What happens if my session is rained out?
One of the beauties of natural light photography is the gorgeous natural sunlight and hazy sunsets that you're able to work with! However, weather is weather and it's unpredictable at best. Because of this, rain, wind, sleet and snow sometimes jump in the way of the session you've been waiting for so long. We always hope that the day you've booked is absolutely perfect but no one can predict the weather (not even the weather man, contrary to his or her beliefs!) So, if the weather isn't in our favor, we'll simply reschedule for the next pretty day. With that being said, if you're booking photos that you'll need by a specific date, I suggest giving yourself a two week window just in case the need for rescheduling arises.
After we lock in a date for your session, we will talk location and time. You'll receive a "Consultation Sheet" via e-mail from me within two weeks. This sheet will ask general questions, ranging from basic contact information (for your client folder) to how you found out about me. You'll also note a section that asks for your vision for your photographs. Please be sure to note a specific location type if you have one in mind in this area of the form. Jacksonville and the surrounding areas have several great differing locations and I have a few "go tos" that generally cover all styles. But, there's always one client who knows the EXACT location they have in mind. Don't be afraid to let me know!
What should I wear?
I want you to be YOU! However, there are a few "no-nos" when it comes to clothing in photographs. Keep in mind that clothing with bold prints (such as chevron, polka dots, zebra stripes, etc.) can be distracting. Stripes on blouses (namely horizontal) can cause a distortion in the way your body is photographed. Lines are everything in photography and lines that point outward create the illusion of a broader body shape. I also suggest staying away from neon colors. Because of their bright glow, this type of clothing can create a "cast" on your images that is difficult to remove during the editing process. For instance, a lime green, fluorescent top will cast green hues on your skin and "The Grinch look" doesn't really "go" unless it's Christmas; ya feel me? We are up and down A LOT throughout your photo session! I always suggest wearing clothing that's easy and comfortable to move in. Incorporate pieces of clothing that define your personality; a scarf, fedora, those comfy sweaters that you love so much. As much as it's important to "dress up" for your photos, it's just as important to stay true to yourself and be sure that the images that are hanging in your home capture you; just as you are.
I get nervous in front of the camera and I'm afraid my photos won't turn out!
I strive, with everything I have, to make your experience with Erin Kent Photography comfortable. I attempt to lighten the mood with light, fun conversation and sometimes, I even throw in some of my
awful corny jokes! I don't want your session to feel like a session at all! More like a fun day at the park or on the river with a little paparazzi following behind! ;) Please be sure to verse any of your fears to me beforehand so I can help ease your mind. I want your experience with EKP to be fun and memorable!
Any more questions? Please, don't hesitate to ask! I'm always readily available to address any questions or concerns that may arise on your part!