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Silos at Sawyer Yards 1502 Sawyer St, Suite #108 Houston, TX 77007

AFTER BOOKING IS COMPLETED:

So you have booked your session with us. We are SO excited! The post-booking process here at Ashkan Image is so important for the preparation of your session with many moving parts, and we do our best to make it as easy for our clients as possible!

A week before the date of your session we schedule a phone conversation (or in-person meeting) with you. The idea is to get to know as much about what YOU want from this session as possible. What’s your taste, your vision for your session, your expectations? If you have a creative vision we will work hard to achieve it for you. And we always love to collaborate on the creative process while being your guide. Take this time to really get to know yourself and what you’re looking for. No pressure, we’re here to walk you through the process!

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT:

A week before the date of your session we schedule a phone conversation (or in-person meeting) with you. The idea is to get to know as much about what YOU want from this session as possible. What’s your taste, your vision for your session, your expectations? If you have a creative vision we will work hard to achieve it for you. And we always love to collaborate on the creative process while being your guide. Take this time to really get to know yourself and what you’re looking for. No pressure, we’re here to walk you through the process!

Our Call Together:

Our call together is crucial to getting to know you and your style before the day of the session. Don’t worry, we’ll ask all the questions and take notes to make sure we know what you’re looking for – in terms of colors, clothing, hair and makeup as well as the general mood you’re looking for in your photos. In the end this really does help us realize YOUR vision and create the best possible experience for you, and we have more information on all this below!

 

This is also where we fill you in on the logistics of the shoot – how to find the studio once you arrive at Sawyer yards, what wardrobe items you’ll need to provide (it’s always best to bring as much as possible, even if you’re using several pieces from our designer wardrobe.) 

 

After the consultation, we’ll need a few things from you to make sure we are fully prepared for the day of your shoot. We ask for at least 5 photos that you LOVE -we will use these as reference photos for posing and mood. We also ask for you to provide reference photos for two hair and makeup looks. This will help our team creatively plan and put together your mood board for the day of the shoot. Now let’s get into it!

ELEMENTS WE WILL DISCUSS:

Let's Get Personal

ABOUT YOU

We want to make sure we capture photos that you will love! Getting to know you and your specific tastes helps us make this happen! We will ask you a series of questions to help us understand your style both as a dancer and aesthetically - what are your preferences for clothing, hair and makeup. This helps us cater your creative sessionto YOU.

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Help Us Prepare

Mood Board

At every session we have a mood board prepared with a large variety of poses that align with your strengths and interests as a dancer. Do you love jumps? We will make sure we know those strengths so we can be prepared to pose you showing off YOUR best form. Do you prefer a more modern geometric kind of style? Tell us! We will curate a mood board customized to your personal style as a dancer. These are where reference photos come in handy.

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Set the Mood

Color Palette

Each creative session comes with three backdrop changes. Every background color dramatically shifts the mood of the shoot. What are you going for? Classic white with a neutral colored wardrobe? Bold and colorful? Dark and moody? A little bit of everything? This is so important to know before you talk with us so that we can start collecting our ideas for wardrobe and lighting. If you need help choosing, let us know! We’re happy to consult with you on this!

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what to bring

WARDROBE

It’s not over yet. We want to make sure that we provide our clients the best results. Our professional team will be editing and perfecting your photos one by one using the latest software version of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. We can deliver the pictures in any format with the appropriate release forms. In case anything happens to your photos, we keep an archive of them for 2 years.

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Inspiration

HAIR AND MAKEUP

It’s not over yet. We want to make sure that we provide our clients the best results. Our professional team will be editing and perfecting your photos one by one using the latest software version of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. We can deliver the pictures in any format with the appropriate release forms. In case anything happens to your photos, we keep an archive of them for 2 years.

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Day of the Session:

The day has arrived, it’s time for the session! You will meet our team: our photographers, our amazing hair and make-up artist, and our dance advisor/stylist!

Each creative shoot is 4 ½ hours long. Make sure you come well-rested! You can arrive warmed up, or you may warm up after hair and makeup — we have mats for you to do so. Hair and makeup generally takes 30-45 minutes based on the complexity of the look, and our stylist and dance instructor will be collaborating on wardrobe, first poses and the mood board during that time. 

 

Designing sessions around what our clients love is key to creating portraits that will speak to their hearts. Our team will build a crafted lighting setup based on your pose, clothing, and mood choices to get things started. Now it’s your turn! Our dance advisor helps guide you to achieve technical perfection! We provide a live view of every session, so you and your guest will have a chance to view your photos LIVE as they are taken. We don’t move on to the next pose until you are completely satisfied with a photo that captures it! 

As the shoot progresses, we will continue through the process of choosing poses, lighting, colors, and wardrobe until we have reached the end of your session, and completed a stunning creative assortment of imagery that you will love!

After The Shoot:

So when do you receive your photos? You will be sent a proofing gallery 2-3  business days after the session. Here, you have a chance to review the photographs from the shoot, select your favorite photographs and add any special notes or editing requests. Keep in mind, the images from the proofing gallery are not yet fully retouched. After you have made your final selection, we carefully edit your photographs and return the final files to you within 3-5 days of you having made your final selection.

We can deliver the pictures in any format with the appropriate release forms. In case anything happens to your photos, we keep an archive of them for 6 months. The pictures are high-quality and ready to print. We also offer custom printing services!

We are so happy to provide you with an unforgettable experience, and can’t wait to have you back in the studio again!