Children’s Portrait Questions
WHAT IS THE IDEAL TIME FOR MY CHILDREN'S PHOTO SESSION?
We all know how quickly our kids change. The best time to capture the precious changes you see in your children is when they’ve had a great new experience! Newborns change the quickest. But all through their youth are tremendous moments that you need to remember; Graduations, Awards, Accomplishments… they are all significant times to give your child the confidence they deserve.
WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO LOCATED?
My studio is located in the lower portion of my Residential Portrait Gallery in Marietta Ga. It occupies the entire bottom floor, complete with a private changing room and lighted make-up table. Over 500 sq. ft. of space gives you lots of room for posing and moving.
WHAT DOES THE PRICE OF A CHILDREN'S PORTRAIT SESSION INCLUDE?
The Initial Portrait Design Consultation is Free with no obligation to contract us.
The Creation Fees is $175 and includes the following:
- Unconditional Money-Back Guarantee – If we don’t fulfill our promise, you don’t pay!
- Our complete “Getting Ready” guide lets you know how best to prepare.
- Professional Elegant posing guide.
- Custom magazine-style image retouching.
- Bottled water, protein bars, fresh fruit, and snacks (to keep your energy up).
HOW MUCH IS IT GOING TO COST ME FOR MY CHILD'S PORTRAITS?
During your consultation, we will discuss all of your options and what you are hoping for. After that, I will give you an honest estimate of what I feel you can plan on spending. I do not believe that professional portraiture should break the bank. I do offer extended payment plans for no additional fee and I work within everyone’s budget. Most of my clients can plan on spending between $500 and $800 and get a large portrait for their home and several to share as gifts.
WHAT SHOULD MY CHILDREN WEAR FOR MY FAMILY SESSION?
I treat every family as a unique group. One child or 10; they are all individuals. Their personalities, as a group and as individuals is unique to them. So their clothing should reflect that. During your complimentary consultation, I ask questions about where they are most comfortable, the ideal location for the session, where you might display your portrait, and all the things that will help you enjoy your artwork to its fullest. Clothing plays a critical part in creating the Perfect Portrait, so this is something that needs to be discussed and will be based on your ultimate goals.
HOW MANY PHOTOS DO YOU TAKE DURING A NORMAL CHILDREN'S SESSION?
The number of images created at your session is less important than the Variety of images we will create. By offering a greater variety of poses, groupings and scenes (for outdoor portraits), you’ll be sure to get many beautiful images of your kids to choose from. We normally give you more 100 – 200 images to select from. Larger family groups of kids will have a larger selection of images to choose from.
WHEN AND HOW WILL I SELECT MY FAVORITE IMAGES FROM MY SESSION?
One to Two weeks after your session, we schedule an in-person or virtual Purchase and Reveal Session when you’ll see your gorgeous portraits for the very first time.
- Big Reveal; Schedule a time to come back to the studio to view your portraits on our Giant Movie Screen, to see every detail, and make your selections. Refreshments and goodies make this a perfect prelude to Date Night!
- Interactive Live Reveal: Schedule an On-Line Live viewing of your images with your photographer to make your selections,
Your order will be ready to pick up in 3 – 4 weeks after your selection.
DO YOU RECOMMEND STUDIO SESSIONS OVER OUTDOOR SESSIONS?
Your final objective (where / how you’d like to display your portraits) is how I begin the process of determining where the session should be. If an Outdoor session fits with your child’s lifestyle, then we discuss where that session should be. There are many locations to choose from. If you’re looking for a more formal family portrait, then perhaps the studio is the place to create that.
There seems to be more available variety when out on location, but many locations are perfect for exquisite Formal Children’s Portraits.
HOW MANY KIDS CAN I BRING TO ONE SESSION?
Bring them ALL! We don’t want to leave anyone out. There is no extra charge for bringing the whole gang!
WHICH DAYS OF THE WEEK CAN I SCHEDULE MY SESSION?
Family Sessions are normally Thurs – Sun. During your complimentary Initial Design Consultation, we’ll select the best time and date for your session. Mid-week and Holiday sessions are available as well.
MY KIDS HAVE NEVER BEEN PHOTOGRAPHED BY A PRO. WILL YOU HELP US POSE?
Everyone asks this! Of course we will help them every step of the way. Some people are natural in front of the camera. Most are not. We go through a fairly quick process of getting everyone relaxed and comfortable before starting the photo part of the session. We use classic yet natural posing techniques that allow you to look and feel confident and comfortable in front of the camera. You don’t want a picture of your child looking stiff or awkward, We’ve been doing this for a long time and can pretty much guarantee that they’ll have (almost) as much fun as Stuart has at his sessions.
CAN I PURCHASE DIGITAL FILES, ALBUMS AND WALL ART FROM YOU?
Absolutely. Stuart Hasson Studios offers a complete line of professionally produced image presentation options. We offer Framed Canvas Portraits, Gallery Wrapped Canvas Portraits, Metal and Acrylic Prints, a complete line of Heirloom Folio Boxes that contain up to 25 matted portrait prints (which include digital copies), as well as a selection of Digital Packages to purchase.