PS Photography Office/Studio
6405 218th St SW Suite #203, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
Hello! I’m so excited to be shooting with you. I’m going to give you some info just so you understand the process and what to expect.
First, I would love to tell you a little a little bit more about myself. I’m Trina, and I will be your photographer. I’m an award winning wedding and portrait photographer, based out of Mountlake Terrace, WA. My awards include being named in the top 5 wedding photographers in Western WA, 2 years in a row, by the King5 Evening Magazine’s Best of Western WA. While based in Los Angeles, we were also named in the top 5 Los Angeles Wedding Photographers by the LA Hotlist. WeddingWire, has also given us the Bride’s Choice Award for the past few years, which according to them puts us in the top 5% of wedding vendors nationwide. You can probably tell from my awards, that I have a passion for weddings. Although weddings are my specialty, I do shoot all types of shoots, and have shot 100’s of boudoir clients over the past year alone. In addition to being a photographer, I’m a military wife, and a mother to three beautiful children ages 2, 4, and 6. So between my business and my children, I don’t have much time for anything else, but that works out okay, since my business and children are my life and passions.
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Okay, enough about me. Let’s get into those shoot details.
Table of Contents:
1. A Guide to Posing
2. How to Find the Studio
3. Hair, Makeup, Wardrobe and Tanning
4. Wardrobe Changes
5. Having a Friend at the Session
6. Time Limit, Proofing and Editing
7. Rush Ordering
8. Cancellation and Rescheduling
14. Package Add-Ons
A Guide to Posing
I know you may be a little nervous about this shoot. Most women who come in for these shoots are, but when they leave, they all agree that it was fun and a great experience. I know you probably haven’t done a shoot like this before, but relax and come have fun and get awesome photos.
As far as posing goes, I will guide you through poses, unless you prefer to pose on your own and request me not to pose you. If you don’t request otherwise, I will guide you through the whole session. Some tips I’ll remind you of at the shoot are to always have purpose for your hands. Your “go to” spots for your hands are your thighs or hair when lying down or sitting, and hair or hips when standing. When your hands are on your hip, you can throw out the hip a little to add more attitude to the pose. Avoid putting your hands on your belly, as it draws attention there, and most of us don’t want attention drawn there. Arching often looks very sexy, especially when you’re lying on your back. If you’re lying down, and I ask you to look back at me, focus on keeping your forehead relaxed. Most people’s foreheads want to wrinkle when they look back, so I might ask you to focus on relaxing your forehead if I see that happening.
It’s important that you’re on time if you want to experience your whole session time. Please map the location before heading out. If for some reason you are late, we’ll still shoot with whatever time is left in your session. Unfortunately I won’t be able to extend your session to make up for the lost time since I generally fill up every time slot. If you are going to be more than 15 minutes late, please text or call, otherwise I will assume that you are a “no show.”
How to Find the Studio
Our studio is located at 6405 218th St SW ste. 203 Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043. When you get to the building, do not go through the main entrance. We have our own private entrance. If you’re looking at the front of the building, our door will be to the far right. You can arrive up to 5 minutes before your shoot time, but please don’t come in earlier than that as I may be with another client, unless the curtains on the front door are open. If the curtains on the front door are open, feel free to come in. If it’s more than 5 minutes before your shoot time and the curtains are closed, that means that I’m with a client, or finishing up another project before your shoot. If you arrive early and the curtains are closed, you can still text me and let me know that you’re here, so that if it’s a project I’m working on, I may be able to finish it up early.
If your shoot is at the hotel rather than our studio, it will be at the Maxwell Hotel in Seattle. The address is 300 Roy Street Seattle, WA 98109. If you get lost or need directions, you can call the hotel at (206) 286-0629. Once you arrive, text my cell letting me know. My cell is (323)447-3069. You need a key card to use the elevator, so you will not be able to come up to the room on your own. If you arrive early, feel free to text me as soon as you're there, so if a previous shoot ended already, we can get started early. However, I cannot guarantee that we'll be able to start before your shoot time. Once I get your text, and my previous shoot is complete, I will come down and meet you by the elevator. There is no need to go to the front desk, rather just text to let me know you're there, and then meet me by the elevator. Please do not call me for directions as I'll probably be in another shoot, and remember to plan time for parking, which you will probably have to pay for.
