Behind the lens.. Just who is that girl with the camera? Lauren Patrick is a native Texan, although not native to South Texas where she currently lives on a full working farm. That was a m igration that her husband took her on just shortly after they got m arried in 2006. Although it took her awhile to get adjusted to the Southerner’s way of life, she now loves this laid back, slower pace away from the city life. Lauren has always been thought of by her teachers and mentors as “eccentrically creative”, leaning more towards the creative writing side than the arts, though. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in English and taught high school for 5 years. The Lord led her to stay home after they welcomed a beautiful baby girl in 2010. That is when she was really able to let out her creative arts side that had been buried for years by opening her own photography business and working from home. Lauren quickly dove head first into the industry, taking a few classes to make sure she got started the right way and has not looked back. Lauren specializes in seniors simply because that is her natural tendency … she loves capturing that time in their life and is very comfortable working with them. She does, however, have many clients that use her for children, family, and special event portraits. Route One Photography has clients that span from here in town all the way to north of Houston. Lauren’s clients have said that they “enjoy her down to earth personality and hands on approach to the entire process. We never feel like we are in front of a camera, we feel like we are just hanging out with a long lost friend.” Lauren is a fun, natural light photographer who takes a different approach to portraits with deep textures, vibrant punches of color, and a rustic edge to create a unique end product that you will cherish for years to come. Clients have said that, “her work is different than we have ever had available to us b efore!” Lauren is hands on from day one, walking you through suggestions on what to wear, choosing the location, and the option for hair and makeup to b e taken care of on site for the ultimate experience. After the session is complete, Lauren prefers to do in home ordering to help walk you through what products you will need to fit in your home, from small prints in frames all the way to wall displays and canvases. Please check out Route One Photography’s website and blog for the latest session images and information at www.route1photography.com and http://rt1photography.blogspot.com/
The Big Idea pg. 4-5 Why are senior portraits so important anyway? Won’t mine just look like everyone else’s?
In the Know pg. 6-7
A little timeline to help you understand the process … Lauren is with you from day one.
Preparation & Clothing pg. 8-9 Pricing and Session Info pg. 10-11 It’s the small things that make your images stand out from the rest. Accessories, the perfect shoes, and just the right shade of nail polish complete your outfits, and Lauren is chalk full of help!
Route One Photography offers a few different session options to fit everyone’s needs. The most current and popular products are available from the nation’s top labs.
What’s the big idea anyway? Senior year is huge. The last homecoming game and dance, the last football game, the last play you star in … the prom is put on for you … all kinds of milestones happen this year. Remember it. Cherish it. Don’t try to rush through it. Give it your all and make it the best. That includes your senior portraits. You want to freeze this moment in your life … make sure that your pictures represent who you are and who you want to become.
Remember as you set off next year into your journey: “Commit your work to the Lord and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3
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In the Know Over the last year, Lauren has learned a few things about what works and doesn’t work with Route One clients and sought after education from nationally known photographers. She is sharing with you a simple idea of what to expect throughout the entire process, from the moment you say yes until the moment you receive your products in hand. Following this is how you and Lauren will ensure your session is exactly what you expect… nothing but the best!
2 weeks before
1 week after
After your session is booked, we will discuss location options, clothing, and you will let me know the over all mood you want to set for your session. We will go back and forth with emails and picture texts of outfit choices to make sure I understand what fits your personality and make sure we make your session stand out, but that it is you.
I will post an online gallery for your seven day preview period. When your gallery is released, we will schedule an in-person ordering session. Usually these take place at your home, but I welcome you into our home or at a local café/joint if that is better for you. While viewing your online gallery, please start to narrow them down to your top 15 images.
2 days before
2 weeks after
Time and exact location will be set. We will discuss any changes and check the weather. I will make a weather call 24 hours before if we need to cancel … I do not like waiting until the day of; that just sets everyone on edge.
We meet for our in-person order session! This is my favorite part (well, not as much as the session). Here we choose your favorite images, discuss your needs and wants, and design products to fit your home. This is also when we do any custom design work for announcements, wall galleries, and albums.
It’s here! Are you as excited as I am? Please show up in your first outfit and be ready to go. Please have outfits on hangers and neatly in order. Please make sure to be on time and let me know if something comes up.
4-5 weeks after
Your prints, artwork, and albums and ready for delivery! If it is a busy time of year, albums and wall designs may take longer, but that will be discussed at time of order.
Best Prep Tips Some more advice gathered from top photographers across the nation … this is good stuff!
