I love HAVING photos and want to schedule a session, but I just don't like having my picture taken. How do I overcome that?
It's just hard to commit. I WANT to book a session, but I'm always busy, or there's just something I have to watch on Netflix.
Sports photography? That's a thing?
What should I wear?
Where do your photography sessions take place?
How do you describe your editing style?
Can my friend, her cousin and their grandparents come to my session?
Do you offer posing suggestions?
How can I schedule a session?
So, what happens after my photo session?
How many images will I receive?
Can I order prints through you?
My family is a hot mess when it comes to trying to get out the door for ANYthing, let alone a photography session.
Why would I pay someone for a "head shot" photo when I can just use my phone camera?
Can I hire you to take photos of my baby??
Well, foremost, you're not alone.
It's a truth that most people treasure their photos.
These tangible images which evoke our memories are often included as our most-valued possessions. (So, "If there's a fire, I'm grabbing my photos" has ever entered your mind, you're 'my people'!) Yet, even with the notion that photos are precious, it's incredibly common to not like how we look in photographs, OR we just don't like the awkwardness of 'having my picture taken'! I have heard this from MANY people and I tell you, the sessions prefaced by that statement have been a few of the most amazing. I think "awkward" just might be code for "awesome", because some really memorable sessions have started in that way and by the end, everyone was comfortable, or at least, agreeing that it wasn't a painful process!
...AND if you fit into the category of "I don't like how I look in photos", talk to me. I might have a solution for you to consider.
Actually *taking the step* to make an appointment is always a big one! FOREMOST, this is going to be awesome. You will not regret having moments captured by photograph... this is my paramount goal. SO, knowing that, you can call, email, or text to start the process. I'll respond and we'll go from there. I've got things outlined for you. It's really quite simple and then you can get back to Life!
Having photographs of a person while doing what they most love to do? Yes, that's a thing! Many athletes realize that their days with their sport ARE numbered. High-quality images, however, will last forever.
Simply, your clothing selections should reflect your personality and style. You don't HAVE to be in *fancy clothes*. Additionally, it's wise to try on: sit, stand and move in those clothes before your session. If there is flapping, gapping, or cause for fuss, it might not be the optimal choice.
Prior to your session, I will discuss wardrobe decisions with you to ensure our photography setting/location(s) will be complimentary.
Together, we'll determine the ideal location to serve as a backdrop for your photos. Whether you have a specific place in mind, or if you'd like for me to make suggestions, we'll discuss the topic and come up with the perfect setting for your color scheme, aesthetic and personality. I love to try new and unique settings and limit the number of clients that I'll take to a setting, as to not overuse the backdrop!
My editing style is "true to color", meaning, I attend to each image individually and without applying a filter, or "preset" across all images. It's a labor of love to tend to each pixel of every image! ...and in fifteen years, when you look at your photos, the only thing that might "date" your photos is the passage of time and maybe clothing styles, but not the coloring from a preset/filter which was trending at the time you took your photos.
If you are most comfortable having a lot of people and opinions around, absolutely! Bring your people! Planning, posing and editing is factored into session pricing, so if it's decide that they just want to jump into a few photos, additional people can be added at $50/per.
Although I lean towards a more structured approach, I use a combined method for posed and candid imagery.
To schedule a session, just click on the Contact button at the bottom of this page and follow the prompts.
Additionally, to save the date for a session, a $100 retainer is required (retainer not applicable to Sports Photography). The balance is due prior to the session.
After your session, images go through a review and editing process and within 2 weeks, images will be provided to you via an online gallery. From the gallery, your images are available for download and printing.
Each photography package provides a specific number of images. Your photo gallery will include roughly twice as many photos as your package offers and you can then select the images you want to keep. Should you want an extra image, or the entire gallery of images, those will also be available for purchase.
You will be provided with digital images from your photography session and can then make prints wherever you would like. For convenience and quality, an online "print store" will attached to your photo gallery . The products are professional-grade, heirloom-quality which can be enjoyed for generations. You made the decision to have high-resolution images taken; the recommendation is to have them printed by a high-quality printer. Your satisfaction is guaranteed with products purchased/printed through your photo gallery.
If the hour before getting your family out the door was NOT chaos (or didn't include at least a few moments of "heated conversation"), you would be in the minority. Embrace this time, for when it's gone, the silence is deafening.
Ah, yes, a very good question! One aspect of a professional photographer's job is to create an image of you that you are happy with - this includes composition: choosing a location which compliments your clothing and skin, ensuring you are standing in a flattering way (angled arms, hands relaxed, neck extended, spinach removed from between your teeth, etc).
You've spent uncountable hours getting to where you are, professionally. A small investment* in photography continues to ensure that you are putting the best representation of yourself "out there".
*Individuals who are entering the work-force for the first time (recent graduates, etc) receive a pricing discount.
Definitely! If a photo session is for a baby/children ONLY (no "big people" in the photos), the kiddo needs to be able to sit, unassisted.