As my friend Kate, who has a busy job in NYC and a 1-year-old, recently said,"Time is no longer linear to me. The days seem long and the weeks seem short." Can't we all relate to that? Time feels like such a blurrrrr! I decided to start a blog to mark time in some way with recent work, to announce specials, to let you know when I'm coming to a city near you, and to hopefully share some insights and lessons learned along the way!
I've got a little fun news. I've recently decided to integrate my design background a bit more into my photography practice. Time is a blur for so much of my clients -- it's hard enough for them to make time for a photo session, much less review an online proofing gallery, make selections, decide on sizing and cropping, and then thoughtfully think through matting and framing choices once those prints are finally in hand! It's a lot of little choices that need to be made to have something to hang on the wall -- and those decisions don't stand a chance against competing higher priorities like: get dinner on the table, pick up the kids from school, take dog to the vet, etc. So what happens? A lot of times, those beautiful prints never make it into the perfect mat within the perfect frame, hung in the perfect place on the clients' wall. And I totally get it! But I think we all know, clients buy fine art portraits because they want to SEE them, beautifully hung or mounted or bound.
Because of this, I've decided to add in-person planning and ordering sessions to all my portrait sessions. I am so excited to be able to help my clients from start to finish in this way: where we map out what kind of photography we will create in our planning session, and start getting a sense for all the other critical design details (e.g. How many photographs? What sizes? B/W or color? Location in the home? What kind of matting? What kind of framing?) that we'll need to consider when it comes time to order prints. FUN, right? This whole process should be EXCITING and ENJOYABLE. Don't you think?
So, if you are looking to book a photography session, and you want your photographer(/designer!) with you along the way, give me a ring! We can meet for coffee or go for a walk in the park, and talk all about your upcoming session!