Your photography experience with Alana Lee Photography studio, serving Port Hope, Cobourg and surrounding areas, begins with a complimentary consultation where we discuss how you would like to be photographed, who you would like to be photographed with, and other details like wardrobe & styling, hair & makeup, dietary preferences for snacks & beverages, how to prepare for your session, what to bring, what to expect during your session and all of the little details that go into creating the very best photo shoot that is customized just for you.
Pre-session consultations are mandatory for every photoshoot. I prefer to meet in person at the studio as this gives you an opportunity to have a tour of the facility, see the many wardrobe options I have available in my studio wardrobe, touch and feel the amazing products available and get acclimated and comfortable in the studio environment. Should an in-studio consultation not be possible we can also meet at a local coffee shop, over the phone or via video chat online. Consultations are usually about 20 minutes to 1 hour long. We’ll talk about how you want to be photographed, the purpose of your images and style of photographs you are drawn to, and start setting up the details that will make your images and experience extraordinary.
Wardrobe & Styling
Styling and wardrobe are very important in contributing to the overall feel of your final portraits. In my experience, the more planning and care that is put into wardrobe and styling during your consultation, the more amazing your images will end up looking!
Hair & Makeup
While you are welcome to make your own arrangements for hair & makeup, I invite you to explore the possibility of enjoying this service in studio. This allows for a relaxing experience and the opportunity to create more than one look during your session. During your consultation we can review all of your options.
Food & Beverages
We all love a little treat now and then. During your consultation we will review any dietary preferences, including allergies and sensitivities, to ensure snacks and beverages at the studio are perfect for everyone attending your session.
During your photo session we will rotate through each of your planned looks, spending approximately 15-20 minutes with each to capture a variety of poses and expressions. There is a private change room available for your use. While most people feel uncomfortable when they first step in front of the camera, your confidence will grow as I direct and lead you through poses that flatter you and your individual body type and unique features. Sometimes the posing may feel awkward at first, but I assure you that it translates great on camera and you will be looking your very best. I will also guide you through your expressions so that you look natural, confident and relaxed.
The Image Reveal and Purchasing Session
Alana personally selects the very best images from your session for editing. Once your images are edited (approximately 1 week for headshots, and up to 2-3 weeks or more for full portrait sessions, depending on how many people and images we capture during your photo shoot) you will return to the studio for your private viewing and purchasing session. All viewing of images is done at the studio or through an online viewing experience, and this will be your only opportunity to purchase your photographs. I do not offer online proofing galleries. You are welcome to browse our print options and products during your consultation, as time permits during your session, or view the summary PDF you will be provided during your consultation. Pricing is provided during your consultation and is subject to change, and I welcome you to inquire about custom packages and products if you don’t see the perfect option in our standard offerings.
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