Frequently Asked Questions

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Prepare for a Photoshoot

Of course. This is exactly why we have a consultation with every one of our clients. Allie will chat with you, look at examples in our gallery and find out what inspires you. We will style the final looks together.

Don’t be nervous. Most of our clients feel that way and they love the experience at the end. We will address all your concerns, guide you every step of the way, and during the photoshoot Allie will guide you to look your best.

You have nothing to wear? No problem. As a part of the photoshoot experience, we will help you to find the best wardrobe for you before your photoshoot. We will even go shopping with you, or order something online. In addition, you can pick out gowns and dresses from our studio wardrobe 🙂

That’s absolutely fine. You can wear clothing you are the most comfortable in and look your best. We will help you to pick out something fabulous.

A photoshoot can be anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours depending on what type of photos you’re taking. The length of a photo shoot depends on many factors, including the number of people in the shot, the type of photoshoot experience, the number of outfit changes as well as location changes, and the photographer’s skill level. Read more here How long is the average photoshoot

Yes absolutely. We guarantee that you will have fun being photographed and the entire experience. You will look great in your photos. If not, we haven’t done our job well. You will love most if not all your photos and have a difficult time deciding between them. And if life happens and gets in the way of your photoshoot, no problem, such as major weight loss, a new family member, sickness, etc, no problem at all. We will work with you to reschedule your photoshoot, offer a complimentary reshoot in case of a weight loss, and celebrate your wins along the way.

Pricing and Product Information

A photoshoot with Allie Serrano Portraits is more than just a regular photoshoot. It is a fun photoshoot experience where you actually enjoy being photographed, where you will be transformed and empowered, and where you receive images and products you’ll love. It includes professional hair & makeup styling, a 2-hour fully guided photoshoot, 3-6 outfits, multiple sets or locations, and a lot more. To book a photoshoot we ask for a deposit in the amount of $1,250 and $1,000 of that will go toward your images and collections.

From there it’s entirely up to you. Each client has different needs so I offer a range of products and packages. My top package is priced at $9,500 with a value of $16,450 and it includes the best of everything. It’s for those who want only the best (which is a lot of my clients). My most popular package is $4,200 (valued at $6,700) and most people spend at least $2,500, but if you just want one or two images ala-carte, you can do that too.

You won’t make a final decision until after your photoshoot during your review session. I will personally guide you to the best package for you that will fit your needs and your budget. You can read more about the Full Photoshoot experience here

Yes of course. Not everyone needs a set of prints or wall art and we totally understand that. You will receive a digital copy of every portrait you select and if you want just digitals, that’s fine too. The cost is the same because the digital negative is just as important as a portrait on the wall. Remember, your hard drive will crash, your phone will break, and your computer may get a virus, but the portrait on your wall will always be with you.

We offer Wall Art, Folio Boxes, Albums, and much more. Above you can see product options and starting rates. If you’d like to see everything in person, let’s schedule a time with Allie for you in the studio and chat. Also, you can visit our products page and be wowed by the incredible products that can be yours.

When you see the portraits during the reveal session, we will have made the basic retouching to show you close to the final product. However, an additional enhancement to soften facial lines and remove blemishes can and will be done prior to placing the portrait order. Retouching is included in the total cost of the portrait. Also, if you select the painted portrait finish, that’s added after the Reveal Session as well.

Depending on your choice of framing and product, your digital images will be ready within one week. From there, your products will be ready for pick-up or delivery within 4-6 weeks, unless otherwise noted.

You can go to our booking page and fill out a request form there. Once we get your request, we will schedule a phone call to go over your details & confirm your booking, and start planning your photoshoot (Book Your Photoshoot)

Booking Questions

We are closed on weekends except for one Saturday per month. It is a premium booking and requires a $2,500 deposit which will go toward your purchase. We are closed on Sundays. But honestly, most of my clients love to schedule a sneaky day off work during the week and enjoy getting pampered & photographed.

During the week we are available for an evening sunset shoot at least 1 day per week. If you need to stop by after work, we can make the appropriate arrangements as well.

We are currently booking 1 month out up to a maximum of 6 months out from the date of the consultation. You can also buy a gift card and pre-pay your photoshoot that way if you need more time.

Yes, of course, we want you to share your experience with those you love. Make sure they are pre-warned though. We often bring them on the set with you and capture a portrait of the two of you together so if your girlfriend or a partner is here with you, know that they will most likely also be photographed.

You can go to our booking page and fill out a request form there. Once we get your request, we will schedule a phone call to go over your details & confirm your booking, and start planning your photoshoot (Book Your Photoshoot)