Session Info

How Charming Photography and Design photographs those from birth to the Golden Years. My most popular sessions include families, children, high school seniors, couples, sports, corporate and more. I receive a number of special requests — and will do my best to meet my client needs.

Photographs are captured on location and are held seven days a week.

Be sure to check below for information an each of these session types … and be sure to note any tips on wardrobe, etc.

FAMILIES and CHILDREN
I love to photograph the relationships that families share … whether it be in a posed (formal) or casual (informal) setting. When scheduling portraits, many often ask what I recommend (clothing wise) for a session. Therefore, I have put together a small ‘wardrobe tips‘ crash course on what I find works best.

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SCHOOLS and SPORTS

How Charming Photography and Design works with many schools … in capturing events throughout the school year. These may include yearbook clubs and organizations, sports teams, cap/gown photos, and special events.

Those photographed on these ‘Event Days’ are entitled to specialty-priced packages with FREE shipping. However, the order form with payment MUST be received on or before the day of the scheduled portraits.

Order forms are provided to the school, staff leader, and/or coach in plenty of time for distribution. IF you do not receive an order form prior to the photo date, please contact How Charming Photography asap and Design so I can eMail information to you.

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ON LOCATION SCHOOL Portraits

One of my most requested sessions involving Teens is that of  ‘On Location School’ portraits. You still have the traditional photos taken during ‘School Portrait Day’ for yearbook inclusion; however, they opt for something a little different. Portraits are taken ‘on location’ (at your choice) … and this provides an unique background. Photos are taken in fall/winter and some choose to have additional photos taken in spring/summer as well. This builds up a nice collection of portraits leading up to their Senior Year.

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TEENS / FRIENDS Sessions

Friend sessions are a favorite … bringing together two, three, or more friends for a unique session. Contact me today to schedule your appointment.

LEAGUE / TRAVEL SPORTS
Discount pricing and free shipping is offered on photographs of multiple sports teams (all in one day over two-week period). Order forms are distributed to the coaches. Orders are returned within 10-14 days of capture AND ALL ordered images are tagged to Facebook. Click the photo below for examples and past captures.

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YOUNG ADULTS
Many choose to have portraits taken after their senior year for a variety of reasons. Some like to capture memories to give to a boyfriend or girlfriend; some like portraits to simply update their ‘look’; or others like to capture an upcoming event {Special Birthday, Upcoming Wedding, Etc.}. Regardless of the nature, we can capture memories that will last a lifetime. I schedule On Location Portraits seven days/week; therefore, contact me today to schedule.

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HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
To the Class of 2018, senior sessions are NOW underway.

Choose the session that best fits your needs. Have a few dates in mind as popular times book quickly. Due to the on-location nature/travel associated with each session, there are a limited number of  weekend appointments available and some dates are already reserved.

The personalized attention and reliable, efficient service from How Charming Photography & Design plays a big part in making your senior’s portraits look great. Do contact How Charming Photography personally (either by phone, eMail, or Facebook) to answer any questions you have.

  1. For the last 11 years, your school selected the photographer for your school portraits. Now it is your turn to decide and create your own personal ‘Edge’.
  2. Have your photos taken early so you have portraits for senior yearbook ads, to include in fall/winter sports programs, and have available for senior banquet videos. Most yearbooks require images be submitted before winter break in December.
  3. Summer tans will fade quickly once the school year begins. Capture them early summer! No worries about the heat as early morning appointments and early evening/sunset appointments are preferred.
  4. Fall is busy with homecoming, college visits and the holidays; therefore, do not fall into the trap of thinking you will “schedule your appointment later”. Remember, your senior year is going to be much busier than the summer prior to your senior year.
  5. You will want to have wallets available to pass out to friends at school, during sporting events, and at extracurricular events.
  6. You will want to create your own ‘Edge’ – something unique that most of your classmates, so, set the trend by reserving your appointment early.
  7. How Charming Photography offers many extra enhancements. We can create that lasting keepsake celebrating this momentous milestone.
  8. Bring your best friend or your special someone who can help you relax. They can assist you in watching for all the details and to help in creating your unique ‘Edge’. Or if they are a senior and ready to schedule their Senior session, then you can schedule your sessions back-to-back so you can get a little extra ‘photo’ time.
  9. Provide some suggestions on the type of ‘look’ you want to create. If you have seen a portrait example you like, let us know!
  10. If you have an enjoyable experience with How Charming Photography and Design … spread the word. We want to establish long-lasting friendships with our clients and value your patronage. AND we will reward you with a FREE gift.
  11. Bring your smile!!!


Graduation Supplies ARE available and a highly requested item at
How Charming Photography and Design.
Contact me for product options.


CAP/GOWN Portraits:
Schools who wish to have How Charming Photography & Design photograph professional cap/gown photos prior to commencement, please call (812) 384-6563 to discuss photo date options.

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CAP/GOWN PORTRAITS (Individualized Sessions):

For those who wish to schedule an individualized session in the Greene, Owen, Sullivan, and Monroe counties it is advised to call to reserve your appointment the first of April to ensure photos arrive prior to graduation. All orders ship directly to your home within 10 days.

