"Choose To Click With People First, And Click The Shutter Later"


When it comes to choosing a photographer, whether its for your family photos, senior portraits, or a professional business headshot, my outlook on the subject carries over into all genres of people photography.

First and foremost, look around at the photographers near you on their websites and social media. Enjoying your photographers creative eye and style with photography is very important so that you know what to expect from your own session!

With my work, I have been told that I have a natural, bright, lifestyle mood. Coincidentally, that is the style that I am more attracted to! If my subject is having a blast it definitely shows in my photos. My goal with every session is to create a beautiful image of those fun moments.


After checking out local photographers and their work, I always suggest meeting with your favorite(s) for a consult instead of booking through an email.

I have found it to be very helpful meeting with people in person to get to know one another. This is a wonderful chance to see if you like not only their work as a photographer, but also who they are as a person too! Finding the best fit with style and photographer is very important so that you can have the best portrait experience.

Before scheduling a portrait session, I like to have a consult to go over expectations, style choices, and any questions or concerns. I also like to get to know them as a person. Likes, dislikes, hobbies, etc. By getting to know ever client a little more personally helps me create an amazing portrait experience customized to every session.


There are so many choices out there when choosing a photographer and keep in mind that not every photographer is the right one for everyone. Because of this, make sure you find the photographer that fits your needs and works well with you!

I believe in creating a portrait experience that you won’t forget by tailoring every part, from consult to reveal session, to you and your needs. My goal is to not just create a beautiful portrait but also to create a personal relationship with everyone I photograph and to have them come back year after year and for all of life’s special moments.

Gretchen Elaine Photography is still booking portrait sessions for this fall. I would love to chat about your next portrait experience!

Message or call to schedule your consult today!

Gretchen Elaine Photography, LLC

717.799.7077 ~ gehphotos@gmail.com

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