My Style: LET'S HAVE SOME FUN!! Our session should not be work (we all have enough of that, right)...it's fun, it's exciting, it's all about celebrating you! I try and just go with the flow and my preferred style is not to pose my clients too much. It just looks too staged and like a Mall type portrait session...not me at all and probably not why you have decided to invest in my artistic skills. I like to find something fun you can engage in and then capture the emotions of you just being you in a cool and comfortable location.
Locations: I have a great list of locations for Richmond, Newport News, Hampton, and Virginia Beach. We can talk about these during your booking process.
Time: I prefer to shoot 2-3 hour after sunrise or 2-3 hours before sunset...BUT what is most important: If you have a child that hates mornings and loves 2pm. Let's try schedule a time that best suites you and your family. I am flexible and open from Monday to Saturday. Please let me know what works best for you.
What to Wear: I would NOT go out and buy multiple outfits for our session, UNLESS you need me to be your reason for some must needed retail therapy. And in that case...I would love to come with you! :) A good start is to pick three colors or one outfit that you love. Make sure it is season appropriate and then "coordinate" (not match) those colors with the other remaining outfits. Color is always best!!! This is about you!! So I would try and use your outfit to express who you are! If you are a jeans & t-shirt kinda guy–OWN IT & ROCK IT OUT! If you love lace & pretty pinks–GO ON WITH YOUR BAD SELF!
TIPS: Small stripes and logos are not preferred. Matching colored shirts or pants are out too. Too tight and too loose fitted clothes. Make sure they fit. Wear something really uncomfortable. If we are at the beach or you know it might be windy please use clips or hair spray if you do not want the natural beachy look. Try to look and feel your best the day of your session. Good sleep, lots of water, oh and if you are not a make up person...I would suggest putting a little more on the day of our session. Not that you aren't GORGEOUS all natural, but a lot of hairs, boogies, blemishes and cool natural things seem to show up BIGGER on camera! (I have also experienced this first hand with my impromptu headshot sessions!)
Inspiration: These are my Pinterest boards. It's nice to know what you like and what ideas you have before we meet PINTEREST (let me know if you need to be invited to Pinterest!) *These images are for inspiration only. I do not copy other artist's photography or work.
Props and fun tools: I do have some fun props and tools for us to use during our session. If you have something you would like to use or bring, please feel free. I am constantly looking for new and exciting ideas for our sessions, but two heads are better than one. I love collaborating with you! PROPS & FUN STUFF