This is great! Scheduling a session is as easy as 1-2-3!
Please find the type of session you would like to do, the day and time you would like to come in, then simply follow up with payment. I am looking forward to photographing you!
Once you have your session date, you will want to start planning everything you will need for it. Be sure to have all your clothes ready and ironed the day prior. If you have small children try not to get stressed or feel rushed, children pick up on our emotions very quickly and can start to feel uneasy about the session if they sense you are.
HAIR & MAKEUPDon’t try a new hairstyle just for your session; have it cut about a week before your appointment. Fresh, natural makeup as well as “evening” makeup photograph well.
GLASSESProblems with glasses can lead to extra retouching charges. We can remove normal glare on glasses, but tinted lenses cannot be lightened even with artwork. If your glasses are tinted or exceptionally thick, they can distort the way the camera photographs the eye. In this case, you should ask your optometrist for a pair of plain glass frames to wear for your portrait session.
WARDROBEIn a family group, proper clothing coordination is critical. When decorating a home, a major concern is to coordinate the colors and tones of the walls, carpets, drapes, and furniture. Similar coordination is necessary when selecting clothing for a group portrait. Choose clothing in the same tonal ranges so that no single member of the family stands out because the clothing is too light or bright as compared to the rest of the group. Bold stripes, plaids, checks, and prints are visually confusing and do not photograph well.
Most sessions (excluding ones that state differently) will be scheduled to come back within 7-10 days to view and order their portraits. In this 90-minute session you will comfortably view your images as they are projected to music. Although we will help you choose the best portraits for your package, we strongly recommend that the decision-makers of the family attend this session. Please note that we do not provide paper proofs, web galleries or contact sheets. All of our images are printed on the highest quality Kodak paper with our signature of excellence. Depending on the details of your order, you can expect your finished images within 4 to 8 weeks.
Charleen will review all images with you in just a few days after your portrait session. (Some sessions will view their images right away or previewed differently) This is when you will choose your favorite images and place your final order. Please be sure to have all decision makers with you at the time of your session. All orders are custom and final. Cancelling any order after the session will incur a 50% cancellation fee.