What to Expect
Thank you for booking with Alan Griffith Photography. Here is what you can expect from your session.
Once you have chosen your package, we will arrange a time, date, and location for your photo shoot. My preference is to shoot in the early evening starting approximately one hour and fifteen minutes before sunset as this usually provides the most magical light of the day. However, I am flexible in regards to time of day should you require an earlier session start time. A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due at the time of booking to secure your date. If the weather is less than favourable, on the session date, we will reschedule at that time.
A typical session is usually 45 to 60 minutes in length. During the session we will walk to a variety of settings at the chosen location. At each location, we will do several group shots followed by individual portraits (if you have chosen a package with this option). If you have younger children with you, their attention and patience usually begins to diminish after the 20 minute mark. Ensuring that they are well rested and fed prior to the session, usually results in a better photo shoot experience for them. Many parents bring small toys or candies to provide some distraction. With small children, we will sometimes take short play breaks so that they can get their energy out. I will often photograph candids during this time.
Once your photo shoot is finished, I will import the raw images to my computer and begin culling images. Typically, I select a few images for a sneak peek and post them to my Facebook page within 24-48 hours of the shoot. I am able to tag you in the photo if you have liked my page. If you would prefer not to have these images posted publicly, please let me know.
With your images, culled, I begin the processing work using Lightroom and Photoshop. Images are optimized for color, light, and sharpness, and moderate touchups are applied where necessary. I typically remove acne, temporary scars, and de-emphasize wrinkles. I do not remove birthmarks, moles, or permanent scars (or your pores :) unless you have explicity requested me to do so. This processing of your images usually takes 7-10 days.
When processing is complete, you will receive a link to an online gallery containing all of your finished processed images. You are able to download the images from your gallery and you are free to share them with friends and family via Facebook, Instagram, or any social media outlet of your choosing. The files you receive are optimized for self printing up to 5x7 inches, and you are free to do so if you wish. For best results and highest quality, I recommend that you order your 5x7's directly through me. Your gallery will expire after three months, so it is important to download them before this time passes. I retain all original files permanently should you misplace them after your gallery expires.
You may order your prints with me over the phone, via email, through the online gallery, or in person. I offer free print consultations and will visit you in your home to show you print samples and offer product suggestions. Print sizes above 5x7 must be ordered through me to ensure that you are receiving the highest quality print, accurate colours, and highest print resolution possible. If you want to learn more about my print prices, click here. All print orders are custom cropped for free, and I will work with you to ensure that you have a print that will perfectly fit a specific space inside your home. You may also make additional touch up requests for your prints and these will also be completed free of charge.
Cherish your Memories
With your prints hanging on the wall, you have memories that will last you a lifetime. Thank you for allowing me to capture those memories!