So, you have decided to make the investment into professional family photography! Now what?
Yep you read that right I said INVESTMENT into professional family photography. That is what it is Mama. Hiring a professional photographer is not cheap and it is not something that should be entered into lightly. If you are like most, you asked the ever powerful Google to find you a few photographers that met your needs, you went out to their portfolios, emailed a few and finally decided on the perfect one. Am I close??
I am proud of you Mama! Proud of you for taking the leap into professional family photography! Trust me, when we are through you will never want to go back to the cookie cutter, box store photography studios. We are going to create memories! Lots of beautiful memories.
Preparation is the key Mama!
That photography session that you booked months ago is looming on the horizon and the panic sets in. Not to worry, I’ve got you! Nothing is more stressful than trying to coordinate everyone to look picture perfect without looking to matchy matchy. After all you have invested all of this money and time you must have incredible images that will transcend from generation to generation right? A very important part of professional family photography is preparing YOU, helping YOU, guiding YOU every step of the way.
I am here for YOU.
Not only do I provide you with a session guide full of everything you want to know about your session, you also get an amazing season specific style guide! I know, its so awesome! You can thank me later. If you are like me and need instant gratification, snag your own copy for FREE here . EJP clients do receive a much more specific version of this guide, but the free one is more than enough to get you on the right path.
It’s FINALLY the day of your session! YAY
Months and months of planning and it is finally time. The day for your family photos. Do NOT stress if everything does not go according to your plan, it never does. I encourage you to go with the flow, be in the moment. I promise you are going to love your images no mater what. You know why? Because they are your moments, your memories, your story.
Your experience is an adventure!
I call my sessions adventures because no two are ever the same, you never see the same shots with multiple families. Same locations, yes, but never the same shots. This is because your family is not the same as the Jones family or the Smith Family or any other family. Your professional photography session is unique to you. I promise if you let me guide you on this journey, it will be totally worth it.
It’s here! It’s here! You receive the coveted email……Your gallery is ready.
After what seems like FOREVER (if you are like me you check your email every 30 seconds for days or weeks waiting…….) you get the email that contains your gallery. As a photographer, the moment that I hit send I am immediately filled with anxiety, nerves and overwhelmed with emotion. I pour my heart into every single image that you receive in your gallery and I want you to love them as much as I do. So, you have these what I hope you consider, incredible moments frozen in time. As you scroll through your gallery a beautiful story unfolds, what do you do now?
If you are like most, myself included, you download them from your gallery onto some sort of storage device where they will stay for eternity. DON’T BE THIS PERSON! PRINT YOUR PHOTOS! There is just something so special about seeing your images in print. Seriously, your portraits can be such an amazing way to style your home. I am reminding you that you made the investment on professional family photography, share your images with the world! Or everyone that comes over to your house anyway.
Show your images to the world!
There are so many different and unique ways to display your images throughout your home. I am going to share some of my favorites with you! Artifact Uprising is my FAVORITE consumer lab. They have such unique products at affordable prices. I have a fantastic selection of locally sourced heirloom products as well (think coffee table albums, reclaimed wood canvases, you can sneak a peak here. Pinterest is also a fantastic source for design inspiration.
So many options………
I love a traditional gallery wall, taking one image and splitting it into multiple canvas prints is pretty amazing, printing on different mediums like metal and wood is also a cool way to shake it up a bit. I also saw someone do a take of Photo Booth style prints using simple framed pictures. Whatever your style, there are so many unique ways to display your images. Feel free to reach out to me, I love helping style my clients homes. Check out a few of the ways I have styled my home with family portraits…….
Are you due for some updated family portraits? Well Mama, you are in luck! I have just a couple of spots left for my Spring Story Telling Mini Experiences. Get in while you still can and lets update your home with professional family photography!
In closing, I feel so fortunate that I get to call this work. Who else gets to wake up every single day and help families celebrate life & love? I am so blessed that I get to tell their story. It is incredible to be able to create a moment in amongst all of the chaos that is life, where moms and dads can really just focus on that amazing family that they created. I am pretty lucky if you ask me!
If you are looking for a longer, more customized family portrait experience, I would be honored to craft the session of your dreams for you!