What to expect from a portrait photography session

Updated: Jan 28, 2020

We know how important it is to choose the right portrait photographer when it comes to our loved ones. We want that portrait photography session to be great and memorable, especially if this is your first time hiring a professional portrait photographer.

When you book a portrait photography session with Irierootsini Photography, whether it’s at our Western Sydney photography studio or on location, we will take you through a collaborative process, which will ensure that your portrait photography requirements are fulfilled to the fullest.

Since portrait photography is too broad, we have narrow it down for you as follows;

  • Couples Portrait Photography (e.g. engagement portraits)

  • Individual Portrait Photography (e.g. editorial portraits, theme portraits, hero shots portraits)

  • Family Portrait Photography (e.g. group shots, mother & daughter/son, father & daughter/son, siblings)

  • Pre-Maternity Portrait Photography (e.g. husband & wife with baby bump)

  • Kids Portrait Photography (e.g. pre-birthday portraits)

  • Newborn Portrait Photography (e.g. newborn, newborn with mother, newborn with father, parents with newborn)

By answering our online pre-portrait photography session questionnaire, we will be able to determine exactly what you need for your portrait photography session (e.g. background, creative lighting, type of poses, etc.). Get the picture?

Below are samples of family portrait poses.

After you have chosen the type of portrait photography that you require, you will then need to decide whether you want an outdoor / environmental session on natural lights or an indoor / studio session under studio lights as shown on images below.

Having decided on the kind of studio portrait photography session, you will need to choose the colour of the backdrop (e.g. white, charcoal grey, light grey or black) that you prefer as shown on images below.

Once you have submitted the online questionnaire, we will then send you samples of portrait photography poses which you can make your selection from. If you are booking a studio portrait photography session, this will help us determine the creative lighting needed to achieve our goal in creating the perfect portrait tailored to you and your loved ones. For outdoor portraits and environmental portraits, no problem, our expert portrait photographer will guide you and your loved ones to the perfect location for any particular pose and capture that perfect image that you will surely treasure.

Our portrait photography session usually lasts about an hour, depending on your photography requirements, of which 40 to 60 images are captured from 8 to 12 Styled Poses. Since studio portrait photography session needs that relaxing atmosphere that outdoor portrait photography has (e.g. that smell of fresh air with the birds chirping), we will create that relaxed atmosphere by playing soothing music that helps you and your loved ones come your nerves, which will help you build a great rapport with our portrait photographer so that you will feel at eased and focused on those great portrait poses. To ensure that we have captured the images you wanted, we also have a Live View Monitor that will help you make necessary adjustments with your poses and facial expressions.

With the photography session completed, the fun part begins! After the portrait photography session, we will send you contact prints of the images taken from your photography session from which you will make your selections. Depending on the agreement, you will have eight Hi-Resolution Images that you can choose without any additional charges and from those eight Hi-Resolution Images, you can choose two Hi-Resolution Images for retouching without any additional charges. And that's basically it.

We hope that this photography blog has helped you better understand what to expect from a portrait session with Irierootsini Photography and we will see you on your next portrait photography session. Cheers.

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