What to Expect
Thank you for your interest in Red Agave Photography. Portrait sessions are personal and capturing you and your loved ones is important, but it can also be a bit overwhelming and stressful. We get that. Our on location family portrait sessions are made to be fun, memorable, and stress free! Let me handle the details so you can relax and enjoy your time together. We've put together this page so you will know what to expect from your photo shoot, from the initial contact, to the receipt of your digital prints, which will hopefully ease some of those fears.
Booking your session
As soon as you are interested in booking a session contact me. I'll get back to you to discuss your photo session; we can do this either over the phone, by email, or meet with you in person, whichever is the most convenient for you. We will discuss where and when your session will take place; what kind of shoot it will be (individual, family, head shot, high school senior shoot, etc.); and, most importantly, how we can personalize your session to meet your needs. We will also discuss our packages and which one you would like. After our call I'll put the information we discussed together and forward it and a contract to you via email. You will also receive tips on what to wear and how to prepare for the photoshoot. Once the session fee or deposit is paid, your session is booked.
The Day of Your Photo Session
On the day of the shoot we will meet at the location at the scheduled time, get to know one another and then again go over any special photo requests, ideas or needs you have. Then it is time to shoot! We will walk around the locations, get different poses, with different backgrounds. To tell your story I like to capture candid moments along with lightly posed shots.
After Your Photo Session
After your session, we will begin the post-production phase (which takes about two weeks). During this time, we will be going over all of the photos from your session to select the best images for editing and final delivery. Among the refinements we'll be making are color-correction, refining tones and contrast, and adjusting exposure settings as needed. We will also be retouching your photos to smooth out or remove things like blemishes, fly-away hairs, or the occasional visible bra strap. Our post-production treatment of your photos will provide you with the highest quality images. Once your images have been edited we will upload them to password protected viewing gallery on our website and send you an email with a link. You can share this link with your friends and family. We will also send you a link to a proofing gallery which is reserved for you to choose your digital images and prints. Once you have sent the proofing gallery back to us with your choices we will deliver to you a USB flash drive with your images, a signed release form for the images, and prints (if applicable).