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SESSION DAY PREPARATION & ORDERING INFORMATION

SESSION SUGGESTIONS

Please have babies and children (maybe even husbands) snack and nap before the photography session.  Feel free to bring their favorite toy or blanket, it might come in handy.  Don’t worry or stress if they act their age and not how you want them to.  The best pictures taken are those that are most natural.

PHOTOGRAPHIC ATTIRE

During a family session, the idea is to have a uniform look for a unified picture.  Not everyone has to wear the same clothes or color, but they should all coordinate.  Remember that the idea of the photograph is to allow your face to be the center of attention, not your clothing.

COLORS

Certain colors schemes need to be photographed under certain conditions or in certain locations. 

  • Colors recommended by Christy are blues, greens, tans and browns.
  • Earth tone colors are great for outdoor locations in the fall.
  • Bright colors look great with colorful backgrounds.  But bright colors can also take attention away from your beautiful face which should be the center of attention.
  • White can distract from your face.  Avoid white socks and white shoes.
  • Mix colors that blend naturally together

STYLES

  • Casual outfits are best for outdoor photos.  They will also help you feel more comfortable and relaxed.  Jeans are definitely acceptable.
  • Trendy clothing will date your photo.  It might be better to go with a classic, timeless look.
  • Sleeveless tops are not recommended.
  • PLEASE NO PATTERNS OR PRINTS, they will distract from your face.

HAIR & MAKEUP

  • If you plan on getting a new hair cut or style, please do it several days in advance so that you are comfortable with it.
  • If you wear glasses, please remove the lenses for the photo shoot, or make sure they are non-reflective lenses.
  • Girls – Make up should look natural and fresh
  • Guys – Shave or trim your facial hair
  • DON’T GET SUNBURNED BEFORE THE PHOTO SHOOT.
  • Wear a minimal amount of jewelry, to minimize glare and to avoid distractions.

 POST-SESSION ORDERING

  • A Proof Session WILL BE SCHEDULED for within two weeks of your Photo Session. 
  • Please return the Proof package, with your order 2 weeks after the Proof Session.
  • A 8.625% NV sales tax will be added to all Nevada orders.
  • Payment is due in full at time of order.  I do have a payment plan for orders over $500.  Please ask for more information if you are interested.
  • Final prints are typically completed 2-3 weeks from the time your order is placed.  Framed pieces are completed 4 weeks from the time your order is placed.  Please allow additional time for orders placed in November and December due to the holiday season.