@2016 by Sara Acharya Photography

I’m a natural light specialist because I believe that natural light, from the sun and its reflections, create photographs that feel fresh, timeless and truest to you. I begin all portrait sessions two hours before the scheduled sunset during “the golden hour,” when the light is the dreamiest. Use a sunset calculator online to determine the scheduled sunset for the date and location you’d like to do your session. Then, just subtract two hours to figure out your start time. Remember, the sun sets much earlier during the colder months of the year and much later during the warmer months, so make sure to factor that in when choosing your portrait session date, especially if you’re taking off work or have evening plans afterward. To get the most out of your session, please plan a buffer when getting ready so you can arrive a few minutes early to your session and be ready to start on time. I’m only able to shoot when natural light is still in the sky, so we’ll want to take advantage of every minute we have together before the sun goes down.

When should we schedule the shoot?

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What location should we choose?

The location of your portrait session is up to you! Outdoor, open-air environments are always my first choice. I love shooting in natural spaces because the light is divine, especially during golden hour. There are great options all around the DMV area, and I’m always up for exploring a new spot together!

What should we wear?

Email me for a style guide so that you can feel comfortable about your outfit choice. If you are happy and comfortable with your styling it will translate into the photos. By taking the time to really think and plan for the shoot you will be making sure you get the most out of the photos. 

How and when will we get the photos from the shoot?

Turn around is usually around 2 weeks. The digital images will be delivered via a password protected online gallery. You will be able to easily download all of the images within the user friendly gallery.