What to expect before, during and after your session

 

When we start talking about your session I want you to think about what your end goal is for your portraits. Will these be printed on high quality material to display in your home? Put on a facebook album? Maybe a photobook for your children to look back on 25 years from now. However, you choose to display these portraits I want to know so that I can help create a plan to have these displayed in your home.  I also like to know if there are some specific things you would like me to capture. For example, a client of mine told me before her session that she loved her daughters’ eyes and wanted a close up of her eyes. She now has a beautiful baby book put together with that pictures as one of her featured pictures. Little details like that can help me make sure your 100% happy with your session.

 

Before your session…..

I will start with a few questions and then we will chat through email and/or phone to go over your session. I like to know more about your style, your personality, your kids personalities. I like to know what can make your kiddos laugh and what can make your husband or wife more comfortable with taking pictures.  We will chat about style based off the location you choose and also I can recommend a great hair and makeup girl. My goal is to make everyone feel comfortable and beautiful or handsome on picture day.

During the session….

Newborns- Newborn sessions take place in my home studio which is located in La Palma.  The great thing about doing it in studio is that it is a controlled environment and I have a large selection of custom props. For these I like you to be able to sit back and relax and let me take care of everything.

On location sessions ( Family, Maternity, seniors )- These sessions will take place at a location of your choice or mine. I want these sessions to be natural and fun! I will guide you with posing and try to help get genuine emotions and interactions between you and your family.

After your session-

The fun part of viewing your pictures yay! A few days after your session I will send you a password protected gallery of all your images that we took. These images are all unedited so please don’t be worried if you see the perfect shot but someone is standing behind you. I take care of all the editing AFTER you choose your favorites. Then 2-3 weeks later I will deliver you a high resolution gallery with all your edited images, ready for you to download.

I love helping clients decorate their home with their images. If you would like help ordering custom prints, canvases or books please let me know and we can set up a separate consultation. I offer high quality prints and gifts for all my clients and would love to help you display your images around your home.