About Portrait Sessions

sisters-chair-1001Location

We can go to parks, beaches, historic/urban areas, or your home. There are so many beautiful places near us to choose from. I’m happy to provide location recommendations in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, or Ponte Vedra. During our initial consultation over phone or e-mail, we will talk about ideas for your portraits and what type of location would work best for you.

Your Personality

The best portraits have the photographer’s distinctive style, but are also infused with your own personality. I want you to look at your pictures years from now and be able to relive who you and your loved ones were at this moment in time. It may be that you’re looking for beautiful, classic portraits that show who you are, or you may be interested in a themed session that allows you to bring a creative and unique outlet to your images. Perhaps you want to capture the magic of childhood in your family’s portraits and let your children explore the imaginary games and fairy tail characters they love. Or perhaps you and your fiancé love riding bicycles together or romantic picnics. Many clients prefer a mix of classic and themed portraits in their session, and I look forward to brainstorming with you to create pictures that are perfectly you.

Clothing

Clothing is such an important element of a session. Clothing affects the overall tone of an image, and the best clothing complements both you and the location. In general, I recommend avoiding busy patterns and logos so that the focus is on you. I provide detailed and specific clothing advice, such as how to harmonize clothing for family portraits, to my clients during the initial consultation.

Children & Families

Children and family portraits involve a lot of playfulness and fun. That’s when your child’s personality really shines through. I have a very patient approach for children, and I often alternate letting them play and asking for their direct, focused attention. Some of the most interesting portraits take place when children are just being themselves. 


Your Images

The collection you choose comes with hand-edited high-resolution images for download. Both color and black white versions of each image are included in separate folders. You’ll also receive an online gallery that will be available for one week. Specialty items–such as print enlargements, canvases, or storyboards–can be ordered through the online gallery. I’m available for a consult to help you with your order.

Referrals

I love referrals! With each friend you refer to Wishing Well Photography, receive a $50 gift certificate to be used toward your next session fee or order.