INCORRECT. Nothing could be further from the truth. If you’re at all like most people, you’ve probably had this question going through your mind: “How do I choose the right photographer?” In fact, you may even have thought of someone in your family - an uncle, a grandparent, even a friend - who is a bit of an amateur photographer. Why not just have that person create the photograph of your family?
Question: “Just Suppose Someone Were To Create The Perfect Family Portrait - One Where You And Your Loved Ones Looked Better Than Ever, Happier Than Ever - A Portrait That Meant The World To You - What Would That Be Worth?”
No price tag can be put on your family’s memories. They are and always will be priceless. So, why would you ever want to gamble with those memories? It’s just a question of whether you believe a portrait of your family could really mean that much to you.
If you were sick, and had to go to a doctor, would you want the “cheapest” doctor, or the best one? Well, there’s really no question. It’s the same thing with your family’s memories. You can certainly find a cheaper photographer in town. But there are other things to consider than just price...
The Photographer You Choose Should Care About YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR MEMORIES, Not Just About “Making A Buck” Off You.
I pride myself on becoming a family friend of every family I photograph. I’ve even had some clients invite me to their houses for birthday parties and such. You see, I didn’t get into photography to get rich. Believe me, there are better (and easier) ways to make a fast buck. But I CHOSE to become a professional family photographer. Why did I make that career choice? Because I finally realized that all the money in the world meant nothing to me if I didn’t feel like I was making a difference.
I Realized That Memories Were Priceless - That There Was No More Noble Or Wonderful Profession Than To Become A “Memory Giver.”
As a child, my mother and father didn’t have many photographs taken. My entire time growing up, I can only remember a single photograph being taken of the six of us together. So, early in my career, I created a portrait of my mom and dad together. I cherish that photograph - it means the world to me.
Time is the one thing that none of us have enough of. It’s the one thing that money can’t buy. It’s the one thing that we all would give just about anything for. Through photography, we can hold on to the moments in our lives that we wish could last forever. And, if it’s done correctly, these same photographs can become almost like works of art that we display in our homes for everyone to see and share.
Don’t Make The Decision As To Who Will Photograph Your Family Until You Chat With Me. There Are Things You’ll Want To Ask The Photographers...
There’s no cost, and no obligation to just chat with me, and it will make the whole difference as to how great your portraits will look. Simply CLICK HERE to find out how to contact me by phone, just to chat.
Don’t worry. I’m not going to try to “sell you” on working with me. I’m already very busy, and I don’t need to pressure anyone to work with me as a photographer. I’ll just talk to you about your portraits, and help you discover what your photographs could be like. If you decide to have me create your portraits - great. If not, no problem.
3rd Myth, Mistake Or Misconception:
“Family Portraits Have To Be Created In A Professional Studio - And They Have To Look Boring.”
If you’re like most people, when you think of a PROFESSIONAL family portrait, you think of all of you gathered in front of a “painted background” in a photography studio. It may capture the whole family together, but it doesn’t capture your family relationships - your family’s love.
Although we do the studio sessions picture this instead: All of you gathered in your favorite room in your home. Or outside on the new deck you just had built. Or in your backyard by the pine trees that give your yard so much character. All of you are dressed in clothes the photographer helped you chose - clothing that conveys your individual personalities, but still looks great together.
Well, that’s what makes all the difference, and that’s what I will do for you. And This is SO Important: All Of You Feel Totally Comfortable In Front Of The Camera!
Do you know ANYONE who feels totally comfortable in front of a camera? I’ll bet you don’t. I don’t. Nearly everyone I’ve ever met tells me the same thing: “I never look natural in pictures.” The last thing you want is a photograph where you or your family members have that fake “posed” look on your face.
That’s why it’s so important that you feel very natural and comfortable with your photographer. Just think of how great your family would look if your best friend was creating the photograph. They would all look so happy and natural! I take pride in developing very close relationships with all my clients, and their entire family.
Plus, I understand the “psychology” of photography. Learning the technical aspects - what lenses to use, what lighting looks best, how clothing adds and subtracts weight in the camera - all of those things were only the tip of the iceberg. Without being able to make each and every one of your family members look and feel comfortable (and natural) in a portrait, all those technical things would amount to nothing. In order to get a great expression from a subject, you need to get to know that subject a bit - to know what will make them smile naturally. That’s what I do, and I love it! I will get to know your whole family so well, and they will feel so comfortable with me, that their expressions will be perfect every time.
4th Myth, Mistake Or Misconception:
“There’s No One To Help Me Make Choices About Clothing, Hair, Makeup, Location, etc...”
Okay, normally you would be right thinking that. However…
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