The Portrait Experience
One of the things I love about being a photographer is helping families not only capture memories, but preserve them — and preservation means printing. I understand that sometimes it can be overwhelming to pick out what will work best for your home, gifts for relatives, or an album, so I am there to help you figure out what will work best for you. My favorite part of working with you is getting to see your reaction in person when you see their images for the first time.
I’ve put together a short guide to help you prepare for your viewing & ordering session — if you have a question that isn’t answered in the guide, as always, feel free to get in touch.
When do we get to see our images?
You will get to see your images at your Viewing & Ordering session, which generally takes place 1-2 weeks after your portrait session (we’ll schedule a time for this during your session).
Do I need to do anything to prepare?
The most helpful thing you can do to prepare is to think about what you might want to do with your images — generally each client picks their heirloom piece(s) of wall art, album (or both), and then picks their add-ons (gifts for relatives, smaller prints for the office, digital files, etc). If you have a good idea of what you might want to do with the images at the start of the Viewing session, it will help streamline the process. I highly encourage you to take the time to make a list of relatives you want to get prints for before our meeting that way you don’t forget anyone!
What happens at the Viewing & Ordering session?
The Viewing & Ordering session takes place at the studio. I’ll have samples of all of the different kinds of print products I offer (mounted wall art, canvas galleries, albums, display boxes, etc). We’ll sit down, and I’ll show you all the final images from your portrait session in a slideshow — this gives you a good overview of the session.
At this point, don’t worry too much about specifics — just sit back and relax and enjoy! After the slideshow, we’ll talk about your initial thoughts — what would you like to do with these images? If you have a clear idea of what you’re interested in, we can then go through the images one by one with that in mind — go through once to pick your wall art, another time to pick your gift prints for Grandma, etc. If you’re not sure yet, that’s fine too! We’ll go through and put the images into one of three “buckets” — Yes, No, Maybe.
Once we have the initial sort done, we can then see how many images we’re looking at and talk about what might make the most sense to do with them, and do further sorting from there. Once you’ve picked your products and images, I’ll go over what we’ve discussed to make sure I’ve gotten it down just as you want it, and then I’ll put together your order form — when all that is done, you will pay for your images (check, cash, or credit card) to finalize the order.
Who should attend the Viewing & Ordering Session?
All of the financial decision-makers should attend — usually this means both spouses, but each family has their own way of doing things, and if you are comfortable with one person making these decisions on their own, that is your prerogative. Generally it’s easiest to have this meeting without children present, especially very young children, but as a mom myself I absolutely understand if you need to bring them — if you can, please bring a favorite toy or two, or let me know if you allow your child screen time and I can set up something to keep them occupied while we talk.
About Tisha Landrum Photography
Tisha Landrum Photography is a full service, custom portrait photography business located in Camp Hill, PA. I specialize in maternity, newborn, wedding, family, and senior photography for Harrisburg, PA and the surrounding areas.
I like to think that I am much more than a photographer; I’m a smile producer, sunset chaser, baby soother, toddler wrangler, slideshow specialist, professional album designer, and a custom art gallery designer. I’m with you every step of the way for your session. I specialize in not only delivering a one-of-a-kind photography experience, but also in providing unique, high-end, BEAUTIFUL products. I strongly believe in the power and treasure of a tangible print, and provide a carefully curated line of quality products for your images. I am passionate about preserving your memories for generations to come.