women’s portraiture bb yy AANNNN BBEENNNNEETTTT PPHHOOTTOOGGRRAAPPHHYY
Photo by Shannon Phillips
In the Fall of 2006, I picked up a SLR camera for the first time. It was my dad’s Leica R-4, a classic old 35mm film camera. I was 16 years old and a junior in high school taking a beginners photography course with my brilliant teacher Mazen Abufadil. When the course started, I knew nothing about aperture, shutter speed, or white balance but I immediately fell in love with cameras, photography, and the way taking pictures made me feel. I also fell in love with a senior boy named JP. As I learned more about the technical aspects of photography, my love grew stronger (as did my images). The following year, I went on to take Mazen’s intermediate photography course. After high school, I followed the boy (JP) to college at the University of Arkansas college where I picked up a digital SLR camera and learned about editing and Photoshop. After graduation, I chose photography as my profession and JP as my husband. We moved back home to Oklahoma where JP got a job with the Broken Arrow Fire Department. Now while JP is out fighting fires, I’m capturing the natural beauty of my clients. I started out as a generalist, then quickly learned that I loved taking high school senior portraits. Over time, I realized that the reason I love senior pictures is because I love making people feel attractive and confident. God made each and every person unique and wonderful. You are special and I want to capture your unique personality. Making women feel confident and beautiful is one of my greatest pleasures in both my photography business and in my life. I look forward to a fun and relaxed session with you where I will capture images to remind you that God made you unique and beautiful.
Ann Bennett ANN BENNETT PHOTOGRAPHY
LETTERS FROM YOU
It is difficult to even put into words how much the photos from our session with Ann mean to me. It was a priceless experience that goes so far beyond what any posed family photo session could offer.
For my anniversary, I knew I wanted to give my husband boudoir photos, but I was really nervous about taking them. But Ann completely calmed my nerves and made me feel comfortable and confident. They turned out great and my husband LOVED his gift :)
I had so much fun during our session with Ann! She was so fun and made me feel completely comfortable. I just cannot get over how amazing the images turned out. She’s so talented!
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I had so much doing my portrait session with Ann! She was so fun to work with and she made me feel beautiful.
The kids instantly felt at ease around Ann and despite all the crazy of my family, she seemed relaxed the whole time. These photos are a family treasure! Ann has given us such a gift. “Thank you” doesn’t seem enough!
I’m so glad I went to Ann for my senior pictures! Her fun and easy-going personality made me comfortable from the moment I met her. I really like that she took the time to get to know me.
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THE PORTRAIT PROC E S S
Here at Ann Bennett Photography we honor your schedules and your sessions with a timeline to help you to understand how we are working our hardest to create your treasured images:
BEFORE YOUR SESSION:
AFTER YOUR SESSION:
We will chat on the phone or in
We meet at my home studio or in
person for our pre-consultation to
the convenience of your own home
discuss any of your specifications
for an in-person ordering session
and wishes including all the details
where I show you a slideshow of
most important to you for capturing
the best images possible.
images and help you select your
favorite images for your order. We offer canvas and frame wall
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displays, custom leather albums,
YOUR SESSION: I send you a quick check-in e-mail to confirm all the details for your
premium wooden image boxes, and more!
T H E D AY O F
AFTER YOUR SESSION:
When you arrive at the scheduled
Your artwork and albums are ready
time, youâ€™ ll have your hair and
for delivery! I will arrange a time
to bring you your custom products.
applicable) while sipping a glass of wine to help you relax.
COOL AND CALM Kids are best in the morning when they’re at their happiest. Well rested and fed, a calm, fun energy should make for the perfect shoot time for kids and siblings. Lunch, nap times and evenings are generally more complicated times for the optimal portraits, since young ones are often both hungry and tired at this time.
GET THE LOOK Decide before the shoot what look you’re going for. Where in your home will your
displayed? If in a more formal room, be sure everyone’s clothing is coordinated to this look. If the room is less formal and more “family” keep this in mind as well. Furnishings from desired rooms can also be used if the shoot is in-home, guaranteeing a perfect match to your decor.
HAIR AWARE Get haircuts at least a week before the shoot. It might take a few days to grow into (or fond of) a hair cut, especially if the scissors went amiss. This buffer allows for some growth, tweaks and perfections to the hair style prior to your session.
CAN’T BUY ME LOVE Build up the session to children as it really is—a time for fun and togetherness. There’s no need for bribes when the event itself is the reward.
CHILL PILL Calm your own lens nerves. Relaxed parents have more fun, which helps kids become most comfortable for the best shots.
PETS ALLOWED If you bring your pet Sparky to the family shoot, make sure to get some brisk exercise with your pup before coming. This will allow for a (hopefully) slightly calmer canine during your shoot.
I T â€™ S A DAT E ! what to expect the day of your shoot
LO C AT I O N , LO C AT I O N , LO C AT I O N
If y ou’v e c hos e n to hav e y our s e s s ion out at t he far m , ple as e allow at le as t 30 m inute s of t ravel tim e from Tuls a, par tic ular ly in r us h ho ur t raf f i c. It’s e s pe ic ally im por tant to be on-tim e for out door s hoots be c aus e onc e the s un s e ts , the re ’s no more light for s hooting.
