I believe that having your photographs taken doesn't just begin with the click of a shutter button and end with prints. The overarching experience is just as important. If you're having fun, I'm having fun. And everyone who sees those pictures? It'll be obvious we had an incredible time together. Those are the kinds of pictures you want to hang on the wall. And those are the kinds of experiences that have earned me long time, loyal customers.
THE PORTRAIT PROCESS
First, let’s talk about what you would like to do with your images. What final result are we looking for and how are we going to plan it? From what to wear, to how your portraits will be displayed, color design, location planning and overall look and feel of the session, the pre-consultation answers ALL of your questions and helps me get to know you and your family. Your session will be carefully planned and fully custom designed.
Sessions can be somewhat stressful. From hoping the little ones will behave, to agonizing over what to wear, and telling your partner that it won’t be “that bad,”. I’m going to change that. As a mom of 3, I’ve seen it all and can handle anything thrown at me. With proper planning and a solid goal, you will feel confident knowing exactly what is going to happen.
Shoots either take place in my cozy home studio in Rock Hill or at one of the local scenic spots in the area. In the studio we will work with controlled lighting and some of my custom designed props and set designs. We will create a sophisticated and classic look no matter what the weather is like. Outdoors we will take some amazing and unique photos, especially if the location is special to you. So carefully think about where you would like to have your session, or I can recommend a spot for you.
THE ORDER & DESIGN APPOINTMENT
The Viewing & Ordering Appointment is the time when you get to see all of your gorgeous images. We will look at your photos and take the time to design the right art piece for your home. This is the time when you will finalize your portrait order, so be sure to pick a time where both you and your partner can be present. I’ll help you look through the pictures and make final decisions on what will look best in your home. Some of the products I offer are one-of-a-kind. They are sure to get you excited about what lies ahead!
About 3-4 weeks later, your art piece will be ready for pick up. I’ll call or email you to let you know it’s here and make arrangements for you to take home the final result. And if you need help with installation, I will gladly provide someone who can help. Once those portraits are hanging, you can sit back and enjoy them EVERY DAY. For these are your precious babies —the ones who are growing too fast and who you will cherish to the end of your days.
That’s not the end! My clients often come to me year after year. As your babies grow and change, it will be time to update your portraits. So right from the start we will plan, knowing that more may come. And we will design around that! The next time you work with me, we will create art that coordinates with previous sessions, so you can build on to what we have already created for you in a way that works and delights you year after year.