It’s so important that you work with a photographer who is fully vested in being the very best they can be for their clients.
I can absolutely guarantee you that you’ll find cheaper “photographers” if that’s part of your decision-making. There’s no proof of legal business required for someone to put up a website, claim they’re a “pro” and sell services. With no barrier to entry, anyone with a half-decent camera can do that. They undercut professional prices and offer a ton of poor quality snapshots on a disk at a cheap price, undermining the industry and creating a lot chaos for clients who pay for low quality unusable images, or have “photographers” cancelling out the day before, or even the day of their session or event. They don’t have business overhead – important things like insurance, high quality gear, ongoing education expenses, operational expenses, and that little thing called income tax.
As a genuine professional, I can’t match their cheap prices, but they can’t come anywhere near my professional quality that comes from 17 years as a photographer who still continues to educate myself every day, to be the very best I can. That is why I’ve nearly 200 5-star reviews across various service platforms.
Not every client spends thousands on their portraits, although many do, but if you want professional results, you do have to invest a reasonable few hundred (see our pricing guide). I put about 25 hours of work into each client. Multiply that by, at the very least, minimum wage, and then add to it business overhead, then put income tax paid on top of that, and you’re already several hundred dollars in. So how can someone possibly be legitimately doing this for $150 bucks? Massive corners are being cut and they’re not putting in the time. Clearly this can’t be a professional. When they don’t provide you with a written agreement, clearly they’re not a professional. If they don’t take credit/debit cards, they don’t have a merchant account, because they’re not a real business, clearly they’re not a professional photographer. The red flags are endless!
Photography is a luxury. You are commissioning custom artwork to enjoy upon your walls for the rest of your life, preserving your family history for generations to come. When you invest in portraiture, it should be all about the quality, not the quantity. You’re not going to put 500 amateur snapshots on a wall. They’ll sit on a disk in your drawer. Statistics show that 95% of people who buy digitals, never print them! If they were worth printing, they’d be printed! A real professional will encourage you to purchase ready-to-hang prints, so you enjoy your investment, rather than letting it sit on a disk in a drawer or a box of prints in the back of the closet that never see the light of day. A true professional wants to you take your images home, pop a nail in the wall and immediately start enjoying them! If you’re not enjoying them, they have ZERO value! That’s why I offer an amazing array of products – so there’s something perfect for everyone, whether it’s a single print displayed on an easel, or a 9 magnificent framed canvas prints on a gallery wall. Each are as precious to the family that chose to invest wisely.
As a true professional, I focus on creating gorgeous images to adorn your walls for you to treasure for a lifetime and pass through the generations as your legacy. These amazing images will become more and more valuable to you over time, as they become your priceless heirlooms that preserve your precious memories of today. 🙂
You will not find anyone that puts more heart and Soul into creating these images for you. I promise that I deliver a value far beyond the price tag today. Money spent, is money forgotten – unless it was ill spent with a bad outcome, remembered as a thorn in your side for decades. With a wise investment, your gorgeous imagery will live on as a daily reminder of this beautiful time in your life, so important & precious to you, that you wanted to preserve it. Your heart will forever smile, each time you gaze upon these beautiful images adorning your walls. 🙂
I would truly love to work with you. As you can see by my work, I’m all about capturing the love and the beautiful connections between people. As an expert in posing, and lighting, I possess all the technical knowledge necessary to create these precious treasures for you, but I also have been gifted with something so very special, that cannot be taught – I have this unusual ability to make people feel really, really comfortable in front of the camera! Maybe it comes from my intuitiveness, that helps me easily pick up on how people are feeling, so I can reassure them, or the way I can read their body language, or maybe it’s my deep compassion and the way kindness and connections make my Soul glow – along with my deep desire to make these the most beautiful images you’ve ever seen of yourself! Whatever it is, I know its a very rare thing, and I really, really appreciate the blessing of it, because all the technical skills in the world won’t result in beautiful photographs if the people are tense and uncomfortable. It feels so incredible to me, because I hear it all the time from my clients, as we finish their sessions. They tell me that they couldn’t believe how comfortable they felt, no matter how camera-shy or un-photogenic they thought they always were! And every time I hear that, it just melts my heart, and I know that they are going to LOVE their images! You will too! Is your heart already going pitter-pat with excitement about doing a session? I know mine is! I can’t wait to hear from you!!
Please feel free to call me, or schedule a Zoom chat if you have any questions about your decision to hire a photographer. I’m here to help walk you through the process and make it as simple as possible for you. 🙂