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Family Portraits Sessions


Presented By:

James Geddes Photography

Senior Portraits Too!



By Appointment - Weekends Available

James Geddes: Yacolt WA



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Suggestions on what to wear, colors and tones

The goal of any fine portrait is to direct the viewer's attention to the face or faces in the portrait. Simple long-sleeved garments in medium tones are pleasing choices when photographed against natural backgrounds. Avoid light colors that approximate flesh tones such as beige, tan, peach, pink, white, and yellow. Darker shades are more flattering and slimming.

Bold stripes, plaids, checks, and prints are confusing and do not photograph as well. Especially bright colors, such as red and orange, will completely overpower the face and ruin a portrait. Light-colored clothing calls attention to itself and away from your face.

Long sleeves are pleasing for teens and adults, as bare arms call attention to themselves and will overpower the face. Very simple garments always photograph best. Turtle necks or V-necks are flattering provided that neither is exaggerated in style. Avoid very wide or particularly deep V-neck garments as well as bulky cowl neck sweaters that completely hide the neck.

Women being photographed in full length should wear long skirts, pants, or dark stockings in order to keep the eye from being directed toward the legs and away from the face.

If feet are to show in the portrait, make certain shoes and stockings are in keeping with the visual intent of the portrait.

Men should have their hair cut about one week before the portrait session.
Women should be photographed whenever they are happiest with their hair in relation to the time it is styled.


Take Your Best Shot Photography lets you mix and match your photos... Which means you can chose several different photos to create a package, an announcement or a collage. And we give you a variety of proofs to make your choices from. Having so many great photos to chose from is like having a huge gift certificate in your favorite store!

Client Comments:

Hey James,
I just wanted to thank you for letting me be me. Everyone loves the pictures , I've received so many compliments on how you captured me and my personality. You and Amber made me feel so comfortable and let me be myself. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the time you put in and making sure my Senior pictures were the best.
Thanks again,
Aloha James,
Wanted to let you know that the pictures of Sarah we ordered came in on Saturday and they look awesome! We especially liked that the wallets had Sarah's name on them, that was really cool. She's excited to have them and to start passing them out to her friends.
Mahalo nui loa (Thanks so much)!
Laurie (2008)

You are so awesome.  She is going to have a hard time picking the pictures.  Thanks for all you did.  We both had a great time.



 Photo Session Fee $75.00
Paid at your photo session. 

(Usually about 1.5-2 hours).

 Proofs are viewed and ordered on line. You may also order a proof book of 4x5's.

Print Price List

Unit price for additional units:
(8 x 10) or (2 - 5x7) or (8) wallets- $16.95
Yearbook Photo Submitted to your school at no charge.

Touch up– $9.95 per pose

8x10 2009 Calendar Photo- 19.95

11x14- 29.95 mounted on museum board

16 x 20- $49.95

4x5s- 4 to a unit- $16.95

4x6s- 5.95 each

4x6s- Same Pose:
10 prints $50.00
20 prints $80.00
20 Plus- $3.00 each

16x20 Senior Collage- $49.95

16 x 20 JGeddes Watercolor
or Sketch- $79.95


What is
Mix or Match?

You can order different prints
from your photo session. You are
not limited to 1 or 2 poses.
You may mix or match in packages or individual prints.

Wallets are NOT mix and match. 1 pose per 8 wallets.

Photo Session Fee 90.00
(usually about 1.5-2 hours).
This is paid at your photo session.

Book Now & Receive 25.00 Off!
Any order of $100.00 or more placed within 2 weeks after proofs are available.




Package 1: $69.95

1- 8 x 10

4- 5 x 7

3- 4x6

8- wallets

Mix or Match your photos!

Package 2: $79.95

2- 8 x 10

2- 5 x 7

6- 4x6

16- wallets

Mix or Match your photos!

Package 3: $99.95

1- 11 x 14

2- 8 x 10

4- 5 x 7

16- wallets

Mix or Match your photos!

Package 4: $125.00

10 Units Total - You choose how to split the units. Photos can be mixed or matched from the proofs.

Each unit can be:
an 8x10 or
two 5x7 or
three 4x6 or
four 4x5.