Family Portrait Sessions
Family portraits have an important role in building family history. They are a gift you give yourself, your children and generations to come. Charleen’s has a beautiful selection of Framed Collages, Albums, Pre Designed Collections and so much more to choose from. Family sessions can be done in the studio, at a special location, or even in the comfort of your own home.
Beautiful portraits are not expensive… they’re priceless!
All sessions include
- A 1-hr portrait session in our state-of-the-art studio or outside on our landscaped studio grounds.
- One outfit per session
- Up to 7 people
- Pre-session consultation & planning
- Session guide to get the best images
- Professional retouching on your chosen images
Have a special event? We have a session for that!
An on-location setting within a 15 mile radius of the studio, includes an additional hour of session time.
Extended Family Session
Up to 16 people in our studio or on our studio grounds, includes an additional 30 minutes of studio time.
Portraits with a variety of outfits, includes an additional 30 minutes of studio time.
What to expect at your session
Once you have your session date, you will want to start planning everything you will need for it. Be sure to have all your clothes ready and ironed the day prior. If you have small children try not to get stressed or feel rushed, children pick up on our emotions very quickly and can start to feel uneasy about the session if they sense you are.
HAIR & MAKEUP
Don’t try a new hairstyle just for your session; have it cut about a week before your appointment. Fresh, natural makeup as well as “evening” makeup photograph well.
Problems with glasses can lead to extra retouching charges. We can remove normal glare on glasses, but tinted lenses cannot be lightened even with artwork. If your glasses are tinted or exceptionally thick, they can distort the way the camera photographs the eye. In this case, you should ask your optometrist for a pair of plain glass frames to wear for your portrait session.
In a family group, proper clothing coordination is critical. When decorating a home, a major concern is to coordinate the colors and tones of the walls, carpets, drapes, and furniture. Similar coordination is necessary when selecting clothing for a group portrait. Choose clothing in the same tonal ranges so that no single member of the family stands out because the clothing is too light or bright as compared to the rest of the group. Bold stripes, plaids, checks, and prints are visually confusing and do not photograph well.
Why choose Charleen
Charleen will treat you like the unique individual that you are. She listens to your ideas. She asks lots of questions so both you and your family get exactly what you want. And most importantly, she makes the extra effort to make your senior portraits creatively unique, unlike anybody else.
Have More Fun!
Your portraits are a big deal. You want to look great and have fun while being yourself. Charleen’s creative talent and broad experience will help you to feel completely relaxed and comfortable at your session. When you feel good while being photographed, you’ll look great in your portraits!
Kids are curious, rambunctious, sometimes shy and like to do things on their own terms. We expect kids to be kids and Charleen’s experience and patience can wrangle the meltdowns and help the shy kids come out of their shell allowing you to enjoy the session.
Exceptional Customer Service
You want a photographer who makes you feel comfortable, listens to your ideas and goes the extra mile. Charleen understands what it feels like to be camera shy and will make sure you have not only a great experience, but also the best possible portraits.