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Larissa will capture portraits in the studio or on a beautiful location. We use professional Nikon photographic equipment, off camera flash, and underwater housing to capture portraits.
Here are a list of the services included with your portrait session:
We love to help you prepare ahead of time with a phone consultation or some Starbucks face to face. Come ad meet me in the studio and view the skits, choose a cocktail dress or view some outfit options that we have available for you. We may email you a few pose ideas to practice or send you to our Pinterest page for some wardrobe inspiration. For portraits, we are going to recommend plenty of water, sleep and use of our professional application of makeup (if you choose to wear some).
Because most of our photo sessions take place in Florida, I encourage you to bring a hand towel and water if we are outdoors. We discuss location, wardrobe, poses (we can email you some ahead of time), being comfortable, who will be there, what time and how long we will spend on the session.
We do not have many rules. Just two. No yelling or getting upset. (Because screaming at your munchkin does not elicit smiles). And... this is a courtesy to us-- There is a strict no other cameras permitted policy during sessions, including cell phones and this is all outlined our contract we provide to you. For the session, we will get super creative with the light, poses, props and thinking about life. Thinking about life gets your face thinking and we capture those beautiful emotions. :) It's pure genius. This is NOT easy for some and I'm so aware of that and believe us, I have some major tricks up my sleeve to get you relaxing and forgetting that I'm capturing images. :)
Sometimes, living in Florida ... mother nature decides that we are not going to have a session outside. We stay safe. We keep equipment and clients safe and we reschedule. If your child is sick, they do not photograph well, so you CALL us on the day of the session to cancel and I will be disappointed but totally understand life. Please respect my time because you could keep someone from having a session because of the schedule. We request no additional persons are on site during the photo session. Please consult with us if you feel that it might be helpful or necessary to have an additional person.
The REVEAL is my favorite new part of the session. You come to the studio, sit down, enjoy a beverage and a slideshow of your images. The images have been edited and are ready to be ordered. We can create a custom order of your images. They are priced at $100 an image and come printed on archival paper with archival inks in acid free mats from Europe. You receive a download of the digital copy in color and black and white to share on social media. Expect that I will call and catch up with you from time to time because I learn so much about you in our session that I love catching up and I just want make sure you are enjoying a new product. We love testing new products with our friends. The idea is for you to be part of the creative process WITH us.
We want the session and purchasing to be equally enjoyable. All of our products are priced extremely competitively because we want you to print, book, canvas, metal, slide show or multimedia your art!!! If you need help with our digital products, we will sharpen, crop or edit for you because we want you to print beautifully even if it is not with us. It takes an average of 1- 2 weeks to create your proofs. We can do rush orders upon request with additional fees.
EDITING AND PROFESSIONALISM
Larissa is working towards her first Portrait Masters Accreditations through the internationally recognized Portrait Masters association. This association qualifies images submitted at a professional level and once a certain amount of points are attained, Larissa will be at the Associate level. Once she reaches the Bronze standard which is a professional/commercial level of photography on every image, Larissa plans on pursuing her Silver/Gold standard level of portraiture as a Master and then Grand Master Photographer. Images are judged by 5 international photographers who have achieved Grand Masters level of photography.
We edit EVERY image for style, blemishes, etc.. .. If you like a particular style, we can work with you to create your session such as matted or contrasting. Portrait by Larissa retains all rights to our work as photographers/artists. We offer high end quality ink and paper with our professional printing service. We create custom canvas, invitations, announcements, magazines, albums, metals, and collages for clients.
Our couture printer reviewed our portfolio and reviewed our work for quality. The photos are delivered safely, in beautiful packaging with quality. Our canvas is beautiful. 6% Florida sales tax added to all sessions and print purchase. Travel fees may apply for sessions outside of the Mulberry/Lakeland, FL area.
** If you are an active service member, law enforcement officer or have a child with autism, please contact us for special rates.
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