All of my photography sessions are based on length. Depending on what you need, you want to make sure that you book the appropriate amount of time to get the images that you need. Check out the descriptions below to see what will fit you best.
Executive Session: Your session includes a short, 10-minute studio session and 1 retouched image. This session is a good fit for companies who have hired a new team member or someone who needs a quick update for a CV or job application.
Basic Session: A 30 minute, studio session and gallery of images. All looks will be done in the studio. You will get up to two different looks and minimum of 20 high-resolution images. This session is ideal for someone looking to add a look or two to their portfolio or to update an online profile.
Standard Session: Session includes a 60 minute, studio session and gallery of images. You will get up to 4 different looks with a minimum of 50 high-resolution images. This session length is great for someone looking for a more in-depth shoot that can include headshots, medium shots, and several outfit changes. Even if you just need something simple and you might need a little more time to relax and warm up for the camera, this is a great choice.
Plus Session: Includes a 90 minute, studio session and gallery of images. You will get up to 6 different looks with a minimum of 80 high-resolution images. This session is ideal for an actor or model looking for more in-depth character looks and portfolio images. This leaves time for a good number of wardrobe and even hair and makeup changes. For business people, this is a perfect length if you are looking to populate your website and social profiles with a wider range of images.
Most of our sessions take place in our Mount Holly studio. It’s located in the downtown of this small textile town and is just a few minutes from Uptown Charlotte and just couple miles from South I-85. The particular area of Mount Holly has seen some exciting renewal and we are a small part of that and located on top of Awaken Gallery in The Studios @ 107 at 107 West Central Avenue. The steps to the studio are to the left and outside of Awaken Gallery.
What about hair and makeup?
We highly recommend working with a professional hair and make-up artist. Although hair and make-up are not included in the session fee, we have several great artists that we can refer you to who specialize in camera-ready makeup. For men we recommend a light foundation to help take out any shine. For women, we recommend professional makeup by an experienced artist, but here are a couple of tips if you plan on doing it yourself.
· Stay away from any makeup with an SPF. These ingredients are designed to reflect certain kinds of light and can cause your skin to appear more shiny on camera instead of less.
· Go easy on the blush. This is the one area that stands out the most in photos and can be very difficult to correct in post-processing.
· Bring your makeup to the session in case you need to re-apply.
Our sessions are very often scheduled back to back so come with hair and makeup ready to go so you can get the most out of your session.
If you don’t have a hair and makeup artist who you use, here are a few artists that we work with regularly and highly recommend. You can contact them directly to set up your appointment and work out payment.
Heather Hawkins firstname.lastname@example.org (704)905-8914
Angie Cottone email@example.com (704) 806-1441
You should bring plenty of options to the shoot, we will go over it beforehand but here are some pointers for you:
We are also more than happy to communicate with you about the clothes and anything that is extra, but says YOU-that you are planning to bring. You can text us pictures your ideas so we can collaborate.
The key to making sure that your session goes well is being prepared. We have put together some resources for you as well as tips on how to make sure that you completely nail your session.