Photo Session Process

If you’ve never had a professional portrait taken before (or even if you have), you’ll want to know how I do things at St Augustine Portraits. Below are the simple steps you take before, during, and after your photo session.

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Before Your Photo Session

1. Choose what type of portrait you want by browsing my photo session categories. You can choose from:

2. Decide on the location of your photo shoot. There are three beauty spots in St Augustine that I recommend and that I know provide a beautiful natural stage. Alternatively, I can come to your home. If you wish to use another location, that’s also fine, but you may need a property owner’s release form (which I can help you with).

3. Estimate the cost of your portrait session quickly and easily using my online pricing estimator. The final price depends on a few factors, such as the location and the number of retouched photos that you want.

4. Book a photo session online by answering a few simple questions. You’ll also need to tell me your ideal session date from my available dates. I’ll confirm the appointment by email, text, or phone (whichever you prefer). Want to chat on the phone first? No problem. Just call me on 904-794-4500.

5. Prepare for your photo session with these handy tips on how to dress, how to pose, and props to use.

The Day of Your Photo Session

1. You and I arrive separately at your chosen location at the agreed time. Make sure you have all that you need with you (wardrobe changes, make-up, props, etc.). If the photo session is at your home, make sure your staging areas are ready to go since there will be no time for background setup. I’ll bring my cameras and lighting equipment and set up in plenty of time.

2. It’s time for you to step into the light. Don’t worry about how to pose, especially if this is a new experience for you. It’s my job as a portrait photographer to help you pose for flattering photos, so I’ll guide you throughout the session. You’re also welcome to bring with you a dozen pictures of your favorite poses (either printed or on your phone) for inspiration.

3. You go home, and I go back and start working on your portraits.

After Your Photo Session

1. I work through all the photos I took and then send you a private gallery link for you to view the images.

2. You pick out your favorite pictures (5, 10, 15 or more).

3. I’ll do a final retouch and give you digital access to your new portraits for you to download and print. Still have some unanswered questions? Check out my FAQ page or give me a call on 904-794-4500.

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