Print & Design Process

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How Does My Session Work?

we start with your printing goals. Before I take one photo I need to plan how you want to display them in your home. Creating a plan and taking photos with that plan in mind results in a session that makes magic. The portrait process takes place with several different appointments. The pre-consultation, the session, the preview/ordering appointment and the delivery. I have found by dedicating an hour to each part I actually save you weeks of time.

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Your Design Process

The Pre-Consultation

The Session

The Viewing/Ordering Appointment

Delivery

Your Long-Term Plan


The Pre-Session Consultation

Let’s Talk Goals! What final result are we shooting for and how will we plan it? From what to wear, to how images will be displayed, color design, location planning and look and feel of the session, the pre-consultation answers ALL your questions and helps me get to know your family. I will coordinate how we shoot the session with what the final outcome will be. Your shoot is NOT happenstance. It is carefully planned and fully designed. Pre-consults can take place in-person or on the phone.

Great portraits begin with a great relationship. Tell us about your home and your vision and I'll add in my creativity to make it happen.


Session Experience

Go to my FAQ Page for details about your family, newborn, or maternity session. I can promise you I put a lot of time in customizing and planning your session for a fun-filled and relaxed experience. I pride myself on exceptional customer service, a commitment to a lasting relationship with your family, and the creation of unique art for your home.


The Viewing/Ordering Appointment

Now we get to the real fun stuff! The Viewing & Ordering Appointment is the time when you get to see all the fruits of the session pay off. You’ll view your photos in an online gallery and take the time to design the right art pieces for your home. This is the time when you will finalize your portrait order, so be sure to pick a time where both mom and dad can be there. I’ll help you sort through the images and make final decisions on what will look best with your decor. I’ll show you actual size and pair images together for  a stunning album or wall gallery. I can add textures and design elements, or just let the portraits shine on their own. You will be able to see and feel the print products before ordering as well.


Delivery & Installation

about 1 month later, your art pieces will be ready for pick up. I’ll call or email you to let you know it’s here and make arrangements for you to take home the final result. I provide paper hanging templates to easily hang your wall galleries. And once those portraits are hanging, you can sit back and enjoy them EVERY DAY.


The Long-Term Plan

And that’s not the end! My families often come to me year after year. As your children grow and change, it will be time to update your portraits. So right from the start I plan, knowing that more may come. And I design around that! The next time you work with me, I’ll create art that coordinates with sessions past, so you can build on to what I’ve already created for you in a way that works and delights you year after year.