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Selfies are a lot of fun to grab the moment and share it from your phone, and then there’s professional portraiture – the beautiful images you’ll want to hang on your wall to cherish for a lifetime, preserving your family history.
All of my Portrait Packages come with an image credit allowance that you can spend however you wish. You can purchase prints or digital images, however, as professional, I always encourage prints to be assured they are of the highest quality. Prints and digital are the same price for the equivelant size images because I prepare them for you to print the exact way I would prepare them to send to my professional labs. I actually don’t charge extra for the printing itself. I charge only for the labor it takes to create them. I do this to encourage you to have me print them at my pro labs, on pro paper, on calibrated machines run by professional technicians, rather then print them yourself at a kiosk where they won’t be anywhere near the quality.
With my unique image credit system, you don’t have to be locked into a set number of images or set sizes before we even do your photoshoot. Inevitably, after seeing the images, people decide that they want them way bigger than the typical 8x10s and 5x7s most packages offer. So if you start out thinking you want an 8×10 and then realize you want a big canvas instead, you’re not wasting money on the small images you didn’t want. I’ll never force you into a package that makes you buy what you don’t want, in order to get what you do want!
What you purchase is completely up to you – no pressure! You buy what you love that fits within your budget. Some people just spend the image credit. Some spend hundreds more and some spend thousands! Most are somewhere in the middle – but its always up to you, your budget, and the value you put on photography. Its my job to create the most beautiful images so you want to buy them all! LOL! 😉
The amateur and newbie shoot-n-burn “photographers” are definitely something to be wary of. They lure people with cheap prices and just load a ton of snapshots on a disk and try to impress you with quantity because they can’t produce quality. They give you you all the shots because there’s no value in them. They spend no time on them, because they don’t know how. They don’t have the skills nor talent. So they hand you a disk hoping you can find 1 or 2 worth printing. You usually can’t! They don’t charge much because there’s no quality work involved. They shoot it, burn it to a disk the same day, and more often then not, you end up tossing the disk into a drawer and never print them because they’re not worth putting on the wall. Eventually the files corrupt or you buy a computer that no longer has a DVD drive and now you’ve basically got a $150 coaster and no images!
When you work with me, you’re investing in quality over quantity. I actually put about 25 hours of work into your job before you even choose what you’re going to buy! It takes me a couple of hours just to cull through the images to compare them, delete the outtakes and test shots, and then go through them with a fine tooth comb to check the technical aspects, comparing images to choose the best of each pose. These are called the “Artist’s Selects” – the best images from your session. These are the ones that I will develop from the digital negatives into beautiful imagery via digital enhancement and artistry. I don’t leave you hanging, trying to figure it all out for yourself. So I do all the tedious detailed work so that when we meet for your selection appointment, you’re seeing an array of gorgeous images to choose from. Don’t worry… I’m never hiding good shots from you! LOL! That would be silly because it wouldn’t benefit me to hide something you would potentially want to purchase! LOL! You’ll be impressed with the best images from your session and really happy that I’ve made your selection process so simple and quick! You’ll likely rate most of your images as 4-star and 5-star favorites! You’re biggest problem will be having too many favorites and not enough walls to hang them on! LOL! But that’s easily resolved with my gorgeous Luxury Albums and Coffee Table Books. 🙂
After your selection appointment, then I’m back to work with hours of final retouching and prepping the files to send to my lab for printing. Yes, it is a ton of work, but its also a labor of love for me, because its so special to me to be able to move people to laughter and tears of joy when they see something that I have created for them. It makes my Soul sing! Its an amazing feeling to have such a beautiful impact on people – and then to know that these images will hang on their walls for decades to come, and then one day adorn the walls of their children and grandchildren… wow!
I love creating “Your Life in Fine Art!”©, for you to treasure for a lifetime and pass down through the generations as your family legacy, and I can’t wait to do that for YOU!
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