The Session Experience
Jennifer LaGrange Photography operates as a boutique photography studio, which means that I place my focus not only on capturing your moments but also creating a luxurious AND FUN experience throughout the process! I believe that having pictures taken is so much more than a perfectly posed image with everyone smiling and looking at the camera; they are the key to never letting your story fade. I believe these memories, the connections you have and the emotions you feel are too important to let go of. My goal is for you to have them forever…for generation after generation to enjoy.
I will work with you each step of the way; from booking the session, what to wear, where to photograph, all the way through to the delivery of your final images.
Upon scheduling your date (I get booked up very quickly in the fall, so plan ahead), we will also decide on location. I love to work on location as it creates the most diverse backdrops and opportunities to showcase a natural, vibrant you! But I also really enjoy stepping inside, especially during the rainy months. Whether it be into your home or an adventure your family may be going on that day.
BEFORE YOUR SESSION:
Once we schedule a date for your photoshoot, you will have access to my client guide which is full of a ton of useful information including help with what to wear (I know this can be daunting, but I am here for you every step of the way. Many of my clients send me texts with pictures of different clothing choices and I help them narrow down.), pricing information and more about what a session with JLP is like.
I also like to get to know you and your family BEFORE our session! My passion is to tell your story and to preserve it for generations to come. Through the photos I capture my goal is to bring out the unique qualities in your family, child, high school senior or brand new baby! I love bringing out everyone’s personality and to do that I have put a huge priority on getting everyone comfortable from the start of the session by getting to know you ahead of time. I’ve always had a family friend take our family photos and it’s been so nice because she KNOWS us and knows us well. Especially for the kids, being able to talk to them about things they love helps them be comfortable and to relax. I strive for you to not have the awkward feeling of not knowing what to do, where to look or how to act. I want my clients to just enjoy their family being directed just enough to bring out everyone’s unique personality and to just have fun! I want my seniors to just enjoy getting to have a special photo session all about them, where they can feel comfortable and create images they love. A session with JLP will provide these very things!
DURING YOUR SESSION:
This aspect of our family session is vital to getting genuine & expressive photos of your children. You can expect that we’ll spend the first few minutes of your session just talking, playing and getting comfortable. My experience with my own 2 kids has given plenty of ideas on how to break down the barriers that children put up! You can expect us to be having fun and laughing pretty quickly!
For your high school senior, it’s pretty much the same. Just being able to talk to them about what they enjoy or future plans they have helps to bring those walls down and helps them to laugh and capture those real smiles. And hey, if smiling isn’t what they do, that’s fine, too. Remember, I want to tell your children’s stories and to capture them for who they are.
We’ll spend around an hour shooting your session. We will keep it fun and especially for little ones, we will keep them moving and give them “jobs” to help with. My style is to capture real emotion and connection, not to get that picture perfect posed, everyone smiling at the camera shot. Don’t worry though, I will still take some. Throughout the session I will be gently guiding you to look and each other and to look at me.
AFTER YOUR SESSION:
Once the memories have been captured it is time to bring your story to life! We will set a date for your Reveal night (so much fun!) for about 2 weeks out. In the meantime I will be carefully preparing each image for you and try to get a couple of sneak peeks on Facebook for you 🙂
REVEAL ORDERING SESSION!!:
Get ready to be spoiled! This is the best part and is what sets my service apart from other photographers in the area. I will come to your house, with an amazing dessert and show you your slideshow of the pictures. On this night you will be offered special Reveal pricing for placing your order that night (no one has turned this down yet, it’s THAT good!). I will not only walk you through the ordering process, but I am happy to walk around your home and help you figure out exactly what will meet your family’s needs for your home.
THE JLP VISION:
Last, I’d like to share with you my vision for my work. I create fine art photography and as such, the work that I create is intended to be your art. I don’t believe there is anything more valuable or precious than our families and our children (high school seniors included!)! They are your masterpiece, they are your story…let me be your storyteller!