What to expect
I am an experienced, licensed and insured photographer in Chesterfield Virginia and I take my business very seriously. You will get nothing less than my best. I love taking care of my clients in every way. Expect some surprises!!
What I offer goes beyond just pictures. I develop a lifelong relationship with my clients. I get so emotionally invested in you. I want to provide the best portraits you have ever had , I want you to see the love, beauty and connection in every picture. I know I go over and beyond, I don't stop until I know I've captured the best images, the best expression's, the best and most flattering angles. I've studied posing extensively to ensure that I make you look your best, I don't leave that up to chance. But, it doesn't stop there. I take each image and meticulously hand edit each one. I use my creativity along with knowing your likes and create one of a kind works of art that you will want to display in your home. I pay close attention to detail, if I see wrinkles in your clothing that are distracting , I remove them, stains, baby slobbers, lol, a little discrete slimming here and there, remove fly aways, blemishes, dark circles, remove distraction's from pictures. I have been complimented that my images " look flawless", yes they do, I make sure of that.
What you get is the whole package, without worries. Stress free, and it's all included in my packages, there are no "add-on's".
I offer design help as well. I have the most amazing software that I can take a picture of your room and show you exactly what your portraits will look like and the different products I offer. I believe that is why most people default to digitals only because they are overwhelmed and have no idea what to do with them. I will help you every step of the way.
before the shoot
I am a custom photographer which means you will get my full attention and care. I will meet with you in person, or skype to discuss your photography session. Together, we will plan the perfect location based on your style and type of session. I have many favorite areas that I photograph in the Richmond, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights and King William areas. Some of my favorite areas are a beautiful park that looks like an enchanted forest at sunset. The way the light comes through the trees providing beautiful backlighting is truly magical. A field full of grasses, wheat and wild flowers is also a beautiful backdrop and a favorite for senior and maternity session's. I have a private farm that is amazing with it's white fence, old barn, gentle rolling hills. It is another favorite for senior portraits, especially in the fall. The river is also a great place as well as a horse farm.
If your session is a themed or styled session, I will always buy or make something special just for your session. Sometime it's just little, like the perfect scarf or piece of jewelry , sometimes it's a new chair or sofa, vintage bike (like my last senior session). Vintage school desk, globes. Just a few examples. It depends on the theme and I will make it come together.
during the shoot
Posing: Yes, I will have you "pose" for maternity and senior session's and professional headshots. You want to look your best , right? Posing is essential. It makes an ordinary image , extraordinary. I will gently guide you to pose in a natural, unforced way. Posing and correctly lighting you will bring out your natural beauty.
Prepare to have fun during your session. Relaxed, lot's of laughs. We will have plenty of time together to get a lot of different poses. I love to give you as many options as possible. Depending on your type of session, you will have between 40 and 100 images to choose from.
after the shoot
I will edit and prepare your images for you to view. I will choose "artist favorite" and may do some creative edits for your consideration. Approximately 2 weeks after your portrait session , your images will be ready for you to view. Your ordering session can take place at my studio or at your home, which is very convenient for new parents. I will personally guide you through the ordering process and help you select your favorite images. I will be able to recommend sizes , products and finishes based on your personal style and decor. I do all my own design work and will get your input into any album designs and collages. I have special software to show you how your images will look displayed on your wall. I also have samples for you to see and touch. After the viewing session, your images will be posted in a personal, password protected web gallery to share with friends and family. If you choose one of my popular custom collages or albums, I will send you a mock- up for your approval before ordering. 100% satisfaction and no surprises.
Your custom art work will be hand delivered to your door, presented in boutique packaging.
A 50.00 non-refundable retainer is required to book and hold your portrait session date and time. The remaining balance is due the day of your session. Session may be rescheduled when given considerate notice. I know things come up. Retainer will be applied to new date. No shows forfeit retainer. A signed contract is required to commission photography session. I would love to showcase your portrait's on my website and facebook for advertising, and a signed model consent will be required, however, I always respect you privacy and will not share without your consent.
Payment for products and portraits is due at the time of ordering and non refundable once ordered due to the custom nature of products.
I accept credit cards, cash, and payment plans.
If you need to reschedule your session please try to give me 48 hours notice. I know things come up unexpectedly but, please be considerate of my time.
By hiring Kimberly Hise for your portraits, you understand that Kimberly Hise Photography, LLC owns the copyright to all images taken during the session. All images are copyrighted and it is illegal to duplicate, scan, screen capture, or download your images in any way ( plus it's just not nice).
Images taken by Kimberly Hise may not be altered, re- edited or manipulated in any way.