Experience Blooming Tree Photography
From our very first conversation, I may ask you to start thinking about your portrait session with the end in mind. Meaning I want you to start by thinking about what your goal is for your portraits. I truly believe that the best place for your portraits is beautifully printed on the highest quality materials for you to display in your home and enjoy every day, not sitting on hard drive and forgotten.
So, with that in mind, what are your hopes and dreams for your session? What is it about your children that you would like to remember in 20 years? And how do you want to remember it? Is it in an album that can be handed down from generation to generation? Or a wall portrait that will make you smile when you pass by it every day? Or maybe it is a collection of images arranged in a wall gallery that highlights your growing family year after year?
Whichever way you choose to display your images, we begin with the end in mind. Before we shoot any images, we create a plan for how they will be displayed in your home. Creating a plan and shooting for that plan results in a session that makes magic and is the recipe for a successful portrait process every single time.
before the session
style and concept consultation
This process starts with a phone call which I will get to know you and your family members and collect a few key pieces of information. We will book your appointment and I will send you a questionnaire which asks about your goals for the session, how you plan to display your images, your home decor, personal style and any info you can give me about your family. I want to know all about your personality, likes/dislikes, funny things your kids or spouse do, and what makes your family tick. I will review your questionnaire and request you send snapshots of your home where you are thinking of displaying your images. This experience will allow me to get to know you and your family more before the session and choose a few areas of your home so we can create beautiful wall galleries or discuss what other products will best fit your family.
We will also go over your wardrobe and select your outfits or color choices for your portrait session, keeping in mind what will coordinate with your house decor, and also discuss a few other details and cover all questions that you may have.
in studio or on location
Newborn and milestone sessions take place at my residential studio in Frisco TX. I work with controlled studio lighting and a wonderful selection of custom props and set designs. The studio offers a calm and relaxed environment where I create a look that is timeless and sophisticated. Family sessions can be captured on location in the DFW area. On location sessions offer an environment that is comfortable and familiar to families which often lead to comfortable and natural expressions. So consider carefully where you’d like to have your session, or we can recommend a spot for you after we have spoken with you at your pre-session consultation.
At the end of our session, we will book a second date for you to come back to my residential studio for the viewing session. The viewing session will be an emotional and personal experience.
after the session
viewing and ordering appointment
This is the best part! The Viewing & Ordering Appointment is the time when you get to see all the fruits of the pre-session consultation and our session planning pay off. After your session, I will carefully select the best images for the viewing session. I will compare images and narrow down to the best based on facial expressions, posing, lighting and sharpness.
The viewing session will be an emotional and personal experience. Your images are projected onto a large flat screen tv and I will help you select your favorite images and make final decisions on what will look best with your home decor and with your portrait goals. You will be able to touch and feel the products we offer and see what your images will look like projected onto the walls of your own home using our projection software. I will go over product details and pricing and help you create a beautiful display of your images. I'll show you actual size and pair images together for a wall portrait, gallery or heirloom album.
Portrait Delivery: After the order is placed, I’ll finalized editing and send the order to the lab for printing. Your art pieces will be ready for in approximately 4-5 weeks later. Any digitals ordered will be delivered at the time you pick up your prints. If you need help with installation, please let me know and I can help facilitate.