It all depends on the clients needs but I'm always willing to work within the budget of each client.
It's different each time. Some I speak to on the phone and some we just text and/or email each other back and forth to set up the session. And then once they're at my studio, I try to make them feel as comfortable as possible. We'll talk for a few minutes and get to know each other and then we will discuss wardrobe and figure out what exact looks they are wanting out of the session. And depending on the needs of the client I might show them some examples of different looks that I think work. Once we start shooting it's almost a constant conversation with me directing them on how to pose here and there. I tether shoot, which means, I shoot into a '27 Mac Desktop where we can view each image immediately after it's captured. I find this to be a good directing tool and provides the client with exactly how the images are coming along.
Arizona State & Art School College of Design in Pasadena, Ca