These sessions are for women of all ages, from ‘tweens to grandmothers. There is unique beauty at every stage of life, from the innocence of a girl about to bloom to the glow of a woman with many years well lived. Since each session is tailored to reveal the true beauty of each individual, portrait sessions are right for any woman.
Contemporary Portraiture is a fresh, fashion-inspired style of portraiture that is designed to make you feel and look gorgeous and be confidant and empowered every time you look at your images.
Each session is fully guided beginning with complimentary professional makeup and hair styling. Your wardrobe is carefully selected to achieve a perfect on camera look. You will release your inner Cinderella with this luxurious day of pampering.
All of our sessions include complimentary makeup & hair styling. Headshots right now are really personal branding business photographs. Because of the many ways we are putting ourselves “out there”, we need business photographs that show all aspects of our personality. And since you are going to be perfectly styled, why not take an extra few minutes to get an awesome photo in that beautiful favorite dress that you rarely wear, but that you feel sensational when you wear it?
Sessions take place in my studio in Bucks County, Monday through Friday. However, we can schedule a Destination Dream Shoot that where you can be photographed anywhere in the world looking the way you have always dreamed of being photographed.
How have you always dreamed of being photographed? Is it dancing at the Eiffel Tower? Or on the black sand beaches in Hawaii? At a Southern Plantation in South Carolina? An urban fashion shoot in Manhattan or Chelsea or Soho. Or maybe it’s right here in Bucks County under the changing fall leaves.
The perfect wardrobe, hair, and makeup are vital to creating images that you will treasure forever. These are some of the services we include in your dream shoot package - we make sure you have gowns that you love, hair styling that's on point, beautiful makeup, along with a few other ways we help you feel your most confident.
Whether you are local or wish to book a destination photo shoot, I will bring an experienced team to create the most incredible images you’ve ever seen of yourself.
What adventure will we have during YOUR dream shoot?
These sessions are about celebrating and empowering you and revealing your most beautiful self in photographic art that will be cherished for many years. The first step is a personal consultation during which we create a unique plan for your shoot based on your personality and how you want to use and/or display your images.
On the day of your session you’ll enjoy professional makeup and hair artistry for about an hour. As we begin shooting I’ll be with you every step of the way, guiding you from head to toe into flattering positions and coaching you in order to get beautiful, relaxed expressions. We will shoot for a total about 90 minutes, creating a range of beautiful images in 4 - 6 outfits.
After your session slip into a special outfit and head out to enjoy an evening with friends or a spouse and bask in the glow of feeling special! In about 2 weeks you’ll visit the studio again for your personal reveal ordering session, where you’ll see your retouched images and purchase the ones you want for your folio box and on the wall.
Your portrait session includes:
An in person or phone meeting to get to know you better and design you for your photo shoot
Wardrobe styling consultation
Access to my client wardrobe
Complimentary professional hair and make-up for your session
An unforgettable photo experience where you feel like a magazine cover girl
A personalized rêve and ordering session of your beautiful images with my signature edit
Your retainer fee, due on booking to hold your spot, cover the time for the session only, no prints or other items. It guarantees you undivided attention and creativity to produce some magical portraits and editing them to perfection. It also includes your wardrobe & styling consultation, makeup & hair styling and your personal reveal, selection and ordering appointment. Retainer fees are not refundable.
I feel self-conscious about my body and I feel like I need to lose some weight before the session.
What should I do?
I completely understand wanting to look your very best. Don’t worry! I will strategically pose and light you in ways that will be flattering to you. Anyone – young and old, all shapes and sizes – can do this. We work on drawing out your inner beauty!
Yes, all of your images will be artistically edited and retouched! While I am not a big believer in editing you past the point of recognition, between editing, great posing, lighting and amazing stylists, we’ll take care of you. You can view the Before + After Transformation gallery for some examples.
Yes, complimentary makeup and hair styling is included in your session. Remember to book a night out after your photo shoot because you will look amazing!
Can I bring them to the studio or get styled before hand?
Hair & makeup is a complimentary service. Due to past experience with stylists who may be a great choice for everyday styling or special events, we’ve found not every stylist has the knowledge/skill to style for a photo shoot. Because of that, we no longer work with stylists who haven’t been pre-approved to work with at the studio.
