Thinking about booking a photo session with Courtney Lynn Photography? Let me give you an idea of how it all works, and what to do to best prepare for your session! I'll answer the most frequently asked questions too!
WHAT TO EXPECT FOR...
PARENTS: I love working with high school seniors to create what they envision for their senior portrait experience! This is such a fun time… and likely the last time they'll have professional photos done before their wedding! So we definitely want to capture these moments for them… their personality, individuality, and their dreams for their future. We'll have a pre-shoot consultation to chat about what you and your senior want from their session. We'll discuss location ideas, what they can wear and bring along… I love personalizing these sessions for them, so I want to get to know your kid!
SENIORS: I'd love it if you'd text me photos of the outfits you're bringing a day or two before the shoot! On the day of your session, we'll start by pampering you with professional hair and makeup! Tell me ahead of time how you'd like your makeup and what you'd love to have done with your hair. After you're photo ready, we'll head out for the shoot. We typically hit up 2-3 locations for a senior portrait experience. Plan to shoot in 4-5 outfits. Bring more and we'll figure out what works best for your locations. Bring accessories… hats, jewelry, sunglasses, scarves, jackets… whatever you love! I have a changing tent for on-location changing. I usually have an assistant with me for these shoots, and I'll bring some lighting along too. I can't wait to give you your "model for a day" experience!
GUYS: No worries, you can skip hair and makeup. :) You'll get a $50 print credit in lieu of those services. Sometimes you guys aren't as excited as the girls for these shoots, but you always end up having fun! Tell me what you're into and we'll shoot it… sports? Your car? Let's make it happen!
After your Session
In the days after your session, while you're waiting for me to prepare your images for your ordering session, I'd love for you to look around your home to get an idea of the spaces you'd like to fill on your walls. Taking measurements is a bonus, and you're also welcome (and encouraged!) to email or text me photos of the spaces you'd like to fill with your custom art from your photo session. About 2 weeks after your photo session when I have your images ready to view, I'll contact you to schedule your ordering session. You'll come to my residential studio in Arlington. I'll guide you through the ordering process and help you decide what products and sizes will work best to fill the space on your walls. I have samples here of various products that I offer through my professional lab, and if there's something particular you're looking for, don't hesitate to ask, as my lab most likely offers it. Bring a list of friends and family you'd like to gift some prints to also… having all these things done ahead of time helps your ordering session to go smoothly and more quickly! Plan for 1 - 1 1/2 hours for your ordering session.
What's in your gear bag?
So... what's in my bag? I shoot with a Nikon D750 and a Nikon D5200. I have narrowed my lens collection down to 4... Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5 lens, Nikon 50mm f/1.8, and Nikon 24-120mm f/4. I also have two flashes… a Nikon SB600 and Nikon SB700. The other stuff won't fit in my bag, but I also have tons of other lighting (Brightsaber, ringlight, a few 180 Watt Studio Mono Master Strobe Flashes, and lots of light modifiers) that I use in studio and on location. No one ever said photography was an inexpensive business!
How much does it cost for a session with Courtney Lynn Photography and what does it include?
Do you have a minimum order requirement for prints and products?
I don't have a minimum order requirement. I believe minimum order requirements are for photographers who aren't confident in their work. My goal is to produce images that you love, and if you don't love them, I don't want you to feel as if you have to purchase them.
I have more questions!
Fantastic, I'm more than happy to chat about your questions and upcoming photography session! Please use the form below to send me an email or reach me by phone at 682-302-0621.
Thank you for contacting us!
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