I AM READY TO SCHEDULE MY PORTRAIT SESSION. WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP?
Your portrait session should be a reflection of your family. Before our session we will have a phone consultation so we can discuss your expectations, ideas, and goals for our session. Preparation and communication are the keys to a successful portrait session, so make sure to share all your ideas and concerns with us during our consultation or on your questionnaire!
- Get your kids excited for the session and let them know how much fun it will be, but no need to over prepare them or add too much pressure for “best behavior”
- Kids pick up on your stress, so stay cool, even when they throw a tantrum
- Our goal is to capture their true expressions, and keeping it light and fun is essential to that.
- Our best behaved children (and adults for that matter) are usually those that are well fed before our session. Feel free to bring treats to reward good behavior during our session!
We offer these sessions in one hour increments at our preferred locations around the area including: Lettuce Lake Park, Ybor City, Davis Island Garden Club and Yacht Club, the University of Tampa campus, and our favorite field in Lutz. Our favorite locations that charge a fee include Ringling Mansion, Bock Tower, Oxford Exchange, and Fancy Free Nursery. Expect a small fee for us to travel far or to shoot on a Saturday or Sunday (since they are prime wedding days and often not available).
Many Lifelong families use renttherunway.com to rent their session attire. We suggest bringing no more than two outfits and using Pinterest to get inspiration for exciting outfits and props. For guys and gals layering is always a good idea. Gents, jackets and dress shirts are timeless and always look sharp. Ladies, don’t forget to accessorize! If you get stuck and want some suggestions, you can always give us a call!
To get your date secured, schedule your session today by filling out the form below: