THE PORTRAIT PROCESS

The Pre-Consultation
The Shoot
The Ordering Session
Your Long-Term Plan

The Pre-Consultation

Let’s talk goals! What final result are we shooting for and how will we plan it? From what to wear, to how images will be displayed, color design, and look and feel of the session, the pre-consultation answers ALL your questions and helps us get to know your family. We will coordinate how we shoot the session with what the final outcome will be. Pre-consults can take place in-person or on the phone. Great portraits begin with a great relationship. Tell us about your home and your vision and we’ll add in our creativity to make it happen.

The Shoot

Shoots can be somewhat stressful for families. From wondering if the kids will behave, to agonizing over what to wear and convincing dad that it won’t be “that bad,” it may have been challenging for you in the past. Sessions with Carlos are anything but stressful. Fun-filled, happy and relaxed, Carlos doesn’t care about crazy kids! As a matter a fact, the crazier, the better! Their real personality (the one you love most) will come out. In Carlos’ 10+ years of experience with kids, he’s seen it all and can handle anything kids throw at him.

Shoots take place in our professionally designed, loft-style, studio in Porterdale. We work with controlled studio lighting and a plethora of simple props and set designs. The studio offers a stylish and relaxed environment where we create a look that is sophisticated no matter what the weather. We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and a commitment to each family’s relationship and the creation of unique art for their home.

The Ordering Session

The Ordering Session is the time when you get to see all the fruits of the session pay off. Your images are projected onto our high definition screen. This is the time when you will finalize your portrait order, so be sure all decision makers are present. We’ll help you sort through the images and make final decisions on what will look best with your decor. We’ll show you actual size and pair images together for a stunning album or wall gallery. Specializing in wall series and heirloom albums, some of the products we offer are one-of-a-kind. All of them are sure to get you excited about what lies ahead!

Your Long-Term Plan

Our families often come to us year after year. As your children grow and change, it will be time to update your portraits. So right from the start we plan, knowing that more may come. And we design around that! The next time you work with us, we’ll create art that coordinates with sessions past, so you can build on to what we’ve already created for you in a way that works and delights you year after year.