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 (work, kids, school, 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 do I schedule a session?
So, what happens after my photo session?
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.
I get it. You might not take photos often (ever?!), so that step to reach out and inquire might feel like a big one. The Omaha-area has talented photographers. Narrowing down *the field* to one photographer who's portfolio you love, can be a task in itself!
My paramount goal is that you are happy with your photos, SO, knowing that, I welcome you to hit the Contact button, give me a call, text or email, with your questions. I'll respond and we'll go from there. I've got things outlined for you - it'll all be good! ...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.
Prior to your session, we'll discuss the topic to ensure our photography setting/location(s) will be complimentary with your clothing. ...and you won't be asked to wear colors/styles to suit my portfolio's aesthetic. These are YOUR photos and wearing whatever makes you feel good is always a good tactic (*Fancy clothes*, or this year's fashion trend aren't necessary).
As you're thinking about clothing, 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.
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.
...and I'm always ready to try out new/unique locations!
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! When you look at your photos in 5, 10, 20 years, 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.
Posing suggestions? Absolutely!
Understanding that most people don't often have professional photos taken and might be a bit nervous, I always provide posing suggestions. My work tends to lean towards a more structured approach. Those clients who are more uninhibited during the process will see more candid images in their gallery.
With most sessions, there's a combination of posed and candid imagery.
To ask questions or schedule, just click the Contact button at the bottom of this page and follow the prompts.
Once we've determined a date for your session, a $100 retainer is required to hold that date (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. Typically, within less than a week, your full gallery of previews will be emailed. From the previews, you'll choose the photos you want to keep (per the # of images specified in your photography package). I'll complete final editing and then provide your downloads for you to print and enjoy!
Your photography package provides digital image downloads. You will own these and can make prints wherever you want. For convenience and quality, an online "print store" will be attached to your photo gallery. The products are professional-grade, heirloom-quality, so can be enjoyed for MANY generations to come (that's kindof crazy to think about!).
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.