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The options are endless, and can be as confusing and anxiety producing as choosing a cellular phone plan.  I feel you!  But let me give you some things to think about, and hopefully it will make the decision a little easier.

Step 1.  Start with the end in mind.  

When it is all said and done, what would you like to be holding in your hands?  A ready-to-hang framed print, an album or a book, or individual printed images?  Are digital images important to you?    Learn what products the photographer is offering.   I believe the reason you hire a professional photographer is to help you create something not only tangible for your home, but also something you will cherish for years to come.   Insure the photographer can do that.

Step 2.  Price Point.

You will find every price level and every skill level photographing senior pictures.  Just because they are cheap doesn't make them bad, and just because they are expensive doesn't make them good!  Do not be afraid to ask how much experience they have.  Find someone who is recommended and look at a large amount of their work, not just the select ones on their web site (because, you know, we only put our best work on the site!).  Insure you are attracted to the work.  As far as pricing goes:  It should be simple and straight forward without a lot of choices. 

Step 3.  The Experience.  

Once you find a photographer that creates what you want to purchase and is the right price, get references.  Ask people about their photography session and sales session experiences.  This is a large investment in time and money.  You want the experience to be enjoyable, relaxed, and easy.

If you would like to know more about my philosophy and business, please call or email me.  I will also be writing more blog posts on all things to do with senior portraits, so stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

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Unexpected Pleasures https://daniellepease.photography/blog/2015/7/unexpected-pleasures

Sometimes the most special moments come when you least expect them.  Today, I met a woman at her apartment to take her photograph.  When I arrived, she had the table set with ginger scones, and also blueberry scones, in case I didn’t like ginger.  There was delicious, hot coffee.  She doesn’t own a car, so she walked to the local market the day before to buy cream, just for me.  The thick, white liquid was displayed on the table in a beautiful, tiny serving bowl.  She picked up a couple of sugar packets on the way back from the market, in case I liked sugar, which I do.  She served the coffee in matching, pottery mugs, each with beauty marks from years of use.  She said, in a lovely southern drawl, “I hope you don’t mind the chip.  These are my most special cups, because my son made them for me.” I said, “Not at all”, then I commented on their beauty and craftsmanship, but what I thought, and should have said was, “Thank you for making me feel so special and loved today.”

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Polaroid Love and The Impossible Project https://daniellepease.photography/blog/2015/5/polaroid-love-and-the-impossible-project

 

 

I don’t know what it is about Polaroids, but they always remind me of summer, family vacations, and going to the Jersey shore.  I like everything about them.  I like that they were instant, in a time when nothing was instant.  I like the shape of the image as it whirled out of the camera, and I especially like that there was a perfect place to add words to go with the image.  I was playing with recreating that feeling in Photoshop with digital images when my husband’s Uncle gave me a Polaroid ProCam he discovered at a yard sale!   I researched it, and found that there is a company that actually makes film for these cameras.  You can find them at https://www.the-impossible-project.com.  They are passionate people!  If you love film, the history of photography, or just interesting photography in general, check them out.  For now, this is just a fun play toy for me that reminds me how magical photography is.  I’m not sure how I’m going to use it yet….but I do have a family vacation to the Jersey shore coming up!  Do you have a favorite Polaroid image from your past?  Snap a photo of it and tell me about it in the comments below.  I would love to connect with you!

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