Thank you for considering G.Coleman Photography for your photography needs. I provide custom, natural-light portraiture in Salisbury and surrounding areas of North Carolina. I am available for travel beyond Salisbury up to 30 miles. A fee will be added for each additional mileage. Below is a guide as to what type of experience you should expect to have with me. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me anytime.
Before Your Session
The first step would be to contact me to check availability and secure your session date and time. When you do so, we will schedule your pre-session consultation to talk about your location, ideas/photo style for the session, and sign all of the proper forms. This is also where I require the $50 non-refundable deposit. I love to meet in person and would love to grab a coffee, ice-cream, or drink with you. It's a great chance to get comfortable with each other before the camera gets involved. However, if that is not convenient for you, we can do an over-the-phone or email consultation and all of the forms will be sent for you to sign electronically. Also, I will ask you to select a rain-date that will work for you in case the weather takes a turn for the worst on your session day. Other than that, just make sure you are comfortable in what you are wearing on your big day and that it reflects your personality best. I suggest staying away from complicated prints, getting too matchy-matchy in family portraits, and too much make-up. During senior, maternity, individual, and couple/engagement portraits you are more than welcome to bring multiple out-fits, however, I don't suggest doing this during family portraits. Also, for newborns and children, a change of clothes (and sometimes bribes) is key.
During Your Session
This is the super fun part! Session times can vary between 1-3 hours, depending on the portrait collection you purchased. During your session you can expect to have a fun and relaxing time. Please feel free to offer ideas and you are more than welcome to bring things along that have a special meaning for you. Whether we use them or not, I usually have a trunk full of fun props to add in if you so choose. The best, most natural images will come from having a genuinely great time and the only way to do that is to...have a great time! If you happen to be camera shy, I can make you feel more comfortable during the session. My mission during your session is to capture your personality in each image.
After Your Session
After your session, I will take approximately three days to edit your photos at which point I will meet you at your home or elsewhere for your post session consultation. This is where you will complete the rest of your collection payment,see your fully edited images for the first time ,and make the difficult decision of choosing which will be printed. Again, if one-on-one consultations are an inconvenience for you, you do have the option to review and choose in your own personal gallery on my website. After you have chosen the images and any other print products, it takes roughly 7-10 days for your premium printing to be finished. You have the option to have them shipped or hand delivered to your home or place of business. After that, just enjoy!