Who will be my photographer? How many people will be there during my shoot?
I am the only photographer, my hair & makeup artist will be present to assist with touch ups and lighting.
What is your photography style?
I’m very drawn to high fashion and beauty editorials, so I try to emulate my photos to look like they came right out of a glossy magazine. Film like with a vintage feel would pretty much sum up my style.
I’m so nervous what if I’ve never done this before?
Please don’t be it’s soooo much fun! This day is all about you! It’s like playing dress up with your girl friends! We are here to guide you, to be your personal cheer leader so that you feel completely comfortable in your own skin. Some find a glass of bubbly helpful in calming your nerves.
What if I don’t look my best?
Even the thinnest models & celebrities require a little nip and tuck here and there. We direct to lengthen the body and know all of the tricks in the industry to create beautifully flattering images. We’ll hide any of your imperfections and enhance all of your lovely assets!
Do I need to hire a makeup artist or hair stylist?
Hair & makeup are included in all Couture Portraits Packages. A professional hair & makeup artist works with “on camera” situations regularly and know what kind of makeup application or hair style will work best with the camera.The Bella de Beau hair and makeup team will help you look your very best before your session.
Where should we shoot?
My shooting area is Stone Oak in San Antonio, Texas. A travel fee will apply for clients whose sessions take place outside of my shooting area.
In my home studio or a hotel are great options. Alternatively, if you have a beautiful home or a friend with a great space, I’m happy to shoot there as well, but please take into consideration the lighting conditions – a room that lets in natural light is preferable for these types of sessions. I also prefer to start shoots in the morning to maximize the amount of natural light.
Can I purchase digital files from my session?
Of course! The Archive Collection is available to purchase for $1795. It includes 20 fully retouched high resolution images with personal printing rights as well as web sized images for sharing all on a pretty little flash drive. And a Cypress Proof Box, a truly elegant presentation for 4×6 loose prints.
I have a mom/sister/friend who wants to do a session, too. Do you have packages for that?
Bella de Beau is about celebrating relationships with your mom/sister, best friend or loved one. It’s a great way for you to share a fun experience and keep each other upbeat during the session! Each of you will get $100 off of your package.
How soon will I see my images?
About four weeks following your session, you’ll receive your online gallery & slideshow so that you can view your images and place your order for any prints, products, or files that you’d like to purchase. In peak times editing may take a little bit longer.
I’m doing this portrait session as a gift. When should I schedule it?
I recommend scheduling your session between 6-8 weeks before you need the images. Products are custom made to order and are not kept in stock.
Do you offer Gift Certificates?
Yes, we offer gift certificates. What a perfect gift to give for any occasion! Please contact us for details.
I’m ready to book a session! How do I proceed?
Let me know that you’d like to book your session, and I’ll get in touch with you by phone or email to set up a consultation. Payment of a retainer ($100) is due along with the contract in order to reserve your session date.