Portrait sessions include a no-cost, pre-session
consultation in person or by phone with Mike Woodside. We will discuss
your expectations, background options and questions or concerns. The
consultation must occur at least 24 hours before your session. Woodside
Photography will then have your chosen background(s) ready when you
Portraits are taken in our fully equipped studio
against a high-key white background or one that s softer and
mottled. Weather permitting, shots can be taken in one or more outdoor
sets located just steps from our studio. Sets range from pines to
prairie, oak forests to wooden fences, most of which can be shot using
Good portraiture captures its subject s
physical attributes and personality. Your wardrobe should complement
this end, not compete with it. Whether shooting black-and-white or
color images, simple clothing in solid colors are best. Bright colors
and/or busy patterns distract the eye. Avoid yellow and green as they
re unflattering to skin tones. The background also affects your
wardrobe picks. White, khaki and pastels do well against a white background.
Darker shades work better against a darker background. Woodside Photography
has a private, well-lit dressing room for your comfort and convenience.
The session will begin with experimental shots
you can review on the computer. Mike will adjust the lighting, setup
and wardrobe as necessary. Digital retouching can be employed, for
an additional fee, when ordering prints to smooth out any imperfections.
Most sessions last one hour. Sessions are charged
by the hour, giving you the flexibility to extend your session to
include extensive wardrobe and background changes.
Retake sessions resulting from photographer
errorpoorly exposed or out-of-focus photos, for instanceare
done at no charge. A $50 fee is applied if you request a retake due
to wardrobe concerns, facial expression, body language, hairstyle
or other reasons outside the photographer s control.