SO WHAT’S A PRE-SESSION CONSULTATION?
This is where the excitement begins! This where we sit back and talk about what we can do to for you so we can create the ideal session. When you book your session, we want to know everything about you and your family. So we can better plan your portrait session, we will talk about clothes and your excitations. What you would like to do with the images and where in your home your thinking about using them. We would love snap shots of those areas in your home also. When your session day arrives, we will have a plan so everything goes smoothly which means less stress for you.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PORTRAIT SESSION AND LIFE STYLE MIN SESSION?
The two session offer different options depending on what your budget is, how customized you want yours session to be, and the style of the session are a little different.
Newborn portrait session: is fully customized with intricate attention to detail regarding the design and planning of your session. With this we bring in baby poser, blanket stand, blankets, fabrics, baskets, hats, head bands, wraps, really anything we need for your images we will have with us, you don’t need a thing. There is no time limit on your session and when we are done we will have 30-40 images for you to review and purchase from. Clients may also choose to add-on albums and wall art with “Create Your own Collection”
Life style min session: is a shorter but still complete session that just doesn’t offer as much customization as a portrait session. We will use your home as the backdrop for this type of session, and I will bring very limited amount of props with me, just a few hats and baby wraps. I will utilize areas in your home like your bedroom and the nursery. When we are done we will have 15-20 images for you to review and purchase from. Clients may also choose to add-on albums and wall art with “ Create Your own Collection” This is prefect for clients who are on a strict budget.
WHEN DO I GET TO SEE THE IMAGES?
Before I leave your session we will set the date for your viewing appointment. This will take place about two weeks later; this is when you will get to see your images in a slide show. At this appointment we will help you with all your final decisions on images and any products that we have custom designed just for you. This is one of the best parts so please feel free to have as many people as you would like at this appointment. But don’t worry; if family lives out-of-town or you choose not to have them there we can post the images online, following the ordering appointment. Remember those snap shots of your home? We can show you what your images will look like right on YOUR walls!
WHAT IF I ONLY WHAT A FEW SMALL PRINTS?
We are full service, high quality studio. Erin spends an unlimited amount of time on your session from photography to post procession, and then provides you with the highest quality images to choose from. If you want gift prints only we recommend you book our Life style min session and invest in smaller digital files so you can print the files how you like, up to an 11X14 in size
WHAT KIND OF INVESTMENT DO MOST FAMILIES MAKE?
Most of our clients who choose a portrait session invest anywhere from $350 to $700 on their sessions. However, everyone’s needs are different so some spend a little more and some spend a little less. Clients who select our life style min session typically invest under $250
WHY CAN IT BE SO EXPENSIVE?
Quality, custom photography by a specially trained portrait artist is not for everyone, and takes an enormous amount of time and creative commitment. We are priced in order to continue the premier service we provide to our clients. For example, there are discount stores, department stores and boutiques. We are the “boutique” of photography studios and we come to you, so you don’t ever have to leave home. With fine art products and service that goes along with it.
WHEN DO I GET TO BRING EVERYTHING HOME?
Quality takes time, so please allow 4 weeks from your order date for completion of your order. Custom designed albums and orders with framing will take longer. But it’s worth the wait.