Sunday, May 29, 2011

Dixie the Pixie

Dixie's mom and Gigi (grandmother) drove possibly 2 hours (or more) to get to my studio this past Thursday for Dixie's 3 year birthday photos as well as some fun tutu fairy princess photos. 
She was such a ham and cheesecake she kept us laughing the whole time. 
I was even informed by Dixie that she had a pink and purple horse. She also likes to see her photo on the LCD screen after you take her picture.
She is a such a sweetie, I cannot wait to photograph her again! 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Before and After

Not very often do I leave myself vulnerable but today I will show you a Before and After of a session I shot yesterday. This is also a teaser for what is to come later.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

To Sell A Disc or Not To, That is the Question

I’ve received many emails from potential clients as well as clients themselves asking if I can put their session on a disc. I am here to address the question itself. 
What do I mean by a disc, first off?!?! 
To me, ‘selling a disc’ means selling (or including in your session) a disc of the final images from a session. These are fully edited and can either be in their full size format or sized to only be printed at a maximum of say a 10x13 or they can simply be web sharing sizes for Facebook or other social media sites. 
Do I give you a disc? That would be a negative ghostwriter. Do I sell a disc? You bet! Is it cheap? To some, heck no but to others it is nothing.  It’s not included in the session. Very rarely do I offer a session which include the disc, but it’s certainly an option for purchase.
There are benefits to selling a disc. 
It can be less work for the photographer. How hard can it be to put photos onto a disc? Not very.
The turnaround to the client is a lot faster for a very busy photographer as well as for the client.
The client can post the session from the disc on Facebook or any other social media site so their family and friends can see the photos. It also means the photographer will get great comments as well as possible clients from seeing those photos as well as their logo on their photo. 
There are downsides to selling a disc as well. 
And the drawbacks:
The photographer will lose all control of how his/her images are displayed. The client can go to the local Walmart or Walgreens to have them printed, or even worse, print them on their own home computer. This will result in terrible color, no matter how spot on the photographer's color is.
The photographer loses any further sale. Once you hand the disc over to the client, most likely you will not hear from that client again for prints or albums or anything else. 
When you purchase a disc, you will also receive a printing release, NOT a copyright release. 
I do, though, give the client a Proof disc. On this disc will be your photos from your session with PROOF displayed several times on the photo. Therefore, you can take your time looking at the disc to determine which photos you would like to purchase on print as well as put on your disc you are purchasing. 
If you have any other comments or questions, leave them below and I will get back to you. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

$142 Session and 10x13 Framed Print---ALL FOR FREE

I am offering up a FREE 2 hour session along with a FREE FRAMED 10x13 photo of your choice from that session (worth $142) to the first person to comment on my Facebook page. All you have to do is comment, not "like" the status!!!!!

Here is a secret......are you listening??

Maybe if you come a little bit closer you will hear me a bit better. Make sure you have no distractions, no tv, no Facebook, no radio...just you and I!

Here is the secret! IF someone has already commented on the status, then be the first to comment here and you too will receive a FREE session as well as a FREE FRAMED 10x13 photo of your choice from your session. 

All that is included:

2 hour session in studio or in your home
Up to 2 outfit changes
Up to 4 people 
Must be no more than 30 minutes from my studio (Wylie, Texas)
Session can be anytime during the week or weekend between 9am and 6pm. 

Also, another condition is you must "Follow" this blog. Comment below stating you have followed this blog and that you would love to receive this session. 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

New Storyboard

I love playing around with new storyboards. Especially when I have the perfect photos to put in them.

Here is one I threw together with Orion's Easter portraits.

The blue frame was taken from the blue in his pants. This is just a darling storyboard and would be great as a 10x20 canvas on the wall.