Client information packet









Hi there!

Below is a little bit about myself and why you have made the right decision in choosing me as your   photographer!

I am very passionate about capture timeless moments. I have always been fascinated with creating artwork and collaborating with clients to make their dreams become a reality through photography.

I am a member of (ASP) American Society of American Society of Photographers, (PPofNC) Professional Photographers of North Carolina and (PPA) Professional Photographers of America. In 2012 I received my Certified Professional Photographer designation from the Professional Photographers of America, which is the leading body for certifying imaging professionals in the U.S. The certification was a result of rigorous requirements measuring both artistic and technical competence. In 2015 was awarded the Photographic Craftsman Degree in recognition of my service to the photographic profession as an orator, author and mentor.

I utilize all of this knowledge and information to help capture priceless moments that people can enjoy for the rest of time. Every image I capture is professional processed by me to accentuate all of the finest details that go in to creating a unique fine art portrait.

~ Dave Goldman, Cr. Photog., CPP





Here at Dave Goldman Photography we honor your busy schedules, special events and your sessions with a helpful timeline to help you understand how we are working our hardest to create your treasured memories:


1 - 2 Weeks


We will meet in the studio for our pre-consultation to get to know each other and discuss any specifications and wishes. We will also give you a portrait information form to fill out all the details most important to you for capturing the best images possible.

1 – 2 Weeks


We will meet in the studio for an in-person viewing and order session. You will view all of your images and we will work together to create art for your home (please bring your measurements) and choose gifts for your family. You’ll place your order at this time so please have all decision makers present.




2 Days


We give you a quick check-in call to confirm all the details from our pre-consultation.

5 – 6 Weeks


Your artwork and albums will be ready for pick up or delivery. We will contact you to make arrangements for you to receive your precious heirlooms.







Prepare for a wonderful time during our photography session.






Clothing choices make a session that much better, so picking the perfect outfit is a detail that shouldn’t go unchecked. Here are some quick tips and also some examples of how different outfits and color palettes work together to create visually interesting, yet non-distracting, wardrobes for your portraits. I hope that you will find these inspiring as you choose your own attire.



  1. Start with a single article of clothing… We call this your inspiration piece.
  2. From your inspiration piece, derive a color palette. Come up with one or two neutrals and one or two accent colors.
  3. Use your color palette to start building outfits. Remember to incorporate different fabrics/textures and that you don’t want to necessarily match each other, but rather you want to complement each other with your clothing choices.
  4. Keep your location in mind when you choose your outfits. In a nature setting, you want to avoid a lot of blacks, loud colors, bold patterns and prints. You do not want to blend in, but you certainly want to compliment the beautiful environment. However, these bold items look fantastic in an urban or studio settings where you really want to stand out.
  5. Lay your outfits on your bed or the floor and see how they look together as a while and also in groupings. Please feel free to text me an image if you need guidance!




Mini Boden



Crewcuts by JCrew




Gap, Gap Kids, Baby Gap

Old Navy


Target (Best for little kids under 5)

Janie & Jack






Dave Goldman Photography offers many options to create stunning wall collections with your portraits. Choose from one of our wall groupings or we can work together to design something specific for that special space in your home. Build upon existing images or start a new gallery – the possibilities are endless.



Session Fees: The entire session fee is due at the signing of the Session Agreement. If payment is not received within 3 days of booking. Your date will be released to any other booking client. The non-refundable retainer covers. Pre-portrait consultation to bring forth the ideas and input to ensure a successful session. 1 hour (20 minutes. For mini sessions) of coverage on your session date. Post session image preparation and an in-person viewing appointment. Session fees are valid within 20 miles of zip code 28273.

SAFETY: Great care is taken during portrait sessions to ensure the safety of everyone involved. However, you are responsible for your own safety and actions, and those of your children, while at the location of the portrait session. We are not responsible for any accidents, illnesses, damage or loss to person or property that may result from the photography session itself.

COOPERATION: We ask for cheerful cooperation and communication for the best possible results. We are not responsible if key individuals fail to appear or cooperate during the photography session or for missing images due to details not revealed to us.

RECORDING DEVICES: In order to capture the images you’ll treasure, we will need the full attention of your subjects. For that reason, the use of cameras, cell phone cameras, video cameras or any other recording devices are not permitted during the session.

MODEL RELEASE: To help grow our business and show off our amazing clients, we ask that you sign a model release so that we can use session images for business, advertising, marketing (including social media) and print competitions. We respect your privacy and will not use any identifying information without your permission.

VIEWING & ORDER SESSION: In-person viewing & ordering session appointments are scheduled at the time of the portrait booking and take place 7-14 days after the portrait session. Proofs will be viewed and orders will be placed, as well as paid for at this time. Please note that there is a $750.00 minimum order. Payment in full is due at the time of ordering. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. Ordering sessions take place at Dave Goldman Photography’s studio in Charlotte, North Carolina.

IMAGES & COPYRIGHTS: Dave Goldman Photography retains the copyright of all preliminary and final work products resulting from our session. Any unauthorized reproductions, such as scanning, saving, downloading, copying & printing, is illegal and shall constitute a violation of our copyright.  All images and reproductions shall contain our digital watermark and Dave Goldman Photography shall be given credit for the work production.

DIGITAL IMAGES: (if applicable) are delivered in a .jpeg format and come with a print release. These digital images are sized to be printable up to an 8x10. The qualities of enlargements greater than 8x10 are not guaranteed to meet the quality and standards of our Studio. These types of enlargements require additional retouching and should be ordered through Dave Goldman Photography. Digital files should be backed up once received as we are not responsible for lost or damaged digital images. 

REVISIONS: Three revisions per image or design. Whether requesting a special enhancement for your image or tweaking the test/design of a custom greeting card, book, composite, etc. you may request up to 3 minor revisions. Any other minor revisions will be billed at $15 per request and custom design work is payable, in full, before any creations are complete.

RETOUCHING: Major retouching could incur additional fees. Proof images will be artistically enhanced in terms of color, cropping, etc., however, not all of your proofs will be retouches for blemishes. All minor retouches are preformed free of charge at the time of ordering prints, but major retouches (such as removing braces, fixing hair, causes of extreme acne or scarring, removing tan lines & bra straps, major changes to body shape & features) will be billed at $45/hr. We will notify you before proceeding with major retouches for your approval.