Begin with a Goal
We always start with the end in mind. What do you want to do with your images? Are you looking for a large family portrait for that entryway wall? Do you want a series of images for over the couch? Are you creating or adding to a family gallery wall? Maybe you want a special portrait highlighting your child’s personality for her bedroom wall? Or do you want a fabulous album telling the story of your children at this stage of life? Having an idea of the end product makes a big difference in the way we approach your session. We want to know what products interest you so we can photograph your family with them in mind. During your consultation we will discuss your goals and the products that might work best to meet those goals. We can’t wait to create something special for you!
When you schedule your session, we will also schedule a pre-session consultation with Emily. This can either be over the phone or here at the studio. We will discuss all of the details for your session, including your goal for the final products. We will talk about what is important to you so you will be thrilled with not only your portraits, but with the entire experience. We also want to know all about YOU – what do you love? what is the style of your home? where do you like to shop? And we want to know all about YOUR KIDS – what do they love? what are their personalities like? what makes them unique? This helps us to personalize your session and to make a connection with your children. We will discuss clothing choices, walk you through our plan for your session, and answer all of your questions. We will also review pricing and products – if you are here at the studio you can see samples of what we offer. We want the session to go as smoothly as possible and we want you to know exactly what to expect. Having a plan makes all of the difference. We are excited to chat with you!
Now it’s time to have FUN! Let us work with your children to capture their personalities. You can just sit back and enjoy the experience. Our goal is to make this an enjoyable process for everyone, so don’t be surprised when your kids have a great time!
The Ordering Appointment
Your ordering appointment will take place at the studio 1-2 weeks after your session. This is the best part of the entire process! You will view your images on a large screen, and Emily will walk you through making your selections. She will show you ideas based on the goals discussed in your consultation, and together you will design your final products. Our software allows you to view your portraits on your walls at actual size. Being able to see exactly what it will look like is invaluable in making decisions and ensures you get just the right image and size for your space. Since you will be placing your order at this appointment, please make sure all decision makers are present.
Ready for Pick up!
About 4 weeks after your ordering appointment, your portraits will be ready – we will be in touch to arrange a pick up time. Everything in our studio comes finished or framed and ready to hang so you can enjoy your artwork on your walls as soon as you take it home!