We know as a Seattle Photographer, that whatever stage your family is in, whether you have kiddos just learning to walk, you have a tween just moving from middle school to high school, or that HS senior is ready to leave the nest for the next adventure in their lives, we want to capture the moment. Soon, they’ll be off to the next milestone and each of these life stages is worthy of capturing right now.
But the dilemma...you just had portraits taken of your family or HS senior, but what do you do with them now? Most times these days they end up living on a computer hard drive or worse…a DVD or USB drive in a desk drawer. At Mistry & Scott Photography, we won’t let this happen to you. We want you to begin this journey of photography with a vision of how you are going to display your portraits, which means, before we ever pick up our camera, we help create a plan for where and how your photos will hang in your home or the story you want to tell in your family album. Let us fill that large blank wall that you’ve been saving for that perfect family photo or group of photos. Maybe you want to start a wall of family photos incorporating older heirloom images with the new portraits you are trusting us to capture...We can make that happen.
Before we pick up our cameras to capture your family we will meet with you at a one-on-one planning consultation. Struggling with what size or type of wall art will look best, or what area of your home you will be displaying your portraits? No space for large wall art? No problem…we will help you start thinking through these decisions before your session ever begins, so that we can know exactly how to photograph your family with the end in mind. We figure out all the hard stuff first so the session can be relaxing, and fun knowing the hard work has been done and that we are taking care of all the details.
We feel that getting to know you before the session ever begins is the best way to capture your family authentically . We want to find out what each of your kiddos personalities are like... Is the oldest the pleaser? Is the middle the rebel? Are they shy, playful, adventuresome, or outgoing? How do they interact with each other? We know that knowing you a little better allows us to capture your family in a very real way.
We'll cover every question…all the questions you want to ask, and the ones you hadn’t even thought about asking, such as:
What colors and fabrics photograph best, and how to coordinate clothing so you’ll all look your very best!
A full understanding of the investment you’ll be making.
The best areas of your home for your family portraits. How to display them, and what’s included in the Mistry & Scott portrait experience.
And other topics like what to include in your session…Favorite toys? Your toddler’s blankie? Your teen’s musical instrument? The Family Pet? Yes, Yes, Yes & YES!
If you’re like us, having your family photographed, can feel somewhat stressful. Maybe Dad isn’t thrilled about having his picture taken or the kids are arguing or cranky. Don’t stress! As an elementary teacher for several years, Mistry is familiar with all types of different kids and their dynamics at every age and stage. If you can get them ready and to the session location, we will take it from there. Just an FYI: "Unthrilled Dad" and “Cranky kid” are usually saying something like “that wasn’t so bad, it was actually fun” by the end of the session. Favorite toys? Your toddler’s blankie? Your teen’s musical instrument? The Family Pet? Yes, Yes, Yes & YES!
Approximately 1-2 weeks after your photo session, you will come back to our studio for your Reveal and Ordering Meeting. This is the time set aside for you to see your portraits for the first time, choose your favorites & finalize your portrait order. We take you through a simple process that will help you make these decisions with confidence.
We use photos from your very own home & state-of-the-art technology to show you exactly how your portraits will look on your walls! Have you ever agonized over decisions about how big is too big, or will it look right in that spot? You won’t have to wonder with our process, you will be able to see and choose the perfect wall art for your home!
Remember that Planning Meeting we had back before the session ever happened? This is where the goals and desires you told us about will come to life! We will guide you every step of the way to get exactly what you envisioned!
The Mistry and Scott experience includes delivery and installation in your home. There is nothing like getting the family all dressed up and ordering a gorgeous piece of artwork to be placed over the fireplace only to lean it up against the wall sitting on the floor in the dining room because you don’t have the time or expertise to hang it properly. We eliminate this problem and a whole host of other potential fights between get-it-done husbands and design conscious wives. Let us take the work, worry and stress out of the job, while you sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty that is your family.
Enjoy! These pictures will hang on your walls and remind you every single day of the beauty of your family. Whether it be a large piece over your fireplace, a grouping on your Dining Room wall or an album that rests on your coffee table…you will be able to treasure these portraits day in and day out! But we know that families grow and change over time. That is why we design & build our collections to grow and change along with your family, so that you can remember each and every stage. So at some point down the road, when you are ready to capture that next stage in the life of your family, we can’t wait to see you again and add on to your family portrait collection.