How do we decide on a location for our session? First, you need to decide what kind of feel you want your pictures to have? Do you like an urban look (old textured walls, doors, metal backgrounds, etc..), or do you prefer a natural setting (parks, fields, rock features, orchards etc..), or do you like a Country ( old broken down barns and houses in a country setting, with weathered, textured woods & metals)?
What time of day is best for taking pictures? I prefer to schedule our session when the lighting is best. Lighting during midday tends to be too bright and causes shadowing under eyes. Late afternoon, early evening, or early morning is when the light is softer and is when I prefer to shoot our session.
What kind of clothing should we wear? You should choose a style of clothing that reflects you and your family. Do not feel like you have to all be matching. Picking two or three different colors and mixing them between family members is nice way to look unified, but still allows for individuality. Adding layers and different textures will give more depth to your pictures. Be careful to use pattern sparingly, clothing that is too busy will be distracting. For further help you can check out my Ideas & Inspirations -What to Wear posts HERE
How to I reserve a session? In order to reserve your session you must first fill out the Client Registration Page found HERE, then a $50.00 retainer fee must be paid to secure your session date and time. The session retainer fee is then credited towards your total session cost. You can pay the session retainer fee on this blog. On the left hand side of your screen are some tabs. Click on the payment tab and follow the prompts in order to make your payment. After I receive notification that you have paid the fee I will send you a confirmation email letting you know that I received the payment and that your session date and time has been secured.
What if I have to cancel my session or there is bad weather on the day of our session? I have a family and understand that things come up unexpectedly at times. Please be respectful of my time by giving me at least 48 hour notice. If there happens to be bad weather on the day of our session we will reschedule at the earliest convenient time.
Once our session is over what next? Within a few days of our session I will put up some sneak peeks on Facebook. You are more than welcome to “tag” yourself or “share” the post on Facebook with your family and friends. I will then also do a blog post with your images as my time allows. Within 2-2.5 weeks I will have your images ready on a CD for you.
Do you offer Prints: Yes, I do offer printing. I do give you a print release with your CD which allows you to print at a lab of your choice. I will say however that those prints are not the same quality that you get from going through a professional lab. I am registered with a professional lab which I go through when I order prints for you. If you are interested in an A La Carte Pricing List, please email me at kimhodsonphotography(at)hotmail.com.
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