Welcome to Lily Red Studio! I pride myself on being an artist, but as with any type of occupation, the key to success is preparation. The first step in my process is coordinating your session, the second is photographing your family and the third is creating a finished heirloom for you to enjoy.
COORDINATING THE DETAILS I work out of my Wash Park home studio - this is where I meet my clients for the first time. After we connect via phone or email I have you come to my studio to meet and hash out the details of your shoot. When you arrive for your initial planning session you will notice that my own family photos are the first thing you will see as you enter the door to my home. My meeting area contains everything from framed canvas, custom frames, beautiful custom albums and more. You can see and touch samples of every product that I offer.
I provide you with a style guide that includes lots of great ideas for how to coordinate your wardrobe and tips for making your session an enjoyable experience for your family.
I photograph all of my sessions outdoors and have a lot of suggestions for creative locations that will be the perfect backdrop for your shoot. I also provide you with a customized shot list so you will know exactly what to expect the day of your session.
PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR FAMILY The day of your session will be effortless - I will have you get into a pose and then adjust as needed. I will get a mix of shots where you will look at the camera and others where you will interact with each other (candids). I will have pose suggestions for you, so don't worry about not knowing what to do in front of the camera. I will take a mix of portrait and landscape portraits so we have some variety to work with when picking your products.
CREATING YOUR HEIRLOOMS About two to three weeks after your session you will come back to the studio to view a beautiful slideshow set to music. Your slideshow will showcase the best portraits from your session. I will guide you through the final selections and will provide you with suggestions on how best to display your artwork. After you've placed your order, the production of your heirloom products will be finalized and you will end up with beautiful products that your family can enjoy for generations.