What to Expect with Your Portrait Session:
BEFORE YOUR SESSION
Once I have received your session fee and signed contract, I will schedule your session and we can get to work! What do you want to wear? Where do you want to shoot? Do you want to invite Grandma and Grandpa along, or maybe you can't imagine life without Fido? Where do you imagine displaying your portraits in your home? There's a lot to decide, and I'm here to help. We can chat on the phone or get together for coffee to discuss your session. Feel free to send me photos you love, or even a link to your Pinterest board. I will not recreate another photographer's art, but it does give me an idea of what you are looking for. Filling out the questionnaire is a great place to start!
DURING YOUR SESSION
I want you to feel at ease and enjoy yourself during your session. I prefer to keep things fun and relaxed and let you set the pace. Sessions run one hour and are held on-location in the Albuquerque Area. Your session will start about an hour before sunset, with consideration given to nap and bed-time. I include a mix of both candid and posed shots. Little kids will usually have more candid shots, while families have more posed.
Bring along water and snacks if you need them, especially for little children. Small kids and babies usually need a few breaks and can take a while to warm up. That is okay! I'll win them over. Favorite toys and lovies are always welcome - they can make a toddler feel more secure and I love capturing them with their best friends.
Please do not bring anyone along to the session that is not being photographed.
AFTER THE SESSION
About 2-3 weeks after your session, we'll get together for your ordering session with 20 of the best images presented to you as proofs. I hand edit each selected photograph so what you see is the final image. How long this takes depends on the time of the year - during the crazy fall months things always take a bit longer.
During your ordering session we can take our time and snack while you pick out your favorite images. I'll be there to help you place your order and design your fine art products to match your style and taste.
Any discounts on products are only available during your ordering session, so please be sure that all persons involved in purchasing are available at this time. Your final portrait order will be delivered approximately two weeks after your order is placed. Custom products and specialty items may take up to 4-6 weeks.