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Welcome Guide

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YOUR REMEMBERING STARTS HERE

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Welcome to Rooted Souls Photography! I am absolutely thrilled and honored that you have chosen me to capture your beautiful moments and connections. Thank you from the depths of my heart for entrusting me with this invaluable task.

 

Here at Rooted Souls, we believe that photography is more than just images; it is a soulful journey of preserving authentic moments and deep connections. Our mission is to create a safe and nurturing space where your true essence can shine through, resulting in photographs that resonate and tell your unique story.

I am genuinely excited to embark on this journey with you, to witness your genuine emotions, and to capture the deep connections that make your life meaningful.

 

Throughout our time together, my utmost priority is to provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience. I want you to feel seen, heard, and celebrated as we capture the essence of who you are and the connections you hold dear. We will go beyond the surface and dive deep into the heart of your story, allowing your true self to unfold naturally.

From planning all the way through to your session itself, I encourage you to embrace the process, let your guard down, and allow yourself to be fully present. Trust that the magic happens when you soften, let go, and allow the most authentic parts of YOU to shine through.

 

Welcome to Rooted Souls Photography, where your story becomes a work of art, and every photograph carries the power to touch hearts and souls.

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INQUIRE
SETUP CONSULTATION
BOOK
READ THROUGH WELCOME GUIDE
SELECT YOUR LOCATION (4-6 WEEKS PRIOR)
FILL OUT SESSION QUESTIONNAIRE (4-6 WEEKS PRIOR)
SELECT YOUR OUTFITS (3 WEEKS PRIOR)
CONNECT VIA ZOOM (2 WEEKS PRIOR)
FINALIZE DETAILS (1 WEEK PRIOR)
RELAX AND PREPARE (DAY OF)
SESSION TIME
GALLERY DELIVERY (UP TO 2 WEEKS AFTER)
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location tips

The location of your session plays a significant role in capturing the essence of your love story. We encourage you to choose a setting that holds special meaning to you and reflects your unique journey together. Here are some thoughts to guide you in selecting the perfect location:

REFLECT YOUR STORY

Consider locations that have significance in your relationship. It could be the place where you first met, where you had your first date, or a spot that holds cherished memories for both of you. These places will bring an extra layer of sentiment and authenticity to your photographs.

EMBRACE NATURE'S BEAUTY

Explore outdoor locations that showcase the beauty of nature. Whether it's a scenic park, a hidden garden, or a serene beach, being surrounded by nature can create a magical backdrop and evoke a sense of tranquility and connection.

URBAN VIBES

If you resonate with the energy of the city, consider urban settings with vibrant streets, unique architecture, and interesting textures. The cityscape can provide an artistic and modern feel to your photographs, reflecting your dynamic and urban love story.

FAVORITE PLACES + HOBBIES

Think about the places where you enjoy spending time together or engaging in shared hobbies. It could be a cozy coffee shop, a local bookstore, or even your own home. These familiar places will bring comfort and a sense of intimacy to your session.

Remember, the most important aspect of choosing a location is that it resonates with you and reflects your love story. We are here to help you brainstorm and select a location that truly speaks to your hearts.
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styling tips

Your style and outfit choices play a significant role in capturing your authentic essence. Here are some tips to help you select clothing that represents who you are, ensures comfort during your session, and photographs beautifully:

EXPRESS YOUR UNIQUE PERSONALITY

Choose outfits that reflect your personal style and make you feel confident and comfortable. Consider incorporating elements that highlight your interests, hobbies, or cultural background.

COMFORT IS KEY

Opt for clothing that allows you to move freely and comfortably. This will help you feel more relaxed and natural during your session. Avoid restrictive clothing or shoes that may hinder your movement or make you uncomfortable.

 

COORDINATE, DON'T MATCH

Instead of matching outfits completely, aim for coordination and complementary colors. This adds visual interest and depth to your photographs. Select a color palette that suits your style and the location of the session. Soft and neutral tones, jewel tones, earthy colors, or pastels often work well.

 

THINGS TO AVOID

Busy patterns, large logos, or graphics can be distracting in photographs. Opt for simpler patterns or solid colors that enhance your natural beauty. Solid, textured fabrics can add visual interest without overwhelming the overall look. Neon and Metallics can often times create a color cast and unwanted reflections on your skin, which will affect your natural skin tone.

