Here are the answers to some common questions I get about portraits…
Where is the best place to have our portrait taken?
Pick a location that is represenative of your personality. Living in western Washington we are so lucky to have so many beautiful and varied locations for photography. Here are a couple of local suggestions: Fay Bainbridge Park, Hawley Cove, Public Farm land, Battlepoint Park, The Seattle Ferry, Winslow or Lytle Beach. I also encourage you to come up with fun and different ways to have your portraits taken including renting a rowboat or making a picnic. Portraits may also take place at a private home.
What time should we start?
I start almost all of my sessions approximately an hour or two prior to sunset for the best lighting. Expect for the shoot to last approximately an hour.
What should we wear?
I recomend wearing solid colors or simple prints and to avoid wearing anything too trendy. For family groups, I would advice staying away from wearing matching outfits, but instead pick a color theme and incorporate that into different types of clothes.
What happens if it rains on my reserved date?
Living in the Pacific Northwest we know that bad weather can sometimes prohibit a portrait session from taking place. In most cases I will contact you by phone on the day of the session to confirm our appointment. If the weather does not look like it will cooperate, we can move the session to a different day.
How long is the turnaround time?
After the portrait is complete, I will edit all of the photographs creating a mixture of color and black and white photographs. In one to two weeks, these will then be placed in an online gallery for viewing and purchase. Prints normally take another 5-10 days to arrive after ordering.
Can I purchase the digital photographs?
Yes, in addition to professional prints and enlargements you also have the option to purchase digital images available for download. I also offer canvas gallery wraps and albums. Low resolution photographs for websites are complimentary and available on request.