I am so excited you have chosen Andrea Krout Photography to capture your life's precious moments! I look forward to working with you and getting to know your family. I pride myself on building lasting, personable and genuine relationships with clients. Boutique portraiture is an investment in beautiful artistry that will be treasured for generations to come. I am committed to offering classic, candid photography to capture sentimental moments for your family and heirloom products to enjoy for a lifetime.
This welcome guide shares what you can expect from your custom photography experience with Andrea Krout Photography and provides helpful, important information about the unique and fun experience I offer.
THE ANDREA KROUT PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE
Have you had your portraits taken before and the disk or USB is sitting in a drawer somewhere? Have you been meaning to get those images printed and hung on the wall? Does this task seem overwhelming and too time consuming for you? Well, if you answered yes, I am here to help. Andrea Krout Photography strives to make sure that you are getting those precious family memories out of a drawer and displayed for you and your family to cherish for years to come.
No more files hidden away in drawers for no one to see. About two weeks after your session you’ll have your reveal night where you’ll get to see all of your images for the first time. That night we’ll work to create amazing products to showcase your entire session. From custom wooden collages and wall art to image boxes, Andrea Krout Photography has a full range of products to meet all of your needs!
I’m guessing that right now you’re saying “But I want the digital files!” Don’t worry, I completely understand where you’re coming from. I value digital files as much as you do (otherwise I wouldn’t have a stack of hard drives filled with precious memories!). Andrea Krout Photography offers collections that include digital files along with the quality products for your family to enjoy. You’ll get the best of both worlds AND get them for a lower price when they’re combined in a collection. Doesn’t get much better than that! I am excited to begin this creative journey with you!
Planning Your Session
Are you dreading planning your session? Are you struggling to find the perfect outfit? It’s easy to get overwhelmed with planning outfits, choosing the perfect location and keeping everyone happy long enough to at least look happy in the photos. It’s a good thing for you that all of those are my specialties!
Here are a few tips as we begin to plan your session. Remember that I’m here with you through the whole thing so be sure to relax and let things flow!
When we’re deciding on a location think about places you and your family LOVE and have the most fun. This could be your backyard, the beach, or a favorite park! Wherever it is we’ll make sure to capture your growing family being in a natural way and having FUN!
When choosing outfits refer to the “What to Wear” portion of this guide and remember it’s likely you can choose right from your own closets!
Stressed about convincing your husband (or other children if this is not your first pregnancy) to give the perfect smile? Don’t worry, I’ve got it covered. The best thing you can do to help make this happen is to relax and let me handle it. I pride myself on taking the time to get to know your family, to relax, play and have fun. During this time I’ll grab the fun candids but also convince your husband (and children) that they like me enough to smile for those perfect shots!
If you are bringing small children, please keep the bribery at home! Most likely we won’t need it and if we do, I come prepared! I’ll have a special something for each of your children for after the session...if they’re not cooperating that usually does the trick!
What to Wear
What you wear is key for a successful session. Clothing complements who you are as a family, speaks to the environment in which the session is taking place, and coordinates with the home where final images will be displayed. Your style should be as unique as your family, so I’ve put together some clothing advice for a creative, comfortable session.
Be sure to plan your outfits completely a few days before your session. Here are some general rules of the road for making picture-perfect fashion decisions:
Choose a palette of 3-4 colors and mix it up, including both pants and dresses. You want a cohesive feel, but without being overly ‘matchy-matchy’. Picture a page in a clothing catalog where everyone coordinates, but nobody stands out more than the rest.
- Light clothes look better on lighter backgrounds, and dark clothes look better on darker backgrounds.
- Generally, sleeveless shirts and shorts on adults tend not to flatter, but layered clothing is fabulous.
- Arrange your outfits ahead of time on a big bed, including accessories.
- Make sure all clothes are clean and pressed and on hangers a few days before your session.
- Remember, shoes must be clean and stylish, too.
- Babies and Kids can be bolder with color and style.
After the Session
You’ve already had a blast at your session but now things are about to get even better! Two weeks after your session we’ll have your reveal night (We’ll schedule this at the same time we schedule your session to make sure you see your images as soon as possible!). On your reveal night you’ll see all of your images for the first time. It’s definitely something to get excited about!
That night I’ll come to your home (that’s right no babysitter if you have children, and you can even stay in your jammies if you want!) and show you a custom slideshow with your images. I will also bring along prints, wall art and products.
After you’ve experienced the slideshow you’ll have some time to go through all of your images and take a look at all of the product samples. Seeing everything in person will really give you a sense of what products are most important to you. My favorites are heirloom wood constellations and acrylic blocks (because I can never decide on which images to choose)!
You’ll have plently of time to ask any questions, to hold up images to different walls in your own home to see what sizes will work best and enough time to pick out your favorites.