First, we have a creative consultation for your session. There is no charge for this initial meeting. I can come to your home if you like, as an in-home consultation is the best way to determine what art needs to be created for your space. You can also come to my home studio.
Second, we’ll discuss your vision and then brainstorm -on session location (studio, home, outdoor, even a family ranch or beach home), wardrobe and lighting. I will want to gain an understanding of the people to be photographed, including the age of any children and the dynamics of the relationships for group photos.
Third, I will guide you through the many artistic choices offered (such as painting and oils, canvas, watercolor, Black & White, Gallery prints) and the process will evolve into the art that will hang in your home for years to come. We’ll take all of your distinctive needs into account, discuss your investment level and chose the options to meet your goal.
The fourth step is the hardest—gathering everyone’s calendar and carving out a time to schedule the session and the purchasing appointment. Your session fee will be paid at this time.
The day of the session, I’ll have everything set and ready for you. I promise to work quickly and efficiently to maximize our smile time with any children involved in the shoot.
At the purchasing appointment, we’ll meet and review the images and products that were previously selected and place your order. Depending on the products ordered, the completion timeline may vary from 3 weeks to 3 months. Each portrait is professionally retouched, printed and finished. I’ll also schedule home or work installation for large artwork or studio pick-up.