ABOUT YOUR SESSION
Before Your Shoot
You are responsible for supplying your own wardrobe, so for each look you should decide what you will wear. If you bring several options I can help you make the final decisions on set. Wardrobe should be carefully transported on hangars to prevent wrinkles, but we do have a steamer in the studio if needed. If your fingers or toes desperately need attention please treat yourself to a mani-pedi sometime before your shoot. Prior to your session I will send you a call sheet confirming all of the details about your shoot. Chaperones are welcome and complimentary drinks and snacks are available. Models under 18 must be accompanied by a parent who will need to sign a model release.
During Your Shoot
Arrive early or on time wearing something comfortable and loose fitting. Bra straps and skinny jeans leave stubborn and unsightly indentations on your skin, so try to avoid wearing those before your shoot. For sessions without an HMUA arrive with your hair styled and your makeup done. Keep it simple! A clean, natural look works best. Otherwise arrive with your face clean and your hair naturally blown dry. You will spend the first hour with a professional makeup artist and hair stylist.
After Your Shoot
You will receive access to an online preview gallery where you will select your favorite images. Your selections will be professionally retouched and processed in color as well as black and white. I provide you with square crops for Instagram and standard crops for your portfolio and other social networks. I generally try to deliver finished images within 15 to 30 days of receiving your selections. Behind-the-scenes footage of your photo shoot experience may be available as well!
I work in a clean, private, professional studio with a dedicated room for hair and makeup. The studio is located in Libertyville about 35 miles north of downtown Chicago. Clients often say my studio is their favorite place to shoot!
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. I look forward to working with you!