The Portrait Process
BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND
Working With Us Step-By-Step
THE ORDER & DESIGN APPOINTMENT
YOUR LONG-TERM PLAN
What will the final result be?
First, 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, location planning and look and feel of the session, the pre-consultation answers ALL your questions and helps us get to know you. We will coordinate how we shoot the session with what the final outcome will be.
Your shoot is NOT happenstance. It is carefully planned and fully designed. Pre-consults can take place in-person or over 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.
WHERE do I want to
display my images?
HOW do I want to enjoy
them in 5, 10, 15, 20 years?
WHAT "look" am I aiming for?
WHY do I want these
DESIGN + CREATIVITY = results
Shoots can be somewhat stressful. 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 us are anything but stressful. Fun-filled, happy and relaxed, we don'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 our 10+ years of experience with couples, families and kids, we've seen it all and can handle anything thrown at us. On top of that, when you work with us, proper planning, a solid goal and knowing exactly what will happen, you’ll feel confident with your clothing and dad will marvel at how “easy” it really was.
We will work together to pick the perfect location and time that will make your images amazing. Sessions at one of
St Augustine's, Jacksonville's or Fernandina's scenic spots make for some amazing and unique images, especially if the location is special to you. So consider carefully where you’d like to have your session, or we can recommend a spot for you. We also travel throughout Florida for Weddings and for Orlando Vacations.
We focus the portrait experience around just that, an amazing experience. 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 Order & Design
INVESTMENTS TO PRESERVE YOUR MEMORIES
This is where the fun finishes!
The Viewing & Ordering Appointment is the time when you get to see all the fruits of the session pay off. We will view your images together and take the time to design the right art piece for your home. This is the time when you will finalize your portrait order, so be sure to pick a time where everyone that needs to be at the appointment can be there. 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 using select samples and our studio software. We can add textures and design elements, or just let the portraits shine on their own. 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!
DELIVERY & PLANNING
About three to four weeks later, your art piece will be ready for pick up. We’ll call or email you to let you know it’s here and make arrangements for delivery to your home of the final result. And once those portraits are hanging, you can sit back and enjoy them EVERY DAY. For these are your magical moments — the ones you will cherish for a lifetime.
And that’s not the end! Our families often come to us year after year. As your family grows and changes, 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.