Hair, Makeup, Wardrobe and Tanning
At this time I do not provide hair, makeup or wardrobe services. If you’re able to get your hair and makeup professionally done, I do recommend it. If you choose to spray tan before the shoot, please do it a couple days before the shoot so you know the color and will have less noticeable blotches if anything went wrong. At this time I do not have recommendations for stylists, but if you LIKE my boudoir Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/SeattleBoudoir I will post any recommendations I have on there.
Your shoot comes with up to 3 wardrobe changes. Please do not bring more than 3 outfits to shoot in. If you buy new outfits or stockings for the shoot, I recommend trying them on before the shoot as I’ve had clients try their new outfit or stockings on at the shoot only to find that it didn’t fit or was damaged. Please choose the outfits you’ll be using in advance instead of bringing tons of outfits and trying to make those decisions during the shoot. Your choice of wardrobe is a personal preference, so I don’t need to see your selection in advance. The types of outfit vary from fully dressed in a regular outfit, to bra and panty sets. If will you will be wanting to wrap in a sheet as one of your wardrobes, please bring your own sheet. You can check out the boudoir section on our site at http://psphotography-video.com to get an idea of what other women have worn to their shoots. Some outfits have tags that don’t want to stay in, so either be prepared to keep tucking them in, or you can cut them out in advance. Also, don’t forget to bring a couple pairs of cute shoes.
I am not a wardrobe stylist, and I ask that you please not expect me to help you get dressed. If you have outfits that require an additional person, please bring a female friend along to help you. If you think you’ll be fine on your own, but realize you need help tying or hooking something, I may be able to help, but I’m not skilled in laces and clips, so although I’m willing to help, please don’t come with the expectation that I will be dressing you. Thanks for understanding.
Having a Friend at the Session
I am not comfortable having males at these shoots. You’re more than welcome to bring a female friend or two, but I cannot have males present during the session. Thank you so much for understanding.
Time Limit, Proofing and Editing
This shoot includes a 45 minute session. We cannot go over this time as the next client will be arriving about 15 minutes after your shoot time is over. Your 45 minutes includes your shoot and any extra time you need to get ready and prepared for the shoot. I recommend that you come fairly prepared so that most of your time can be used for shooting rather than hair, makeup and dressing. Approx. 3-4 weeks after the shoot I will have the images processed and ready for your viewing. All times are approximate and will vary based upon my current workload at the time of your shoot. I will contact you and let you know when they are ready, and you can schedule a time to meet with my assistant at the Mountlake Terrace studio and go over your images and choose the ones you want. If you purchased a package with 5-10 images and prints, I will edit 30-40 of the best images and you’ll be able to choose from those. You’ll also receive a price list at that time just in case you want to order additional images/products. If you purchased a package with 40-50 images, I will edit the 40-50 best images and put those on disk for you. Photos will have at least basic retouching done, and some will have more advanced edits done. No additional edits will be made to the photos. I have spent years developing my style and I will provide you with a quality product you will be proud of. There will also be a variety of images and styles so you are sure to find plenty of images that suit your own tastes. Please do not request re-edits.
If you need your photos in less than 3-4 weeks, we do have a couple upgrade options so that you can get your photos more quickly. I work in very high volume, and do my best to get everything out as quickly as I can; however, you may need your photos by a specific date, so I do have options to get them faster. Note that if you upgrade to faster processing, that I will not be bumping you ahead of my other clients, or making their wait time longer. Rather, I will take that time out of my own personal time, and will edit your photos during non-business hours. The options for expedited processing are 3 days and 10 days.
