So what exactly goes in to creating the perfect Portrait Session? A whole lot! Let me take you through from beginning to end.
We have a consultation over the phone or in person to find out exactly what you’re looking for. Are you looking for a contemporary magazine style portrait or something more classic? Do you prefer black and white or color? When was your last Portrait Session and what was your experience? Who do you want to join you in your portraits?
Clothing choices are a huge part of having a successful Portrait Session. I recommend bringing 4 outfits. You don’t need to worry about shoes because they won’t show in the portrait. This is because shoes styles change so frequently and will date your portrait. My goal is for your portrait to be timeless!
A makeup artist will apply your makeup. Many of my clients have never been treated to professional makeup and it’s a really nice experience. While you are having your makeup done, I will design your Portrait Session. This entails deciding which outfits will look good together with which backdrops and poses. The black backdrop is really elegant and works beautifully with a dress in color or black. While the charcoal backdrop works with something more casual or for a business look. This is the most fun part for me and it keeps your session running smoothly.
Your Portrait Session!
This part takes around 1.5 - 2 hours as you go through all your outfit changes. I provide a lot of instructions in terms of posing. So you don’t have to worry about being photogenic. It’s my job to make you look good and tell exactly how to pose. I often joke with my clients that I pose down to your pinky, and it’s true. I will tell you how to move your hands just so, so that they look relaxed.
The Reveal appointment
About 2 weeks after your session we will meet. I select the best portraits, retouch and print them. You will be able to select your favorites to order! Whether you choose the popular Folio Box made in Italy, or a beautiful canvas, my goal is for you to love your portraits.
If you read all the way to the end, you should know about the $99 Portrait Special, ending soon!
I’m happy to answer any questions you have. No question is too small. It’s all in the details, so ask away! Contact me here.