Where is Kent Smith Photography?
Our studio address is 12923 Stonecreek Drive, Pickerington, OH 43147. It is just past the Pickerington Branch of Ohio University.
What is it rains?
Your photographer will keep a close eye on the weather, and will call you if rescheduling is necessary. The most beautiful outdoor lighting is either right before rain or right after rain, so we may try to wait it out. Regardless, we will still do the indoor images.
Can you help me pick a frame?
Our staff is expertly trained in choosing the appropriate frame for every image. There are a variety of frames available for you in all sizes. To determine the size and shape of your portrait in frame, consider the wall space where it will be displayed. Interior designers recommend that a portrait occupy at least 50% of the wall space. If not, the viewer’s attention will be drawn to the wall rather than the portrait.
Do you offer other types of photography?
Yes! We offer Family Photography, High School Senior Photography, and Business, Corporate and Brand Photography, as shown on this website.
We also offer Boudoir Photography... just click here to visit our boudoir website Kent Smith | Boudoir Photography Experts | Columbus, Ohio https://bestohioboudoirphotography.com/ .
High School Seniors FAQs
What do I wear?
When it comes to choosing clothing colors, try selecting a color that matches your eyes. Navy and gray tend to photograph a bit dull. Look for stronger, richer colors.
Bring at least 1 or 2 outfits with long sleeves…even in the middle of July. Even the slimmest person can look heavier in sleeveless tops.
Bring accessories! Hats, jewelry, shoes, jackets…Anything you can take on and off in the camera room can help add variety and fun to your outfits.
If you have trouble deciding what to wear, bring it all! Our photographers are experts at helping you choose the clothing that flatters you the best.
How many outfits do I get?
Our 90-minute senior session is perfect for 3-4 outfits. If you are a quick changer, we may be able to do more, but your session will start at exactly the time it is scheduled, and will end exactly 90 minutes later. If you would like to do sports or any kind of “specialty” outfit, we highly recommend scheduling additional time.
How should I style my hair?
You shouldn’t have to worry about your hair for your senior pictures. We have an incredible team of hair and makeup artists who love making you look and feel beautiful!
Make sure your hair is exactly the way you wish it to appear in the finished photographs. Any hair hanging in your face (like bangs) can cause unflattering shadows in your images. Waiting to do your hair or makeup at your session time will dramatically shorten your camera room time and number of images that will be taken.
What about makeup?
It’s your special day, and you should look and feel amazing! That’s why we have an amazing team of hair and makeup artists whose job is to pamper you and make you feel beautiful before your time with our camera.
We strongly recommend wearing makeup (at least foundation and blush)! Even if you don’t normally wear makeup and want to look natural in your photos, makeup is still necessary. Not wearing makeup will cause your skin and face to appear washed out under certain lighting styles, which limits the variety in your session.
Do you know my yearbook requirements?
Yearbook guidelines change every year. Please find out the specific requirement from your school, and tell us prior to your session.
Special note to Mom & Dad:
Parents are encouraged to attend! Although your initial thought may be that you feel your presence may make your child uncomfortable, we have found the opposite to be true. It is really a fun experience to share with your teenager.
If you are unable to attend the session, please take a moment to write down any requests and send it with your senior to the session. Make note of expression preferences (smile vs. serious), if you are trying to match a previous senior’s portrait, or if you have specific concerns.
What's the catch with the free family session?
There’s no catch! Family is very important and that’s why we gift all our senior clients with a FREE Family Portrait Session.
Family Session FAQs
What should we wear to our family session?
Family portraits hang in our homes for years! Choose styles and colors that are complementary with your home decor. We suggest working with a palette of colors to keep everyone unified while also allowing everyone to show off their personality! Avoid large or bright patterns if you can!
Can my family change outfits?
While we welcome outfit options, we limit each family session to one outfit. Changing can take up time during your session and make choosing your favorite images more difficult! Instead, consider bringing layers or accessories to adjust your look throughout the session. In the end, if you really do want two different looks for your portraits, we are happy to do this for you. Please talk with one of our staff when you schedule your session so we can add extra time for this and let you know the cost.
Who should be at my order appointment?
Large family sessions can be so exciting! Make sure that all the decision makers are available for your order sessions so that we can make sure every family member is able to complete their order.
What about Holiday Cards?
We love designing holiday cards for our clients! You can discuss this process with your order consultant at the time of your order. If you have previously been photographed with your family by our studio and would like to use your images to create holiday cards, contact our studio!
Can I include my pets in my family session?
Absolutely! We know how important pets can be. We strongly suggest asking a friend to come to your session to watch over your pet and handle transporting them so you can focus on your session!
Personal Branding FAQs
Why should I book a personal branding session?
Gone are the days of a single headshot on your company website! Our personal branding clients utilize their variety of images for social media, websites, and business cards for years to come. Cohesive images showing off who you are as a person and a professional are so important!
What should I wear?
We suggest a variety of outfits that show off your personal style, while also including details specific to your industry if you can. For more ideas, look at our Business and Corporate page under Galleries!
How often should I have a personal branding session?
We suggest a personal branding session at least every 2-3 years! It is so important to keep your online presence up-to-date with your image and style!