Mommy and Daddy drove down to have their photos taken this weekend and the weather was perfect! Lots of wonderful light in the country. 29 days and Princess Parker will be here but her big brother isn't too sure about it.
I love my clients! Next thing I know we become friends and even though it is my job to capture memories and milestones I sure love watching these little ones grow.
Greyson and mommy enjoying ice cream and giggles on the front porch.
WHAT DO YOU CHARGE? I get asked this question almost daily.
I can't answer it. Honestly, I can't. I need more
information. I mean I'm not crazy, I realize you want to know how much
you can expect to spend but the truth is, YOU determine how much you spend.
I can't do that for you. As a full-service photographer, I offer
albums, framed wall portraits, canvas gallery wraps, folio boxes with matted
prints, large prints & fine-art prints as well as digital collections! You
name it, chances are we sell it.
Think of my business like you would any other retail
establishment. Would you call a furniture store and say "What are
your prices?" What would you expect the answer to be? THIS is
why I can't answer that question. There are so many different options!
I decided long ago, when I opened the studio, I would not
take a photography job with no discussion with my clients, shoot it and then
just hand out a disk. Why? Because (for me) I feel like it's a HUGE
disservice to my clients. My mom has photos in boxes at her house of all
of the craziness our family did when I was a kid, my grandma has shoe boxes
full of memories and like 500 of the same picture. I just couldn't throw them
away. Even after giving grandmas, moms, aunts and uncles, pictures I still had
I look back at that
and wish I had had the experience of a custom portrait session; that someone
would have sat down with me and explained this ... "These are YOUR
children. These images are for YOU to enjoy. You don't need 5
8x10's and 50 wallets of the same picture. You need 1 or 2 beautiful
portraits to commemorate this time in their lives. A piece that you can
look back on, years down the road and be reminded of this age." For this
very reason, I've chosen to treat my business as a retail establishment.
This means that I sell products, as well as service. I don't want
you leaving with a disk that you put in a drawer and never do anything with.
Before you even decide to hire me as a
photographer, I invite you to a complimentary consultation. This is when
we discuss together, what YOU want out of your portrait session. We
discuss the different products and what they cost individually. It's about more
than JUST having pictures taken. It's about sitting down with me and
discussing what type portraits you want and designing a wall gallery for your
home. It's about saying "I don't have much wall space, what else can
we do?". It's about YOU leaving with something tangible in your hands.
Even if that "something" is a digital collection, you will
still walk out with a product we have created together and one that YOU have
decided is best for you. And then, 10 years from now, you can glance up at
that space on the wall and you will remember "That was right before she
lost her first tooth". You'll remember, "He had the funniest
crawl! It was like a crab walk!". THAT is what I sell. Reminders of moments,
only you can decide how you want to be reminded.