Step 1 — Consultaion and Booking
The consultation and booking phase. As stated previously, my goal for your beauty portrait session is to make you look and feel gorgeous by the time we are done. To accomplish this I need to hear from you. What are your goals for the session? Do you have any physical features you struggle with? What colors look best on you? Is there a certain type of outfit you feel is more flatering on you? This information sharing allows us to plan a session that not only helps us personalize it just for you, but greatly helps to ensure that we accomplish the goal of making you feel beautiful.
Step 2 — The Planning Phase
After the consultation and booking I will create a list of items that need to be completed for the completion of the session. For instance we may determine that you need to purchase wardrobe items and other props (flowers, candles, champagne, etc.), and I will need to book the hair and makeup artist (HMUA) or maybe find a location. This is all part of what makes your session personalized to your particular vision.
Step 3 — The Session
On the day of the beauty portrait session plan to arrive on time as you will immediately start with your hair and makeup artist (HMUA). This process can take up to an hour or a little longer, and these trusted professionals have schedules to keep. Once the makeup is done and wardrobe is completed your fully guided photography session will begin. If we are working in the studio you will have the opportunity to see your photos as we work. This not only boosts your confidence, but can help you see what I’m seeing and help you understand my pose instructions better. Once we are done, you can take a brief break while I get setup to review all your photos from the day. Here you will get an opportunity to pick the photos you want and order prints, albums, or other items.
Location sessions provide for slightly different challenges and therefore you will have to meet with the HMUA prior to the session and afterward meet me at the location. Often for an extra fee the HMUA will meet us on location, but this is not always possible. Also a separate appointment will be made for viewing the photos as that is not really possible on location.
Step 4 — Post Production
After your beauty portrait session I get to work on the post production process. This includes editing the photos you selected, preparing the gallery with a digital copy of the items you ordered, ordering the physical items from my professional lab, which is calibrated to ensure my prints look the way they are supposed to. Once everything is ready I will either hand deliver them or ship them to your home.