Greetings from my brand-spankin-new website & blog. What a chore but so happy it is now completed (kinda 🙂
Well this last season has been a season of growth. I had some goals come summer and now that summer is here it is time to make the changes I’ve been praying about & muddeling around in my head. To be honest things are looking a lot different around here and I don’t always like change. However it was time. It is time to treat this like a business. I had to make change to make it make more sense for both the client and myself.
I am excited about these changes.
There are a few things that came into play when restructuring my pricing. On average (on the low, low average) each session takes about 5 hrs start to finish. Most cases I put close to an hour in before your session even begins. I don’t mind, I enjoy scouting and finding the perfect place for you but when a cancelation happens I just worked for free that is never fun :). I will be asking for a retainer fee now & that will be credited towards your session. That is probably one of the biggest changes I have made.
I still offer digital images for purchase (they are my best seller) but I also shifted to emphasis of professional printing. I want my business to be a reflection of my values & I value professional printing. It is so important to invest in the printing of your images. Did you know the professional printing I offer is archival & mesum quality? You are worth it! Your memories are worth it! The thing that saddens me the most is having an awesome session, totally happy clients and then a disk that sits in their desk drawer. I get so excited to see their portraits on their walls & the images being enjoyed and treasured. You will too, I promise!!! I get it I’d want some digital images too as a take away & a keepsake but you can’t hang a disk on the wall :)… it just doesn’t have the same feel. That is why I have a variety of packages that include digital images & enlargements.
I know this is all a move in the right direction. Join my in my journey of growth. I am so thankful for all the love and support I’ve gotten during this “starting out” process and I am looking forward to the future. Thank you so much for being a part of it & I look forward to capturing your family in the coming months & years. You will never know how much your sessions have touched me. It is so incredible to be invited into someones life even for just a bit, to preserve it. I will never take that lightly.