All Portrait Sessions are held at the photographer’s in-home studio, and by appointment ONLY.
When You Call or Email With Questions (Contact Here):
I believe that each person and every session is unique and special. When you initially call for information, I want to make sure I understand your exact needs, so I’ll ask a few questions to determine if I’m the best photographer for you. I’m going to want to know what you’re looking to achieve…are you going to want to do a glamour Eloquence Session or are you looking for more of a Personal Branding session? I’ll give you a general range of pricing, and then the next step is to schedule an in-studio pre-consultation appointment.
The pre-consultation is a very important step for every session. When you come into the studio, you’ll be able to see, first hand, the quality of professionalism, we’ll have a face-to-face discussion about your specific needs while we can sit relaxed with coffee or tea and some snacks. I’ll want to know about your particular personal style so I can start to formulate the kind of session and what products to take images for. We’ll also start to discuss the best outfits to bring. You’ll also be able to look at, and hold, the high quality products I offer so you can start to determine which products will fulfill your needs. Then, we’ll start looking at our calendars to determine what dates are best for your In-Home Styling consultation, your portrait session, and the In-person ordering session.
If you are interested in booking a session date at that time, a Creative Session Fee will be due at the time of booking your portrait session date. We accept payment via cash, check, M/C, Visa, American Express, and Discover. There is also a 7% Pennsylvania sales tax that is required on all purchases.
Creative Session Fees cover the time and travel for your In-Home Styling consultation, your portrait session, your Reveal & Ordering Session, all the professional editing and enhancement of your images, and production of the products you’re purchasing. Creative Fees are non-refundable and do not include products. You don’t have to try to remember everything we talked about in the pre-consultation, because after you see the products first hand, you can review the Products & Pricing Guide in the comfort of your own home and which will help you with more details.
In-Home Styling Session (for Eloquence):
When I realized that many clients were feeling very nervous about their portrait session because they were overwhelmed with “what should I wear?”, I wanted to do whatever was necessary to help you get excited and really look forward to coming to their session and not apprehensive. So, I started doing In-Home Style Consultations. I love coming to your home and helping you figure out 4-5 outfits you already have in your closet for 3-5 different styles to satisfy the looks we discussed at the Pre-Consultation discussion. Or we can discuss renting from Rent-A-Runway, or shopping for some items, or maybe you have friends you can borrow some pieces. We’ll concentrate on what looks best on you (fitted is better than loose), colors (solid is better than large prints), and pick out some accessories. Then, we’ll even photograph the outfits we put together so you will be able to remember what goes with what! Then, all you’ll need to do grab and go and come to the studio relaxed and excited to do your session!
Your Photo Session:
As soon as you arrive, we’ll make you feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible. You’ll have snacks and drinks available, and we’ll want to have your favorite music playing! You’ll work with our Makeup Artist for about 60-90 minutes, and then we’ll start shooting. The BEST part is that you don’t even need to worry about how to pose because I will be directing you through poses the entire time in order to create the best portrait possible of you and keeping in mind the products you told us you were interested in during the Pre-Consultation. During the Personal Branding Session, we will make sure your images addresses your needs. After your session, we’ll schedule your Reveal & Ordering Session date.
In-Person Review and Ordering Appointment:
The purpose of your Review & Ordering session is to see and choose to purchase the images, prints, wall art, albums, or whatever you’d let me know you wanted in our Consultation appointment. This session will be scheduled for 10-14 business days after your portrait session to allow for the production and enhancing of your session images.
My goal will be to create the most gorgeous images you’ve ever seen so that you will want to have them all! But, whatever you wish to buy is entirely up to you. Do not expect any high-pressure sales…I want the images to speak for themselves!
You will be presented with a slide show of the best 20-35 images on our 106” projection screen. I will be showing your images using a specially designed software called ProSelect to help you easily select your favorite images for your wall art, prints, albums, or social media websites. We will even construct a grouping of images that can be shown on your actual walls so you can determine the most appropriate sizes. But we will need some images of your walls, and that’s where a unique website comes in! Once we’ve set up your portrait session, I will invite you (with an ID and password) to go to SendMyRooms and you will be able to watch a very help video that shows you how to capture images of your walls, and how and where to upload them so we can use them in your Reveal & Ordering session. This will REALLY takes all of the guesswork out of seeing how the wall art can work with your own home decor! It’s really exciting!
We highly recommend that you take some time to review the Products & Pricing Guide prior to your portrait and ordering session. It will help you gather your ideas, start to get an idea of our products, help you define your budget, and help us know what products we will be designing ahead of time so we make sure we capture all of the necessary images.
This appointment is specifically for choosing and ordering your products. Payment will be requested in full at this time, or a payment plan can be set up with a 10% down payment. All decision makers must be in attendance. Requests for a second Reveal & Ordering session will require an additional $150 fee.
Our Payment Plan is 100% interest free, and with the following criteria:
No Online Sales Gallery:
We do not offer review or any sales of your images via an online gallery. We feel the best customer service is working with you in person during your review to help and guide you through the many decisions to make for your needs.
However, once you have completed your choices, and full payment had been received, we can upload the images that you have purchased to a special password protected online gallery where you, and family members, will be able to order more prints and some products from our professional lab at greatly reduced prices.
Receiving Your Purchases:
Depending on the complexity of your purchases (albums vs single prints), I ask that you please allow for 3-4 weeks for your purchases to be ready for pick up or delivery. You will be contacted as soon as the products are ready to be received.