So, as you can see from my package page, I offer unlimited looks for Packages B and C…
Yay! Hurray! Woo hoo!! Let’s go totally crazy! Let’s go nuts! Let’s bring every piece of clothing we’ve ever owned and photograph them all!! Let’s do lifestyle shots and gymnastics! I’ll bring my dog and a musical instrument and my children and a guy I just met on the street! We’ll grab a few shots for my xmas card, easter card, birth announcement, graduation announcement! I’ll age myself, add some grey hairs and laugh lines so we have some shots I can use in the far future! Let’s capture my hobbies and passions my hopes and my dreams. My ups and my downs. My good side and my bad. The front my head and the back of my palm.
Unlimited is awesome!!!!
Wait a second now, unlimited is awesome, but it can also be a double edged sword.
How come? What could go wrong?
The more looks you decide to do per session will directly effect the number of images you will have per look.
If you want to shoot 6 looks in 2 hours (this is a lot BTW), you’re looking at about 20 minutes per look. This doesn’t include the time it takes to change your wardrobe, hair and make-up. On top of this, if you’re not totally sure about your look and would like to ask my opinion about wardrobe options, this eats up another fifteen to twenty minutes at the beginning of your shoot. You’re basically down to 10 minutes per look (if that). Ten minutes of shoot time per look will result in roughly only 10 solid, usable images (if we’re lucky). I am therefore forced into a situation where I’m not necessarily able to give you what you need and you end up being a little disappointed. No bueno!! This makes me so sad because I really care about you getting what you need for your career!
This being said. If you are organized, well prepared, know exactly what you want and need, and keep your changes minimal, we can get a lot done in your session time.
My official stance is this, I recommend no more than 4-5 looks in 2 hours and no more than 5-6 in 3 hours.
You don’t want to be frazzled and end up not having enough images to choose from at the end of the day. I can help guide you but know that my guidance will take up precious time, so the more prepared you can be, the better.
More is not always more. Organized is good. Prepared is great.
Iron your clothes.
Keep calm and carry on.