So you are ready for a portrait session and you are wondering what to expect. I hope this section will answer most of your questions but you are always welcome to call or email us for more details. We are dedicated to exceptional customer service and the highest quality photography. Your family is important to us and creating great photographic art is a collaboration between the client and the photographer. Communication is key! We will dedicate time to creating a unique photographic experience that is fun and stress free. We work with you every step of the way with helpful hints and creative ideas.
This is a crucial appointment for a successful portrait session. During this appointment I get to know more about you, your style and vision for your portraits and you will get to know me and the products that I offer. We will collaborate on ideas, talk about clothing, locations, props, days and times. We do both in studio and on location sessions. You will be given a product price list. We believe no two people or families are the same which is why we put time and effort in to creating a session specifically for you. The consultation generally takes about an hour. At that time if you are ready to book your custom portrait session your creative fee will be required to reserve your day and time.
You have had your consultation appointment and we have probably talked several times and everything is in place and its time to have fun! Planning and preparation make for a stress free photo session. Enjoy it! Whether your session is in studio or on location plan to arrive on time. If someone gets sick please contact us prior to the session to reschedule...we understand and no one looks their best if they are not feeling well. We will not charge you extra for the first reschedule. A typical family session is one hour but you will have the option to extend the session for an additional fee (senior sessions have their own time frames as stated on the senior pricing guide). No photography other than that taken by Lifesong Photography is allowed during the session or any time in studio without permission. If you would like to take a "behind the scenes selfie" just ask. Honestly we are pretty easy to work with!
Your images will be ready for viewing between one and two weeks after your portrait session. It is extremely important that everyone who is involved in the decision making/purchacing of images attends the ordering session. If your session includes multiple families we can do more than one ordering session for separate orders. We will help you pick out products that will fit in your home and in your budget. We offer payment plans if needed. Depending on your order expect delivery within 3-6 weeks. Custom books and image boxes take a little longer than prints.
If you order a custom book, you may be required to come in for a book approval appointment. If you order custom matted and framed artwork we have some frame samples in studio but we can also bring custom mattes and frame samples to your home once your print comes in to see exactly what it will look like in your home. We want you to love everything you receive from us.
NO CELL PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY
No cell phone photography is allowed in the studio. I realize I have lots of cute props and it is very tempting to want to photograph your child but you are paying me for my expertise. I love behind the scenes photos to post on social media so if you want to take a selfie just ask!
We do not sell full sized digital for portrait sessions. We do give free web sized digital images of everything you purchase. We will even create a custom slide show of your favorite images set to music for you to keep and share! I am creating custom photographic art for your home and I want it to be color correct, UV protected and of heirloom quality so that you can love it for years. (High res digital images are provided for headshots, event and website photography.)
100% SATISFACTION GUARENTEED
If you are not happy with any of the products you purchase we will make it right! We work hard to have the best customer service and best products. Your happiness is our number one goal.