I want to offer you a genuine and enjoyable portrait experience. A great portrait captures a persona or the dynamics of relationships. For this reason, I love to offer lifestyle portraits where you interact with each other — not staring directly into the camera as much in a natural enviroment. We will do a few traditional poses as options along with individual portraits too.
FREE PHONE CONSULTATION
To capture authentic portraits, I want to know more about you too. What drives you and brings you joy? During your phone consultation we will discuss any ideas you have about for a lifestyle portrait session, possible locations, talk about who will be included in the session and the dynamics between their relationships, wardrobe color schemes, special events that might be celebrated, what your plans are for the pictures, what date and time you want to do the session.
BOOK A SESSION
Booking a session is easy! A 50% retainer is required to hold appointments that's payable through PayPal or Venmo, so your credit card information stays confidential. You are also welcome of drop off retainers at the studio too. I will email you an agreement for you to review and sign prior to the session, so we will have more time to shoot the day of your session. The balance will be due at the end of your session.
RETOUCHING THAT LOOKS NATURAL
If you would like to have any images retouched to improve the overall appearance, just email me the image number and describe what you want improved. For more advance retouching ask for an estimate. If someone in a group portrait needs to have their head swapped in for a more flattering expression, I can do that!
WHAT TO WEAR
When deciding on wardrobe you should choose a harmonious color scheme. The larger the group, the more colors you should add to the overall theme so everyone does not look too matching. Below are some color schemes based on seasons for inspiration.
During lifestyle sessions there is not a lot of time to change looks especially when shooting in a public outdoor location. By layering clothing it is easy to quickly change looks. For instance you can wear blazers, sports jackets or sweaters over collar shirts, t-shirts or blouses, and accessorize with scarfs, neckties, jewelry and hats.
Try to keep patterns to in minimum. If you want to wear patterns then choose ones that are appropriate for the season, such as wearing plaid in the fall and winter, and floral patterns in the spring and summer.
Below are a few safe patterns you can consider:
WHAT NOT TO WEAR
Pictures, text and logos do not enhance your portraits. Please do NOT wear them. You want your face to be the focus — not what you are wearing. It is best to stick with solid colors and you can add some personality with patterns.
Not to body shame anyone, but if you do NOT have muscular or slim arms, please do NOT wear a sleeveless shirt (a.k.a. tang top or wife beater). You can wear one under a jacket or sweater though! In fact, it is great when you can layer cloths!
BE A SATISFIED CLIENT
Amy is excellent, I highly recommend her for family portraits and holiday pics. She was so easy to work with for my family photo session - she found us the perfect location, was super sweet with the kids (and knew how to get them to smile and be natural!) and gave my hubby and I good direction so we looked great, too! She has a superb eye for lighting and did some gentle retouching, too. We loved the pics. Thanks Amy!
Amy is an incredible photographer. She has the sweetest personality and is fun to work with. We took professional photos today, and she gave me exactly what I wanted and then sum. If you're looking for a photographer to take care of your needs, look no further! Amy is my go-to for all my photography needs. Thank you so much for an amazing experience!
Amy is excellent and has an amazing creative eye. She photographed my husband and I for our engagement photos and my family with new baby for our holiday photos. Both experiences were great - her patience, professionalism, and creative vision gave us lasting memories and photos to cherish forever. We can't wait to book our next session with Amy!
2 Hours $450
Includes 4 retouched images. All flattering print resolution JPEGs to print and post to social media for non-commercial use.
Each additional retouched image $30+
READY TO BOOK A SESSION?
Call 818-391-0501 or email me