It's that time. The time to think about fall photos. You have a zillion of photographers to choose from, you have friends recommending people left and right. How do you choose? I know the feeling!
As I'm making my calendar and pouring hours into when, where, what the light will be like, etc, I thought I'd help you know how I determined my pricing and my business.
1) I don't like Sales.
This is not my thing.I have no desire to bring you to my office, offer you a latte, and show you a slideshow of your images, set to music, and hoping to get you to make an emotional purchase. The actual art of photography - the lighting, the posing, the connection - is the part I love. I want to focus on giving you that, delivering your images, and then let you enjoy them how you desire. No extra fees later. No "buy extra digitals".
2) Quantity of Images
If you notice my pricing sheet, you'll see that I say a "minimum" number of images. 99% of the time, I go over this. Obviously, there are factors here that I cannot control that affect the number of images (crying children), but I did take an average of the last few months of mini sessions to see what I *normally* do.
For a mini session, I guarantee a minimum of 20 images.
My average has been 38 images per mini session.
(This number does NOT include the black and white photos!)
If it's a good shot, I KEEP IT. I do not trash it simply because I have met my minimum requirement! I edit any "extra" shots just as I do the others and include it as part of the gallery. No extra charge!
All of my images are large format and could be enlarged easily to go on a very large wall in your home! I have top of the line equipment and programs to make sure you get awesome photos from start to finish!
We all know someone with a "fancy" camera/dslr and yet their photos are about the same as your iPhone! I get it! I've invested in 4 cameras since I started in 2009 and it's all about knowing how to use the equipment you have. I have 4 lenses to give an array of depth of field, top of the line camera, and of course every image is ran through Lightroom and Photoshop before the gallery is complete.
I hope this helps you see what makes Christie Gare Photography stand out from the rest. I would be honored to capture lifelong memories for you - email me and let's chat!