There is more to creating a family portrait than just calling a studio and making an appointment with the receptionist to go in have your picture taken. Sure it can be done with some portrait studios but, are you really going to get the family portrait that you want? Probably not. we want you to get your family portrait the way you envision it.
Creating a remarkable family portrait begins with an initial consultation at our studio. Whether you know exactly what you want family portrait to look like, you're looking to collaborate with a photographer for your special vision, or are completely unsure of what you want, it all begins with us sitting down and listening to you. By finding out about your lifestyle, the personalities of everyone to be photographed, and the style of images that you prefer, together we can develop a clear vision of what you want your portraits to look like.
We will discuss everything that goes into creating your family portrait, from the style of the images, to clothing, jewelry, props and location.
In addition, we also discuss the colors and
style of furniture that are in the room where you will be displaying your portraits. How are you planning to use the photography that we're creating for you? Are you thinking about creating a coffee table book, a personal album, a collection images for a wall grouping or are you thinking about creating a storyboard?
At the end of the consultation we'll schedule your Portrait Session and your Presentation appointment.
We require a non-refundable retainer at the time we schedule your Portrait Session. This holds the date that is reserved especially for you. (We will cheerfully reschedule if the weather is uncooperative or other circumstances require).
We suggest you schedule the session on a day when you are not overly busy. That way everyone will arrive for the session feeling refreshed and relaxed and looking their best. Your family's portrait is going to be very special!
The length of the session depends on the number of people involved, the complexity, and the location. We suggest you bring not
only the clothing you've selected for your portrait, but an alternate change of clothing as well. For more formal portraits, bring several selections of jewelry or accessories. If very young children are going to be photographed, don't forget to bring a toy, some books, or other fun entertainment for them.
Choosing just the right image is a fun experience and everyone loves our video presentations! Be sure that everyone who is a part of the decision making process will be at this presentation and is ready to make a decision. Determine ahead of time where you'd like to display your portrait and the dimensions of the space in which you 'ld like to hang it. That way we can help you determine the best size for your portrait. Also, don't forget the desk sets for your offices and gift sets for relatives.
If you wear glasses for either reading or distance, please bring them with you.