How does the process of working with Carly Weiss Photography work from start to finish?
Once you are ready to book a session, the sitting fee is paid to reserve your date. Between then and your session, I would love to collaborate with you via phone or email about location and outfit selection. On the day of your session we will meet and have a ton of fun! I will tell you exactly what to do so that you will not feel silly coming up with poses or facial expressions yourself (a lot of people are worried about that!) Just leave it to me! About 2-3 days after your session I will post a sneak peek on my Facebook Fan Page (only if you'd like, of course). Then, within two weeks of your session I will send you a password protected gallery with your images from your session. You, family and friends will get to download these images.
Can I share my images on Facebook?
Absolutely, yes! Show off your hot self! When you purchase a session from me, all of the images in the gallery are yours to share, print, and keep tucked away forever and ever. Just please give credit to Carly Weiss Photography under any images posted to social networking sites.
Am I able to purchase RAW images?
No. You pay me to produce art, and editing is half of that job. I only show & sell full-resolution, hand-crafted-to-perfection images. Let me wow you! :)
How long am I able to download and order prints? Please download your pictures and use your print credit within a month of receiving your gallery. This allows me to have more space for future clients. If you need more time, just let me know. There is no charge!
How many people can be in my photo session?
Please limit your session to 5 people. There will be an additional charge of $25 per subject.
What to Wear?
Before a shoot, clients often have questions about what they should wear, etc. so I thought I would share a few tips for all of you so you can look great the next time you decide to have some photos taken!
Solids over prints.
Solids will get my vote every time. The right print can look great, but more often I will suggest that a client wear a solid color. Bold prints can look very busy and distract the viewer from the focus of the photo, you.
Color is your friend.
I love a nice bright, rich color that really pops in a photo. Lighter brights stand out but aren’t too distracting (i.e. no neon greens). Even white looks great and can feel fresh. I usually suggest staying away from dark colors because they can blend into the background, but if you know you’ll be shooting in a location that offers a light background, dark colors can also be slimming. A nice bright color however, just adds a little something to the photo. And if you have a favorite color that you just love, wear it!
Unless you’re going for a particular style for your shoot, it’s usually a good idea to avoid anything too on trend so that later on you aren’t looking back at your photos thinking, “why did I wear THAT?”
Don’t be too matchy matchy.
For group family portraits, you can certainly match if that’s truly what you want, but in my opinion simple color coordination is all that’s needed. You could choose pastels, for example, and everyone can stick to that color palette but not wear the exact same color. Or choose a color combination that you like, just as you would do for a wedding, and have everyone in the family dress any way they want, but using only those color options. You want to complement each other, not look identical.
Comfort is key.
If you know you’re going to be doing a lot of walking during your photo session, laying on the ground, getting wet…anything at all, you’ll want to be comfortable in what you’re wearing. If you have a pair of heels that you’re dying to wear for your photos, it might be a good idea to have a pair of flats with you just in case. And as they always say, if you’re comfortable, you’ll feel more confident and it will show in your photos. So, look nice, even dress up if you like, but don’t wear something if it makes you self-conscious or you know you’re going to have keep adjusting it during your shoot.
On location and in season.
Think about the location and the season. If you’re shooting outside you don’t want to freeze if the temperatures have been dropping. Likewise, in the summer when it’s extremely hot outside, you don’t want to wear a fabric that isn’t breathable.
The most important piece of advice I can share is to just be yourself. The above are all great tips, but for an engagement or any portrait session, the focus is YOU and you want your personality to shine through.
Here are some examples of what I love! Also, check out my Pinterest page on "What to Wear" right here. Also, please feel free to ask about certain outfits. You can email or text me pictures and I will let you know what I think.