I truly believe from the bottom of my heart that every woman is beautiful. Congratulations on taking that step to have images taken of yourself!! It is so important that you exist in portraits and I promise to take good care of you and allow you to shine.
I have been doing this for over 25 years. So I know how to pose you to make you look your best. I will help guide you through posing and expressions. I know how to edit to make you look your best natural self. We will pamper you with a fun make over that will make you look like the best version of yourself so you can concentrate on just enjoying yourself.
It is very important that you take a few moments and go through this information. I have created it because it is important to a good and successful session.
WHAT TO EXPECT
BEFORE YOUR SESSION
As you begin to plan for your day and what you will wear, please refer to the what to wear and what not to wear portion of this guide. It is extremely important to wear the right clothing to help make sure your portraits are timeless and beautiful.
YOUR CLOTHING CHOICES WILL MAKE OR BREAK YOUR PHOTOS
Make sure all haircuts or color is done a week or two before your session to give it time to grow out a bit & settle in.
If you are planning on being in the sun and getting color. Be sure to watch for burns and tan lines. Fixing tan lines in photoshop is an extra fee. A little bit of color is great, but too tan might not look good in photos.
Make SURE all of your clothes are pressed and on hangers (and not bunched up in a bag). Wrinkles will show and will not look good. Put all coordinating accessories in a baggie and hang on hanger with each outfit.
It is important to have the right under-thingys for your outfits. So try them each on and have everything ready. Make sure you like how you look in each outfit from different angles.
Feel free to go through my galleries and screenshot some of your favorite poses. While I will be shooting with my photographic style... it is often helpful to see what you like. You can also email or text those images to me before your session (info on contact page).
Please use lip balm generously a week before the session to avoid chapped lips.
Get a good night sleep before the session so you will look rested.
DURING YOUR SESSION
We will meet at the scheduled location at the scheduled time and take a few minutes to go over your clothing choices and answer any questions you may have.
The HMUA will chat with you to get an idea of the make up & hair style look you want. You can then settle in for some real pampering!
Please do not come in one of your outfits. A button down shirt and comfy bottoms are best for your time in the make up chair.
Once we start shooting, I will help guide you through the entire session... no need to worry about what you are supposed to be doing. I don't expect you to know how to pose or what to do. I just want you to relax and enjoy your session. Since this session is for you... I want you to feel free to bring up any ideas you may have.
AFTER YOUR SESSION
Now you can relax...you DID it! The hard part is over!
We will make a portrait viewing appointment a week or two after your session for you to come back in and view your images in a beautiful slide show presentation. You will choose your favorite image which I will edit, print and mat for you.
You will have the opportunity to order any additional images if you love them. As a thank you, I will allow you to take 20% off all of my products and prices the day of your review.
If you do place any order over $800, I will create a private online gallery for you to share with your family and friends. I will also gift you a FREE web sized file of every image in your order.
There is no obligation or pressure to order.
CHECK OUT THESE LINKS FOR PREPARING FOR YOUR DAY...
Good question and I don't have a good answer... there are a lot of variables that will be a factor such as hair & make up, changing outfits and set ups. I don't work sessions by time, but by capturing the images we need. But I would suggest you allow about 3 hours for the appointment.
DO YOU OFFER DIGITAL IMAGES?
Yes. I have different options for digitals. Your special FAB50 session includes one 5x7 matted print and digital file of your choice. I also offer FREE watermarked web sized file should you place any order over $800. I also have options for large digital files and collections with print rights.
CAN I SHARE PHOTOS ON INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK?
Yes! I LOVE that you share your images!! I believe in this campaign that we are valid and beautiful after 50 and would love to spread the word.
CAN I BRING ANYONE TO THE SESSION?
This is YOUR day. I want the focus to be on you and would much rather you come alone. I do have add ons if you want to have a husband, mom or child in some images or make it a friends day. But if these are just for you, please come by yourself.
I MIGHT FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF A CAMERA.
I realize this is not a question, but usually a big concern with clients doing sessions like these. I want you to relax in knowing that I have over 20 years experience in photographing women and posing to make you look your best. Know that I will guide you in posing throughout the session so you won't feel like you have to know what to do.
CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE GALLERY EXIBIT...
Once I have completed all 50 sessions, I will set up a wonderful gallery exhibit showcasing all 50 women and their stories. You will receive a complimentary ticket to the opening celebration! I won't have details until I know a date and find the perfect location.