The goal of our family portrait sessions is for them to be fun, memorable, and uninhibited, represented with images that mark your family’s unique personality. Our sessions typically last 2 hours–depending on how many people are in the group. We like to be fun, creative, and have a great time with our clients– because we feel that the more relaxed everyone is the better the photos are!
Our style is Not your run-of-the-mill “sit down, smile, take your beach photos and be done” portrait shoot. 15+ years of professional portrait experience has shown us that creating an engaging and relaxed atmosphere–in which your family can interact and truly “experience” a good time rather than fabricate a “cheese” moment–creates the best photos. While we take posed portraits during our session, our main focus is making photographs of genuine moments.
After the session, your image collection is meticulously edited and uploaded to an online gallery. (Photos are uploaded an estimated 4-6 weeks from the session. Editing times/seasons vary and it can take shorter/longer for final edits depending on the time of year. Clients can also purchase same week upgrade for images to be uploaded within the same calendar week as session.) This gallery is where you are also able to purchase online prints, canvases, and other photographic products. If you have purchased the deluxe package this is also where you will download your high resolution digital images.
Session days are Tuesday-Thursday, and times are determined by Daniel Pullen Photography. Evening sessions are are typically within 2 hours of sunset, and our morning sessions are at 7:00 a.m. In the event of inclement weather, session will be rescheduled to our next open appointment. It is up to Daniel Pullen Photography to cancel/postpone session due to inclement weather. Decision to postpone session will be made by Daniel Pullen Photography within one hour of the session, as weather patterns change frequently on the Outer Banks.
We have built our business on a reputation of exceptional service and in-depth experience & knowledge of our craft, lighting, and the environment in which we shoot. We know the optimal place and time to shoot, as well as the the optimal lighting equipment needed for each session, and we come prepared. Sometimes “the stars align” and we work in pristine conditions, but when that is not the case, our clients rest easy knowing we know what it takes to get amazing images even when Mother Nature might not be on our side. We use professional off-camera lighting and accessories, cameras, equipment, backup equipment, and are covered by liability insurance. All of our files are saved in multiple locations with several backups: to ensure the safety of your digital images. We archive images for 1 year after the session.
The first step to reserving a session is to contact us so that we can check our availability and answer any questions that you might have. To book the date we require a signed contract and a 50% retainer. The balance of the package is due at time of session. This balance can be paid via credit (Master/Visa), check, or cash. Once we receive the contract and retainer, you will receive an email with your online client site. This will include helpful tips for planning your session, receipt of retainer, and signed contract.
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