At Rina Schiffman Photography, we do so much more than just take your pictures. We are there for you offering expert advice throughout the entire process. Here is a breakdown of what you can expect when you choose us for a portrait session.
Step 1) The portrait experience starts with the very first phone call. On that call, we get to know each other a little and we discuss what it is you want to get out of your portrait session. We will book a date for your session.
Step 2) We will then schedule a quick (15 minute) in person portrait consultation, where we will plan out your session and discuss which products interest you. You’ll tell me a little about your family and each child’s personality. We will discuss location and clothing options – yes , I help you with your clothing selections too. The session fee is due at that time to hold your slot.
Step 3) The portrait session itself takes about 1 to 1.5 hours. You won’t be stressed at all, because I do all the work, and because I’ve been known to act like a total child during a session. My clients tell me I have the most patience of anyone they’ve ever met- and its true. I do whatever it takes to get children to completely warm up to me so that I can get the most natural portraits of them- the ones where their true personalities show through. I never ever tell a child to just “say cheese” , or command them to smile. Instead, I make them smile. I’ll only stop shooting when I’m confident that we have a great variety of gorgeous and natural portraits of everyone in the family.
Step 4) About 2-3 weeks after your portrait session, you will come back to the studio for your viewing/ordering session. This is where we select your favorite portraits, and using my super cool program, we can create beautiful wall displays for any wall in your home – and I can show you exactly how different sizes and arrangements will look on your own wall or a sample wall. A 50% deposit on your print order is due then.
Step 5) Approximately 3 weeks later, your beautiful portraits will be ready for pickup.
Step 6) You will feel a rush of happiness every time you walk by your walls and see your gorgeous portraits!