custom photography

Custom Photography: The Investment

Custom photography is a unique and highly personalized experience with an amazing outcome- artwork you can cherish for many years to come. Here's why it's worth the investment.

Chain stores bring in lots of people for a short, cookie cutter experience. You, as the client, tend to have very little say in what happens during your short session, and then they move on to the next client.

When you choose an independent photographer, they will take the time to get to know you personally and build the session based on your preferences.

 Doing this requires a lot of time and effort. Your actual photo session may only take an hour or two, but your photographer has probably invested 10-15 hours in you. 

Custom photographers want to focus on quality and not quantity. And they also offer many different custom-designed products. 

You may have been drawn to an independent photographer because of their distinct style and portfolio. These things grow with experience, for example, I have 14 years of experience and education. That is part of your investment when you hire me. 

Lastly, most custom photographers have invested many thousands of dollars in equipment along with being completely insured and yearly continuing education. If you would like to invest in a true custom photographer (or have any questions at all!) feel free to give me a call! 


Why choose custom photography?

Why choose custom photography?

When you make an investment in photography, you want it to last a lifetime. Custom photography is an experience and an end product in which you get to choose the style and final look of your portraits. There are many factors that ultimately make up your final portraits. These may include the photographer’s style, location of your portrait session, clothing, props, lighting, mood, your vision and the final products you desire.

Photographers that offer custom photography have many different options available to you that fit your style. Most custom photographers have a very distinct style that helped you decide to chose them. They have the ability to make your experience tailored just for you as opposed to the chain store time limits and crowds.

Imagine getting your family dressed and ready for your portrait session. Usually that is the most stressful part of any of my sessions. Then you come and meet me and I am ready to go. With family sessions, we are usually done in less than an hour. I have had many dads tell me that was pretty painless and thank me for making it sooo easy and not stressful. Mainly, this is because we have talked before the session and I know what direction we want to go and have it mentally planned out.

Custom photography requires a level of commitment, an investment in time, money, and planning on the part of the client and requires a larger time commitment for the photographer as well. 

Next month : How to choose your custom photographer.