overview info (see below for more details)

  • when
  • locations 
  • wardrobe
  • FAQs
  • collections
  • schedule form

 

SESSION DETAILS

style

My style is a blend of lifestyle, portrait and fashion editorial.  I also incorporate traditional yet casual, pseudo-posed portraits. My approach is fun and fresh. You will giggle, laugh and have loads of fun. The result... I will create images that will reflect your personal style and personality. 


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when

I schedule and photograph portrait sessions, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays mornings and late afternoon. As well as select Saturdays/Sundays (depending on production schedule). During wedding season, I have limited or no availability on weekends.  


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location

Where will we shoot?

Portrait sessions are done in the Lamorinda Area, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville areas. I do like it when my clients select their location rural and urban. I encourage you to find a spot that reflects you and where you will feel comfortable. And please note that there is no such thing as an ‘ugly’ location....there is beauty everywhere....we just have to find it! I’ve shot pretty much in every location imaginable (dumpsters, septic tanks, graffiti walls, etc), so please know that the location doesn’t necessarily have to be pretty at every corner :)  In addition, think about lighting when you select your location.  Too bright and/or direct sun in the session can be harsh. So finding a local that is in the open shade of trees or building is great.  I can recommend places based on your vision. If you would like, we can chat about it further.

*For a breakdown of locations of a session click here.


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wardrobe

I encourage individuals to wear clothes that fit their personalities, which can include clothes that with various color, texture, patterns, layers… anything goes.

  • To color or not to color: Colors pop yet white is clean and fresh against a garden backdrop. Samples of both click here.
  • To layer or not to layer: -Hats, ties, tights, boots, etc. look great for a fall and winter look. Simply stated dress or jumper with bare feet can speak volumes....summer vibes. Samples of both click here.
  • To pattern or not to pattern: Stripes with flowers, polka dots with paisley can bring fun and life to a photo...especially a flowy maxi dress. However, simple color blocking can be chic and clean. Samples of both click here.

*For a breakdown of a session click here.

But the most important thing is to be comfortable in what you wear so you can concentrate on having fun, and not your clothes.  Check out Instagram for thousands of style ideas from fashion bloggers that suit your style.

     
     

    wardrobe dos & don'ts

    • Please no matchy matchy. If you don’t normally pick out matching outfits on a daily basis, don’t start with your photo session.  If you want to retain some cohesiveness without being matchy-matchy, set a color pallet and pick clothes from that with different textures and patterns.  Textures, patterns, and layers give interest to your shoot just as those same elements give interest in interior design.
    • The attire should match the location.  Very rarely does a form fitted feminine business suit fit the style of a country road and golden sun filled field.  Of course, rules are meant to be broken, and I am a rule breaker... but only carefully with thought. Better to have bohemian in bohemian, and formal with formal. 
    • Don’t put off shopping until the last minute and don't wear your clothes for the first time on your shoot.  You want to know what you can and can not do in them.  If you feel restricted, it might not be the best choice. We’ll be having fun during your shoot, and you might be running around, running through a field, or dancing in the street.
    • Your shoes & feet will be shown in photos, so don’t forget about that style! I love bare feet especially in summer. So ladies don't forget to paint those toesies.
    • Don’t leave tags on. The less time I spend photoshopping out stray tags, the sooner you will see your images. A photographers worst nightmare is hearing “but you can photoshop that, right?”  from their clients.

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    FAQs

    How many outfit/wardrobe changes do I get?

    You can as many Outfit changes that will fit in the time amount you selected. Note that the time spent changing is time not spent photographing. 

    Can we go to multiple locations?

    You can go to as many locations that will fit in the time amount you selected. Note that the time spent commuting to a new location is time not spent photographing.

    Outfit & Locations Breakdown:

    You can go to as many locations that will fit in the time amount you selected. Note that the time spent commuting to a new location is time not spent photographing.

    • Collection IV: 30 Minutes: 1 outfit | 1 location
    • Collection III: 45 Minutes: 2 outfits | 1 location
    • Collection II: 60 Minutes: 2-3 outfits | 1-2 locations
    • Collection I: 120 Minutes: 3-6 outfits | 2-3 locations

    *For a breakdown of locations of a session click here.


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    Do you use props or can I bring props?

    The style of high school and college photography that I specialize in is fashion editorial with a lifestyle twist.  With that said, only bring props that you feel are intrinsic to you and that are interactive. Props that are not able to be interacted with (like that statue) may not translate into photography as well as, say, a guitar. Or the vintage car, or a swing, or  piece of clothing like a jacket, scarf or hat.  You get the idea. :)

    Where do I change if I have an outfit change? 

    If there is a restroom available you can change there. If not you can change in your car.


    COLLECTIONS

      collection I: $2,900*

      • 120 minute portrait session
      • unlimited shots taken
      • private online web page gallery of 50 images 
      • download, view, and share all your high resolution images for a period of ten years via custom web page gallery
      • pre-portrait consultation
      • pre-portrait style consultation
      • choice of "the magazine" book {12"x15" album up to 50 pages} or one 20"x30" fine art, acrylic metal print

      collection II: $1,900*

      • 60 minute portrait session
      • unlimited shots taken
      • private online web page gallery of 40 images 
      • download, view, and share all your high resolution images for a period of ten years via custom web page gallery
      • pre-portrait consultation

      collection III: $1,000*

      • 45 minute portrait session
      • unlimited shots taken
      • private online web page gallery of 20 images 
      • download, view, and share all your high resolution images for a period of ten years via custom web page gallery
      • pre-portrait consultation

      collection IV: $750*

      • 30 minute mini-portrait session
      • unlimited shots taken
      • private online web page gallery of 10 images 
      • download, view, and share all your high resolution images for a period of ten years via custom web page gallery
      • pre-portrait consultation

      *Prices are subject to change without notice. All  sales are final. Stacey Pentland Photography retains copyright of all images taken and reserves the right to use all images and works in portfolios, competition, exhibition and promotion of Stacey Pentland Photography and associated products.


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      SCHEDULE FORM

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      I schedule and photograph portrait sessions, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday late mornings.
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      location of interest
      Select 1 or more settings in which are interested in. We will specify location later. If you have a specific location in mind, please provide it in the "additional info" space below.
      If there any specific requests including location, please put them here. :)

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