BUT I can tell you, you WANT them to do your hair & makeup. My girls are fabulous & won't disappoint. We always make sure you are 100% satisfied with your look before we start your session. So just com, relax and enjoy the time. You DESERVE it!
I would recommend avoiding tan lines – these will show up in your photos! And tanning can sometimes look orange. It is best to experiment with tanning much before your session to be sure it will look great.
Since every photo session is different, we will meet ahead of time in person or on the phone to discuss ideas. During your personal style consultation you’ll share your ideas, your vision, and together we will design your session. Many clients bring at least 5 outfits to choose from: one white, one black, one rich color, and one dressy item.
We will review the brenPhotography Style Guide that step by step helps you choose what to bring. Of course, you can always give me a call any time you need an opinion!
Clients have been photographed in everything from a white tank top and jeans to a full ball gown–it’s about what will make YOU feel WONDERFUL. You also have the option of utilizing The Glamour Closet, which is a carefully curated selection of pieces available at the studio. These pieces include tops, wraps, flowers, accessories, headpieces, evening gowns, vintage, bustiers, and a number of full length skirts that can be combined with your own pieces to create one-of-a-kind looks. The full length ‘ballgown’ skirts are one size fits most and can accommodate a wide range of sizes.
There is not a minimum order. We custom design and create packages to suit your individual needs during your reveal and ordering appointment. You do not need to make a decision on what you want to purchase until you actually see your portraits.
You should plan on about 3 hours for your portrait session.- 1 hour in hair & makeup and 1-2 hours of photography.
Yes. This is perfect for senior portraits! She will be going out on her own to college or on to a career – it’s a perfect time (and maybe enjoy a day with mom and grandma!).
Yes. We love the guys. Whether they are being photographed as part of the family or they need personal branding business headshots, they are welcome!
We will do a Reveal of your images with you back in the studio about 2 weeks after your session. In cases where you reside a reasonably long distance, we can make arrangements to do your Reveal via Skype. This will also be the time that you will be ordering: making your final selections for your folio and wall art.
Celebrate you! You should get them for yourself so you can look at them every day and enjoy who you are right now. And you should get them for your loved ones. Some day these beautiful portraits of you will be the most valuable things they own. Sometimes it isn't about what you will do with them but about which of your kids and great grand kids will fight over them. The digital images are for you, the physical prints are for posterity.
Most orders are ready to take home with you on the day of your reveal about 2 weeks after your portrait session. If you are purchasing a folio box, we can box them up and send them home with you to show off right away!
The first thing to do is consider where you will be hanging your wall art. Many people feel that we know which image is best. While it's true that we may have favorites, the fact is when it comes to choosing your favorite, it is completely subjective. But we are there to help during the selection session.
Here's a great rule of thumb: When going through the images, trust your first impression. If you see an image and have a reaction, that's your heart speaking. Trust it. Trust your gut feeling. It won't let you down.
Other customers have felt the same way at first, but found after going through the ordering process in the studio they easily knew what they needed. We hold your hand every step of the way, so selecting wall portraits are a snap.We also invite you to bring anyone who will help you in the decision making process. Make it a reveal party!
Matted prints including the corresponding digital of each start at $250 and go up from there. Beautiful Folio Box collections start at $1290 for 6 images. The final images are your choice. There is no hard sell. It’s my job to take images of you that you LOVE so you want them all! Everything you purchase will also be given to you digitally.
* Once you receive digital images that you purchase, please know there is a no exchange and no refund policy.
Yes, I only accept a set number of sessions per year.
Gift certificate from us is a perfect gift for any women who is special to you. It is a celebration of who she is as a woman, and everything that is beautiful and perfect about her. We’ll even have your gift card specialty wrapped for you!
While everything done at the studio is by appointment only, we can’t take walk ins. However we’re more than happy to set up a time to either chat with you on the phone or for you to come into the studio. There is no obligation to book a shoot if you choose to do this. Simply give us a call 215.208.5803 or contact us if you are interested in setting that up.
We always include a "happy or start over" insurance.
(Truth is that we have never had to use it with any of our clients! But it is good to have though.)