Joan H Walker Photography | Scheduling a Session


Scheduling a Session

Sessions are crafted individually for each client to create one-of-a-kind imagery

that will meet your highest expectations.  

Concept Meeting

Prior to scheduling your portrait session, we will meet in my studio (coffee, tea, espresso drinks, sodas, etc., provided) so that I can learn more about you and what you are envisioning for your session. During this meeting, I hope not only to learn more about you and the personalities involved in the session, but also to glean what you want your images to look like as far as mood, texture, color, tones, vibrancy  and atmosphere, and ultimately what you want to do with your images. All this is important as it sets up how the session is designed and/or the location selected, as well as how I plan capture the actual images. At the concept meeting, you'll also receive our studio welcome packet, which not only includes our price menu and sizing guides but also includes helpful information on preparing for you session, clothing choices, and more.


Sessions can be in-studio or on-location, as well as destination locations.  

Session types include:

  • Classic family images; 
  • Extended, multi-generational, large family portraits;
  • Beach, sunset portraits (a local favorite!)
  • Highly-individualized high school senior sessions,
  • Whimsical child portraits,
  • Engagement and couples' sessions,
  • Bump to Babies First Year, and
  • Business environmental portraits, branding, & headshots

(Dog and horse portraits are also a studio specialty; click here for more information.)

Editing & Viewing Images

Within approximately two weeks of your session date, your photographer's choice images will be available for an in-person, viewing and ordering appointment, where you will make your selections, and determine sizing and framing.  Prior to your image viewing, you will be given a copy of our studio's exclusive custom, dimension chart, so that you can better estimate sizes and configurations of wall art in your home, as well as an up-to-date price and product information sheet, a detailed wall art information brochure, and other other studio information that we think you'll find helpful. Viewing your images, answering specific art product and dimension questions, and putting together your final order takes approximately one to one and a half hours  Please know that we will not be rushing you and that we will be scheduling you for the appropriate amount of time.  So please relax, take your time, and ask questions.  This is one reason why we present the images in person and not online.


Orders are placed at the in-person image viewing session, as we do not post online galleries of image proofs. Payment for the order is collected at the ordering session with delivery of the art pieces within 2-3 weeks.  We accept cash, personal checks and credit cards and we can arrange personal payment plans as well, so please don't hesitate to ask.  

To schedule a session, or to meet with the studio for an obligation-free creatives meeting, please call the studio or contact us HERE