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Are Pre-Session Consultations Essential for Successful Photoshoots?

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ABSOLUTELY! This is where we chat about your vision and bring creativity to table. The pre-session consult is 100% essential for planning successful photoshoots. I feel incredibly fortunate to have clients who return to me year after year, evolving from mere clients to cherished friends. Despite the physical distances between us, platforms like Facebook keep us connected, allowing us to share in each other's lives. Nurturing these bonds takes dedication, and a significant part of that dedication is deeply understanding my clients—their aspirations, their needs, and how I can best cater to them. This understanding forms the bedrock of my insistence on conducting an Initial Consult before any portrait session.


For me, meticulous planning is paramount; anyone who knows me understands my Type-A planning tendencies. It's not just about being organized; it's about ensuring alignment between my clients and me right from the outset. Transparent communication throughout the entire process is vital in warding off potential miscommunications.


The Initial Consult sets the stage for everything that follows. It's a conversation where we delve into the nitty-gritty details—goals, expectations, and logistics. This preliminary discussion paves the way for a session that is not only comfortable but also creatively fulfilling.



But why is this consultation so critical?

  1. Sharing your vision empowers me to tailor my creative approach accordingly. Whether you envision a grand family canvas adorning your living room or a series of intimate portraits capturing your family's essence, your insights guide my artistic decisions.

  2. Getting to know you and your family dynamics on a personal level ensures a bespoke experience. It's about capturing the essence of who you are, not just what you look like.

  3. Assisting with wardrobe choices streamlines the process and guarantees that every detail aligns with your vision. From color schemes to styling tips, we leave no stone unturned in pursuit of perfection.

  4. Addressing any concerns or questions beforehand alleviates anxiety and fosters a relaxed atmosphere during the shoot.

  5. Introducing you to my range of products and services during the consultation opens up a world of possibilities you may not have considered otherwise.

  6. Discussing logistics and contractual obligations ensures that everyone is on the same page, paving the way for a seamless experience.


How do we set up a pre session consultation call with KimHearts?

The CONTACT US page : The pre-session consult happens when your booking journey begins. As soon as you submit your contact form, you will receive an email asking to set up a consult with Kim. Same day appointments and a quick response.


When do we schedule it?

I typically schedule the Initial Consult & Booking two to four weeks prior to the desired session date, allowing ample time for preparation without feeling rushed.


I understand that this may seem like a rigorous process, but my ultimate goal is to ensure that your portrait session is nothing short of perfection. It's not just an investment in photography; it's an investment in creating timeless memories. The Initial Consult is the cornerstone of this journey—a gateway to a session that is not only seamless but also deeply fulfilling.

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