It is always good to plan ahead (2-6 weeks in advance). Weekend appointments are limited and usually book up months in advance.
WHAT TO WEAR
When planning a portrait session, keep in mind the colors and style of the room where the photograph will be displayed. You can bring in colors that will coordinate with your decor. Safe colors (when going neutral) include white, cream & khaki.
For outdoor sessions neutral colors work well as well as warm tones; brown, dusty reds, sage green, etc. Whites are best for storytelling and the dreamy "glow" effects.
BACKGROUND & CLOTHING TONES WILL EFFECT PERCEPTION
Keep in mind that light clothing against a dark background will draw attention to the outline of the body (which in some cases is great for effect and "story-telling"). The same will result with dark clothing against a light background. We suggest to wear the same tones as background choice for close-up work, or to draw attention to the face.
Time charge for taking the pictures. Reserved sessions are paid in advance, otherwise are due on the day of the session.
Please call ahead to schedule a time to order with us, we will want to give you our undivided attention.
TIMELINE FOR POSTING IMAGES & ORDERS
Your images will be available to view online 4-5 business days after your session. We will send an email link to view your photos. Please allow 2-4 weeks for orders. Please allow one extra week for special orders, large orders or personalization.
DISPLAYING THE PORTRAIT (Recommendations)
All our wall portraits 11x14 and larger are coated with a spray (to protect from dust and
Almost anything you do to protect your portrait from the elements will help it last longer: Air, Light,
Dust and Moisture.
Keep your photo away from areas such as the bathroom, direct sunlight,
extreme hot/ cold, etc.
We do recommend glass with your frame as long as there is a spacer in the frame so the photo
does not touch the glass.
You do not have to use glass, but it will help preserve your photo. If you do use glass, canvas is
not necessary as you will not be able to see the texture.
Brush texture is a clear paint lacquer that protects photo from minor scratches while giving the
photograph's surface a "painted" look. We have samples available in our studio to view. The
brush texture looks best while combined with canvas, the two textures soften each other's
patterns. Canvas portraits are pressed photographs onto material, not ink prints.
The best examples of preservation can be found in museums.