What To Expect during your family session
The ProcessPre-consultation: This is definitely one of the most fun parts of the process. Check out Pinterest for inspiration on location, poses, props and general styling. Start thinking about your style and what you’re looking for in your session.
The consultation: Ask questions, look through our portfolio and figure out what approach you’d like to see in your session and final prints. If you’ve found great inspiration, bring print outs or websites along! (We love meeting in person, but if you’re not local, phone or Skype is great too.) We’ll discuss how you intend to use the images—save the dates, invites, artwork, framing, etc—and help you refine the message you’re looking to convey within your session. After we determine a location we’ll confirm a date, time and, based on that information, help you finalize apparel, props and poses.
The session: The day is finally here! Have fun and relax and you’ll naturally take better photos!
Post Processing: We’ll color correct your images, crop, check for highlights and shadows, and do a bit of retouching. Then we’ll post a few “best of the best” to Facebook or our blog.
The unveiling: We’ll schedule a time post-shoot for your in-person unveiling and ordering session, and send you some specials that will be available at the time of your unveiling so you will know what to plan for.
Final delivery: Turnaround time for products is based on the specific product you order. Once your final prints/products are available they will be available for pick up in our studio. We also offer a complimentary portrait hanging service when you order more than one image for the wall.
Why Hire a Pro?
With the recent explosion of the digital camera market, and even smart phones that take amazing photos, why should you go with a pro?
A smart camera does not make a smart photographer. Just because your friend, co-worker, or relative may have a high-speed, high-quality digital camera, does not mean he/she is an amazing photographer. While good “over-the-counter” equipment does help the average consumer up their photography game, a professional photographer brings an artistic vision, approach and creative eye that can’t be bought at the electronics store!
Professional equipment perks: Shooting with Nikon cameras and professional lighting equipment helps us take the best shots, even in less-than-optimal circumstances. Low light, nighttime and even high speed action shots can be tricky for the amateur shutterbug, but pros know how to capture every moment.
The end result: Pro photographers can also edit and retouch images and design beautiful finished products like albums, custom prints, canvases and more. Your best moments deserve just that—the best. Go pro!