WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE BOOK A BOOK A SESSION WITH APRIL?
We start with the end in mind. Before your portrait day ever happens, we need a plan for how you will display your images in your home. Creating a plan and shooting for that plan results in a session that makes magic. The entire portrait process takes place through several unique meetings with us. The Pre-Session Consultation, the Shoot, the Preview & Ordering Appointment, and Delivery.
"So, How Do You Want To Display Your Images?"
Knowing the answer helps us create a plan for your session, shoot it in the best possible way to reach our end-goal, and produce images that thrill you to no end. So let us show you how the Portrait Process works.
THE PRE-SESSION CONSULTATION
First, let's talk goals! What final result are we shooting for and how will we plan it? From what to wear, to how images will be displayed, color design, location planning and look and feel of the session, the pre-consultation answers ALL your questions and helps us get to know your family. We coordinate your session based on l on your desired outcome. Your shoot is NOT made up just by luck. It is carefully planned and fully designed. Pre-consults can take place in-person or on the phone.
Great portraits begin with a great relationship. Tell us about your home and your vision and we'll add our creativity to make it happen.
Shoots can be somewhat stressful for families. From wondering if the kids will behave to agonizing over what to wear and convincing dad that it “won't be that bad", it may have been challenging for you in the past. Sessions with April are anything but stressful. They are fun-filled and relaxed. In April's 10+ years of experience, she has worked with all age ranges and she has developed the ability to capture your family’s real personality (the one you love most). And, when you work with April, with proper planning, having a goal and knowing exactly what will happen, you'll feel confident with your choices, and dad will be amazed at how "easy" it really was.
Shoots take place in our welcoming home studio, in Hillsboro. We work with a combination of natural light and controlled studio strobes. We create a look that is sophisticated no matter what the weather. When the weather is warmer, let's take it outside! Sessions at one of the area’s scenic spots make for amazing and unique images, especially if the location is special to you and your family. Please consider carefully where you'd like to have your session, or we have several we can suggest. We focus your portrait experience around you having an amazing experience. We pride ourselves on outstanding customer service and a commitment to each family's relationship and the creation of unique art for their home.
This is the finale! The Viewing & Ordering Appointment is the time when you get to see all the fruits of the session pay off. We come to your home for this appointment. This added benefit helps you determine the best place for your new wall art. You’ll know you have the perfect size and type of finishes unique to your home. Now is when you will finalize your portrait order, so be sure to pick a time where all decision-makers will be there. We'll help you sort through the images and make final decisions on what looks best with your decor. We'll show you individual pictures and pair images together for a stunning album or wall gallery. Because we specialize in wall series and heirloom albums your products will be one-of-a-kind. This is sure to get you excited about what lies ahead!
Approximately 2-3 weeks later, your art pieces will be ready for pick up. We'll contact you to make arrangements for you to take home your heirloom portraits. If you ever need help with installation, we will gladly provide someone who can help. Once those portraits are hanging, you can sit back and enjoy them EVERY DAY. You will cherish your new artwork as you walk past them each and every day.For these are your amazing family - the ones who are growing too fast and who you long to hold on to.
A LONG-TERM PLAN
And that's not the end! Our families often come to us year after year. As your children grow and change, it will be time to update your portraits, senior portraits, beauty + intimate sessions, and business branding + headshots for all of your business needs. So we plan, knowing that more will come. The next time you work with us, we'll create art that coordinates with sessions past, so you can build on to what we've already created for you in a way that works with your home and delights you year after year.