Thank you for your interest in a custom portrait session with Aurora Anderson Photography. Our goal is to take the stress out of your portrait session. Our sessions are fun, laid back, and meaningful. Most families say they are surprised by how much fun they have when we meet to create their images. My job is to create for you the most beautiful photographs you have ever seen of yourself.
All Family and Senior Sessions generally last 90 minutes to 2 hours. I have tried to shoot for less than an hour and it just never happens! We can shoot outdoors in a park or urban location. Or we can shoot inside my studio. Or both. We will converse frequently to determine the best fit for you and your vision.
Headshots and Personal Branding Sessions are 30 - 90 minutes long, depending on the Package you choose.
Please contact me for a complete price list. I look forward to discussing all options with you.
WHAT TO WEAR
I’m frequently asked about what to wear to a shoot. Here are some guidelines that may help.
The goal of any fine portrait is to direct the viewer's attention to the face or faces in the portrait. Simple long-sleeved garments in medium to dark tones of brown rust, burgundy, green, or blue are pleasing choices when photographed against a dark background. Avoid light colors that approximate flesh tones such as beige, tan, peach, pink, white, and yellow. Darker shades are more flattering and slimming.
Proper clothing allows the face to dominate the portrait. All other elements should be secondary. Bold stripes, plaids, checks, and prints are confusing and do not photograph well. Light-colored clothing calls attention to itself and away from the face.
Couples or small groups should choose simple garments within the same tonal ranges. Light tones on one person and dark tones on another create visual confusion, as one subject comes forward and the other recedes.
In a family group, proper clothing coordination is critical. When decorating a home, a major concern is to coordinate the colors and tones of the walls, carpets, draperies and furniture. This kind of coordination also is necessary when selecting clothing for a group portrait. Choose clothing in the same tonal ranges so that no single member of the family stands out because the clothing is too light or bright as compared to the rest of the group.
Using props and accessories is a good way to get different looks out of a single outfit. Think about things that characterize you and your personality: scarves, purses, shoes, items from your line of work, hobbies, and interests.
Often, we will take photos of details like hand-holding, rings, and family feet! Remember to clean and trim nails for these shots. For feet, if you have matching shoes or shoes in the same shade, that's a plus. Of course, we love bare feet too.
Remember to iron your clothes and make sure they're lint and pet hair free. And lastly, eat a snack beforehand for energy. And brush your teeth, as my camera picks up every detail.
What to bring:
Change of clothes. Layers are great. Jackets, scarves, accessories really make the shot
Pressed Powder to eliminate shine
Lip stick, lip gloss or lip balm
Accessories like musical instruments, athletic gear, books, awards