Gervel Sampson Photography how to get ready

Mrs. Owens

Welcome Gorgeous!

If you are reading this, then I am already excited... Because you have booked a session! My goal is to create an incredible experience for you at your portrait session. I will capture and document your beauty, for you to treasure for a lifetime. Every woman is different, and no two sessions are the same. Perhaps you are celebrating a defining moment in your life, a birthday, you are about to be a mother or maybe just because... together we will create a collection of flattering gorgeous portraits, regardless of your age or body type, I specialize in offering all women a fabulous experience.

beauty boudoir

Ms. Jess
make it a boudoir party...

Preparing for your session

  • Hydrate yourself! Drink plenty of water prior to your session.
  • Eat a light meal before your session.
  • Moisturize and exfoliate your body.
  • Don't wear any tight fitting clothes, it can leave elastic or strap marks on your skin, wear yoga pants, a track suit or a loose fitting dress.
  • Make sure if you wax you do it a few days prior to your session.
  • Come with your face clean and moisturized.
  • Come with your hair clean and styled
  • If you have any procedures ie. injectables make sure you allow 5-7 days prior to your session.
  • Treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure, for a timeless look, you may want to do a classic red or natural color, unless of course you are doing a fantasy session.
  • Get a good night sleep.

Maternity sessions

Bringing a baby in the world is a special time in a woman's life. I love capturing mom's to be and creating a unforgettable experience. My style is timeless and beautiful. Maternity sessions are best captured between 29-30 weeks.

I have a selection of silk draping, maternity gowns etc. available for your session.

milk bath

milk baths are so relaxing and pretty...

fabric draping is timeless and beautiful.

Please bring a skin color thong, and a bandeau/strapeless bra- especially for the silk fabric portraits.

invite your partner for a few shots
celebrate your body...
each milk bath is designed for you-

Bring whatever makes you feel beautiful... dresses, skirts, hair adornments, jewelry etc.

Underwater sessions

Underwater sessions are magical, there are things you can do underwater that you can't do on the ground. Whether you are doing a maternity session, beauty, or maybe a fantasy, underwater sessions are a once in a life time experience.

Preparing for your session is easy, just come with no- make on... We Gotcha !

Bring some of those "old" gowns that are hanging in the closet, that will look amazing underwater. Bring a pair a shoes, Why not? Bring jewelry and any props, maybe a tennis racket or an umbrella, I have lots of fabrics in lots of colors for us to play with.

come down under...
each session is customed designed just for you...
yes, you too can be a mermaid
I love creating situations under water...
create your underwater world...
make it a double mermaid session
you and your baby...
why not wear a day dress...
I can't wait till your session!

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I bring to wear?

During your pre-consultation, we will plan all of your looks. I will create a Pinterest board for you with suggestions based on your concept. I have a collection of items at my studio that we may borrow from if needed. Some things to remember when choosing outfits... Clothing should hug your figure. Bring several outfits, more than you think you will need. Wear things you love.

Who will do my makeup?

I work with freelance professional makeup artists. When you arrive the makeup artist will create a look just for you. By the way you may want to plan an evening out because you will be gorgeous!

Do you have props?

Yes I have different items that we may use in your session, but if there is something special you would like please feel free to bring it.

Are prints included in my session fee?

No. The session fee does not come with any prints or digitals.

Will you post my images on social media?

No, of course not. After your session I will send you one "sneak peek", but your images are private and I will not share without your permission.

Do you retouch?

Of course we do edit all images, but you are still you!

Can I bring a friend?

Yes, and you can arrange to have a double session if you like.

How long until I get to see my images?

I will make your reveal/ ordering appointment 2 weeks after your session.

I don't know how to pose?

I will guide you during your session and pose you.

I'm nervous?

That is normal. My sessions are not timed and we will take as long as you need to relax.

Where do the sessions take place?

In my home boutique studio, I have indoor, outdoor and traditional backdrop spaces to create a variety of looks. I am located in Whittier, a suburb 20 minutes outside of Los Angeles. I also do location sessions as well.

How long will the session take?

Sessions take about 3 hours, time slots are 9-12, 1-4 or 4-7

I am a full time photographer and I shoot daily!

timeless beauty...

displaying your art

I offer a variety of beautiful fine art prints, gorgeous albums, folio boxes and wall art. Think about how you want to see your images, trust me you don't want them to live on a computer only to be forgotten or lost, it is the ultimate luxury to have a stunning portrait of yourself.

Prices start at 125. most clients spend anywhere from 500. on up... We can arrange payment plans, lay away and accept all credit cards.

For your convenience we accept cash, check, credit cards. We can also arrange payment plans... I want you to have beautiful heirlooms to cherish forever...

Day of session

My home studio is located in Friendly Hills Estates, a gated community in Whittier CA. My address is 8123 Stoneridge Drive Whittier, CA 90605. Let the guard know you are here for Gervel Sampson.

Landline 562-947-3737 Phone 562-354-1429

www.gervelsampson.com email info@gervelsampson.com

IG gervel_sampson_Photography_

See you soon...



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