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What to expect from your custom portrait experience

Unlike going to a mall studio, custom portraiture is a collaboration between you and I.  We stylize each session to match your vision and give you timeless art for your home and family.  The experience can be broken down into three area: Before the session, the session itself, and what happens after the session has been completed.  Here’s what to expect.

Before the Session

before_sessionEvery session begins with a planning consultation to design your unique portrait experience.  We will discuss location, style, clothing, and plan for your custom finished artwork.  I like to shoot with a purpose.  Maybe we are shooting to create wall art for your home, or perhaps we’re creating the perfect picture to include in this year’s holiday card.  The planning consultation allows us the time to discuss your ideas.  The consultation can be either over the phone or here in the studio.

The Session

sessionSessions can take place in our Flemington, NJ studio, on-location, or at your home.  Especially with children, I like to begin each session with the more traditional portrait poses and then move on to the creative and candid moments.  This allows us to capture both timeless portraits and the individual personalities of your children.  Unlike large chain studios, my goal is to give you a portrait experience like nothing you have had before.  In studio sessions include multiple background options and “sets.”  For on location sessions, we will make use of whatever scenery the location provides…we can always supplement with props too!

The typical family session lasts anywhere from 1-2 hours.  Newborn sessions can last anywhere from 1-4 hours.  This time…you’re going to have fun!

After the Session

after_sessionYour edited images will be uploaded to a private gallery for ordering about 2 weeks after your session.  If you chose, you have the option to come back to the studio for a presentation session.  Beginning with a slideshow of all the retouched images, your family memories will be displayed on a large format screen in true-to-life color!  We can even show you what the artwork will look like on your own walls!  Then we will step through the images from your session and put together a collection of artwork that you will be proud to display in your home.   Feel free to bring mom, dad, grandma or whoever you chose.  I will have refreshments available for all!

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