To help us know what type of portrait you're looking for we schedule a portrait
consulation. It's a short appointment where you'll be able to look at samples,
discuss location of the Photographs and style.
These are general guidelines for all types of portraits.
In any portrait, the faces are the
most important part of the Photograph. The proper clothing will greatly enhance
the finished Photographs. We recommend the following clothing suggestions:
Solid colors are highly recommended. Outdoor sessions should try to avoid
white. Indoor and outdoor sessions should try to avoid red and yellow. Earth
tones Photograph best.
Avoid any bright stripes or patterns.
Coordinate colors, keeping everyone in the same color/shade. One person should
not stand out too much from the rest of the group.
We recommend long sleeves, the less skin that is showing, the better.
If being Photographed indoors, choose either high key (wearing all white with a
white background), or low key (wearing medium to dark tones with a dark
background, an example would be dark jeans with black turtlenecks).
Keep in mind it is very possible the portrait will be full length. Shoes and
socks will show. They should also match the outfits.
We recommend laying the clothing out on a couch to make sure one article does
not stand out too much from the rest. To take this one step further, lay the
clothing in the room where the portrait is going to be displayed. This will let
you see how the finished portrait will look in your home. We suggest the colors
selected for your clothing to match the colors in the room that the portrait
will be displayed in to lend a very custom look to the Photograph.
For pregnancy portraits we can go several different ways.
In general most women choose white clothing.
Some women wear their husbands dress shirts and pants that are a light color.
This is great because we can unbutton the shirt and expose the belly in some of
Another popular choice are a long nightgown, and large pieces of material
draped around them.
We also Photograph many women with large pieces of material draped around them.
This also allows the stomach to show.
Wedding Day Portraits:
Of course your clothing is
pre-determined. We suggest that the bride, groom and entire bridal party bring
a pair of sunglasses for the portraits before and after the wedding. We will do
some very contemporary black and white poses with the sunglasses along with the
traditional color portraits.
If you want Photographs of the bride getting ready please let the Photographer
know prior to the wedding date. Having these Photographs will depend on timing
and location of other portraits. Your Photographer will help you.
If you have a particular style of Photography you like, please let the
Photographer know as soon as possible before your wedding. Some brides send us
tear sheets from magazines. This is very helpful.
If you just want what you saw at the consultation it is OK to just let us
handle the posing.
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS:
You may want to bring your car, musical instrument, hobby, hat, sunglasses, etc. This will make your portraits more uniquely you. We would be happy to Photograph seniors with one or both of their parents at no additional charge. You may also include a friend, boyfriend, or girlfriend for $15.00.
You may bring as many outfits as you would like. The Photographer will help with clothing selections. The session includes 2 outfits. If you would like additional outfits, there is a $10 clothing change charge. The following are guidelines for outfits. Solid colors photograph best. We recommend one outfit to be a light color and the other outfit to be dark in color. Don't wear anything too trendy; this would date the photographs.The session will include some full-length poses, so bring complete outfits. Please arrive 15 minutes early. If you arrive more than 5 minutes late chances are we will have to reschedule your appointment. Make-up and hair should be as you would normally wear them.
PRE-PAID SESSION INFORMATION:
Prepayment for your portrait session
is required when scheduling the appointment. The session fee does not apply
towards your portrait order. If you cannot make your appointment for any
reason, please give the studio 48 hours notice. If a 48 notice is not given,
your credit card will be billed a non -refundable $150 for the studio's time.
Your prior prepaid session fee may be applied to your next scheduled portrait
Photography by Fender and Donisch
Downers Grove: 630-769-1912
Photography by Fender and Donisch serves the Chicago area ( Naperville, Downers Grove, Lockport ) and is your source for wedding photographers in Chicagoland.
We have photographers who work out of Naperville, photographers located in Downers Grove, and photographers in Lockport.