An Elevated Portrait Experience

Hello & welcome

GET TO KNOW samantha

This is such an exciting time for you and I'm so happy you found me! I believe getting to know my clients is the number one way to ensure an awesome experience! Here are a few things you should know about me:
- My husband and I met in high school!
- I have three children... one boy, one girl and fur son Bogey.
- I have a few obsessions... Joanna Gaines, CFA & shoes!
- I book 20-25 portrait sessions annually.
- I enjoy creating beautiful images, but more importantly I love serving the clients that I meet and preserving memories for a lifetime!



- xoxo, samantha -

WHAT TO EXPECT

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WHAT TO EXPECT

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Portrait sessions can be very exciting and somewhat overwhelming. My goal as your photographer is to make this one aspect of the process simple. Photography is more than just images, it is a real part of your life and your memories. Not only do you deserve beautiful images, but an amazing photographic experience. When my clients feel comfortable in front of the camera it results in GENUINE & JOYFUL images. One way I ensure my clients enjoy the BEST photographic experience is by forming a relationship with you. I try my best to make sure every one of my clients is the perfect fit for me before booking. A client should connect with their photographer, trust them and be EXCITED about the whole process with them! After booking, we will have a session consult to discuss details and get to know more about one another. By the time the session day arrives, you will be ready to rock it!

Location

I am more than willing to travel for portrait sessions! I actually love it when clients ask me to photograph them in a location that means something special to them. I have been:
- To the beach & mountains.
- In a every field of every type... cotton field, wheat field, ect.
- The woods, lake or river.
- Side of the road in some really pretty flowers.

You can make cookies with your family, snuggle on the sofa, play mini golf. Don't be afraid to explore & dream a little. You name it, let's do it!


Wardrobe Styling

A few tips to consider when planning your session:
1. COORDINATE your colors instead of matching!
2. Wear SOLIDS!
3. NEUTRAL and PASTEL colors often photograph best!
4.  Consider a DRESSIER outfit than wheat you normally wear!
5. Ladies splurge a little and get your hair and makeup PROFESSIONALLY done.

Don't be afraid to reach out to me at anytime to help with the styling of your outfits. I am more than happy to help you through this!

Capturing your normal...

This is my philosophy. I want to photograph you as who YOU are. Everyone has a different level of normal. None of them are better or worse than the other. Every SINGLE season of life is amazing! I prefer the portraits of you interacting with one another. The ones where you are making real memories: baking cookies in the kitchen with flour flying in the air, jumping on the bed with each other even though you as a mom really don't allow it, pretending to be dinosaurs as you walk, playing mini golf. Whatever is your YOU in that season let's capture it and make it just as beautiful as your life!

Session Consultation

I cover basic information on the day, time and location. We will discuss more in depth your season of life and what you want to capture to remember. I don't want to overwhelm you with a ton of information so I like to make the consultation a two part process. Before the session we will meet one more time. This time we will pretend we are Joanna Gaines and see what walls you want to decorate, how/where your wall art will be displayed and the heirloom keepsake album options. Also, I will give you more information about Reveal Day and what to expect!

The Session

You have selected your outfits and are ready for your portrait session! Sessions typically last up to an hour. This is where the nerves usually set in. I am here to tell you not to worry about a thing! I will teach you everything you need to know and direct you on what do every step of the way. I love being both interactive and discrete throughout the portrait session. By then end, you will be pros at posing and getting creative ideas with me! 

The Reveal

I love Reveal Day! Because, I get to share in your laughter and joy with you. After your session, I will schedule a zoom call with you to reveal your portraits to you. This is by far the best part of the experience. We will go through the gallery of images and select your favorites to decorate your walls with gorgeous wall art and explore heirloom keepsakes! 

Heirloom Keepsakes

The BEST way to get all your photos into one place quickly after the session is with a custom ALBUM! 
These albums are bound in linen cover with your favorite images from the session. The pages are thick, fingerprint resistant and digitally printed. Meaning the images are printed directly on the page like a book, so you won't have to worry about anything falling out or a small baby ripping the pages. You will adore spending time with your loved ones and reliving the memories all over again for YEARS to come!


Includes: 

pre-­session consultation over zoom
one portrait session typically held outdoors
high resolution download of your gallery 
reveal/ordering session
20 page 8x8 album


10x10 Heirloom Keepsake Album + $825
8x8 Legacy Keepsake Album + $550
Album Size Upgrade + $275
Additional Album Spreads + $50
High Resolution Gallery + $550
Desktop Portraits + $50 each
(8x10 & smaller)

$850

Heirloom


Includes:
pre-­session consultation over zoom
one portrait session typically held outdoors
reveal/ordering session
print credit worth $150  
social media download of your proofs

$700

Legacy


Includes:
pre-­session consultation over zoom
one portrait session typically held outdoors
reveal/ordering session
No digital images  

$550

Journey

THE COLLECTIONS

***Up to five family memebers are included per session. $15 for each additional person. Travel included for the state of Georgia.***

A LA CARTE

WARDROBE STYLING

classic outfits that withstand the test of time

WHAT TO WEAR

Ladies, wear something that you feel confident in and flatters the parts that you love. If you look in the mirror and don't feel comfortable, it's not the outfit for you. You shouldn't have to suck it in or only like the way you look from one angle. I know you will love your portraits so much more when you are not worried about how your clothes fit. Solid colors are best, keep it neutral with with blush, cream, grey, light blues and tans. Softer colors photograph really well together and result in a more light and airy look.

For the Littles

Coordinate your kids outfits with yours instead of matching! I LOVE color, but avoid using super bright, neon colors in your outfits. Neon colors reflect a lot of light and generally put color casts on the clothes and skin of the person next to you when photographed.  I do not recommend wearing white as a top as it does not allow for any contrast in your images.

FIND INSPIRATION

I am more than happy to help you go through what you have to pull outfits together for your session. Do not hesitate to email me and ask for advice. Planning your wardrobe does not have to be stressful. You can find more tips for how to choose your outfits on the blog.

FIND INSPIRATION

WE LOVE YOUR WORK AND WE’RE READY TO BOOK! WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP?

Fantastic! To reserve your portrait date, we’ll need a completed contract and a $100 non-refundable retainer. If you don’t have a contract yet, just let me know and I’ll send one over! The remaining balance will be due 2 weeks before the session.

HOW MANY IMAGES DO WE RECEIVE?

Galleries typically include anywhere between 25 to 40 photos. The exact amount varies from session to session. Should you receive social media downloads for sharing online with friends or family, don't forget to credit your favorite photographer by linking your post to @srambophoto on social media or by adding the website: samantharambo.com to your post.

What is the difference between a high resolution download and a social media download?

High resolution downloads are ready for printing, reproducing and sharing on social media. 

Social media downloads are prepped for sharing your photos online only. These files do not have the capability to make reproductions of any images. 

WHAT IF IT RAINS?

Should the weather decide to not cooperate, I will try to let you know the night before if we will need to reschedule the session for another date. If for some reason you cannot reschedule and need to move forward with the session, I recommend an in home session or even change the location of the session to somewhere else. Sometimes if we travel within an hour or so we can find great weather and not need to reschedule the session.

Thank you so much for considering me to be a part of this season in your life! If you are interested in working with me, the next step is to send over a proposal and set up a time for your session consultation! You can reach me directly at sam@samantharambo.com.

READY TO BEGIN?

I cannot wait to meet you!

CONACT samantha