PREPARING FOR YOUR SESSION
What to wear?
I prefer a family to be coordinating but NOT matching exactly. Try picking one or two main colors that will be repeated through various clothing items and patterns throughout the family members attire. Jeans or dark pants traditionally look the best in photos. Logo wear, T-shirts with graphics, or dirty clothes make photos look like snapshots as opposed to classic wall art. Lastly, pay close attention to shoes- solid dressy shoes photograph the best.
1. Layer it up! Layers create visual interest and will keep you warm and cozy while we’re outside playing in the leaves. Think tights, cardigans, blazers, and scarves.
2. Choose two main hues you love, and develop your color scheme around them. Use the brightest color — also known as the accent color — sparingly. 3. Don’t forget accessories! Pieces like burlap suspenders or a flowery headband for the kids will take your ensemble to the next level of cute.
If there are props you own, like an old family wagon, a blanket with a cute family monogram, or something else that is special to your family- let’s use them!! Just let me know ahead of time what you would like to include so I can plan for it… After your session: I like to post a sneak peek on social media and tag you. Please allow 2 weeks for all of the images to be edited and posted to my site under your gallery. From the gallery, you can download, share, and print. Please use the images with my watermark for social media or tag Shannon Harp Photography.
The best compliment I can receive from you is a rating and review on my Facebook page. Also, if you refer a friend and they book a session, you get $25 off YOUR next session.
Styling- Portrait Styling by Amanda Pettit. Amanda has a talent for choosing clothing and accessory pieces for each member of the family that makes the portraits co-ordinate, stand out, and show each members personality. Amanda is a trunk keeper for Matilda Jane, she can offer personal shopping services, and offers a wardrobe revitalization (where she can re-style pieces from your current wardrobe). Amanda's services will be available in preparation for your family session, maternity, engagement or other photography session, for an additional fee. Amanda's contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-805-1968.
Hair and Makeup- I work with a local hair stylist/makeup artist to come onsite to prepare you for your session $40 and $10 eyelashes. She can style your hair to compliment the feel of your photo session. Please let me know if you are interested in any of these services and I will get you in touch with her regarding your session.
RED ROCKS IN PERRY PARK
POND AT PERRY PARK
COLUMBINE OPEN SPACE
THE BARN AT HORSEBACK MIRACLES
SNOW CREEK LARKSPUR
LIABILITY WAIVER AND RELEASE FOR IMAGE USE:
1. ENTIRE AGREEMENT: This agreement contains the entire understanding between both parties. It supersedes all prior and simultaneous agreements between the parties. The only way to change or add to this agreement is to do so in writing, and providing the document is signed by all the relevant parties. 2. RESERVATION: Upon your RECEIVING your deposit, Shannon Harp will reserve the time and date agreed upon, and will not make other reservations for that time and date. Your reservation fee must be received within seven days of submitting this agreement. Your fee is non-refundable. 3. WEATHER: If it is not possible for the session to take place on a scheduled day due to weather. The photographer and client will reschedule on the earliest date agreed upon with no charge. 4. COPYRIGHT AND REPRODUCTION: Shannon Harp shall own the copyright for all images created and shall have the right to make reproductions and use the images for promotion to include but not limited to: websites, advertisements, and studio samples. 5. RELEASE OF DIGITAL IMAGES: Shannon Harp will release high resolution digital images to the Client within three weeks of the session date for regular session and within 12 weeks for weddings. These files will be available via download or on a flash drive. By releasing the images, Shannon Harp authorizes the client to use the images for their own personal use. All posting of images on social media must acknowledge images by Shannon Harp Photography. 6. FAILURE TO PERFORM: If the photographer cannot perform this agreement due to fire, casualty, act of God, illness, or any other cause beyond the control of the photographer, Shannon Harp shall return all monies paid if the client chooses not to reschedule. This limitation of liability shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera or memory card malfunction, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of the photographer. 7. DIGITAL FILES AND CUSTOM ART IMAGES: The digital files released to the client are individually edited for color correction, contrast adjustment, and tonal adjustments. The images will be treated as custom art images and include a variety of techniques to create the photographers interpretation. Steps taken may include but are not limited to: realistic retouching such as blemish removal, selective toning of colors, color enhancements, conversion to black and white. 8. CREATIVE LICENSE: Images are edited at the photographer’s discretion and delivered prints will not include all images/poses shot. The photographer reserves the right to edit and release those deemed creditable as professional in quality and within the photographer’s artistic standards. 9. REQUESTED PHOTOS AND COOPERATION: While Shannon Harp will make every reasonable effort to take specifically requested photos, the Client understands and agrees that Shannon Harp is not responsible for the client/or key individuals willingness to cooperate. The parties agree to cheerful cooperation and communication for the best possible result within the definition of this assignment. 10. RETURNED CHECKS: Returned Checks are subject to a $50 returned check fee. Client assumes responsibility for any and all collection cost and legal fees incurred by Shannon Harp in the event of enforcement of this contract becomes necessary.
FOLLOWING YOUR SESSION
A SNEAK PEEK WILL BE POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITHIN ONE WEEK OF YOUR SESSION. THE FINAL GALLERY WILL BE POSTED WITHIN THREE WEEKS OF YOUR SESSION. ONCE FINAL IMAGES ARE CHOSEN YOU MAY DOWNLOAD YOUR IMAGES DIRECTLY FROM YOUR GALLERY OR REQUEST A USB CONTAINING YOUR IMAGES.
YOU MAY SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO COME IN-STUDIO TO ORDER PRINTS, WALL ART, AND PHOTO GIFTS. I HAVE SAMPLES IN MY STUDIO FOR THE MOST POPULAR WALL ART AND PHOTO GIFTS TO INSPIRE YOU TO SHARE YOUR IMAGES WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
IF YOU NEED A COPY OF THE DIGITAL RELEASE IN ORDER TO MAKE PRINTS OF YOUR IMAGES- YOU MAY EMAIL ME AND I CAN SEND YOU THE RELEASE FORM.