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The Portrait Process | Eberle Images | Child and Family Photography


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The Portrait Process | Eberle Images | Child and Family Photography


What happens when you book a session with Erin?

At Eberle Images, we take great pride in memorializing the moments that mean the most to your family because we understand how important and irreplaceable those memories are (and that they go by so fast!). Yet, in a world transitioning more and more towards the virtual, we also believe in physically displaying your stories in your home. Because, while it's nice to view your images on Facebook, there's nothing like that feeling you get when you recall a fond memory of your loved ones... And we believe every room you share should be filled with these warm reminders, invoking those feelings of joy at every turn.

It is for that reason that our entire portrait process is comprised of several different meetings: The In-Person Consultation/Meet & Greet, The Session, The Personalized Boutique Ordering Appointment and Delivery.

So let's start from the end to get to our beginning....

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Consultation/Meet & Greet


Consultation/Meet & Greet


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Consultation / Meet & Greet

At Eberle Images, we make a point of taking the time to meet our clients in order to get to know your story before your session or event. It's at this meeting we will begin by discussing how you'd like to display your final images. By starting with a vision of your end result, we can develop a customized plan for your shoot that will help guide us to the outcome you desire. From the activities you would like to capture to the color schemes that will work well with the tone and palette of your living space, we will create a fully-designed experience tailored to your family.

The consultation also let's us get to know one another and for your family to get comfortable with me without having to be in front of the camera. I want to know what your family is like as a whole, as well as getting to know each individual (from Dad to dog!) and what makes them unique. By forming a relationship beforehand, we can assure that our session is used to its fullest potential and we are able to create profound art pieces from the authentic images we capture. Not only will your family be used to me and more comfortable, but we will also be more efficient, which makes it easier and more fun for the kids and for Dad! 

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Eberle Images | The Shoot | Child and Family Photography


Eberle Images | The Shoot | Child and Family Photography


Child Photography in Central Pennsylvania | Eberle Images

The Session/event

The sessions I shoot are relaxed, flexible and entertaining, but most importantly, they are very personalized. We are collaborating to capture emotion and I find that the most emotion is created by taking more of a documentary approach. We will have stylized your session at our consultation meeting and have a plan in place with the intent that I will direct you somewhat. But for the most part that direction will be given in order to set up an environment best suited to capture everyone as authentically as possible, just being themselves and doing what they normally do! So let the kids run around, get messy eating ice cream and not pay attention to the camera.... I will let you know when to look if need be, but otherwise just be yourselves!

For your Session, we will discuss and decide upon a mutual location that suits the vision you have for your final photographs/products and pick a day and time that fits within your schedule. But as we all know, Mother Nature sometimes likes to keep things interesting, so we will be flexible!

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The Boutique Ordering Appointment


The Boutique Ordering Appointment


The Personalized Boutique Ordering Appointment

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This is where it gets really exciting! At the Personalized Boutique Ordering Appointment (a few weeks after your session), we will sit down to view your final images and together design the right piece(s) of art for your home. This is the time when you will finalize your order, so be sure to pick a time when everyone can be there! I'll help you sort through the images, show you actual sizes of wall art and pair images together for a beautiful album or wall gallery to help you in making your final decisions.

And because we understand how important and irreplaceable these photographs are, I will never let our images be lost to your family. At Eberle Images, we guarantee your photographs will last a lifetime or longer. I take care to double and triple back up my files, so should anything happen to your pieces or to your digitals (from losing your USB to the dog spilling coffee on your album), we will replace your products!

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Delivery


Delivery


Delivery

A few weeks later, your art will be ready for delivery! I will call or email you to let you know that it's here and we will arrange a time for drop off/installation. And once your portraits are hanging, you can take a step back and enjoy the those precious reminders every day!

 

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