The Portrait Process

 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE BOOK A SESSION?

The process to create your timeless portraits takes place in three parts.  We start with the pre-consultation to plan the experience so that is it will be just want you want.  Next is the Photo Session itself.  Lastly we will meet to go over your images and decide which products you would most like to purchase.

THE optional PRE-SESSION CONSULTATION

This is when we get to know each other.  This appointment can be as little as ten minutes, or as long as an hour.  We can discuss any creative ideas and color schemes to make the portrait experience amazing and just right for you.

SESSIONS IN THE STUDIO OR ON-LOCATION

Signature sessions take place at the Bridle Trails home studio location in Bellevue.  This may or may not include outdoors, depending on weather and your preference.  These sessions are special, relaxed and focused on you.  Multiple wardrobe changes are encouraged.  

Standard sessions can take place in or out of the studio location.  They can be anywhere in the local area that you choose.  Locations beyond the local area may incur a travel fee.  These sessions are not rushed but don’t produce as many images as a signature sessions.  The standard session is good for 2 to 6 people, and more in certain circumstances. 

Head shot sessions range from 5 minutes to an hour, depending on package, in the studio location, either indoors, outdoors, or both.

 

Which Session is right for you?

There are 3 main session types offered at Kat Portrait Studio.  The session choice will depend on what type of portraits we will be creating together.  During the Pre-Session Consult, phone call, or email, it will be easy to be specific as to which session is best.  When in doubt you can always choose a standard session and change it later.

  • Signature Sessions are great for Glamour, Modern Beauty, Maternity, Boudoir, or Romantic Couples, Engagement.

  • Standard Session fits most photo session needs. Simple back drops or on location photos. Good for special events, cake smash, first birthday, newborn, special look for family portraits too. This session is also great for sports portraits and montages.

  • Social Media/Head Shot Sessions. There are 3 styles to choose from:

    • Basic Head Shot is specifically for social media or business head shots. Simple and fast.

    • Standard Head Shot is just a little more than a simple head shot. Head & shoulders, and 3/4 length poses and wardrobe change.

    • Branding Portrait Head Shot is great for so much more than just a head shot. More time and wardrobe changes are included. Portraits will include head & shoulders, 3/4 and full length

THE PORTRAIT VIEWING AND ORDERING SESSION

The viewing and ordering appointment is the time when you see the results of the session work.  We will go over the images and help you sort through them to make final decisions on what will work best for you and your decor.  Specializing in wall portraits, custom art, and folios, some of the products offered are one-of-a-kind.  

If you are unable to decide on products during the viewing session you may schedule another ordering session, or set up an online gallery at the current rate of $200. Gallery fees will apply 100% to orders place within 30 days. Gallery time can be extended for an additional week for a small fee.

DELIVERY

Products and prints ordered during the viewing and ordering session will be typically be ready within 1-2 weeks.  Some speciality products may take 3, 4, or more weeks, depending on the product selected.

Digital image delivery options

Once your products are ordered you may be able to go home after the viewing and ordering session with finished digital images when selecting with a package with 10 or more digital images. Dropbox or some other online means is typically chosen for smaller digital deliveries.

For a deposit of $200, an online gallery option is available for you to share with family and friends in order to print professional quality images for pickup or delivered to your door. Online galleries are valid for 30 days when adding this option to your order.  Additional weeks may be added for a small fee. The $200 online gallery fee is forfeited after 30 days with no orders unless maintained with extension fees. 

We know you will love your portraits. If for any reason you are not happy with any of them please do let us know and we will work with you to remedy any issues.