PORTRAIT SESSION QUESTIONS
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
WHAT ABOUT GLASSES AND CONTACTS?
You should look like YOU in your portraits. If you’re concerned about the glare on your lenses, consider borrowing a pair of lens-free frames from your optician or wearing contacts. If you wear Transitions® lenses, the lenses will turn dark if we are shooting outside and your eyes won’t be visible in the photographs. I urge you to borrow a pair of lens-free frames, wear contacts. or just remove your glasses for the session.
WHAT IS A TYPICAL SESSION LIKE?
A typical session lasts 1-2 hours, depending on the type of session, and will be relaxed and fun, and while some of the portraits will be posed, we also try to capture the natural moments in between. Please let me know if there are poses or groupings of family members you want included. I’m always willing to incorporate your ideas, so please don’t be shy if you have suggestions.
WHAT SHOULD WE BRING?
DO I HAVE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT - CAN'T I JUST WALK IN?
Appointments are required – we do not accept walk-ins.
DO I HAVE TO PAY IN ADVANCE TO SECURE MY SLOT?
Session fees must be paid up front to secure your session. If you “no show,” you will have to pay another session fee to reschedule.
HOW LONG DOES A PORTRAIT SESSION TAKE?
A complete session takes about an hour, typically no more than one hour and a half. Newborn sessions take longer; allow up to two hours.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN ATTEND THE SESSION?
Number of people included is dependent on the type of session – please contact the studio.
WHEN SHOULD I PLAN TO ARRIVE?
Please plan to arrive on time or 10 minutes earlier than the session start time.
If hair and makeup is to be applied, the person receiving hair and makeup should plan to arrive 1.5 hours before the session start time, with the remainder of the family joining them at the session start time.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM LATE?
All sessions begin at the scheduled time — we respect the next client’s time so we are unable to accommodate late arrivals.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
Overcast days are fine, but if it rains, we’ll reschedule your outdoor session.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS POOR?
In case of inclement weather, we will contact you and reschedule the session.
HOW MANY POSES WILL I GET TO CHOOSE FROM?
Typically, you will have no less than 35 poses to choose from!
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD DOES NOT COOPERATE?
Unfortunately there are NO retakes if your child does not cooperate, so do make sure they have had a nap and are well fed before the session time arrives.
If you feel that it’s possible that your child may not cooperate, please come prepared with a “clean” snack, especially for those who might appreciate a little positive reinforcement (aka bribery)! Look for snacks that don’t melt, aren’t sticky and won’t leave messy crumbs.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD IS SICK THE DAY OF THE SESSION?
If you or your child is not feeling well (even the slightest bit under the weather), please reschedule. We want to keep the studio as germ-free as possible.
DURING THE SESSION, CAN I TAKE PHOTOS WITH MY IPHONE TO SHARE WITH MY FRIENDS?
Please do not. No cameras, including cell phone cameras, are allowed in the studio.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE TO CANCEL?
WHEN IS PAYMENT DUE FOR MY SESSION?
Payment is due the day we speak to schedule the date of your portrait session – payment for your session is required to hold the date.
If you cherish your family, value fine art portraits and want your moments captured forever...