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What to do to prepare for a successful Photo session

— 08/22/2016 by Monika Wertman —

What to do to prepare for a successful Photo session.

In this post we will focus on some of the things you as the client can do to ensure that your session with us will be successful and productive.

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Whether you plan to book us for a family or senior session, a glamor/boudoir or a couple’s session or a newborn session, there are a few things that you as a client can do to prepare for your time with us and to ensure that you will not only have a great time during the session, but that your pictures will turn out great.  You will, of course, assume that we will do everything in our power to ensure these things as well, and we do, but you can help make it just a wee bit easier for us.

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Here is how:

#1   Schedule a consultation with us prior to the date of your session.  We offer consultations with most of our sessions, in fact make them mandatory for some.  Even if you have booked a session for which we do not require a consultation, book one anyway.  During this time we will plan the where and when, what you should wear etc.  For a family session, this can be discussed over the phone if you are super busy, and with children, you are.  We understand this.  For a senior, boudoir, engagement or couples session, an in person consultation is best and highly recommended!

#2   If you plan on bringing your pet to the session, please inform us ahead of time so we are prepared with water for your pet and by having anything he may bounce into out of the way.

nursing school and pets

#3   Discuss your wardrobe with us.  This can be a simple discussion of color choices or be more involved such as what it is you are planning to wear and if you have questions on what form of clothing photographs better.  If you plan to wear formal wear, please let us know so we have the studio set up accordingly if we are shooting inside.  If we are planning on outdoors only, and we are dealing with high heels, please let us know, so our plan does not involve you climbing over rocky and potentially muddy surfaces.

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#4   If your session includes several clothing changes, organize them before you arrive.  Changing time will go more smoothly and take away less time from your session.  ( A few months back we had a family of 8 with three clothing changes, the mom was fantastically organized.  I have never seen anything go more smoothly!  It was impressive)

#5    We will most likely ask you this, but in case we do not, please let us know what ages your children are.  This applies to an in studio session as we’ll as an outdoors/lifestyle session.  We love working with littles, but want to know ahead of time so we are prepared with props and location choices that are age appropriate.

little girl

#6    Women and girls, please wear makeup, even if you generally don’t do anything more than mascara, do a bit more for your session, especially if it is a senior session, a professional headshot session or a glamor session. (we offer professional hair and make-up services starting at $85 if you are not sure what to do, and include these in all of our regular glamor and boudoir session) Wearing make-up ensures an even skin tone and guarantees fantastic results for you.  On this note, do not fret if a pimple pops up the day of your session.  We remove blemishes in post production.

glamor shot

#7   If it is a hot summer day and we are shooting outside only, please bring some water with you.  We always bring some, but it helps if our clients come prepared as well.

#8    Please arrive on time!!!!!!!  We set aside your session time plus 15 minutes.  If you run late, you eat into your session time, which gives us less time to create the images we want to create for you.  If we come to your home, please be ready for us.  We generally arrive 5-10 minutes early so we have time to set up.

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Wertman Photography has several shooting spaces within the studio, including a private dressing area.  When we go on location, we can bring a pop-up tent for clothing changes as well.  Together we will create great images that will stand the test of time and will preserve precious moments for you for years to come!

Pictures for Mother’s day

— 04/05/2016 by Monika Wertman —

Are you stuck trying to figure out what to give mom for mother’s day this year?  She has everything, now what?

senior photos and pets

We have a solution for you:  Why not give the gift of memories?  For a mom, there is nothing more precious than images of her children, whether the kids are young or grown up.

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Once grand kids are in the mix, this treasure trove of memories expands and pictures become even more special, especially if miles are in between you and your mom.

children

So create some memories with Wertman Photography this year and gift them to your mom, she will love you for it and treasure the gift for years to come.

family photos

We can even frame images for you, create special photo gifts you can’t find anywhere else or create that special portrait that mom will want to hang on her wall in a larger size.  The options are without limits.

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Call us today to schedule your session between now and April 24 so we can guarantee delivery in time for mother’s day, or purchase a gift certificate to give to her so she can be in on the fun.

 

Senior Sessions – not just for High School Seniors

— 12/22/2015 by Monika Wertman —

Senior Sessions are not just for High School Seniors

 

This past year we had some interesting senior sessions. Most were what you would expect, high school juniors getting ready to take on their senior year, but there were a few that did not fit that category.

 

We already told you about one of them in an older post. He was a college nursing student who graduated this spring. As it happens the session we are getting ready to tell you about was also with a recently graduated nursing student.

nursing school and pets

 

She is lovely young lady who by all accounts was very dedicated to her studies and according to her, her best friend helped her through the long hours and tougher parts of being in the nursing program at Towson University. This best friend is her furry buddy Nelson and he got to be part of the session as a reward for his support.

nursing graduate

 

As you can see in the images, he is a very photogenic cutie and was very well behaved. It is easy to see why he was a big help getting through a rigorous program.

 

We had a lot of fun both in studio and outdoors, capturing some sweet moments between Nelson and Nicole and creating some fun images showing off the season the graduation took place in.

senior photos and pets

 

So when you think senior pictures, think high school, think college, think university. We are not going to hold you to a certain age. Even if you are a non-traditional student and would like to have some unique photos done, call us and we will make it happen.

fun with leaves

 

Please browse our senior and portrait galleries for additional samples of what we can do for you and schedule your session today. If you are looking at a senior year in 2016 or are graduating from college this next semester, now is the perfect time to set a date for pictures to commemorate the event.