Portrait photography is a skill that blends location scouting, finding the perfect lighting, and the intangible ability to capture beauty in the chaos and uniqueness of the subject in a way that is both lovely to look at and authentic to who you are. It can be headshots, branding photography, couples portraits, or family photography of your whole crazy clan. As a portrait photographer my job is to create images that tell stories and keep memories alive.
Your 60 minute portrait session will start with me explaining my expectations for you during the session - but don’t stress, they’re so easy anyone can do them! For large family groups you can expect more formal, posed photos with everyone looking at the camera. I do still try to capture some candid photos as time allows at every session but generally speaking the more intimate the group, the more intimate the final gallery of images. We will talk, laugh, and play and at the end you will receive a stunning gallery of carefully curated images.
INQUIRE ABOUT Your session
What can I say, I like to make things simple. Your portrait photography session includes an hour of on-location shooting time at the venue of your choice (I am happy to make recommendations!) and an online gallery with all of your fully edited, high-resolution digital files ready to download and enjoy. There are no watermarks, no limit to the number of images you will receive, and no surprise charges after the fact. Beautiful heirloom images and transparent pricing.
To book your portrait photography session you may inquire through my website, send me an email, or shoot me a text at 910.988.8839 to inquire about your date. If it is available I will have you sign a contract and I will send you a digital invoice to pay your session fee.
As good as I am with kids, pets, and husbands the weather is less susceptible to my charms… If inclement weather is threatening we will either reschedule your session or find a suitable indoor location. While my preference is always to shoot outdoors in natural light, I do have flashes if shooting indoors is required.
Generally I advise clients to coordinate, not match. Choose 2-3 colors and have everyone dress in an outfit that they feel comfortable in that matches the level of dressiness you have chosen. The goal is to make sure you all look like you “go” together while still showcasing your individual personalities. If you have questions you are welcome to text me photos and I will provide feedback and guidance.
This is a big worry for a lot of people, but I can tell you that I have never had a portrait session where the subjects were so uncooperative that we couldn’t get good images! (Even with multiple toddlers and dogs) The key is to keep looking at the camera and smiling and let me worry about the rest. It can be helpful to loosen your expectations - sometimes the best photos come from the candid moments when we aren’t trying so hard.
have more questions? send me an email.