Hello beautiful people!
First of all, thank you SO much for booking Camille Wilson Photography for your session. It's so important to document your life, and I'm honored to be the one to photograph this special time in your life.
Here's some tips for your session, what to expect, and how the whole thing will go down. If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to call or text me at 770.296.2318.
Timing is key
Please be on time! I’m a natural-light photographer, so the sun dictates how long I can photograph you. Please consider traffic, hair delays, and fussy kiddos. An average shoot lasts 1-1.5 hours...if you show up 30 minutes late, the session is not extended, but, rather, ends at the regularly scheduled time. Especially since sessions are typically around sunset!
What to wear
Coordinate but don’t match.
When styling a photo session, I like to start out with a basic color palette and go from there. Make sure everyone is comfy and feels themselves in their outfits so it allows confidence to shine through.
For engagement shoots, you are allowed 2 outfits; I recommend one casual and one fancy.
With my style of editing, a pastel or neutral pallet will always look awesome! Dresses photograph beautifully, if that's your thing. Button up shirts for the guys are always nice and dressy. Loosely fitted clothes work best with my editing style and generally makes people feel more comfortable & confident! Button up shirts for the guys are always nice. Patterns are always awesome, but make sure they don't clash!
Hats for guys are really hard to photograph because it creates a shadow on your face, but if you REALLY want to, you can wear your hat. For some of them. Floppy hats and flower crowns for ladies are always welcome. :)
Be yourselves :)
Please no clothing with words or pictures, as it's not as timeless and will change the overall feel of the photo.
How long will the session last?
Typically, sessions last around an hour to and hour and a half. It really depends on how the day goes, how many locations are available, how many people, etc. I can't photograph after sunset, however, so I always make sure to plan the session accordingly.
How many outfit changes?
You can 2 outfits during your shoot. I suggest one fancy and one casual.
For Sessions involving kids, I highly suggest keeping it at one outfit the entire time to avoid stress and it cutting into your shoot time!
can I bring props?
It’s always fun to bring along props. I want every shoot to look like it could be in a magazine, so feel free to bring things along that really reflect your fantastic personalities. Suggestions: Bikes, polaroid camera, a favorite journal, magazines you like reading, coffee mugs, pictures from when you first started dating, books, quilt, a favorite wine, toys, Anything! :) Don’t hesitate to bring anything that truly reflects the people.
How Many Images Will I Get?
For a regular session, you'll get 25 + photos. All of the photos are carefully chosen by me based on what I feel reflects my style and makes my pretty clients look best. You won't get to see the other ones because after the editing process I delete all of the RAW files that don't meet my standards. But trust me! I'll pick the ones that look best <3
can I edit the images i Receive?
Nooooo. Please don't!
I know it's super tempting to edit for Instagram or Facebook, but I put a lot of heart and time into editing your photos to my high standards, and it breaks my heart when someone edits over that hard work. If you edit the photos, it no longer represents my brand and work.
If you get your photos back and find you don't like the way they look, please let me know and I'll see what I can do about it. Client satisfaction is important to me :)
Thank you for understanding!
Do i own the copyright?
As stated in your contract, I keep the copyright. Session include a print release, so you are allowed to print to your heart's content, but I keep the right to use on my social media, use for marketing, my site, and all that good stuff.
will my photos be on your blog?
Yes! All Sessions go on my blog and will have sneak peeks posted on social media.
Sneak Peaks go up before 48 hours after the shoot. The blog post will be up whenever the finished gallery is ready. I'll send you a link to it as soon as it's up!
If you have an issue with this, PLEASE let me know as soon as possible so I can make accommodations. Otherwise, I'll do this automatically.
Posting on social media is very important to keep my business up and going!
what if the weather is bad?
We'll reschedule! No, you won't have to pay for another session. I'll keep an eye out on the weather when your shoot approaches.
how long until i get my finished images?
It can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks to receive your finished gallery.
do I get my unedited RAW files?
No, I don't hand those out because it's not a representation of my finished work. It's like an unfinished piece of art!
what determines if an image is black and white?
If you only receive a black and white version of a photo, it means the colors weren't up to my standards but the moment was still special and I wanted you to have it! Otherwise, if I give you a black and white copy, it'll be accompanied with a color version.
How do I order prints?
You can order prints from your online photo gallery! I can tell you more about that when your gallery is sent. <3