PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY INFORMATION
FAMILY, COUPLE, HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR or MATERNITY
PORTRAIT SESSION PRICING:
for a 90-MINUTE PHOTO SESSION: $200
($100 will go towards your purchase of photo products)
for a 90-MINUTE PHOTO SESSION: $200
($50 will go towards your purchase of photo products)
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE SESSION'S FEE?
All portrait sessions include: up to 90 minutes of photography session on location within 50 miles of Truckee, CA. Session fee covers the photographer's time and talent photographing your family and editing images that are presented to you during your reveal session. Unless otherwise specified, prints, digital files, wall art, albums and keepsake print boxes are not included in your session's fee and are available for purchase purchased after your session.
BEFORE YOUR SESSION:
Call me to schedule your photo session! Once we’ve decided on a day for the session, we'll talk about you and your family and the photographs that you'd like to capture. We'll also discuss location and clothing choices and I'll answer any questions you might have. Your preferred date will be reserved in my calendar for you for 3 days.
During that period, your session fee must be received in order to confirm your session date. I will send you an electronic agreement and a link to pay your deposit.
DURING YOUR SESSION:
Please arrive 10 minutes early to let me say hello!
Sessions typically last 1,5-2 hours and have a very informal atmosphere.
There will be a time for several outfit changes and we may drive to a couple different locations if they are close by.
AFTER YOUR SESSION:
Within a few days of your session, I will invite you to my studio to present all the photographs I've captured.
We'll plan the best ways to have your photographs printed: whether it is as coffee table album or a collage display on your walls or in a handmade heirloom print box.
Your final collection will consist of your favorite photographs that have been artfully edited, printed and are ready to display in your home.
WHAT IS REQUIRED TO BOOK MY DATE?
A signed agreement, model release along with your session fee are required to book your date.
I will send you an electronic agreement and a link to pay your deposit.
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR TO THE PHOTO SESSION?
I like to keep the focus on the subject; therefore, simple clothing choices are best for creating timeless portraits. Jeans, sun/slip dresses; khakis are classics and photograph well and can be a perfect start. Boys in jeans and plains tees, and girls in simple sundresses; weather permitting of course, those looks are always lovely. Feel free to bring a change of clothes if you're up for it.
In general, for the family photo session I suggest clothing for each family member that has the same tone, but don't wear
all the same primary colors. Mix it up if you'd like to incorporate one color: have a color that everyone wears as an accent: red boots for mom, red buttons on dad's shirt, red vest for a baby. Add scarfs, hats, jewelry and shoes to share that color accent with the whole family group. Please be wary of stripes, plaid, words and logos on your family’s clothing. These things can be a distraction from your beautiful family. Choose a formal or casual style of clothing : mixing styles does not work well (i.e. dad in a suit and son in a t-shirt and jeans). Being comfortable and being yourself is the most important thing. Here are some color-coordinating ideas on Pinterest.
HEADSHOT QUICK TIPS:
Dress in classic, timeless clothing that makes you look and feel great;
Avoid busy patterns and large lines/stripes;
Bring a few different jackets, shirt, blouses for a change of looks;
Avoid makeup with shimmer or products with lots of sparkle or shine;
Bring lip balm, hair brush, makeup and hair products you prefer;
Please arrive with hair styled and makeup already applied.
WHAT IF IT IS RAINING ON THE DAY OF MY PHOTO SESSION?
Generally, if it is just a light mist, we will proceed with the session. Bring along an umbrella just in case! Typically, I take couples inside local coffee shops, under awnings etc. until the rain passes. However, in the case of families with small kids and heavy downpours we will re-schedule the session for another time. Despite what some people may think, cloudy days are fantastic for photos!
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?
Within a few days of your session, I will invite you to my studio or will come to your home to present the photographs I've captured. We'll plan the best ways to have your photographs printed: whether it is on your walls or in a coffee table album or in a handmade heirloom print box. Your final collection will consist of your favorite photographs that have been artfully edited, printed and are ready to display in your home. Printed albums take 2 weeks after you make a selection of images for the album and an additional 1-2 weeks to print & ship after you approve the layout.
WHAT KIND OF CAMERAS DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH WITH?
I use Canon professional gear and continually invest in new and innovative equipment to provide my clients with the best image quality possible. I always have a backup equipment at each shooting. My favorite is a full frame Canon 5D Mark IV camera and prime Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 II USM Lens.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions and to book your photography session!