Information for Prospective Clients


  • I accept projects big and small. I price on an hourly basis and can offer an estimate once I see your images. The time it takes me to retouch an image is highly variable depending on the work needed. I have done several in an hour and I have also spent many hours on one image. To receive an estimate, send photos (either low or high res) to stephanie@stephanie-maulding.com along with a brief description of your vision for the photo.

  • My turnaround time can vary based on my current workload, but I always try to get your images back to you as soon as possible. Please let me know if you are working with a deadline and I will see what I can do to accommodate it. If you know in advance that you'll have images for me to retouch on a certain date, you can always let me know ahead of time to block off time for you.

  • I work with all color spaces and image formats. My most commonly delivered color spaces are Adobe RGB (1998) and ProPhoto RGB. I typically deliver images in the same format I receive them, with the exception of RAWs which I deliver by default as TIFFs. If you have a particular color space or file format you would like me to deliver, please let me know in your initial e-mail.

  • I can receive photos via any standard file delivery service (Dropbox, YouSendIt, etc.) If an image is 5mb or smaller, I can also accept it via e-mail. (Please limit total attachment size to 5mb or else I may not receive it. Multiple e-mails are fine.)

  • Respecting copyright is important to me! If you are not the original photographer of the images being submitted, I do require that you have the photographer's permission to have the work retouched. Please let me know upon submission if you are not the original photographer.

  • I do not make models skinnier in retouching. I do modify body proportions based on camera angle and distortion or clothing fit problems, but I do not make models skinnier for the sake of making them skinnier. For more information, please see this blog series, particular parts 2 and 3: Making People Skinnier in Photoshop

  • I do request the ability to use final images in my portfolio. It is up to you whether or not "before" versions can be shown. I will provide photographer credit wherever possible. If, for some reason, you can't or do not want to have your photos used in my portfolio, please let me know.

  • Please feel free to contact me if you have any other questions!