I sc h e d u l e t w o h o u r s fo r o u r s h o o t. T h is w ill enable us t o g e t t h e p er fe c t a m o u n t o f im a g es d u r ing the be st t i me o f d a y. It a ls o le a ve s tim e fo r a couple ou t f i t c h a n g e s.
STYLE ME PRETTY (LADIES)
You’ll w ant to look and fe e l as be autifu l as can be for the s e pic ture s . It he lps if y ou pam per yoursel f w ith profe s s ionally s ty le d hair and m ak eup. You can do this on y our ow n be fore the s hoot or y ou can have it done on-loc ation for an additional fe e.
I l o v e c a p t u ri n g c a p tu r in g n a tu r a l im a g e s . If y ou w o u l d f e e l mo re co m fo r ta b le b r in g in g a fr i e nd or fa mi l y me mb e r, b y a ll m e a n s , p lea s e d o ! If y ou c a n ’t b ri n g a n yo n e , d o n ’t wo r r y, I’m a fr ie ndly gal a n d w e w i l l g e t a lo n g g rea t :)
H AV E F U N !
Mos t im por tantly, hav e fun! The re ’s no need t o be s e lf-c ons ious or s hy. J us t re lax and be yoursel f ! I w ill he lp y ou into pos e s that are flatt eri ng and giv e y ou ins tr uc tions to m ak e y ou fe e l at ease.
R A I N , R A I N , G O AWAY
O utd o o r sh o o t s o f fe r th e b e s t a v a ila b le lig h t and s ur roundings for y our pre c ious por tr aits . But if Mother Nat ure thre a t e n s t o ra i n o n o u r p a r a d e , d o n ’t wo r r y, the re are alw ay s options : P lan A : W h e n i t ’ s o b v i o u s a d i r e w e a t h e r f o r e c a s t i s r i g h t ( f o r a c h a n g e ) , w e ’ l l r e s c h e d u l e . P lan B : T h e r e a r e i n d o o r v e n u s w e c a n c o n s i d e r .
M o s t c h a rg e a f e e a n d m a y n o t b e a v a l i a b l e l a s t- m i n u t e b u t i t ’ s a n o p t i o n t o c o n s i d e r.
P lan C : A d v e n t u r o u s ?
We h a v e t h e s k i l l s a n d p r o t e c t i v e g e a r . I f s t o r m c h a s e r w e a t h e r d e v e l o p s w e ’ l l f i n i s h t h e s e s s i o n l a t e r .
The Golden Hour When scheduling an outdoor portrait session w i t h A n n B e n n e t t P h o t o g r a p h y , yo u m a y n o t i c e that
p r e c i s e t i m e o f d a y- - t h e l a s t 2 h o u r s b e f o r e the sun has completely set or within the first 2 hours after sunrise. This special window known to photographers as “The Golden Hour” is the p e r i o d o f t i m e w h e n t h e l i g h t f ro m t h e s u n i s at its most perfect. With its long rays diffused a c ro s s t h e e n t i r e s k y , t h e l i g h t c r e a t e s a flattering glow and shimmer for picture perfect skintones and deliciously warm portraits. During midday, when every ray of the sun seems t o f i n d i t s w a y t o o u r d e l i c a t e , o v e r ex p o s e d skin, the shadows created are usually too deep in contrast to the glare. Instead of fighting the harsh light, it’s better to schedule outdoor shooting during the Golden Hour when the sun s t i l l w o r k s i t s m a g i c — b u t i n o u r f a v o r.
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A BOX OF BEAUTIFUL This gorgeous and unique custom wooden image box comes with up to thirty 5x7 prints of your favorite images mounted and sprayed for protection and a matching wooden easel hidden under a false bottom. As a special bonus, this premium purchase includes all of the digital negatives from your session - a $995 value!
1495.00 A R C H I VA L I M A G ES With the purchase of digital files, youâ€™ll never have to worry about losing your images. I recommend loading them onto your computer then putting the USB in a safety deposit box or home safe. That way if anything were to ever happen to your other products, youâ€™ll always
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have your digital files.
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DELIGHTFUL DESIGN This genuine leather session album is specially printed just for you with up to 30 of your favorite images from your session. As a special bonus, your album purchase includes all of the digital negatives from your session - a $995 value!
Receive 5 complimentary gift prints with the purchase of a framed print or fine art wrapped canvas
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Luxe Framed Print
Fine Art Wrapped Canvas
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Custom Framed Prints
Fine Art Wrapped Canvases
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16x20 - 399.00
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20x24 - 499.00
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30x40 - 999.00
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Gift Prints: 5x7 or 8x10 49.00
WA L L E T B OX This unique custom wooden wallet
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box comes with either 40 or 80 wallet-sized prints. Select up to 5 different images from your session. If you need more than 80 wallet prints, sets of 20 for 20.00 each.
40 images - 249.00 80 images - 299.00
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