The Experience

What to Expect

With the many choices you have for your portraits, it is imperative to provide not only professional quality service, but also a memorable experience. Of course the end result are photos, but what about your experience?  Think about it.  There are lots of restaurants I like but some I love more because of the ambiance, service, quality or overall experience. I try to encourage fun while creating comfortable, relaxed environment uniquely you. From mutually picking a location to outfit suggestions, I enjoy getting to know you, your style and planning your photographic experience based on your personality and loves.  I look forward to hearing about your favorite things to do as a family, a family pet, your likes and dislikes, what made you fall and love and how you want to envision your images in years to come.At the end of your photographic experience, I hope to have truly gotten to know the essence of you!

PRIOR TO THE SESSION

Consultation: Here we will discuss your vision for photography and why you chose ZZP. You may choose to do this via phone or in-person.
Reserve your spot: Next, you will sign a contract and pay your non-refundable retainer and session fee. Failure to complete both will prevent your portrait experience from moving forward. See investment page for details.
Plan Your Experience: Lastly we will discuss everything about your session. I will usually send you a questionnaire. We will mutually discuss locations and outfits and any other pertinent information that encompasses your vision.

DAY OF THE SESSION

Promptness is very important to keep within schedule.  If you have a balance due, we will take care of this prior to session.  Most important, on this day, we will celebrate, laugh, carry out your vision, and most of all have some major fun and create beautiful images to show from it.  If you are changing outfits or locations, we will do as quickly as possible within time.

AFTER THE SESSION

I know how excited you are to see photos, so I will usually post a sneak peek your session on Facebook or via Email within 48 hours (business days).  The remainder of your images are will be available to see up to 3 weeks later. Don’t worry. This is usually shorter but less time not guaranteed based on variances in schedule. Once your proof gallery is ready, we will set up a time for your Reveal & Premiere Order Session.  This is the second part of your portrait experience with ZZP.  Here you will complete your minimum order requirement and purchase prints and products of your choice.

 

Seniors

Celebrate. Your. Own. Uniqueness. Your senior portrait experience is a celebration of one of life’s greatest moments. Through planning your experience I want to make sure your time truly reflects and shows off your interests and personality and incorporates that which makes up you. Click {here} for more info!

Couples & Engagements

Snuggling, Laughing, Kissing, Touching. This experience should be fun, spontaneous, relaxed, and romantic.   If you choose me for your wedding, it gives me and opportunity to get to know you better as a couple and also gain your trust. Like each portrait session, I will intertwine formal and candid shots in locations that are special to you. Everything about your session should be fun, flirty and quirky and all about your love and how it came to be.  The more laid back and relaxed you are, the better your images.  If you’re in love and don’t mind showing that in the midst of a camera of course, then you’ll shine. Just promise you won’t mind me encouraging PDA and the likes.

Families & Children

Laughter. Innocence. Authenticity. Fun. These are the things I strive to capture. My goal is to capture you and your family at your happiest. If children are present, I understand it may take a little initial time for them to get used to me and the camera… I will usually lead the way and ask you if I need help or prompting. I will work at your child’s level and pace.  I will capture both mixture of formal and candid shots in order to capture the true essence and personality of your family.  I will get down and dirty and play with your child as if we’ve known each other for years.  It’s just like our very own playdate to create authentic expressions and memories. Favorite toys, blankets or activities are always welcomed and encouraged. A parent or legal guardian must always be present during photo sessions. It is your responsibility to make sure children remain safe in all environments.

Weddings

Currently, I desire capturing intimate, non-traditional weddings and celebrations of love.  Just as with our other photographic experiences, together, we will brainstorm the look and feel of your wedding day, creating an experience based on your particular style and vision. Contact me {here} to discuss your wedding.