What to expect on your Professional Photo Session with Sashani Nichole
I often try to make the shoot fun and enjoyable to bring out the best moments in your session. The shoot will be focused on you and your family rather than just the environment and not require much input from you, which will leave you free to enjoy yourself. If you have any ideas that you would like me to try in the process please let me know and I incorporate that too.
Although will not take standard “sit and smile” stagnant portrait shots, I will be posing you in various positions in order to bring out your very best images possible.
The length of the session varies with each appointment. If you have scheduled a full private portrait session the sitting will typically take between 45 – 60 minutes.
What to Expect After Your Photo Session Photo Processing
Usually 72 hours (Please allow up to 1 week for processing)
It is not uncommon to shoot hundreds of photos during a session.
Once the session is complete the photos will be uploaded and reviewed. I then process all the selected photos fine tune them for exposure, color, cropping other editing. This process may take up to two weeks to complete.
Once processing is complete the images will be uploaded to my proofing site in a password protected gallery for your review. You will also be able to download the proofing photos to share with Friends and Family. I will send you an email with the log in information.
Once you have selected your photos, or main headshot photo, there can be more processing needed to correct blemishes or minor imperfections. Additional headshots can be retouched for you for an additional cost.
Family and friends abroad can be given the web address and password to review and purchase prints at their convenience. Images will remain on the site for a minimum of 6 months after publishing. Prints and unique products can be purchased directly through a secure server on your gallery with your major credit card. The disk of High Resolution images is also available for purchase which includes full personal copyright of all images and a certificate of authenticity.
What to wear?
General rules to remember when choosing outfits
Keep in mind where you are going to be shooting
Are you going to be indoors or outdoors? Is the area paved, muddy, rocky, or grassy? What kind of colors would look best in that setting? If you will be outside, it's a good idea to wear clothes you would be comfortable sitting on the ground in.
Stick to one style
Make sure everyone in the group is wearing one style of clothing such as classy (formal wear, suits, dresses, etc.), casual (shorts, t-shirts, sandals, etc.), or contemporary (a mixture of classy and casual--like a dressy top with jeans and heels).
Avoid loud patterns, red, white, black (solids) or huge logos or words on an outfit
Smaller patterns on part of an outfit look fine, but keep it minimal. Patterns should complement each other, not draw attention away from the main subject of the photo, you! Colors don't have to match, but they do need to go together. Clothing from the same color palette or based on colors in one outfit tend to create a cohesive look without feeling too "matchy." We love fun and vibrant colors; they help the portraits "pop" off the screen or print, but remember, the emphasis of the photos should be on your faces, not your clothing.
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