This time of year is very busy for me as a photographer. I have 15 family portrait sessions scheduled for November. Fifteen sessions might not sound like a lot, but for the time I put in to each one, planning, executing and helping to choose just the right images and portrait products to meet expectations, and then following through with orders, I am almost at my limit.
You see, I like to give you what I value myself – excellent service, individualized attention, and creativity that produces an heirloom for you and your family. I can’t do that by photographing 10 families in one day and shoving them into 20-30 minute time slots. And, frankly, I don’t want to. I would quit after just a couple of years of that because I would hate it. I would rather spend time getting to know you before your session, establishing your goals and helping you to choose exactly the portraits that will fit in your home, with your life.
It is important to me that you have an heirloom for your family – beautiful, classic, timeless portraits that you will never “switch out” or remove because they have become too trendy. It is important that I follow through with service, helping you to choose just the right images, in just the right sizes and finishes to compliment your home. It is important that I follow through and make those portraits for you (instead of handing you a cd and telling you to go to Walmart or wherever). It is even important to help you find the perfect frame so that you can take them home and hang them instead of shoving them under your bed in the box they came in. It is important that you give your children a better legacy than rotating images on a digital frame, your screen saver, your phone or your apple tv.
Life moves so quickly these days. Our children seem to age ten years in one and then all of a sudden are applying to colleges and leaving home. My goal in creating these portraits for you is to help you stop time. To give you something that will make you (and your children) stop and remember – classic portraits of your children and family that will transport you back to that time you loved, time you were all together.
Yes, I am very busy this time of year. But not too busy to create heirloom portraits for your family.
Not too busy to create something more than just some holiday cards and gifts.
Not too busy to create a true gift for your entire family, even if you are the only one who understands what a gift it is…