Portrait session information

How do I book a portrait session with you?

You can do this a couple of ways. The easiest is to click here. It will take you to an online scheduler where you can easily select the service, date and time convenient for you.  You’ll also be asked to make a $100 deposit.* The deposit is refundable—if you cancel 24 hours before your session. The $100.00 deposit is required to guarantee a photo session date/time. The balance is due at the time of session. Payment can be made by cash, credit card, or check.

If you’re not quite ready to book your session and have additional questions, please schedule yourself a free, 20 minute phone consultation. I’d love to chat with you! And of course contact me at 703.509.8984. We can schedule your session that way too.

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relaxing area

What should I wear?
Of course it depends on whether you’re getting business headshots or modern glamour portraits but here are some suggestions to cover it all.

Ladies
A simple boat or v-neck style looks elegant and casual on just about everyone, no matter your size or shape. For a business headshot be sure to bring a nice fitting jacket and any understated jewelry you might like to wear.

Gentleman
I suggest jeans/casual pants and crew or turtleneck shirts in muted colors like gray, navy or brown. A knit sweater with no pattern in small knit will also look good. And if you have a nice suit or outdoor or dress jacket, bring it along too.

Everyone
Please avoid loud patterns, stripes, logos or “messages”, wrinkled and ill-fitting clothing. If you’re still not sure what to wear call me and check my Pinterest page for some examples.

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changing area

How long does a typical photo session take?
A three to five outfit shoot with hair and makeup should take about an 2.5 hours. While you’re changing into your different outfits I’ll change lighting set-ups and/or backgrounds. This will give you a variety of images to choose from.

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shooting area

Suppose I have to cancel my session?

Please cancel 24 hours in advance of your session.* Your $100 deposit IS refundable, minus credit card fees, if you cancel 24 hours or more before your appointment. Your deposit IS NOT refundable if you cancel less than 24 hours in advance. When you reschedule your session your deposit will be applied to your new appointment.

Where are you located?
My home studio is located in Reston, Virginia, not far from the Dulles Toll Road and Fairfax County Parkway.

I am so looking forward to working with you!

Cheers,

Bonnie