I conduct a pre-consultation phone call with all of my clients prior to their scheduled portrait session. There are many beneficial reasons to do this. First, I like to understand the personalities of the people I am photographing. Not everyone wants to get their portrait taken and it is helpful to know this ahead of time. I also like to discuss their style and where they envision displaying their art. Some people have a modern style while others prefer more traditional. My product line suits a wide range of artistic styles. During the pre-consultation phone call, we discuss possible settings and locations. Lastly, we touch on outfits and colors that are harmonious to the environment.
During this client’s pre-consultation phone call for a horse and rider session, I learned that my client had a young boy. I told her I had an idea for some portraits of her son with her horse. I asked for her to find a bunch of carrots with the greens still attached. When I arrived for our session, I noticed that he got dressed up for the occasion. How handsome is he!
This image reminds me of my childhood. All children want to do is feed a beautiful horse a lovely bunch of carrots!
I just love when I capture the moment of joy!