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LOVE
Couples and Engagement photos are one of my favorites. I love to share your love with our community and always strive to come up with a unique look for your session. There are many couples, however, that like to have portraits taken at some of my favorites spots; therefore, contact me today to discuss your session options.

ANNIVERSARY
Looking to celebrate a milestone anniversary ? Some choose to recreate their wedding day look. Others go for a more casual / traditional method.

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CORPORATE
These business sessions are designed to provide you and your business a powerful professional Image. It is suggested to update your professional image every 24 months. I can help you create a commanding presence anywhere you use your images all the way from social media to billboards. A number of business products are also available – including business cards, banners, and many other print materials.

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PRODUCT {Business}
Capture your product and/or brand in photos to market in print, social media, and more. These sessions are, too, held seven days a week to put your small or large business in the spotlight.

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Ready to book ? So I can better help, here are a few questions to answer before contacting How Charming Photography.

1) Choose the session that best fits your needs.

2) Have a couple of dates in mind, as popular times book quickly. Sessions are held 7 days/week; however, locations do vary.

WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY SESSION?
Sessions book anywhere from a couple days in advance up to four months in advance — it all depends on what type of photography is needed. April — November is peak season due to high school seniors, school and league sports, graduations, annual fall portraits, and preparations holiday cards and portraits. If you are pregnant and expecting, it is recommended you call to schedule in the last couple of months of pregnancy. Newborn sessions are recommended within the first 7-11 days of birth.

BOOKING, CANCELLATION, REFUND POLICIES
Payments are due at time booking by either credit or debit card (through PayPal) or cash or check through direct deposit into the How Charming Photography account. This ensures your date will be held exclusively for you. This fee included a specific number of digital files and prints that apply to your order if placed within three  (3) weeks from your session date.

*Due to the studio being ”on-location” in nature, cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance so that I can rearrange my schedule. One cancellation per client is accepted. If a cancellation needs to be made due to weather issues we will find a date that works best for both of us as soon a possible. *NOTE: Weekend cancellations may result in a wait of three-six weeks or longer – due to heavy weekend scheduling.

ORDER PAYMENT
I accept all forms of payment – credit/debit card (conducted through PayPal) or cash or check directly into the How Charming Photography account. Payment is due at the time of order. All returned checks will incur a $25 NSF fee and will be presented to your bank immediately. Due to the nature of our services we cannot offer refunds once the order is placed. All sales are final.

There are two options for payment:
1) PayPal (process by either your debit or credit card). Or
2) Direct Deposit (cash or check) into the How Charming Photography account.
(If you choose option #2, we will provide instructions at check out).

MINORS
Those under the age of 18 are required to have a parent/guardian present at the session.

POST SESSION
Your images are posted within 72 hours of your session date. (Please be advised, school and league sports, underclassmen photos, etc. do equal a bit of a delay due to volume). RegYou must select your favorite photos within seven (7) days from your session date. Information will be uploaded to your locked gallery on how to downsize, etc.

HOW DO I/WE PURCHASE PRINTS/PRODUCTS?
Families/Children/HS Seniors/Sports:
Specialty-priced print packages are available for three weeks days from your session date. Images purchased after three weeks are available per piece only. (If no purchase is made within this time frame, the gallery disables and a $20 reactivation fee will be charged to view/order additional prints.) Please keep in mind … your session inclusions (digital files and prints) applies to your order ONLY if redeemed within three weeks days from your session date.

 

WHAT SHOULD CHILDREN WEAR?
Clothing is a critical part of creating a wonderful photograph. We love color, as it represents such a lively fun time in a child’s life; however, something simple and classically styled in a solid color (i.e. white, black, blue, grey) also works well. Trendy clothing also adds great impact to images and work very well for older children. If you are creating a group photograph, try to keep a similar theme to your outfit choices (i.e. use like colors and styles). Newborns are photographed in as little as possible. Nothing is more pure and perfect than the skin of a new child.

WHAT SHOULD FAMILIES WEAR?
With multiple subjects in the portrait, it is especially important to dress in the same color and style to capture your relationship. For a traditional family portrait, we recommend long sleeved, solid colored outfits in medium to dark tones. Keep in mind that your eye will be drawn to the lightest color in the portrait, so you may wish to maintain a color harmony to avoid any unnecessary distractions. For a casual family portrait, you may want to select something a little more fun. You could show your team spirit and wear your favorite high school/college/pro team jerseys. Or, maybe your family shares a common interest and would like to capture it. Perhaps you may want to dress for comfort with khakis or denim.

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR FOR OUTDOOR PORTRAITURE?
The outdoors is very busy; therefore, it is important to choose only one or two theme colors. Everyone should wear shades in those colors. Wear colors that you see in nature. While blues are excellent all year, colors such as white, cream, khaki and red are great against green foliage. Browns, tans, burgundys, golds and orange are nice colors in the fall season.

 

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