Planning your portrait photo session: Questions and Answers
- What to wear?
This depends on the type of session. In most situations I suggest a classic and timeless style but fashion and bright colors are also great. It is important that there are no strong prints or logos on your clothes that could distract attention from your person.
For couples and families it is good to have some harmony between the outfits. But it should not be overdone. Wearing similar clothes (like once popular blue jeans + white blouse) can easily look artificial and standard, unless this is what you wear in daily life.
Accessories and props can help to accentuate one’s individuality. So think of hats, scarves, toys, music instruments, vintage items that are special to you…
We can discuss your clothing options in advance. I may further help you on this matter during the session (if it starts in your home). In most cases there is a possibility to try several outfits and this can be a lot of fun!
For beauty shoots, I can help with makeup at no extra charge. It is also possible to invite a makeup artist.
- How long does it take before I can see images?
I find it important that you receive the results of our session quickly. But it is also essential that I have enough time to do perfect editing for you! I try my best to get all images ready for viewing in two weeks from the session (unless agreed differently).
- How long in advance should I book?
I recommend booking a session at least a month in advance.
- I am not photogenic…
Does that mean you hardly have any good images of yourself? Or even that you have given up and avoid being photographed? This actually sounds like you urgently need a photographer who will finally give you time and attention! I love to prove the myths of “non-photogenic” wrong: that makes me extra happy and can give you a good feeling too, I am sure!
- Does the session fee include prints?
Yes, a medium-sized (20 x 30 cm) art print is already included in the session fee.
- Do your prices include VAT (BTW)?
Yes, the session fee and all other prices already include VAT, so there are no extra hidden costs for you.
- Can I have a payment plan?
I offer payment plans so that you one can enjoy a more extensive image collection without going out of one’s regular monthly budget.
- Do you include digital files in your packages?
Quality prints and albums is someting you expect for your artistic portraits and memorable reportages. Tangible works of art and not just more megabytes on your PC. I control the whole production process and ensure your images are presented in a perfect way.
Several digital images for social sharing are included in the session fee, more can be obtained as part of various collections. Print resolution files are also available for purchase: separately or as a part of various collections.
- Do you offer gift certificates?
Yes, I also offer gift certificates! Please contact me for more details.