LOCATION & WARDROBE: sample session breakdown


Where will we shoot?
What should I wear?
Examples, please?

One of my most recent high school senior photos session incorporated most, if not all, of my guidelines I give. These locations are all in the Lamorinda Area, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville areas. And include both rural and urban locations.

Here's the complete breakdown of the session:

*Note: This sample high school senior portrait session was Collection I (plus 1 additional hour) consisted of 4 locations (within 10 mile radius) and 7 outfits. And included pre-portrait style consultation.


Garden Setting & White Jumper

  • LOCATION: Rural Local. Garden settings provide a great backdrop of florals & succulents to any portrait setting. Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek is my favorite garden.
  • WARDROBE: White Backless Eyelet jumper from FreePeople: This white jumper paired beautifully with the clean and fresh garden setting. She paired it with a simple sandal. 
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Garden Setting & Rust Lace Dress

  • LOCATION: Rural Local, Garden settings provide a great backdrop of florals & succulents to any portrait setting. Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek is my favorite garden.
  • WARDROBE: Lace dress from FreePeople: Lace is a great pairing for a garden setting. Don't shy away from fashion forward colors. This rust color lace dress not only compliments the greenery in the willow tree but all her blue/green eyes. She paired it with a long choker necklace and complimentary lip color.
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Oak Tree in Open Space & Red Lace Jumper

  • LOCATION: Rural Local. The East Bay offers beautiful open space and luscious Oak trees... the perfect local for any portrait session. The large oaks are great to photograph in because they offer great shade and contrasting foliage.
  • WARDROBE: Lace red jumper from FreePeople: Red Lace pops against the greenery of Oak tree folliage. I love that she went sans shoes. 
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Oak Tree in Open Space & Blouse Paired with Jeans

  • LOCATION: Rural Local. The East Bay offers beautiful open space and luscious Oak trees... the perfect local for any portrait session. The large oaks are great to photograph in because they offer great shade and contrasting foliage.
  • WARDROBE: Eggplant flowy blouse paired with jeans. LOVE LOVE LOVE bare feet and exposed toes. This look is fun, natural and organic.
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Graffiti Water Tower & Basic White T with Jeans

  • LOCATION: Urban Feel. This graffiti water tower offers the color and grit for a chic, industrial backdrop.
  • WARDROBE: The simplicity of the basic white t-shirt, jeans and simple sandal pair perfectly with the gritty, busy graffiti water tower.
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Small Town Shops & Green Dress and Leather Jacket

  • LOCATION: Urban Local. Small town and shops. I love downtown Danville for all of its cute store fronts and built in props like this mini coop.
  • WARDROBE: This urban look is perfect. The emerald green, FreePeople dress paired with a leather jacket and white tennis shoes are fun and hip and match the backdrop perfectly.
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Small Town Shops & Green Dress and Leather Jacket

  • LOCATION: Urban Local. Small town and shops. The store fronts and tree lined streets are perfect for a photo session.
  • WARDROBE: This denim dress is feminine yet casual paired with the green tennis shoe. Fun and flirty.
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FAQs


How many outfit 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:
  • 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*

*Note: This sample session was Collection I (plus 1  additional hour) consisted of 4 locations (within 10 mile radius) and 7 outfits. And included pre-portrait style consultation


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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.

 
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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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