The Portrait Process

Senior girl in a field by Stephanie Coulter
Photo of a couple snuggled together in a tender embrace by Stephanie Coulter Photography
Photo of a family sitting on leaves by Stephanie Coulter Photography

Booking your Session

Please make sure you have read about my style and the experience.  Due to schedules, I prefer to shoot on weeknights/weekday afternoons (depending on lighting, weather, etc) and reserve weekends for weddings as that is the prime time for those.  If this is a major factor in whether or not you book with me, please do not hesitate to contact me to see about possible alternatives.

Once we have settled on the basics, I will send you a standard contract & invoice with payment information included.

family on dirt road in Plattsburg by Stephanie Coulter Photography

Before Your Session

Once you’ve booked your portrait session with me, we will go over necessary timelines, locations, etc to make sure we are all on the same page and any questions can be answered. As we get closer to your date, we will touch base again to make sure things are still able to happen as planned (as much as possible as the weather is ALWAYS a factor).

couple snuggled together while their dog looks at the camera by Stephanie Coulter Photography

Go All Out!

This is a chance for you to get dolled up in nicer clothes than normal. It's not every day that you get professional photos taken, so take advantage and look extra special! If you want ideas on how or what to wear, let me know and I'll help you out!

The Day of...

Please make sure to get plenty of rest for yourself and as many other people who may be involved in the session, such as kids.  This will help everyone to be better prepared for the fun time ahead for great photos and memories. I like to adhere to the set schedules as much as possible, but I am capable of adapting to unexpected delays.  We will discuss how to proceed as needed.  

parents snuggling while kids run around them at the WWI Museum by Stephanie Coulter Photography

The goal of EVERY session is to relax, have fun, and enjoy! I will be there to guide you every step of the way so you look and feel your best. And if kids aren't cooperative, this is your chance, parents, to step back and let me try to talk to them because we all know kids tune out parents and often listen better to other adults. I'm a mom of 3, so I totally get it!

After Your Session

Now it’s time for you to relax while I continue to work my magic for the best images possible!  I know it’s hard to wait, but please know that I take extra care to make your images beautiful and choose the best of the best from your session.

I am typically able to deliver images via my online gallery within 2 to 4 weeks, however, it is subject to change based on my schedule and how many sessions I may have recently had or will have in addition to yours.  I want to be positive that I provide you with the BEST quality & consistency, so please be patient.

husband and wife hugging during sunset at Smithville Lake by Stephanie Coulter Photography

Photos Are HERE!

Thanks for your patience! Now that you have your photos, you can download them individually or as an entire gallery*. You can also order prints or wall art directly from your gallery. If you'd like help choosing a display, let me know and I'd be more than happy to help design something for you!

Make sure to download and save your images on at least 1-2 drives as I can't guarantee I'll still have the photos available after a year or more.

If you have a few extra minutes, I'd love some honest feedback! You can help me out by visiting my feedback form here , leaving a review on my Facebook page, and/or Google.

*Options are based on the package chosen

senior girl jumping in KC Power & Light District by Stephanie Coulter Photography

If at any time before and/or during the process you have any questions or concerns, PLEASE do not hesitate to contact me