Common FAQ’s for Portrait Photography
• How do we craft the best possible result on photo shoot day? Answer: Customize to you!
Best, most memorable images often stay true to your authentic self. Your photographer will contact you to schedule appointment and gain a perspective on you or your group’s unique story. Then, they will help you select locations, ideas that put you in that environment to meaningfully reflect who you are. Come rested and relaxed and let us take care of the rest.
• Are these indoor and outdoor?
All pictures are outdoor settings which offer a wider variety of ‘feel’ to the images. Some customized indoor exceptions for ‘Day in the Life’ Life Shot portfolio are dependent on project plan.
• What makes the best, lasting images?
Make it as different and unique as you are! Celebrate! If you are reading this, chances are something intangible about my style resonated with you. Often it relates to creative backdrop and energy that allows dynamics transcend through the images whether subtly or extravagantly. I encourage all clients to spend a few minutes collecting ideas that resonate with them, whether a landscape, piece of art, magazine ad or even just considering what makes you/your group unique so that we can customize your time and image to reflect this aspect. Don’t be afraid to add in the horse, vintage truck, classic car, football, baseball bats…etc. Your time is often better spent here than choosing that perfect outfit or hairstyle!
• What is the process?
I will contact you 24hrs in advance to confirm photo shoot and answer any remaining questions. 30 min prior to our photo shoot, I will set-up and the games begin! As an action photographer, many pics taken with the best uploaded. The final 15 will be professionally proofed. All are available for purchase.
• What do I get and what can I expect to pay?
There are no hidden costs or ‘gotchas’. Often clients are overwhelmed with the variety of images to choose from often finding more than one memory-banked image for the wall, and another for a resume, invite, or greeting cards. You pay the session fee and then the rest is in your control; choose whatever you like in whatever format and order/purchase online to be delivered to your door, quickly.
• What clothes should I wear?
Depends on what you want to convey! The jeans/same color neutral tops are traditional for family country settings but don’t be afraid to mix it up with subtle patterns/solids, casual dress, boots, hats, scarves and if a chill in the air--even better, layering adds more interest! For groups, I recommend staying within a color/pattern palette that showcases your face without drawing too much attention to the outfit. Perhaps choose timeless fashion style (i.e. giant shoulder pads were cool in the 80’s but…). However, if you want to rock the red dress in the warehouse district--Go for it! Guys, the deeper hues of fall colors are terrific this time of year (burnt orange, burgundy, deep blues/green…). If you need help, ask!
• How many outfits can I change into?
Depends on the package and time allowed. Just be sure you can make a quick change.
• Do you offer discounts?
Yes. Currently offering discounts to our Dripping Springs Friday Night Lights crew! Please inquire.
• What should I bring with me on my big day?
A fresh smile! Pack a bag with brushes, clips, jackets/accessory options, a few fun props for options, and let us do the rest.
• Can we change locations?
Yes with previous arrangements. Minimal fee may apply.
• Can you do traditional posed shots?
Yes. Expect a variety of traditional posed to candid. I find the best images can be unexpected when all are relaxed moving and joking around. Gentleman, bring a ball to toss! Let the baby explore the cricket. Be spontaneous.
• What are “Life Shots”?
My graduating Senior said it best, “Mom, the ‘Chronicle of my Life’ scrapbook of baby to adult is for you. The day in the life, ‘Life Shot’ book is for me.” Simply put, he wanted to capture his passion of motocross, football and interaction of family, friends by relating who he is today, at this moment in time. That is my specialty. Whether under Friday Night Lights in Texas, running a ranch, Competing on the Equestrian Show-jumping Circuit or Junior National Baseball Team or that unforgettable trip to Africa, Paris or Machu Picchu, I can storybook your moment with engaging images to capture the energy …all bound in a hard-cover coffee table book.
• What are Photobooks?
How often do we collect prints or digital images that end up in the well-intentioned corner of our hard drive or closet yet reside in the far recesses of our memory? Photobooks are the digital age version of scrapbooking those special images. Make your own or allow me to do one for you. Great graduation or Christmas gifts!
• Can I hire you for special events or fully customized shoots?
Yes. Please inquire.