peter Lindbergh are a few names that come to mind as examples. To master great portraiture is to understand and master light sculpting, posing, human interaction and response…anticipation. The mastery of these is a lifelong pursuit and something that we aspire to. Have a look around and you can decide how we’re doing. 🙂

 

Coming back down to earth…we simply want to take the best photographs of you that you’ve ever had. Images that capture the essence of you in 1/250 of a second but won’t look out of place in 20 years’ time. That’s the bar. We want to create that for you.

 

Secondly, photographs remind us who we are, where we belong, and that we’re part of a tribe that values us and has our back. They freeze time and help us relive the greatest memories. Where should treasures like this live? As a series of 1’s and 0’s inside a plastic box? On your last phone? We firmly believe that photographs that reinforce all of the above and are beautiful on many levels should be tangible and reside where they can be enjoyed everyday. When our families see themselves honored in gorgeous prints and given prominence in their home, they feel loved and valued…a part of something special.

So how can we book a session?

Glad you asked! It’s quite easy, really. On every page you’ll find a “Book a Session” button. Click it and fill out the form (same form as the Contact Us form), send it on its way, and that will get the ball rolling. We will be in touch to schedule a pre-session consult (just a conversation, really) so that we can plan the session together and exceed your expectations. We’re happy to have you visit us at the studio, in-person, or we can chat on the phone. You can also call or text us at 603-502-6492. We look forward to hearing from you!

How much will it cost?

Our Studio uses a traditional photography studio pricing structure. We have a session fee and we sell premium gift and wall prints (our “gift prints” are matted 5×7’s & 7×10’s), including ready-to-hang prints, gallery canvas wraps, and acrylic displays. These are all offered a la carte. We also offer luxury photo albums. Our session/creative fee is $225 for up to 5 people. This includes a pre-session consultation, a one hour studio session, and your Portrait Reveal & Ordering session, which typically happens 7-10 days after your photoshoot. The session fee does not include images or prints.

Our gift print collections start at $465, wall art starts at $395. Some clients spend $465, some spend $4000 or more. There is no minimum order and you only buy what you love.  For further info please reach out and we’ll be happy to arrange a consultation at your convenience.

Can you take me through the process?

Studio Consultation:
Typically, happens prior to actually booking your session. Two options here: 1. (preferred) Stop by our Wolfeboro studio for a brief meet up. You can check out our space, tell us about your hopes and ideas for your session and ask any questions you might have. We can also talk about which kinds of prints products will work best in your home for showing off how great you all look in your gorgeous, flōs•ferri portraits! (shameless plug, sorry) It also gives us a chance to get to know each other a bit, which will translate into putting you more at ease during your photoshoot. 2. Phone consultation. All of the above, minus the in-person, visual aspect. Altho’ an in-person meet up at our studio is a much more immersive experience, a phone (or Facetime/Skype/Messenger) conversation will work, if scheduling is a challenge. Contact us today to schedule a call or visit!

 

Booking In:
After our initial consultation, you may decide you’d like to book your portrait session with us. Yea!! To do so, we just need a $100 deposit, and a signed portrait agreement (which you can email, or bring on your session day). Now comes the fun part! Here are some things we’ll need to plan…

 

  • Hair and makeup
  • Wardrobe
  • How to prepare for your photoshoot
  • Schedule our Portrait Reveal Ordering Session, and let you know what to expect

 

Portrait Shoot:
The day has come, and we can’t wait to have you! We recommend that you arrive well rested and not too hungry. Portrait sessions are usually anywhere between 1-2 hours depending on how many people you bring and how many “looks” are planned.

 

Portrait Reveal Ordering Session:
Usually 7-10 days after your portrait session, we’ll have you back to our studio for your Portrait Reveal Ordering session! At this session, we’ll present you with your portrait images. You can take as much time as you need to gaze at them, go through them and decide which ones you love (we wouldn’t bet against all of them!). We’ll present our boutique product line and discuss your options for displaying your portraits in your home. At that point it’s completely up to you to order any wall art, gift prints, or albums. No pressurized sales techniques, no obligation to purchase. Once your package is finalized and paid for, we’ll start processing your order the next business day. You can expect orders to be ready in 2-4 weeks. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the custom nature of our products, ALL SALES ARE FINAL with NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. We strongly encourage the financial decision-maker(s) in the family to be present at this ordering session. No Cell Phone Photos allowed during the ordering session. Under extenuating circumstances, or for family members that live out of the area, we can arrange a Facetime, Skype, or Facebook Messenger ordering session.

 

VIP (Very Important Portrait) Client Status: As a thank you to our repeat clients, we offer a complimentary session if booking a second portrait session within one year of the last. You will also receive a $200 print credit to use towards a print purchase!

"We just want the digitals."

Ok, technically not a question but you get the idea. All of our prints come with their digital “buddies” aka, digital copies. We do not offer digital image files only. If we did they would cost the same as the prints, so you might as well go home with prints and digitals. 🙂

Can we make payments?

Sure! Just ask about it at your pre-session consultation. FYI: We cannot release any images or products until your order is paid in full. Thanks for your understanding. 🙂

Can I purchase a gift certificate?

Absolutely! We offer gift certificates to cover the session fee or specific products as well as custom amounts. Purchase here.

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We would love to hear from you! Feel free to call us at:
+1(603) 502-6492

BOOK A SESSION

We want to create some gorgeous wall art with you! Drop us a line and we’ll be in touch to find out what you’re specifically interested in, and get you booked in to the Studio!