Just like visiting your favorite boutique, your portrait session at Portraitions is custom designed for you. At our first meeting, I like to get to know you. You can ask any questions you may have, and talk about what you would like to get from your portrait session. There are so many options.
I can help you select which clothing will look best and suggest where the portraits might be created. I have also found that when your children meet me ahead of time, the portrait session goes really well, since we are already friends.
Scheduling Your Session
There are several kinds of sessions available, from a simple session to a half day luxury excursion. (Please see Session Options in the menu) Your session fee covers the time reserved for our planning appointment, your session, and your view and ordering appointment. I schedule only one session per day, so it is all about you and your family.
Morning sessions generally give us the best images. The children are rested and cooperative, the light is best, and after your session, you have the rest of the day to enjoy. Most families find a weekday is best, since Saturdays fill up with other events. Even the busy DC parents can go into work a bit later once in a while. Think of it as a dentist appointment, only more fun.
Once we have scheduled your date, we'll finish planning your portrait session. A few days beforehand, I will call you to go over the details of clothing and location, and offer last minute tips to help you make the most of the experience.
On the day of your session, we'll meet at the studio or selected location and get started. This will be a fun and special event, with both posed and playful candid images.
I realize that some people are camera shy. No worries. We'll take as much time as needed to get everyone relaxed and used to the camera.
Just tell the children (or any camera shy adults) we are there to have fun with 'Miss Katie', and leave the rest to me.
Your images will be ready to view and select within three business days. You may select your images at the studio, or I can come to your home with my amazing software and projector, and walk you through the selection process. There are lots of different choices, from classic prints for your desk, to art for the walls. I also create beautiful custom crafted portrait albums. All your choice, tailored to your needs.
I hand deliver your finished order, so you can be sure every professionally printed item is just right.