Kathi Lamm, Master Photographer                    Wilsonville, Oregon                        (503) 682-2277

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I hope that the information below will answer all your questions. If not, please call me personally and I will be happy to assist you further.

Armful of catsAbout Your Portrait Session
Prior to your portrait session I like to have a phone consultation, this will help me find out more about you, discuss clothing choices, and answer your questions.

Your portrait session will last approximately 1½ hours. You are welcome to bring multiple people and animals at no additional charge. I take a variety of poses and groupings indoors, outdoors or both, whatever you like, this time is yours! During the photo session I look for opportunities to create images that will become elegant pieces of art for your wall, tender sweet moments and fun images that will make you laugh!

Photo sessions are by appointment only, from 8:00 AM to the last starting time at 5:30 PM Monday through Friday.

The portrait session fee at my country studio is $125, on-location fees start at $195.
In order to best serve my clients I limit the number of sessions scheduled on any day, I value quality over volume!

What happens next?

You will return to the studio in a few days to see a slide presentation of the images that were created. This is when you place your order; no images go home with you, so please invite everyone who wants to take part in ordering to come at that time.
The presentation and ordering appointment usually takes about 1 ½ hours and is included in the portrait session fee. The images are projected from small gift sizes to large wall portraits, so you can see what they will look like in the sizes you are considering. I will show you various cropping, framing and grouping possibilities of your favorite images. I love sharing my years of experience and expertise; together we will design your portrait order customized just for you.

What type of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, check, debit and credit, (Visa or MasterCard). The portrait session fee is due at the time of the photo session. At the conclusion of the ordering appointment 50% of the portrait order is requested to put your order in production. The remaining balance is due upon completion of your order in approximately 3 to 6 weeks.

What types of products do you offer?
I specialize in creating custom fine art for your home or office walls that will be treasured for years to come. Once your favorite images are selected, they will be made in your choice of sizes on smooth or canvas surfaces. I have a variety of frames available, and will provide personalized assistance in selecting a frame that best compliments each portrait. I also offer a variety of gift sizes and custom designed and personalized holiday cards.
On each image I include hours of meticulous artwork, enhancing, and retouching, (replacing patches of fur, making old eyes look younger, removing scars, drool, or a leash). People in the images will get a nice facelift!

Funny Christmas card with 2 cute dogsPortrait options to consider include:
• Individual or groupings of wall portraits
• Holiday cards
• Storyboards
• Gift boxed folios – Great for the holidays, to display on a desk,
   or for travel
• Gift certificates The perfect gift for birthdays, holidays or any
   special occasion

100% Guarantee You must absolutely love your portraits or they will be reprinted or your money refunded.
You and your loved ones deserve the very best!

Where are you located?
My country studio is located at my farm near Wilsonville, just a few minutes off of Interstate 5 at Exit #286 Elligsen/Boones Ferry Road. The studio is open by appointment only and directions will be mailed to you after your portrait session is scheduled.Outdoor family portrait
The farm is a fun and relaxed setting, however there are many interesting things to see and chase here – donkeys, horses, deer, and squirrels. A romp through the “meadow muffins” in the pasture will ruin that freshly groomed look! For your pet’s safety please keep dogs on a leash at all times and bring cats in a carrier.

What should I wear?
The images we capture in your photo session will last a lifetime. Solid colors create a timeless, classic look, avoid busy patterns, bold stripes, large graphics, wording, or hot/bright colors. The emphasis should be on beautiful faces and great expressions!
• Try on the clothing you’re thinking of wearing and check the fit. Is it too tight,
   too big, does it need to be  ironed, do undergarments show through?
• Coordinated clothing of similar colors gives a group a unified look; a variety of colors will be distracting.


Before & After
Notice the difference that clothing colors can make.

Consider these combinations:
• White tops with blue jeans, tan or khaki pants or skirts
• Black tops with blue jeans, tan or khaki pants or skirts
• Please don’t wear black if you have a black animal
• For outdoor portraits with the family, get your dog a new collar, without tags,
   that will blend in with their fur color or coordinate with the family’s color choices.

Special Retouching
Sometimes your portrait can be made even better by changing it in a way that might not have been possible on your portrait day. For example, just look at the difference in this portrait when we remove the harness.


If you normally wear glasses all the time you should wear them in your portrait. Please check to make sure they fit properly, and sit level on your nose without sliding. If you wear the type of glasses that get dark outdoors you might consider going to your optician and borrowing or renting a pair of glasses with clear lens that look like the ones you normally wear, so the lens will stay clear outdoors.

Outdoor Portraits
Early morning, or late afternoon, are the best times of day for outdoor light. May and June are great times when the grass is green and wildflowers are in bloom. August and September appointment times fill up fast, be sure to schedule early.

cute photo of a litter of five puppies.Puppy and Kitten Portraits
Have your new puppy or kitten’s portrait made now and receive a certificate for a complimentary portrait session to come back when they are all grown up!
If you have a litter of puppies they are best photographed between 7 and 8 weeks of age. Call to schedule a portrait session as soon as they are born so you’re sure to get an appointment time before they go to their new homes.

For litters I include a small print of the group and a complementary future photo session for you to give to each of the new puppy parents.

There is also a discount on 5x7’s of each puppy’s individual photo.

Senior Pet Portraits
Our animal companions are not with us as long as we would like. Life gets busy, time flies by, and then it is too late. Now is the perfect time to have their portrait made. Ask about the Senior Pet Portrait Discount if your cat or dog is 7 years or older.

Family Portraits
Families come in all sizes, from just you and your pet to multiple generations of people and/or pets. Everyone has snap shots on their phone, but it is important to have a family history/heritage to grace your walls. If you have children summer is a great time to schedule a family portrait session to avoid busy school schedules. Celebrate your family!

High School Seniors Portraits
The summer between junior and senior year is the best time for senior portraits, so schedule early before school starts in the fall. I like to invite seniors to bring along their pets, cars, musical instruments, sports equipment, or any other fPortrait of a black labrador dog on black backgroundavorite “prop” to include in their senior portrait. Whatever tells your own unique story!

See Black in a Whole New Light
Does your black dog or cat look like a black ink spot in your photos? Black animals are not a problem for me; I even photograph black dogs on black backgrounds! I know how to make any pet look fabulous!

Do you have a Mighty Mini?
Small dogs might be little but they take up a huge space in your heart! Ask about the Pint-Sized Pet Special

Professional Headshots
Is it time to update your headshot for work or social media? I photograph people alone or include your best friend.

What about copyrights?
Lamm Photography images are copyrighted and for personal use only. Scanning, copying or reproducing them in any form is prohibited. Additional images may only be ordered directly from Lamm Photography. Please make arrangements in advance if this is to be a commercial photo session. Occasionally reproduction is granted for a limited use with written permission from Kathi Lamm, a usage fee may be applied. Please respect artist copyrights.

I look forward to working with you to create a portrait to love for a lifetime. If you have any additional questions or would like to schedule an appointment please call: 503 682-2277