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Process

Here is what to expect once you book your Portrait Session.

Pre-Portrait Consultation:
Together we will discuss the type, style, location, and most importantly, your purpose for having a portrait done. We will discuss studio policies, directions to the studio, clothing options and any other questions you have regarding your portrait session. You will receive a contract in the mail that needs to be signed and returned with full payment for your session to secure your date. A couple days before your session, Monni will contact you to review everything you will need for your session and verify the time.

 

Purchasing Appointment:
Approximately 3-5 days after your portrait session, we will contact you to schedule an appointment to purchase your portraits. During this appointment we will provide our expert advice on the portraits that best fit your needs. Take note of the portrait sizes you will need, where they will be displayed and other family members, friends, etc. who may want copies of the portraits. A $300 deposit is required which will be applied towards your order. See our Investment page for pricing details.

The purchasing appointment is approximately an hour, depending on the complexity of the order and personal decisiveness.

Once you have determined your order, and payment is made, please allow six to eight weeks for completion. We also offer custom framing.

Framing Consultation:
During the Framing Consultation, we will assist you in adding the finishing touch to your portraits, i.e. coordinating with your home decor as well as select the most suitable frames to accentuate your portraits. Due to the custom nature of framing, payment is due when it is framed and ready for pick up.

What should I wear?
The focus is on you, not on your clothes. Here are some tips that will help bring out your best in a photograph.

Solid colors in basic hues work best. Avoid clothing with distractions such as words and logos. Dark shoes are best. We recommend a manicure to tidy up cuticles and moisturize skin.

Group portraits should select coordinated colors and tones. However, it is not necessary for the entire group to "match".

Ladies should choose tanks, off-the-shoulder tops, 3/4 length and long sleeves. Please do not wear t-shirt length sleeves. Gym shoes are distracting. Flat ironed hair does not photograph well. Avoid heavy eyeliner. Keep your makeup natural looking, unless a more dramatic look is wanted (i.e. boudoir.) A make-up artist is available for an additional fee.

Men look best in solid colored sweaters, t-shirts, polos, dress shirts, and dark shoes. No shorts or gym shoes please.

Please bring multiple outfits. We encourage wardrobe changes!