The Photo Session

Here’s where all our creative research and planning comes together into one fabulous photography session! We’ll work in both the studio and on location, with the goal of delivering amazing imagery while providing you with a productive, comfortable atmosphere. My incredible team of photo professionals, stylists, and assistants is dedicated to making sure that every aspect of your photo shoot meets the highest standards. 

We’ll go above and beyond to provide you a concierge-like experience. We’ll spoil the heck out of you with little extras. We’ll provide lunch and snacks to keep your energy level up throughout the shoot, and we’ll have plenty of water on hand to make sure you stay hydrated. We’ll also have wine available, which many of my clients find helps them relax so I can capture the perfect shot! 


Photo Editing and Post-Production

Once the session has wrapped up, I’ll immediately create redundant backups of the raw image assets. Over the next few weeks, I’ll cull the digital images and begin the process of performing basic color and contrast corrections on the files. I’ll also perform an initial edit of the photos to weed out any outtakes and identify outstanding frames. 


Once these initial steps have been completed, I’ll provide you with access to a private gallery where you can view files and begin to make your final selections. You’ll receive access to this online gallery within three weeks of our photo session date, and you may choose up to 30 photos per story. So if we do, for example, four stories in one session, you’ll receive an incredibly robust digital library of high-end branded content to use for all of your marketing needs: social media, blogs, websites, book covers, speaker submissions, etc. 


At this point in the process, it will be important that you provide timely approval of your final selections so we can stay on schedule. 

You should make your final selection of images within seven days of  receiving your online viewing gallery if possible. After you’ve chosen your final images, I’ll move on to the retouching process, which often involves utilizing the skills of highly trained digital technicians to finalize all color grading, perform any needed cosmetic corrections, and prep files for final output to print, web, and any other media you may need them for. 

The whole process takes about six to eight weeks, depending on availability in our schedule. So in less than two months you will have an abundant  library of top-quality images, expressive lifestyle portraits, and other branded content for all of your media-related needs, including daily social media posts, weekly blogs, marketing materials, newsletters, and speaker submissions. 


Delivery, Project Close and Launch

After you’ve approved the retouched proofs, I’ll initiate delivery of the final files through a private online gallery that you will be able to download your high resolution images from.


At the end of the project, I’ll send you a final message (with a huge thank-you, of course) recapping the amazing things we created together! I’ll include a closing feedback questionnaire asking about your experience and your level of satisfaction in working with me and my team. 


I’ll also let you know that all final files are in your online album (which will be left online for two months from the date of delivery). I’ll provide the link so it’s easily accessible, and I’ll instruct you to download and preserve your images. 


Lastly, I’ll ask you to let me know when you launch your new content, because I love it when I get to feature client projects on my website, blog, and social media accounts!