lifestyle portrait collections

collection I: $2,900*

  • 90 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.



lifestyle portrait session info.

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.  

Maternity: The ideal time to photograph you and your belly is between the 7th and 8th months.  Your belly should be perfect without having the stress of getting too close to the due date. 

Newborn: The ideal time to photograph your newborn is within the first 10 days of birth. Babies are the most sleepy and baby acne has yet to show. 

location:

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.

In addition, 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 a special quilt.  You get the idea- but the main objective is to photograph your connection.

Newborn:  The session will take place at your home.

hair & makeup:

I’m not saying you should do this AT ALL!! However, what I can say is that in my experience shooting sessions, girls want to feel pretty and confident...and sometimes spending a little extra time getting ready achieves just that. If you’d like recommendations, I’d be happy to pass a few a long who’ll take amazing care of you!

 

wardrobe:

I encourage individuals to wear clothes that fit their personalities, and that includes clothes that pop with color, texture, patterns, layers… anything goes.  Think color and lots of it!  Think layers--hats, ties, tights, boots, etc.  Think mixing patterns--stripes with flowers, polka dots with paisley.  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 polyvore.com or pinterest.com for thousands of style ideas.

Please no matchy matchyIf 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.

Do stay in the same style group together.  If you’re going formal, you both need to be formal and likewise for casual.  If you’re going vintage, he should too.  Same era, same style. 

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, but only carefully with thought. Better to have bohemian in bohemian, and formal with formal.  If you’re going for a theme (say, a retro Pan-Am feel at an airstrip with some old Cessnas) your attire needs to not only match the era, but also the location.

Bring two outfits, or more if you’d like for me to help you choose between them. Flowy dresses for girls are always a big bonus- anything that shows movement will translate beautifully to photography.

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 will be shown in photos, so don’t forget about that style! I also like 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.


other tips:

Trust your photographer, and trust the locations that you have selected.  Remember, it’s all about the light, the connection amongst you all, and very lastly, the location.  A boring parking lot can be completely transformed once you step into the best light. 

De-stress beforehand, And don't worry I will guide you.



© 2016 Stacey Pentland Photography