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SENIORPortraits

2017-2018

10 TIPSTO

PICKING

THE

OUTFIT

PREPPING

FORYOURSESSION

HOW TO

choosea

LOCATION

FINDYOUR

FAQ’s


BEHINDTHELENS

SeniorportraitsaresuchariteofpasageandIwant

tochangethestandard.Expresingwhoyouareis

mostimportantandofcourse,lookinggreathelpstoo!

Iwantyoutofeelikeyoubelongonthecoverofa

magazine,tolookandevenmoreimportantly,feel

beautiful.Youareworthit.

www.visualartistphotography.com

Thisguideisalaboutgetingyoureadytolookand

feelyourbestonyourday.Iamheretohelpyouevery

stepoftheway,.Togetherwewildesignyourperfectsenior

sesion.Pleaseknowthatifyouhaveanyquestionsatal,

frompickinglocationstochoosingoutfits,Iwilbethere

everystepoftheway!Iamalwayswilingtoreviewany

ideasyouhave!

/chrisyburdsal_visualartist

chrisyburdsal_visualartist

ChrisyBurdsal

Ownerandphotographer

atChrisyBurdsal-VisualArtist


THESENIORPORTRAIT

Noseniorisexactlyalike.Iwantyourportraitsesiontobesomethingthatwecreatetogether.During

ourfirstconsultationIwilhaveyoufiloutaquestionnairesoIcanlearnmoreaboutyourpersonality,

schoolactivities,favoritemusic,anysportsyouplay,andjustgeneralywhoyouareasaperson.At

thismeetingwewildiscuslocations,wardrobe,andprops.Thismeetingisesentialformetodesign

auniqueseniorsesionthatyou’resuretolove.

YourPortraitsesionwilbeatleast90minutesandusualyhappensjustbeforesunset.Photographers

calthisthegoldenhourbecauseit’sthebesttimeofdaytogetgreatlightforperfectphotos.During

yoursesionIwilguideyouonhowtoposebutwe’lalsoplayalottoo(jumping,laughing,using

props).You’rewelcometobringaparentorbestfriendtoyoursesion.Ilovehavingsomeonethat

knowsyouatthesesionifthey’regoingtohelpyourelaxandhavefun.

OnceI’mdoneeditingyourbeautifulimageswewilmeetagainforyourrevealsesion.Thismeetingis

somuchfun.You’lseealofyoureditsandalofthegorgeousphotoproductsthatIofer.Iupdate

myproductseveryyeartomakesuremyseniorsgetthemostmodernandbeautifulwaystodisplay

theirphotos.Ialwaysoferdiscountstoclientsthatdecidetopurchaseduringthismeeting.Ialsohave

paymentplansavailableifneeded.

Ultimatelymygoalistogiveyouaonceinalifetimephotoexperiencetodocumentthistimeinyour

life.Ialsowanteachclienttowalkawaywithgorgeousphotoproductstodisplaytheirimagesfory

earstocome.Ican’twaittodesignyourseniorsesion!


Litlethingslikenailpolishcan

makeyourphotoseithersizle

orfizle.Eitherhaveafresh

coatonorkeepthemclean.

There’snothingworsethan

havingastunningportrait

withchippedpolish!

withchippedpolish!

DETAILSMATTER

Getthemostoutofyoursesion

byaddingascarf,jacketorvest.

Thesearethebestquickchanges

thatwilalowyoutogetthemost

multiplelookswithouttakingthe

timeforanentirewardrobe

chang

change.

DRESSINLAYERS

Bringahat,sunglasesandof

coursejewelrytoaddsomesas

toyourphotos.Theseareeasy

toaddandfuntoworkwith.

ACCESSORIZE

Switchingfromheels

tobootscandramaticaly

changethelookofan

entireoutfitaswelasthe

moodofthephotograph.

SHOES!

Whetheryouwanttobe

glammeduportotalybohemian,

youshouldstilooklikeyourself.

YouarebeautifulandIwantto

capturethatbeauty.Also,

sometimesitsbesttohirea

profesiona

profesional.I’mhappyto

recommendsomeamazingartist.

PROPS

Whetheritsyourletermanjacket,

yourtennisracket,confetior

bubbles,yourpropshouldbefun

andrepresentwhoyouare.

Selectcolorsthatwon’tclashwith

eachotherortheseason.For

example,amuted-moodybluewould

gowelwithbrownswhileabright

turquoisecouldgowelwithcoral

andrealystandoutagainstthefal

leave

leaves.

DRESSFOR

THESEASON

Somethingedgy,modernandtrendywouldfitan

urban/grungylocationwhileitmightseemout

ofplaceinabeautifulparkcoveredinflowers

justasapretyfloraldreswouldclashinadark

nightaleyseting.