 

CONSIDER THE LOCATION AND SEASON

Think about the setting and ambiance of your session. Select outfits that complement the location and season. Dress in layers or bring options for different looks, especially if the weather may change during the session.

 

ACCESSORIZE MINDFULLY

Accessories can add personality and visual interest to your outfit. Consider incorporating hats, scarves, jewelry, or other meaningful items. Be mindful of balance and avoid excessive accessories that may overpower the overall look.

 

GROOMING AND HAIR CARE

Pay attention to grooming and hair care before your session. Consider styling your hair in a way that makes you feel confident and suits your overall look. Keep in mind that natural, relaxed hairstyles often photograph beautifully. DO NOT try out a new hairstyle day of session. You want to style it in a way that feels the most unique to you.

If your session permits more than one outfit change, consider choosing a more causal/playful look AND a more formal/intimate look.

Remember, the most important aspect of your outfit choice is to feel comfortable and true to yourself. These guidelines are meant to inspire and assist you in making choices that align with your authentic essence.

Additionally, we have a small Client Closet of dresses, skirts, tops, hats, and jewelry. If this is something you are interested in taking advantage of, feel free to reach out.

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session prep

Here are some additional helpful tips to help you prepare for our time together. These tips will help add to a more relaxing, thought out session.

OUTFIT TRIAL RUN

Try on your chosen outfits a few days before the session to ensure they fit well and make you feel confident. This gives you time to make any necessary adjustments or find alternatives if needed.

LAY OUT CLOTHES THE NIGHT BEFORE

Save time and reduce stress on the day of your session by laying out your clothes, accessories, and any other items you plan to bring. This way, you can start the day feeling organized and prepared.

GROOMING AND PERSONAL CARE

Take care of any grooming needs in the days leading up to your session. Trim or shape your hair, eyebrows, and facial hair as desired. Floss and brush your teeth before your session to ensure a fresh and confident smile. If you choose to wear nail polish, ensure it is in good condition without any chips. Consider a neutral or natural tone that complements your outfits.

MAKE RELAXATION A PRIORITY

Prioritize self-care and relaxation before your session. Engage in activities that help you unwind, such as taking a warm bath, practicing yoga or meditation, or enjoying a soothing cup of tea. Get a good night's sleep the night before to wake up feeling refreshed and energized.

ARRIVE EARLY AND HYDRATE

Aim to arrive a few minutes early to your session to allow yourself time to settle in and get comfortable. Stay hydrated throughout the day to ensure you feel your best during the session. Bring a water bottle with you, especially if the session takes place outdoors.

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session time

LET GO OF EXPECTATIONS

Release any expectations or pressure you may have about the outcome of the session. Trust in the process and allow yourself to be open to the unexpected beauty that unfolds.

BE IN THE MOMENT

Set aside distractions and be fully present during the session. This is a special time to connect and create cherished memories. Leave behind the stresses of the day and immerse yourself in the joy of the present moment.

CONNECT WITH EACH OTHER

Use this opportunity to deepen your connection with each other. Engage in meaningful conversations, share laughter, and express your affection. The more you engage and interact with each other, the more authentic and heartfelt the captured moments will be.

TRUST THE PROCESS

Have confidence in our expertise and trust that we will guide and direct you throughout the session. We will create a safe and comfortable space for you to be yourselves and capture genuine moments of love, joy, and connection.

LET THE DETAILS FADE AWAY

Release your worries about minor details or imperfections. Remember that true beauty lies in the genuine and imperfect moments. Embrace the natural spontaneity and let the love and connection shine through.

ENJOY THE JOURNEY

Remember that the session is not just about the final images; it's about the journey of creating them. Embrace the laughter, the tender moments, and the shared experiences. Enjoy the process and treasure the memories you are making together. This will ensure you end up with images that truly bring you back and make you feel your love.

We are here to guide and support you every step of the way. If you have any questions or need reassurance during the session, don't hesitate to communicate with us. Together, let's capture the essence of your unique story and create photographs that reflect your love and connection.

gallery delivery

After the session, we'll meticulously curate and edit your images, pouring our heart and soul into each one. Within two weeks, your personalized online gallery will be ready for you to relive and share.
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