The details of our session depend largely on the kind of shoot you are looking for. When you choose a professional photographer, you are choosing an artist who will help make your portrait experience unique. No two sessions are exactly the same. That said, often times people do have similar questions prior to their portrait experience, so please browse the section below to help guide your decision making process:
What the heck do I wear?
Isn’t it funny how we know how to pick out our clothes until we step in front of the camera? Deciding what to wear for your photo session is a challenging for everyone, so don’t feel alone. Some general advice I have is to wear something that will look timeless, but still speaks to your personality. Be comfortable, but make sure your clothes fit properly and are not too tight or baggy. Plaid, stripes, textures, and patterns can be fabulous when paired with another neutral or solid color (so in other words, please wear your awesome red and plaid shirt with jeans, not your matching plaid golf pants). Steer away from shirts with large branding or catch phrases in the center, and the plain white shirt.
For large groups I suggest one color palate or theme to coordinate your outfits and deciding if you want to look more dressed up or casual. For example, you can all choose to incorporate one warm color (red, orange, yellow, etc) in your outfit in any way you choose, that way each person can wear something they feel comfortable in, but you will all coordinate as a group.
High school seniors are welcome to bring more than one outfit. I suggest bringing at least two choices: something casual and a more formal outfit (I’m not talking prom attire, but a cocktail dress for the ladies or a suit jacket for the guys would be totally appropriate). If you are a part of any clubs or organizations at your school I also recommend bringing a jersey, letterman jacket, class ring, or any other piece of the uniform or prop that might be of significance.
Ladies of all ages – if you are wearing makeup, please bring a small bag of cosmetics in case you need to reapply your foundation, lipstick, etc. It’s also always a good idea to bring a small brush if you feel you may need to touch up your hair.
Like I said, deciding what to wear can be hard, so please take a glance at some of the well-dressed folks in my gallery for inspiration, and if you still have questions feel free to contact me.
Where will my session take place?
I am primarily an outdoor, natural light, photographer. During our consultation, we can discuss the kind of location you prefer (urban, desert, park, etc.) and make a decision from there. If you have a location in mind, please let me know.
Studio sessions are also available if you prefer to not venture outdoors (which, in the summer, is totally understandable), and are best for small groups of up to 4.
How far out should I schedule my session?
If you are looking to schedule a portrait session, it is a good idea to book at least 3 weeks away from the date you have in mind. March, April, October, and November can be particularly busy, so it is a good idea to book 4-6 weeks out if you have those months in mind.
Once our session is done, how will I receive my portraits?
Sessions include either online or in person proofing and ordering. Images from your session will be available for delivery 3-4 weeks from the date of the session.