Creating magic, one step at a time
While it’s all about you and your child from start to finish, creating professional, legacy-quality photographs involves several key steps. Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect throughout the process:
Consultation – The phone consultation phase is arguably the most important step, as it sets the tone for everything else. Here, I’ll work closely with you to determine the best theme for your child, and one that brings out their true nature. Consultation length and detail depend on your chosen package.
Photoshoot – After you arrive, I’ll get to know your child, so that I won’t be viewed as some “scary” stranger with an even stranger device that makes lots of clicking noises. This helps us to create a sense of mutual trust with one another, and frees your child up to be themselves, while allowing the camera to capture their true essence.
Initially, you may find that your child is reluctant to have their picture taken, which is perfectly normal. In instances like these, I’ll work closely with you to get them in the mood by letting go of our “adult faces,” and getting down to their level.
During the photoshoot, I’ll be actively involved in bringing out the best in your child. I’m not a photographer that remains in one place. Instead, I’ll ask them questions, use the sensation of touch to connect with them, and will even tickle them every now and then, as long as they’re comfortable with it. The use of props tends to also take some of the pressure off your child, and can really add a level of personalization that’s difficult to capture otherwise.
Now, all that’s left to do is have some fun!
Post Production – During this phase, I’ll carefully choose up to images from your photoshoot, and will have a ton of fun editing them. It’s here that we’ll take your already great photos, and make them worthy of your legacy.
Printing – After your pictures have been edited, you’ll have a couple options as to how you’d like them to be printed:
Choose the images that you’d like to have printed, as well as the format, and I’ll handle the rest. Printing packages start at $200.
Alternately, some clients choose to purchase direct-printing rights, which are available at two price points: $150 for full printing rights on all edited images, or for only $50, when accompanied with any printing order of $200 or more. It’s important to note that these options include printing rights only, and do not include copyrights.
In addition to the above options, each client will also receive web-resolution digital version of each of their edited images. Feel free to spread the joy with family and friends all around the globe via email or social media.
Once it’s all said and done, your satisfaction is my number one goal. I know you’ll love your pictures, and that you’ll be back for more!