At Midtown Image & Design, our top priority is to help you convey the best version of who you are and to give you an incredible experience. We believe that our ability to do this hinges on relaxed communication, honest connection, and a clear understanding of what your vision is for your photos and marketing materials. We have a tried and true method that enables us to nail those objectives.
Our mission is to provide beautiful photographic imagery and design elements that help our clients reach their personal and professional goals.
We believe this is a vital and non-negotiable first step in the process of providing you with amazing portraits. When you first contact Midtown Image & Design, we will schedule you for a complimentary consultation that will take 30-45 minutes. We generally like to meet at a local coffee shop, because this provides us with an atmosphere that promotes a casual and relaxed conversation.
During your consultation, we will ask you for details about how you dream of being photographed... traditional portrait, artistic, contemporary glamour (our personal favorite), or something completely unique that you may have in mind. We will next brainstorm about the location of the shoot and when it will take place. We will talk about hair and makeup styling and what options will help give your portraits the WOW factor you want. And finally, we will discuss wardrobe. Your wardrobe will be one of the biggest factors in how your portraits translate to others. The choice of clothing tells a big part of the story in an image.
This consultation will allow us to get to know each other better, help you to identify what you want and what you don't want, and most importantly will help us both to establish whether or not we are a great fit for each other. We are in the business of creating happy repeat clients, and this connection is vital to great portraits.
In-Home Wardrobe Consultation
My clients love our in-home wardrobe consultation! This is typically done 3-5 days prior to your scheduled photo shoot. We completely eliminate the stress of what to wear on the day of your portrait session. At the end of our initial consult, we will schedule your wardrobe consult. Unless you prefer to bring your closet to us, we will come to your home, and together we will go through the clothes that you already own and love. We will mix and match different pieces from your closet and put together 3-5 super cute head-to-toe looks for you, keeping in mind our portrait goal and watching for flattering silhouettes for your body type.
Sometimes it's the unexpected items like a scarf or jacket or mixing colors or prints that you might not think to try on a typical day. Accessorizing with your favorite pieces of jewelry can also bring something special to an otherwise overlooked outfit. Most of my clients find what they need from their current wardrobe.
However, there are times when circumstances require some new purchases. This is a place where we really shine! As your personal stylist, we can either go for you or with you to select up to 3 looks for the style your want. Should you choose to hire us as your wardrobe stylist, we will confirm your sizes and discuss our pricing options with you, and schedule a fitting prior to your session.
Once we have your looks finalized, we will take with us everything from jewelry to shoes and any special items or props that you'd like to include in your photos and have it all organized and waiting for your arrival on the day of your session. For most people, this allows them to relax and be stress free about remembering everything the morning of their session. Literally, all you will have to remember is to bring yourself and a great attitude!
Professional Hair and Makeup
Nearly every woman enjoys a rare opportunity to be pampered... to sit back and relax and allow our licensed professional stylist to give you magazine quality hair and makeup. During our initial consultation, we will plan a style for you that will take your images to the next level. Through the use of a Pinterest board, we will pick some beautiful looks and come up with some excellent visuals to ensure that we are on the same page. On the day of your photos, you will arrive an hour and a half before your photos to begin hair and makeup.
We offer one look at the scheduled rate, but if you know that you will want to have her stay for touch ups and additional looks, we can plan ahead of time to have her available at an adjusted rate.
We highly recommend that you don't skimp on this step. Professional quality hair and makeup will make a big difference in the overall look of your final images. The wrong application of makeup can be a challenge to edit, so we work very closely with our stylist to match her talents to make the editing process as flawless as possible.