Investing in professional photography can sometimes seem overwhelming. Its a big step and money you will find is well spent. To help you feel more comfortable throughout our time together I have put together a list of things you can expect from me starting before we even have our session together and ending with your high quality professional prints. As always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Before your session you will receive a welcome packet filled with lots of useful information outlining general expectations, recommendations for clothing and business policies. You will also receive a model release for every person you would like to include in your session which must be signed prior to your session. We will also have a telephone or in-person conversation to discuss your session in detail so we have a clear understanding what is expected of each other.
The location of your session is at a place of your choosing. Your home, back yard, garden, near-by park, nature trail, local beach, or studio are all excellent locations. For a more urban look and senior portraits I might recommend taking a trip to downtown, junk yard or rail road tracks for some fun and unique settings.
Sessions* generally last an average of 2 hours. I will never hurry you along and we can take all the time needed to be sure that we get a good sampling of portraits for you to choose from. Newborns and young babies often need the most time as they will often require comforting, soothing and nursing. Most sessions last a minimum of 1 hour but can take up to 3 hours. You are welcome to bring a favorite toy since I know little things like a toy will help your child feel more comfortable. I try to capture a combination of shots beginning with ‘posed’ shots followed by fun candids.
*Please no cameras, camcorders or other recording devices are allowed during your session
What to wear
I believe that you can let your personality shine when you are relaxed in your clothes. Wardrobe changes are welcome and encouraged. Often times you will want to dress up to fit the occasion but that is not necessary for all sessions. Little ones might want to play dress up which can create some unique and personal portraits.
Child Sessions: Solid bright colors are best. If you are not sure what to have your child wear bring several outfits and we will sort through them together to find an outfit that will look best for your session
Newborn Sessions: Your little one in plain diaper or their birthday suit are recommended to best show all the tiny folds, fingers and toes. If you would rather have your new baby in a full outfit that is perfectly fine too.
Couple/Family Sessions: Color combinations that compliment each other are wonderful. Often times everyone in jeans and matching shirts are just perfect.
After your session each photograph is retouched and enhanced so that you are presented with a finished product you have come to expect. Generally you can expect at least 30-40 finished images. It all depends on the length of our session and how many people involved.
Please allow 2-4 weeks from the date of your session to receive an email with your personalized password to your own private online gallery. The gallery will remain online for 2 weeks during which time you can share your gallery with family and friends who can place orders directly from the website.
All images are available to create story boards, collages, card designs, book designs, photo jewelry, custom photo gifts and gallery wraps. There are no hidden fees and no minimum order requirement. Only order what you like.
All of your finished products are of the highest quality. All your photos are printed through the best professional photo labs using only the highest quality of products to last for years to come.
All wall prints, story boards and collages sizes 11×14 and larger are mounted for durability and spray coated for protection. Several finishes are available to suit your taste.
Gallery wraps are printed using the highest quality archival inks that will never fade or discolor. Each print is sprayed with a UV coating for added protection and a gloss-type finish.
Reorders and replacements
All printed images are archived for a year after your session. To reorder prints please contact Becka Lynn Photography. All images remain copyright property of the photographer and are protected by the US federal and international copyright laws. Photographs may not be copied, scanned, or reproduced in anyway without purchasing signed limited-use license agreement.
ALL SESSION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
Session fees are due at the time of booking your session to reserve your date and time. Should you need to reschedule due to illness or rain please give 24 hrs notice when possible. Every effort will be made to reschedule your session to best fit your schedule.