While a lot of people are thinking about their budget, I highly encourage people to get to know their photographer and their photographer's portfolio. Ask questions - if you are relaxed and at ease with your photographer, your session or is going to be much more fun and produce better end results. If your photographer causes you to feel tense or is disconnected from you as a person, it is going to show in your photos and you might not have good memories when you look at the photos. We want you to not only have beautiful photos but an amazing experience from start to finish.
Wear clothes that fit nicely, that you can move around in. Choose solids and simple patterns as well as textures and layers. When dressing an entire family, your color doesn't need to match exactly, but it is nice to same in the same hue of colors. Pick a favorite color and then accent with a complimentary color. You can bring in jewelry, belts, accessories etc that bring that pop of color into your photo. The fun thing about layers is that you can take things off or add things and create completely different looks without having to change your clothes. If you want to bring different outfits, go ahead! Just keep in mind the time it takes to change, and how long you've booked your photographer. If you keep them past the time they've scheduled for you, there may be extra charges.
Is there something special that you’d like to incorporate into your session? Possibly a favorite park, a historic downtown street, the beach? Anything can be beautiful from a city street to a garden. Keep in mind the time of day that is best for photography - an hour or two before sunset. Is the location still open? Are there any events going on that might invite crowds? Don’t forget that props, pets, and vehicles are always welcome!
Today is the day, let's have fun, let's create art, let's make memories together! You are you, and we love your beauty at any size. We all can always find an excuse as to why we don't feel good enough to have our picture taken. But yesterday is already past, and tomorrow is not promised.... so, let's celebrate and remember who you are today. Finding clothes that you feel comfortable in and accentuate your body type, styling your hair the way you like it best, and accessorizing can do wonders in photos! Professional photographers are trained in poses and lighting to make you look your best. If afterward, you get your gallery back and still feel the need for extra retouching, we do offer that as well.
At the end of the session, I will cull the photos down to the best, post-process them for color, and then send you a link to an online gallery. Downloads and prints are purchased à la carte afterward as opposed to being locked into a certain package that you might not need. Additional time can be added beforehand or day-of for an additional fee.
From your online gallery, you can order our most popular print sizes or you can visit the shop to see our wide selection of products from canvas prints to thank you cards. When you sign in and register your account, you can save items to easily find at a later time. You can share an image or the entire gallery to your social media.
To download unwatermarked images, you will first need to select and purchase them. Once you have paid for the images, I will get a notification. If you would like any re-touching done to these images, just let me know and I will do that before releasing the final images to you. You will then get an email with a link to download your final images.