We know that choosing your photographer is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the decisions that will be need to be made in planning a portrait session. I like to think though that once you have chosen me, that the hardest decision is over with. Because now you have someone there to help you every step of the way. My Deluxe Experience is a truly custom process from beginning to end. It is perfect for those who want and demand a high level of service and quality.
When you call me to inquire about a session you will always hear this question:
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO DISPLAY YOUR IMAGES?
Why do I ask this? Because I can't plan a great session for you unless I know what you want in the end. And how do I do that? With Four simple steps that guide you the entire way. These steps guarantee that you end up with exactly with what you desire when we are done. The Consultation, Session, Selection Appointment and Delivery are the four steps.
THE CONSULTATION: Great portrait sessions do not happen by accident. They need to be thought out and well planned. At the consultation we find out what your goals are for the session. What images are most important to you, what time of year and what look you would like for your portraits. Then we will move onto what you want to do with your images.
Most people ask about digital images when they inquire. But we have found that a majority of my clients don't do anything with those images past sharing them on social media. Your family is beautiful, awesome and deserve to be admired in your home. They are your greatest joy and masterpiece. Their images shouldn't be hidden on a hard drive or USB drive in the back of a drawer.
During our consultation process we break down exactly how you want to display the images of your biggest loves. Is it Custom Wall Art, a Beautiful Album, A folio box or framed prints. The options are as varied and unique as you are.
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THE SESSION: At the session we put all our planning into action and create beautiful images of your family.
Newborn sessions take place in my Vienna, VA studio located within 2 miles of the Whiele Avenue Metro Station.
Family sessions take place at a location of your choosing. The session will be relaxed and fun. There might be some candy involved too. I will work quickly and carefully making sure that we capture all the images you want.
THE SELECTION AND ORDERING APPOINTMENT: This is the fun part! This is where you get to see exactly what we planned come to life. Images will displayed on my 70 inch TV larger than life in beautiful color. We will sit and view your images, review display options, design albums, talk about cards or announcements and bring your plan to life. This is where we design the one of a kind, custom items that you will display in your home and enjoy for years. Be sure to bring anyone who has any input on this part of the process, especially that reluctant spouse. They probably want to have a say in the images you display in your home.
DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION: Approximately 4 weeks after your Selection and Ordering Appointment I will set up a time with you to deliver your portraits. I can deliver them at a time and location that is convenient for you. (I have met many people at their place of employment because that is just sometimes easier) And don't worry, if you need help with installation, I can help with that as well.
WHAT'S NEXT: It is my hope that when we are done with this session that you will see the value of planning and developing a long term strategy for your family's photographic legacy. We are hear to help you make sure that the images you have of your family are as awesome and unique as they are.
PRICING: The Session retainer for The Deluxe Experience is $300 to book. All products are purchased from an a la carte menu presented at the consultation. My average client spends $2,000 or more on their portrait session experience. Click "Contact Us" at the top of the page on to inquire.
Not quite ready for The Deluxe Experience?
Then our Petite Experience might better fit your needs.