With your shoot and order session coming up, we want to make sure you are fully prepared and ready to get some amazing photos! Please make sure that everyone who is involved in the shoot and order session reads through all the information on this page. We look forward to capturing some beautiful engagement photographs for you both!
We know clothing can be very stressful to pick out. We suggest that you pick clothing in the same color family, but that best represents your personalities. That way you both keep your individuality and with the complimenting colors, the pictures will look harmonious and coordinated. Do not go for any colors that are too bold or bright, as these may become distracting. Muted, coordinated colors work the best. Make sure to keep the decor of your home in mind as well when picking out your outfits. You won’t want your clothing color to completely clash with your decor when the pictures are hanging on your walls. To see some color schemes that work well together, you can follow the link below to view a Pinterest board with clothing suggestions. This board was created for family photo shoots, but the same concepts will apply to your engagement session! Pinterest Outfit Suggestions It is strongly suggested not to get haircuts right before the photo shoot. A lot of haircuts take a few days to grow into.
Since we are a small business and we do photo shoots at specific times of the day when the light is best, we only take a limited number of clients every week. Because of that, it is very important that you stick to your scheduled appointment for both the photo shoot and the ordering session. Once these appointments are booked, they are blocked off on our calendar and not available to anyone else.
We recommend determining your drive time in advance and planning for rush hour traffic or construction traffic so you will not be late. We often have sessions/meetings back to back so if you are late for your session, it could just cut your session time short.
Now I know everyone always wants to know what will happen if the weather is bad. If it is, WE make that decision on the day of your shoot and contact you to reschedule. We only reschedule if there is extremely high wind or steady rain. If you see some clouds in the sky, don’t freak out. We definitely don’t need a bright and sunny day to get amazing photos. Some of our best photo shoots have been on days where the weather was “bad” in our client’s eyes, but it was still great for photographing! Our goal is to get you great photos and if we do not think we can do that, then we do not want to do the shoot either. We know what conditions work and do not work, so you’ll have nothing to worry about! Your understanding and promptness is greatly appreciated!
The Order Session
The order session will take approximately 1 to 1.5 hours and all purchasing decisions will be made at this appointment. This appointment is the only time you will be able to view your photos and order any products. Please make sure that anyone who is involved in the financial decision making is present as all orders will be finalized and printed immediately following the appointment. All items ordered at the ordering session are discounted by 20%. If you decide to order any additional items after the session or you do not pay for the items at the session, that discount will not apply. We ask that you please do not bring young children to the ordering appointment. Thank you! Before we have you come for your order session, a very important piece to our process is for you to send us some photos of your walls at home. By doing this, we will be able to show you what your pictures will look like hanging on your very own walls! The video below will show you how to send us those photos. Please take a minute to watch this for step by step instructions:
Once you’ve finished watching the video, you can follow the link below for more information about the products that we offer: Product/Pricing Guide. I know that everyone wants to know how much they will spend. Unfortunately, the amount that you might spend is impossible to predict as everything we do is custom to you so it will depend on your families wants and needs. Orders have ranged anywhere from $500-$5000 with most people spending at least $1300. We suggest looking through the online product/price guide to get a feel for what you like. Don’t worry about trying to figure out exactly what you want because most likely, it will change once you arrive and see your photos. We will walk you through the entire process and help provide you guidance and suggestions based on your needs and interests! We’ll see you soon for your photo shoot, we look forward to working with you!