I typically make a blog post for each session highlighting my favorite photos. I decided for this post to be different. I thought it would be cool to showcase the flow of a typical photo session of mine. As we are going through the shooting process (and even preparing for the shoot), I’m trying to gather information on WHAT the client wants to use the images for. We’re in such a digital age right now that most of the time people want to do a session, they are only certain the want digital files. But for what I ask them? And the answer is “I’m not sure yet”. Well that’s where I come in. My favorite part of the process is after the shoot when clients get to see their photos. I love to invite them into the studio, pop some champagne, play a slideshow that I’ve made for them, and formulate a plan of HOW they want to use their images. And that’s a service that I’m very proud of. I’ve literally had moms get done with the meeting and cry happy tears because no longer does she have to be overwhelmed with this task alone, I walk you through it offering my professional opinion every step of the way. I even have software that allows us to use photos of your walls so we can see what an 8×10 canvas vs a 20×30 framed print will look like for instance. It’s SO much easier to make decisions when you can see how it will look.
So moving on, Jamie and Matt are a very artsy couple. They wanted to make use of some beautiful spots they found downtown Jacksonville while walking their dogs. The focus was less on posing but more on architecture. Fast forward to our meeting last night, once seeing all the images they decided they wanted an album holding all of their favorite photos plus two framed prints that fit perfectly on their walls. It’s a great feeling for me to know these images have a place to go other than on a thumb drive or in a computer. Archiving photos digitally is awesome, but so is having them in print form. And that’s what I’m here for…to help navigate you through that process.
Here is the cover we made for their book. The right is the front cover, names will be on the spine, and a plain back.
And below are some shots of their walls with some ideas of sizing/photos.
I’ll update this post with the actual versions of the items once they arrive!