Your session is in… . . . Two weeks Ω Start drinking plenty of water to hydrate your skin properly. Ω Be sure to moisturize any skin that will show (elbows, knees, lips)
Ten days Ω Last day to tan! Soak up the sun and then hide!
One week Ω Get your hair cut if needed and fresh highlights. It takes about a week for your hair to “settle”. Do not try anything new or drastic at this point. Ω Groom your eyebrows.
Two days!! Ω Don’t lose sleep over the excitement, but get pumped, we are going to have so much fun. Ω Put on fresh polish on toesies and fingers. It is best of the colors match and stick to neutral tones. Dark polish is a trend, but in pictures it draws the viewers eyes to the polish, and we want all eyes on you! Also, twenty years from now you may think, “Purple, why did I wear purple nail polish with orange dots?”
Who is invited? This is totally up to you; I am comfortable around most everyone; never met a stranger. However, who are you MOST comfortable around? Who is going to make you laugh and add to our fun? Who are you most relaxed around? It can be your mother (as long as she doesn’t irritate you!) or your best friend (as long as you are on speaking terms that day!). Or it can be just you and me, whatever fits you best. Remember, this is your memory, how do you want it to look when you think about it years from now? We pump up the music and sometimes bust out old school moves, so make sure who ever you bring can bring it!
What to wear ideas If you are anything like me, you have a closet full of clothes yet when it comes to deciding, you have “nothing to wear”. If someone comes and talks me through it, I usually do see that I have plenty of options. Here are some ideas from Lauren and her “cohorts” to help you decide ... and if you happen to need to go shopping later, call me, I’m always up for an extravaganza. (Seriously, Kirby and I have gone shopping with seniors before!) With that in mind, we need to make sure that we are dressing for your senior shoot with what flatters you the most. I want your senior session to represent your personality. Please take time in putting together your outfits – the more thought the better. Something fun, yet classic, that will represent you on the walls of your parent’s home twenty years from now.
Go for it!
Layers: cardigans. Jackets. 2 shirts. light layers! Texture: so much fun. lace. ruffles. ribbons. necklace or scarf. hat. accessories with embellishments. shoes with buckles.
Color: any color that flatters you. Patterns: almost as much fun as texture.
choose maybe one outfit that is unexpected, like maybe vintage if you don’t usually do that. be careful with stripes – small or large are good but avoid medium stripes which can add unwanted width in a photograph.
Not so much! don’t layer that adds bulk. make sure each layer is thin and can lay flat. don’t overdo accessories just one fabulous ring or necklace per outfit really does work. don’t be afraid of light colors such as white and pastels – they do photograph well if teamed up with patterns and textures. no logos or writing or phrases – future college or high school shirts are ok for one outfit, but stay away from the trendy store names plastered across the shirt. don’t be overly trendy with your choices because trends will date your picture. just ask grandma why the picture of her beehive hair-do is hidden in the closet and not on display.
Session pricing information Group session: ($350 each includes 5 images on a disk per client) Group sessions are a ton of fun! I can take up to 4 seniors at a time, which allows us to get out of dodge and find locations that no one else gets! They will all be different and you will have a great time creating memories with your best friends! Simple session: (*$250 requires $300 minimum print order) SIMPLE. It is all about you and capturing you being you. You do your own hair and makeup before you arrive to your session. We still walk through all of the steps in the timeline, choosing locations and outfits that best represent you. The session lasts about an hour and a half and you have unlimited wardrobe changes. Ultimate session: (*$450 requires $300 minimum print order) The ultimate session is all you can get! It includes full hair AND make up on location with us for simple touch ups and quick changes. The session lasts up to 3 hours and you have unlimited outfit changes and location options. If you are looking for an epic senior photo session, this is the experience for you.
*Session fee is due when booked. With each session, you get a $100 gift towards printing if you order within your 2-week order period. That means the session fee is only $150 â€“ you are just prepaying $100 towards your pictures!
Packages designed . . . with you in mind Route One $1800 20 gift prints 2 11x14 wall prints 16x24 gallery wrapped canvas 12x12 flush mount album full gallery on a disk with proofs in memory box 100 custom announcements 100 custom thank you notes Highway $1050 10 gift prints 16x20 gallery wrapped canvas 4x8 senior book 8x8 flush mount album 5 images on a disk 50 custom announcements Farm to Market $700 10 gift prints 16x20 wall print 8x8 coffee table book 4 images on a disk County Road $350 5 gift prints 6x6 coffee table book 1 image on a disk