What is a portrait session?
A portrait session is time set aside to celebrate and document the events of your life!
An engagement, a birthday, an anniversary. High-school or college graduation.
In business for 20 years. Home for the holidays. A cancer diagnosis. 10 years of friendship. Starting over.
A portrait session is a gift to yourself as well as those you love — the experience itself can be transformative and the result is a collection of images that you and your loved ones will treasure for years to come.
I’m curious but … I don’t know. I’m not very photogenic. You know, almost every person I’ve photographed has said that to me. Seriously. At some point everyone’s seen awful photos of themselves and formed the impression that they just don’t look good in photos. I’m also 100% confident that I can create wonderful portraits of you — the kind of portraits that will help you see yourself in a new way. The kind of portraits that your loved ones will see and say, “Yes. THAT is you, and you’re beautiful inside and out.”
The Portrait Experience includes:
A planning call with Bobbie to collaborate on the concept and details of your portrait session
The photoshoot, which is designed to be a fun, relaxing experience. It usually lasts from 2-4 hours, depending on location, styling & number of wardrobe changes.
All of the best, fully-edited, high-resolution images on a USB drive, with full reproduction rights. This means you’re welcome to print and share online without restriction.
A handmade photo album in a keepsake box. We’ll finalize the design of your album together, including image selection and cover material/color.
50% is due at the time of booking, and the remainder is due by the day of the photoshoot. Price does not include Wisconsin sales tax or hair/makeup styling.
How it works
This is where we begin our collaboration! How would you like to be photographed? What’s your style? What concerns do you have?
This can include professional hair & makeup styling, multiple outfits, props, or be super minimal. We can be in my studio or on location. We’ll decide all of those details in the planning call, just depending on what your style is and what kind of portrait experience you would like.
About two weeks after the photoshoot, you’ll come back to the studio for the reveal. I’ll show you the best images from your session, usually 25-40 although occasionally there are more. We’ll go through the final design of your album, and you’ll leave with all of the high-resolution digital files.
Album printing takes about 2 weeks.
What if I’m not located in Madison? No problem! We’ll have the reveal via video call, and your physical product will be delivered via USPS.
What clients are saying
“Today. Wow!! You. Are. Fabulous!! Thank you SO much. What an amazing experience! I hope you know the enormity of the gift you give to clients. In every way ... even just in the photo session itself!”
“Thank you so much for tapping into a part of me that was a bit hidden. I actually walk around with a little extra smile in me.”
“I haven’t had photos taken in 15 years and it was an enjoyable, natural, relaxing experience. She gave such clear instructions on how to pose that were so easy to understand, selected confidently from my clothing options.... she made it simple, easy and best of all FUN!!”