MATCHYOURLOCATION

Takesomequicksnapshotsofyourself

wearingtheoutfitsandaskothers.

Remember,Iamonlyatextawayfrom

someadvicetoo!

I’MHERETO HELP!

MATCHYOUROUTFITTO YOURPERSONALITY

Choosingwhatyouwearforyourseniorportraitsiskindofabigdeal.It’snotjustaboutwhatisinstylenow,

youhavetothinkaboutwhatbestdescribesyourpersonality.Areyouabrightandbubblypersonor

determinedandmotivated?Choosecolorsandstylestoreflectthat!

REMEMBER:

Theseimageswilbewhatyoulookback

atyearsfromnowandjustbecausea

fashionistrendingnow,doesn’talways

meanitwilbethen.ThisiswhyI

recommendchoosingatleastoneclasic,

timelesoutfitforyoursesio

timelesoutfitforyoursesion.

Hair&MakeUp

10.TIPSFORPICKINGTHE

OUTFIT


FINDYOUR

Urban/Grungy

Natural/Organic

Doyoupreferanedgyfeel

toyourphotos?Maybe

awhareshousefeelor

someamazinggrafitiart

torealybringyour

photosto

liflife.

Whetheryouwantwildflowers,

openfields,orjusta

woodsyarea,Icanfind

pretymuchanythingyou’re

lookingfor.Perhapsa

sesiononabeach?

Galvestonisjust

carrideaway.


Inonesesion,thereisplentyoftimetoget2oreven3completely

diferentlooksin.Manyofmyseniorswanttocombineafewstyles

toshowofmoreofwhotheyareandIloveit!Therearesomany

locationsinHouston,andthesuroundingareathatyou

cangetmanycombinationsofstylesandsomewithoutanydriving

needed.Alyouneedtoknowiswhichstylesyouwant,andIwilfind

theperfectlocationtofitthemalin!Don’tworyifyoudon’tsee

yourstylehere.Thesearejustsuggestions.

Athletic/Involved

Bohemian

Ifanactivityorsportisalarge Areyouaflowerchildatheart?

partofwhoyouare,choose Laidbackandlovethat

alocationthatmatches(or bohemianvibe?Wecanget

onethatcompletelycontrasts) lostinnatureorrentan

it!Iabsolutelylovegeting amazingproptobring

tobrainstormnewwaysto thatbohemianvibe

showcaseinterests

andabilities!

intoyoursesion.Ialso

makemyown

flowercrowns!


FREQUENTLY ASKED

QUESTIONS


HowfarinadvanceshouldIbookmysesion?

IstartphotographingSeniorsthesummerbeforetheirsenioryear.I’lshoot

alyearbutthecloseryougettograduation,themorebookedIwilbe.So

trytoinquireduringthesummerorfaltosetupyoursesion.

Whatlocationsareusedthroughoutthesesion?

Oncewedecideonastyle,Iwilchoosealocationthatwilbestfityou

andyourdreamvision;thoughifyouhaveaspecialspotinmindalready,

Iamalwaysopentonewspots!

Canotherpeoplebeincludedinmysesion?

Yes,youcandefinitelyaddinyourBForyourboyfriend.Iactualyhighly

recommendtheycomealongtohelpgiveyouguidance,supportandto

helpyoufeelabitmorerelaxed!Idon’tevenmindifyouwanttograba

shotofthetwoofyoutogether!However,ifyouarewantingmorethanjust

1or2withthem,thereisa$75add-infeeforeachadditionalperson

photographedduringyoursesion.

Whatiftheweatherisbadonthedateofmysesion?

Ifthesesionneedstoberescheduledduetoinclementweather,wewil

tryforthenextavailabledate.Iwilsendyouanotificationwithin12-24

hoursofthesesiondateandwiletyouknowifIseetheweathermaybe

anisue.Ifyouarewantingthegorgeousskies,forexample,thereneedsto

bemostlycloudyskies.PleasenotethatIdorescheduleifthechancesof

rainare70%ormoreand/orifthewindgustsare20mphormore.

Doyouoferprofesionalretouching?

Alofyourimageswilbeprofesionalyretouchedandisincludedinthe

price.Ialwaysretouchblemishes,andminorsothatyoulookyourbest.If

youareselfconciousaboutsomethingandwantitretouched,makesure

totelmebeforeyoursesion

Howdoestheposingwork?

Don’tstresaboutthis!Iwilputyouintoalsortsofinteresting,beautifuland

attimes,awkwardpositionsbutIPROMISEtheywilbegorgeous(orIwil

deletethemandtheywilneverseethelightofday!)Leavetheposingto

me-youjustshowuplookingfabulous!

Aremydigitalsincludedinthesesionfee?

Digitalsareincludedwithprintpurchases.Purchasingapackageisthe

easiestwaytodothishowever,alaCarteoptionsareavailableaswel.


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