Cancellation and Rescheduling
If you need to cancel or reschedule, I will need at least 7 days notice. If you have to reschedule and cannot give 7 days notice, there will be a $40 rescheduling fee. If you do not show up to your shoot, and do not cancel before your shoot time, you will forfeit your shoot and any fees that you paid.
I will never use any photos where your face is showing or where it’s identifiable as you in my portfolio without your permission. If you do not want me to use any images (even those where your face is not showing), you can let me know that through email, and I will honor that request. If you do allow me to use some of the images in my portfolio, I will thank you by offering discounts on additional images or products you may want to purchase.
I am so excited that you decided to book with me. If you have any friends who are interested in booking, tell them to send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and have them mention that you referred them, and I’d be happy to offer them a discounted rate if they contact me within the next 2 weeks.
We are in very high demand, and thus we are out shooing a lot or editing. I am the only female photographer with PS Photography, so I do all the shooting, editing for the boudoir shoots. No males have access to these photos, but as a result my communication and email response time is not always immediate. Know that it’s because I’m out shooting or editing or in off hours am at home taking care of my three young children. So I thank you for your patience if I don’t get right back to you. If you don’t get a response from me after a few days, feel free to send a polite follow up message. If you need to get a hold of me on your shoot date, my cell number is 323-447-3069 and my email address is email@example.com Email is the best way to get a hold of me, with the exception of the shoot day. My cell is my personal cell, so please only use it to contact me on the shoot day if you need to. I do not answer business calls on my personal cell other than on the date of your shoot. If you want to check the status of your images after the shoot, you will need to send me an email. Please do not send a message checking on the status unless the time period quoted for your image processing has past. When I get tons of emails asking the status, it delays my editing time. So minimizing emails after the shoot will help me get everything to everyone much quicker.
We can play commercially licensed music in our studio, so feel free to let me know what kind of music you like and we can try to accommodate you.
Again, thank you so much for booking with me. I’m excited to work with you and will see you soon! If you purchased a voucher, you will need to bring it when you come back to view your photos. Don’t hesitate to send me a message if you have any questions.
Is the basic session not enough for you? Don’t worry, we have options for those who want to get the most out of their session and get their images and prints back quickly. If you want you want to add any of these to your packages, I will need to have received the payment at least 3 days before your shoot.
Extra 15 minutes: $25
45 minutes is generally enough time; however, if you don’t want to feel rushed or want a little extra time for touching up hair and makeup, then this add on is probably a good idea for you.
3 day guaranteed editing: $40
Processing time after the shoot is variable depending on my work load. Since I work with so many of you, the average time to view your photos is 3-4 weeks after the shoot. I do my very best to get them to you as quickly as I can; however, I know that many of you need these as gifts and cannot wait that long. If you want your photos edited within 3 days of the shoot, I will work on your photos during non-business hours to make sure you get them in a timely manner. Although the photos will be edited within three days, you will still have to schedule a time that week to come to the studio and view them and make your selection.
10 day guaranteed editing: $20
Processing time after the shoot is variable depending on my work load. Since I work with so many of you, the average time to view your photos is 3-4 weeks after the shoot. I do my very best to get them to you as quickly as I can; however, I know that many of you need these as gifts and cannot wait that long. If you want your photos edited within 10 days of the shoot, I will work on your photos during non-business hours to make sure you get them in a timely manner.
40 more edited photos to view $10
If your package came with 10 or less digital images, I do basic editing on 30-40 images. You will be able to choose the images you want from those 30-40. I do my best to choose the photos that I feel are best; however, if you want to be able to choose from more photos or you’re just curious to see how the others turned out, this package add on is probably for you. You’ll be able to view and choose from 80 images.
If you would like to purchase any of these upgrades, you can make the payment to firstname.lastname@example.org through paypal.com (will be listed as Trina Anderson), or you can mail a check or money order to PS Photography or Trina Heppner at 6405 218th St, SW #203, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98405.
Trina M. Heppner