THE PRE-SITTING MEETING
A pre-meeting will be organised a few days before your photographic session. This will be a good opportunity for us to get to know each other. Together, we can discuss what type of portraits you may have in mind and take a look at some ideas to help you decide how your final product should look. It is always a good idea to put some thought into where you might want to hang your final portrait, as this may influence the way we shoot on the day. If you are hanging your image in a living space with a colour scheme, we might want to make sure that we colour coordinate the final print to “tone-in” with the surroundings.
Together, we can discuss what you may want to wear on the day of your shoot. It is wise to give this a great deal of thought and to perhaps consider bringing a few changes of outfit to create different looks.
Families with children usually find the pre-meeting particularly useful, as children can often be nervous and tt can make them feel more relaxed on the day of the shoot itself, as they will already be familiar with the surroundings and know that it will be a fun experience for them to enjoy. We will discuss what favourite toy they may bring with them on the day to use as a prop. When booking your photographic session, parents should always bear in mind what time of the day their children are likely to be at their best.
During this pre-sitting meeting please feel free to ask as many questions as you wish, as we want to make sure that everything is perfect for your photographic session.
THE PHOTO SESSION
Time will be taken to make you feel relaxed and comfortable. Your shoot will not be rushed. The studio and equipment will have been set-up in advance for your particular session style, whether that be family, fashion, couples or commercial. There will be plenty of time to change outfits to create different looks. During the session we will take as many pictures as we need to create that perfect image.
Children have short concentration spans, so as many breaks as necessary will be taken to make them feel relaxed. It is very important that children are happy and comfortable in order to be able to capture their true personality.
THE VIEWING AND ORDERING SESSION
In most people’s minds this is the most exciting session as you finally get to see your images and choose your favourites! Many people prefer to leave their children at home for this appointment, because it can be very time consuming and boring for them. At this stage, the best of the images will have had basic retouching applied. It is advisable to have a good look around your home before you come to the viewing session, in order to have a fair idea of what you are looking for in the final product. Time will be taken to discuss in depth all the different products that are available to you. It is also extremely important to bear in mind that the finish applied to your photograph is as important as the image itself. Options available to you include: framing; acrylic; canvas; etc.
Together, we will have created that “special masterpiece” or “stunning portfolio” for all to admire for years to come!