I've been meaning to post a blog about this topic for a while, and since today is a pretty chill day, I figure I could tackle this topic here.
So many of you ask me questions like,
"Should I have my make up done?"
"Should I have my hair done?"
"Should we do a posed session or a lifestyle session?"
"Should I get false lashes?"
The simple answer is I don't know. The reason why, is that so many of you are so different. What may work for one family, does not work for another. In fact, in the beginning I used to always suggest that Mom's have false lashes for the dramatic effect. Later I realized that although I love the dramatic volume look, some moms just don't. Some want a more natural look.
Some families want a totally 100% posed photo session. They want me to take control, guide them, pose, them, turn them, and direct them every step of the way. Others, (like myself) want a more natural, organic feel photo session, and anything that even resembles posing is out of the question.
So what's a photog to do? The best solution is often the simplest.
Before booking any session, I schedule a convenient time, when you are most relaxed (weather that's in a coffee shop, or a play ground, or in the comfort of your own home) so we can meet each other face to face. This is the time for you to get to know me, and I get to find out all the little DETAILS that you have been dreaming of! This is when I LET YOU TELL ME EXACTLY WHAT YOU EXPECT. I like to take detailed notes when we meet, to make sure I don't forget anything at the time of your session. (This is my favorite part!->) This is also the time for us to brainstorm about what kind of session you want? How your hair, makeup, lashes, and wardrobe will be. We can play around with any ideas you may have! If you don't have a hair or makeup person, I can recommend some for you! I have many contacts and resources at my disposal!
THE POINT IS - IT'S WHATEVER YOU WANT!
I love my work! I love meeting new people! And I love coming up with new creative ideas for you to have as UNIQUE of a session AS YOU ARE!
So let's get together, and plan your personalized session that is unique to you and your family!
-Masha Georgiev, Portland Birth & Lifestyle Photographer