What happens when you book a session with CLP?
At Courtney Lynn Photography we are here to help you from beginning to end! Actually, we start with the end in mind! Before we even have your session, we need to make a plan for how your art will be displayed in your home. Creating a plan and shooting for that plan results in a session that makes magic. The entire portrait process takes place in several different meetings with us. The Pre-Session Consultation, the Shoot, the Reveal & Ordering Appointment and Delivery.
The Pre-Session Consultation
We love being able to create unique pieces of art for families to cherish for a lifetime! We are not one of those studios who says - "Ok you're booked for this day, see you there!", takes some pictures and hands you the disc to figure out what to do with them. NO WAY! We need to discuss what final result we are shooting for and how to plan for it. From going over different locations and ideas together, to figuring out what outfits to wear, how images will be displayed, color design, and look and feel of the session, the pre-consultation answers ALL your questions and helps us get to know your family. We will coordinate how we shoot the session with what the final outcome will be. We prefer to do pre-consults in person, but if necessary they can take place over the phone.
Shoots at the Studio or on Location
Shoots can be somewhat stressful. Wondering if the kids will behave, to agonizing over what to wear and convincing dad that it won’t be “that bad,” it may have been challenging for you in the past. Sessions with us however are fun-filled, happy and enjoyable. No need to fret about crazy kids! As a matter a fact, the crazier the better, because their real personality (the one you love most) will come out. We love keeping things simple and light-hearted. Life is too short to be so serious all the time!! Our philosophy is that creativity, emotion and fun are essential for every session. These sessions are meant to capture the real you. If you're not having fun, then we're not doing our job!
Newborn and toddler shoots may take place in our home studio in Arlington. We work with controlled studio lighting and a plethora of simple props and set designs. The studio offers a relaxed environment where we create a look that is sophisticated no matter what the weather. When the weather is warmer, let’s take it outside! Family and senior sessions at one of D/FW's scenic spots make for some amazing and unique images, especially if the location is special to you. Consider carefully where you would like to have your session, or we can recommend a spot for you. We focus the portrait experience around just that, an amazing experience. We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and a commitment to each family’s relationship. This helps us create unique art for their home.
The Reveal and Ordering Appointment
This is where things really get exciting! The Reveal & Ordering Appointment is the time when you get to see all the fruits of the session pay off. Your images are displayed on our large 4K TV and we take the time to design the right art piece for your home. This is when you will finalize your portrait order, so we will be sure to pick a time when everyone with interest in purchasing can be there. Your order will be placed on this day. We will help you sort through the images and make final decisions on what will look best with your decor. We can even show you exactly how it will look in your home, no measuring required! In addition to showing you actual size, we can pair images together for a stunning album or wall gallery.
About 3-4 weeks later, your artwork will be ready for pick up. We will call you to let you know your order is ready and make arrangements for you to receive the final result. Once those portraits are hanging, you can sit back and enjoy the memories forever!
A Long-Term Plan
Do not worry, that is not the end! We strive to build a relationship with our clients. Our families often come to us year after year. As families change, it will be time to update your portraits. From the start, we design knowing that more artwork may come! The next time you work with us, we will create art that coordinates with sessions past, so you can build on to what we have already created for you in a way that you will cherish year after year.