Portrait Sessions

 

PORTRAIT SESSIONS — $199.95 (tax included)

Photo sessions include the following:

  • 1  hour of shooting
  • Unlimited poses and outfits
  • Free online secure proofing, sharing, and ordering of prints
  • All original images on CD/DVD at full resolution
  • Copyright release for unlimited printing. Professional Photo Lab list provided upon request!

Note: there is an additional travel fee for session more than 30 miles from our location.

 

 

How to prepare for your shoot:

 Plan to be at the location at least 15 minutes early so you can put your hair in place (in my case... all 6 of them), adjust your clothes, and RELAX. If you are frazzled feeling, it will come across in the portraits.

  • Avoid clothing extremes. Generally, turtle necks and V-necks are good, as long as they don't over-power your face. Bottom line, you should dress to feel comfortable.
  • Schedule the photography session for when you're in your prime (some people are morning people, others aren't).
  • Have personal care items on premises, such as brush, comb, hairspray, make-up, lipstick, mirror, hair clips, etc.
  • Feel free to bring at least one additional change of clothes (and shoes, if appropriate). Two or three are even better!
  • Have fashion accessories on premises, such as scarves, jewelry, hats, flowers, etc., if applicable.
  • Avoid bare arms where possible. Opt for long-sleeve shirts/blouses rather than short-sleeve.
  • Female subjects wanting to be photographed full-length should wear pants, a long skirt, and/or dark stockings to help draw attention to the face.

The color of the clothes

  •  Avoid bright reds and orange (they battle the subject's face for attention).
  •  Darker colors are generally better than light colors.
  • Colors like white, yellow, and pink tend to over-power the face and make the subject took too pale. In general, the best colors are medium shades of blue, green, burgundy, and rust.
  • If taking a group portrait, everyone should wear complimentary colors. The outfits don't have to be duplicates to look good; however, you don't want everyone in light blue and one person in bright red.