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Fine Art Portraits. Canvas. Wood. Framed Portraits. Books. Albums. Oh My.
How I help you see your family as art goes way beyond digital images. After all, who wants another “to do” project after your session?
Offering a varied amount of (nothing but the best) heirloom products to my clients is the heartbeat of my business. More often than not my clients are looking for finished art they can enjoy long after their portrait session has ended. Today, I wanted to share with you the newest product offered to my clients.
Printing on wood.
Heritage Wood Accordions have a Fine Art Paper Mounted directly to 3/4” wood with hand sanded corners to give you that hand-made artisan effect. No wood color or grain shows through these prints so you get the look of a wood print with true color and clarity in the printed image.
I actually ordered this amazing product to display a few of Mallory’s senior portraits and loved this so much, I replaced my traditional portrait folio offered in my collections with this heritage wooden accordion. I know my clients are going to love this!
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One topic I always discuss with new clients is feeling uncomfortable. I get it. It’s not everyday you get a camera shoved in your face and you’re asked to perform, never-mind about wanting to look amazing and confident while feeling vulnerable.
Let me put it out there, confidence is something I struggle with in areas of my life. We all do. Some are better at hiding it then others. I prefer watching, and sometimes struggle walking into large crowds with an uncomfortable feeling. I just want to address that feeling and move past it quickly. To this day, I avoid large sporting events. I just can’t take the crowd size. Ok, now that’s on the table let’s talk about how I make my clients feel comfortable to get the photographic results I’m happy to present.
- Natural Behavior. Upon showing up at my clients location I let things happening naturally. After introductions, I keep the conversation on them always finding common ground to take the conversation further. During this time I observe what comes naturally to my client(s). I study their walk, how they sit, fold their arms, then I’m able to make small posing suggestions while keeping them true to themselves.
- Conversation. I talk. Alot. I talk while I’m photographing them. It also helps that mom is along for the session and most of the time funny family stories start to work their way into our conversation and that helps my clients relax and produce the candid images I want to present.
- Expectations. Lastly, the session is suppose to be fun. I always remind my clients not to look left or right at what others (peers) are doing and just be themselves. Giving them permission to be authentic, genuine, honest, and comfortable with who they are. Putting all that uncomfortable emotion on the table I’ve gained the trust of my clients and that sets the tone for a successful session.
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It’s that time again! School has officially started. I always feel heading back to school is almost like a prison sentence but I know there are plenty of others out there that love the routine and structure of having your day planned. So let me wish everyone a happy and safe school year!
If you have yet to schedule your senior portraits there are a few sessions left. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the studio number 715-397-8787.
Yearbook image deadlines start early November for some schools.
Nothing more to say…so I’ll catch ya next week!
I get it. I’ve been there myself. You don’t want to highlight any personal flaws. You know…maybe you smile to big, or your eyes disappear when you smile, or you have dimples, or you need to loose weight, or you have braces, or you have curly hair that frizzes every afternoon, or worst YOU have pimples. I get it. There are things I could change myself and I’m talking about my outer appearance and inner and I’m in my early 40’s! Thing is…you will always be your worst critic. Once you can realize that things will be good. And those “so called” flaws that seem to standout to you is what makes …well…you…YOU! It’s what people love about you!
Think about the qualities you poses right now. Not what you want to be in the future, but who you are right now. What talents do you have? How do you enhance the lives around you? What do you appreciate about your friendships and parents? What is your story today? How will you remember who you are today 20 years from now?
Her mother needed a reminder of what she was like at 14.
Joyous. Loving. Spirited.
Talented. Willing. Committed.
Friendly. Young. Stunning.
Dancer. Ballerina. Beautiful.
I have photographed this beauty before when she was eight. Over the years she’s traded her baby dolls for point shoes and I was happy to capture who she is now.
What makes you YOU?
Think about it.
Then let me capture the unique you!
Can’t wait to meet you!