I have always found it interesting those that choose to have that over the top fancy photography session done, I have often wondered how many of those sessions actually lead to the client really building a great relationship on a "family like level" with their photographer? As a photographer I suppose I feel that this is where the line is drawn between a passion/love for the business and results versus the results driven business ( making money $$$). Now don't get me wrong, Yes, I want to make money for something I am passionate about that I freelance in a business fashion but I also need to be able to match your vision. I took in some personal perspective on this topic after looking back over type of photography I was nervous to start shooting - Newborns.
There is so much that goes into newborn photography that most wouldn't think of such as ; the time schedule for mom & baby, the outfits, the positions, feeding time, temperature of the space/room, equipment, emotional state ( of the baby), Props for the baby to be positioned in, lighting and well the list goes on but I am sure you get it. Taking in to account the newborn sessions I have done and some sessions that I have seen others post images from their lavish sessions with their type of photographer. But the client/ photographer relationship is what I have always appreciated the most about this passion I chase after and make a reality. However the realization that my clients really are where my story begins is the best part, I cannot express how much I appreciate that and the opportunity that they provide for growth in my work but also in their personal lives....
Thankfully, I have had the opportunity to work with some of the greatest creations to have graced this earth and I could not be more thankful that I still get to watch these kids grow. Its one thing to just be a photographer, but another to feel like you really are apart of something much larger than freeze framing a moment in time.
Now we cannot forget the French Family!
Oh where to start with Jimmy and April - these two are the best couple as a husband and wife team - not mention killing it in the parenting department! This wonderful couple have two of the sweetest and wonderful children that god has blessed them - Oliver and Isabelle are proof that love really is a beautiful thing.
Alright-Alright, enough of the mushy talk - the real message here is that I LOVE my clients and the experiences that I have been able to gain as a photographer to help myself to grow are just results of the same growth I get to witness with these wonderful long term clients.
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Here we are at November 1st and I am so excited to announce that to celebrate the true spirit of "Thanks-giving", I will be giving a special offer for a limited time through the month of November for sessions booked and paid for in November. Keep and eye out for this special offer as Id like to extend a huge "Thank You" to all of you who help support my passion and continue to refer my services.
I am excited to say that there are so many wonderful things in the works and sessions already booked for November so I would say I am off to a great start! However I want to kick off the month of November by getting everyone to join in on my challenge. I will be posting what you need to do in order to participate but the most liked photo from the challenge will receive a gift card from myself and they will have their most liked photo featured on my facebook coverpage!
Its simple to enter this challenge, I encourage you to get your friends and family involved because everyone loves pictures! All you need to do in order to enter the challenge is hashtag your photos on Instagram with " #gratefulme ", then caption your photo with what you are grateful to be or have in this life.
There is so much chaos in the world that sometimes I think we forget to really sit down and revisit the things we are grateful for in our lives. The purpose of this challenge is to help spread some kindness with small reminders of the things we love most in the world, those closest to us.
Again help me to spread the word! The individual who is able to get the most likes on their #gratefulme posting and/or photo entry will receive a gift-card with credit value toward photo services along with a debut cover photo on my facebook page! Feel free to tag your friends and family! Get everyone involved! You can even share my blog posting on your social media pages! Good luck y'all!