Experience and Investment

At Alumbra Photography, I am committed to helping every client walk away with one-of-a-kind heirloom artwork.  In order to create that, we go through a three step process.

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Pre-Session Planning Appointment
This is our first meeting and possibly the most important!  You are invited in to the studio to begin planning for your session.   We will chat about your family, your hobbies, your home and your style.  We will use the photographs you bring of your home (and any other interior design elements you may choose to bring- throw pillows etc) to plan the details your wall portraits or album.   We will estimate portrait sizes, select frame options, discuss investment in detail and set a color palette for your wardrobe for the session.  We will also use this time to set a date and location for your shoot as well as an appointment for your order session.

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The Day of the Session
Since we have done most of your planning for your wardrobe and location ahead of time, the day of the session should be laid back and fun.  All portrait sessions with Alumbra include professional hair and make-up styling in studio for mom and any older girls; this is a great way to ensure you have a few minutes to relax before your shoot and look your best in your photographs!  Dad can take the rest of the crew for a snack while you get pampered, then we will all meet at the designated location and photograph.

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The Order Session
About two weeks after your session you (and your spouse) will come back to the studio to see the photographs we worked so hard to create together!  We will watch them as a slideshow, then select your favorites to finalize your order.  I will show your selected photographs on your own walls (using the photographs you brought to the planning appointment) with the exact specifications you have chosen; the sizes, the frames and the colors, then we will finalize your order.  This is a great time for you to add gift prints, photo books and other bonus list items to share with grandparents and other loved ones.

Most clients spend between $1200 and $2000 on their heirloom portraits.

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