Booking a Session
The first step is to contact me via email, facebook or call me to book your session. Typically how this works is, we will agree upon a date and time that works for both of us and with Nome weather so unpredictably, I will call you the morning/afternoon of to confirm or reschedule. I am a full-time working mother with a family, so being available around my schedule is how we make this work 🙂 Right now, I don’t require a deposit to book a session. I have had clients cancel last minute or run late for a photo shoot and this is unacceptable. I make arrangements for childcare and book other clients so being on time for a session is very important. Another reason being on time for sessions is because of the loss of sun light during certain times of the year. I also realize that I am not the perfect photographer for everyone so I encourage people to consider other photographers. I want the client to get what they pay for.
I try to shoot outdoors as much as possible. I currently don’t have an inside studio or a lighting set up. So outdoors works best. Capturing images outdoors also makes for a unique photo with plenty of texture and depth of field. I always try to shoot in different locations so every client has an individual touch to each photo. I particularly like photographing on or near grungy equipment and of course in the great outdoors 🙂
It is important to understand that clothing choices are a very important part of preparing for your session. Layering clothing that has any kind of texture will provide the most interest and depth to your images. Look for complimentary colors and try to choose clothing (if more than one person) that will compliment the other people in the photograph. and accessories (ladies) are crucial to completing your look. Try to stay away from and large logos and graphics. Usually in the fall time I suggest a long or quart sleeve shirt or sweater. Hats and scarves and bright colors are great too!
What to Bring
Ladies, make sure and bring lip gloss! Lip gloss is a must when it comes to portraits. You might want to bring a brush or comb. And bring a couple of different options for jewelry and perhaps a hair tie or clip. I like to have different looks for different locations and poses. Men, bring a “willing” attitude 🙂
The simple most important thing for a photo shoot is YOU. Be your self. Be original. I know how hard it is to be the one in front of the camera and believe me, for some people it’s anything but easy. You might find me telling you, “just act like you are in a movie being filmed” 🙂