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About Us.

Want to know more about us and what we do? Scroll on down!

About what we do

My passion and main focus is Senior Portraiture but also love photographing kids, tweens, teens and adults. Our studio is located downtown Howell, and we have many great areas to choose from for locations. Have an idea for an awesome session, please let me know.
 
 

Who am I?

My name is Will.

I am a father, a husband, a brother, and a uncle.

I love anything acoustic.

I'm a sucker for italian food especially if it has seafood in it.

Chicago Bears are my football team, fall Sundays are usually "booked".

 

Weekly Activities

  • Photography

    50%
  • Retouching

    99%
  • Phone Calls

    75%
  • Emailing

    80%
  • Blogging

    50%
 

"LOVE LOVE LOVE my pictures and constantly asked where I had them taken...very thankful to have had the opportunity that I did and can not wait to see more of Will's work."

Liz, 2013 Senior

"You're an amazing photographer...you capture the beauty and personality of your subjects."

Denise, 2012 Senior Mom

"What a great experience! Terrific location suggestions, beautiful proofs to choose from and the final portraits were perfect. Highly recommend!"

Lisa, 2013 Senior Mom

The Sessions.

Choose your session then scroll on down to collections!

About our Portrait Sessions

On average our clients invest in between $600 and $1200 depending on products and the amount of prints ordered. After choosing the right session for you, we do offer three different collections that combine our most popular items.
$ 199 .00
one hour session
$ 275 .00
2 hour session
$ 325 .00
3 hour session

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indoor or outdoor session
3 outfit changes

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indoor and outdoor session
unlimited outfit changes

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indoor and outdoor session
unlimited outfit changes
hair and makeup

Now Booking 2015 Seniors!

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The Questions.

Have a question, check out our frequently asked questions!

frequently asked questions

Give us a call at 810-844-1309 or send us a email at us@simplyport.com to further discuss your portrait session.

We take all major credit cards, cash and money orders. Payments arrangements can be made for orders above $800.

We have three different forms of prints: a gift print, hard print, and Canvas print. All are professionally retouched and have with some form of textured, protective spray and on the best professional photo paper around. Our smallest print for sell is wallets and are largest is a 30×40 Canvas print that looks amazing on your walls!

We have some unique custom “Simple Books” that start off at 4×6 and goes as large as 11×14. Each book starts with five to ten pages with ten to twenty professionally retouched portraits included. We have tons of choices for your cover, while are large books include two choices of leather! Finally we have three different portfolio kits that include 4×6 prints ready to be mounted and placed a entry table or fireplace shelve.

Two weeks after session we would love for you to come in for a viewing session at our studio. After that Prints and Products typically take three to four weeks or less depending on how many images are chosen! Please note that in our peak months (July, August, September, and October) our time frame may be a tad bit longer.

Typically our sessions are one to two hours depending on type of session and where we travel for locations.

We usually suggestion bringing at least 3-5 outfits, but you can bring more if time allows. Make sure you have a wide variety to choose from.

Typically our clients invest $600-$1200 depending on products and amount of prints ordered.

We like to “plan” out our sessions at least 3-6 weeks in advance, but we can schedule a session on short notice if needed (July, August, September and October dates tend to book up fast so please call us in advance for sessions in these months)! A $99 retainer fee is required to lock your session date and will be taken out of your session fee.

Have more questions?

Contact Us

Contact.

Give us a call, text or email!







Call

810-844-1309

Email

us@simplyport.com

Visit

124 N. State Street , Suite 200
Howell, MI 48116

We are located downtown Howell!

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What do I need to do prior to a session?

Preparation for your session will make your day go by a lot smoother and your images will show it!

1

Checklists

Make yourself a checklist so you can ensure you have everything for your session. We've had clients forget everything from a favorite necklace to pants...don't be that one.
2

H2O

Water is very important the days leading up to your session. Make sure you drink plenty of it and are not dehydrated the day of the session.
3

Skin

Try to avoid long sun exposure as red and flakey skin is not fun for anyone. We do a pretty good job in photoshop but can only do so much for sunburns.
4

Hair

You do not want to make the mistake of trying that new hairstyle or haircut days before your session and hating it. We recommend getting hair professionally styled but avoid drastically changing it.
5

Makeup

Professional makeup will make all the difference. Our artist always uses top of the line makeup made to make you look photo ready.
6

Sleep

Set a strict bedtime for yourself the night prior to your session. If you're tired it will show in your portraits. Plus, who wants to be sleepy when you're having so much fun?

Earn $50 Print Credit for referring a friend!

Add on another session for half off the cost!

Gift Certificates available for any amount, plus receive $50 referral Print Credit!

What happens after session?

After your session we follow a simple timeline to ensure you get your images in a timely fashion.

1

Teaser Images

A few days after your session we will post teaser images on our social media sites. Please tag yourself and share if you can!
2

Blog Post

After finishing your teaser images we will create a few more images to put on our blog at www.simplyportraiture.com
3

Viewing Session

About two weeks we will host a viewing at our studio in Howell. If you can not make the viewing, we can upload a gallery for seven days.
4

Prints and Products

During your viewing session you will also be ordering your prints and products. If you can not come up with a decision at the viewing we can create a gallery for seven days for an additional cost.
5

Turnaround

Artistic prints usually takes 2-3 weeks while books and canvas prints take 3-4 weeks. During our busy times, orders may be delayed slightly and can be picked up at the studio or shipped for an additional charge.
6

Refer Friends

We hope we have done an awesome job and that you will refer us to your friends. Each referral is worth $50 print credit and can be taken off your order if referred prior to viewing session.

Tip #1: Be at your session ten minutes prior, early is always better than late.

Tip #2: Drink plenty of water and stay out of sun a few days before.

Tip #3: Professional Hair & Makeup can make a huge difference.

Tip #4: Get plenty of sleep the night before.

Print and Products

We have awesome prints and products available, plus collections if you would like to save.

Gift Prints

Our gift prints are loose and are sprayed and textured. Investment start at $30 for 4x6s and includes your choice of linen, pebble, or embassy texture.

Artistic Prints

Our artistic prints are hard and thick that are mounted, sprayed and textured. Investment start at $40 for 5x7s and includes your choice of linen, pebble, or embassy texture.

Canvas Prints

Our premium canvas prints are hand stretched on four wooden stretchers and sprayed for protection. Investment start at $199 for an 8x10 with a choice of paper or exposed backing.

Simple Books

Our custom simple books have three different styles and sizes to choose from including many different fabric combination. Investment start at $399 for our smallest custom book.

The Collections

We have combined our most popular items and created three different collections to choose from.

 
$ 499 .00
portfolio and prints
$ 799 .00
small book and prints
$ 999 .00
large book and prints

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- save $60 -
4x6 four image portfolio
11x14 mounted print
(2) 8x10 mounted prints
(2) 5x7 unmounted prints
(2) Sets of 24 Wallets

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- save $100 -
5x7 ten image simple book
11x14 mounted print
(2) 8x10 mounted prints
(2) 5x7 mounted prints
(3) Sets of 24 Wallets

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- save $150 -
8x10 ten image simple book
book leather upgrade
11x14 mounted print
(2) 8x10 mounted prints
(2) 5x7 mounted prints
(2) Sets of 24 Wallets

Earn $50 Print Credit for referring a friend!

Add on another session for half off the cost!

Gift Certificates available for any amount, plus receive $50 referral Print Credit!