This is a chance for us to get to know each other to make sure we're a perfect match. What are you passionate about? What's your vision? Your dreams? Aspirations? I LOVE learning about people.
We'll talk about your ideas for your session. For example, locations, vibe, outfit ideas, hair and makeup ideas, maybe including your hobby, a pet, etc. We will also go over dates, take a look at artwork and collections. This helps me design your session, not only for you but artwork to be displayed in your home.
Wearing the right clothing and having the perfect accessories is extremely important and can make or break your images. Even though an outfit may look great in person, does not mean it will necessarily photograph well.
I will create a customized What to Wear Guide based on your style, budget, and overall vibe. Free People has awesome boho dresses. American Eagle has great every day stuff. So does TJ Maxx, Forever 21, and Charlotte Russe. Oh! and don't forget about thrift shops! You want to be unique and not wear what your friends wear...I highly encourage you to look for local boutiques. They will def have unique pieces. Plus, you'll be helping out our local ppl.
Once your outfits are selected, send me pics of you in each outfit. This will help me style your session based on where we go. Matching outfits with locations is super important. If one doesn't match the other, the whole look will be off. We will incorporate as many outfits as possible (depending on fast you change :D). I suggest putting each outfit on a hanger and pinning your accessories to the outfit. Nice and organized! PLEASE remember to iron everything.
Lindsay is your hair and makeup artist. She and I have worked together for a few years now. She also does my hair. Any crazy color I choose, she gets it! The BE SEEN EXPERIENCE and The IMAGE Session both include ON LOCATION hair and makeup. Yup, Lindsay will be with you for your ENTIRE session. You may have up to three looks (depending on the session chosen). She will also do touch-ups between shots. Lindsay will take perfect care of you. Prior to your session, you, Lindsay, and I will collaborate the best look for your session via sharing inspiration on Messenger. We ALL want you to look like a super model, but, still look like yourself.
This is THE day! Don't be nervous...IK, easier said than done, right?! I have a few tricks to help you relax and get into your groove. You may feel weird bc of some of the stuff I ask you to do, but, I swear I will only allow you to look gorgeous!
Lindsay and I will go to you for your hair and makeup. I will start photographing you getting ready. My style of shooting is organic/natural. IK what look you're going for (lifestyle, natural, not posed). Sara, my assistant, has your back as well. She also has mine. Lord knows I need babysat while we shoot. I get so into what we're doing, I need someone to keep track of my equipment. Sara also shoots your BTS shots and videos, pullbacks (i.e. me photographing you, the locations, etc). These are all part of your experience. You and your momma will be tagged on Insta (and fb) as part of your session. I encourage you to share with your friends to tell your story.
As far as changing....you can change in your vehicle (or mine)or in a restroom (if available). Most vehicles have the back windows tinted so you should be fine 🙂 Once you change, Lindsay will be ready for your next look. Oh, and a note on your hair and makeup (which we will go over during the planning stage) but just wanted to include here too....start with a natural look and hair down. If you're wanting to have your hair straight, that would be your first look. Lindsay will build from there. I will have examples of natural vs glam makeup. Your look(s) are all you. Remember, she will ALWAYS make sure you look like you the entire time.
About a week after your session, we will get together for your Reveal! This is where you guys will see your images for the first time! You will NOT be left with an on-line gallery to figure this all out. That would be totally unfair to you, plus, no one's got time for that. This way makes everything easier, faster, and fun. After you've seen your images for the first time, we will go thru each image and pic favs. Your favs will not be the same as your parent(s) and that's totally ok and normal. This is why albums are the most popular. Remember, every image in your album includes the digital to share on social media.
I will bring all artwork samples for you and your parent(s) to see and touch again. This helps make the decision process a lot easier. I'll have different sizes of canvases and metals (they are pretty badass) so you can see what would look best on your walls. I never ever try and push you into something you don't want. You have already agreed to the minimum purchase so I am here to help you.
Reminder: ALL decision makers MUST attend The Reveal & Ordering Session because this is when your order is placed.
Depending on the artwork purchased, it'll take about three-ish weeks for everything to be delivered to me. I'll make sure everything is perfect, then deliver your artwork to you. If you've selected an album, I will send a proof of what I've designed. You and your parent(s) will have a certain number of changes allowed. Once you've signed off, the order will be placed.
**BTW, I do offer payment plans, just ask.