When you inquire to book we will send you a questionnaire to get to know you and craft a session to your tastes, wants, needs and desires. Once we receive that, we'll set up a time and date for your photo shoot and discuss locations. We carefully scout locations to fit your perfect shoot; they can be indoor, outdoor, on location, at your home or in our home studio.
Once we book your session you will receive a contract and an invoice for your deposit (which is due within 7 days of booking your session). You can pay us directly or through PayPal. We will also set up a coffee date, if you'd like to meet us ahead of time.
Now the fun planning stage begins. We will create a shoot for you, sharing ideas and styling suggestions. If you'd like hair and makeup provided for you, we will arrange that, as well (you are responsible for paying the stylist/MUA directly). If you are doing your own hair and makeup, you will want to be a little heavy-handed; makeup for photos is different than makeup in real life. We will also help you plan out your wardrobe. We do have some options on hand, but strongly suggest you provide your own.
Completely at a loss? Check out some of Amy's inspiration boards on Pinterest.
Before the big day we suggest you get a good night's rest. This is not the time to go out with friends the night before. Drink plenty of water, and make sure you have eaten. We will have additional water on hand throughout the shoot. We encourage you not to imbibe in cocktails before your shoot! We do suggest listening to music that makes you feel empowered and beautiful instead. We will also have a playlist on set, if you would like.
On the day of your session we will check in with you for any last minute questions or concerns. Shooting begins when you are ready and in your first outfit of choice. We will start simple and build up from there. We always provide an extra half hour for you to "warm up" to the idea of having a camera pointed out you. We'll meet at the first location and get started. Amy will be behind the camera giving additional instructions, while Jayson will be directing the shoot. You can stop at any time and take a break if it gets to be too much (modeling ain't easy). Your comfort is the most important thing on the set. Changing locations, provided they are not too far away from each other, will not be included in your overall session time. If we are on location, we will provide you with a safe and comfortable area to change. You can pay us directly on the day of your shoot, or we will invoice you for payment through PayPal after your shoot.
After your photo shoot we will provide you with one edited image the day of your shoot to share with your friends and family. Within a few days, you'll get your gallery of proofs (your balance must be paid in full before you received any proofs). After you make your selections and choose if you want any black and white images, we will carefully edit and retouch the photos you've chosen. You will receive all high-resolution images without any watermark via flash drive within two weeks of your shoot (unless it is a large project - you'll know this in advance). You are then free to print and share as you like. You are also always welcome to order your own prints in a variety of formats and mounts from us, if you'd like.
Questions? Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org