I thought it might be nice to answer the question that some may have before scheduling a session with me. What is it like to work with me during a shoot? What is my process?
Once you book a session with me and submit the deposit, I will send you a link to my welcome page. From there, I will provide all sorts of information, such as what to wear, how to prepare, etc. I will also send you a print and digital file price list. There is a link to a short form located on the welcome page that helps me get to know you a bit before working with you. This is really helpful for me. If I’m working with a family, I can get the names of all the kids ahead of time and learn a little bit about your interests.
If the location chosen is new to me, I will often go to the location in advance or at the very least get to the shoot early so I can scout the location for the best possible spot. Lighting is an important factor in this process. I found that scoping the scene out ahead of time is really key and helps me feel better prepared and able to focus all of my energy on the shoot.
Before I arrive to the shoot, I plan out a shot list so I’m prepared when we I arrive. Usually I will direct you into a pose, and shoot the more formal version first. After getting the more formal shots, if it’s a family, I like to have them interact with each other. I like these poses the most because they look very natural. If I’m shooting senior high schoolers, I may have them involved in an activity, walking or doing something besides just looking at the camera.
I like to have some fun during the shoot, so I usually incorporate 1 or 2 different fun activities. For example, I will have my clients pretend they are in a photo booth and I will count and make them pose, giving them complete freedom to do whatever they want. This often loosens people up, which can help during the rest of the session.
Once I have completed editing all of the photos, I place them in an online gallery for you to go through and select the images you would like to order. I usually have this completed within 5 – 7 days.
If your interested in booking a session with me, fill out the form on my contact page.