Signing up for a portrait session usually starts with a phone call. You Google photographers in your area and select the one with website images that seem to fit your style… which means the pictures that you like the best.
Call the studio and have a chat about what they can do for you, when they’re available and how much it’s going to cost. Every photographer handles these calls differently, so make sure you connect with them (probably the most important thing), and that you end the conversation on a positive note.
Booking the session will be a dance of availability. The more advance notice you have, the better your chances of landing a desirable date for your schedule. You’ll probably be asked for a deposit or a Session Fee to reserve your date. Then you can discuss the details or ask them to mail you their Client Packet for more info.
The process should be easy and straight forward but it starts with you! So make the call and get that family portrait that you’ve been putting off for so long.