Professional portrait photographers create artwork of a very personal nature. PPA professionals make their living creating artful images that succeed in portraying character, creating mood, or expressing relationships.
The photographer you choose will want to involve you in all aspects of planning your portraits—from determining your photographic needs and artistic desires, through the selection and completion of the final work.
Making the Most of Your Child's Portrait
It's important for your child to enjoy the photographic session. If you are running late for your appointment, don’t transfer your anxiety to your child. It's better to arrive a little late than to get to the photographer's on time with both you and your child upset.
It is not necessary to tell your child to behave and smile for the photographer. Such instructions usually backfire and make the photographic session difficult. Just tell your child that he or she is coming to the studio to play, and let us take care of the rest!
Making the Most of Your Family Portrait
When photographing a family group in color, proper clothing coordination is critical. In home decorating, a major concern is to coordinate the colors and tones of the walls, carpets, draperies, and furniture. This kind of coordination also is necessary when selecting clothing for a group portrait. Choose clothing in the same tonal ranges
so that no single member of the family stands out because his or her clothing is too light or bright as compared to the rest of the group. Tonal ranges also are important in black-and-white portraiture. Trust your photographer's advice about the best background and clothing choices for the style and impact of the portrait!
Families Change . . . Portraits are Forever!