A big question to all of you out there? Do you print your memories? If the answer is no? Why not? Are your portrait or wedding photographs stored on a disc or USB device, hiding away in a drawer or cupboard somewhere? If so, this is such a shame. These days, unfortunately, our photographs are stored on electronic devices and we need actual electricity to view our treasured memories – we live in a digital age – fact. Photographs are stored on mobile phones, computers, tablets and discs / USB devices. This makes me a little sad – and I am on a mission to encourage my clients and non clients to print out their photographs. I make a massive effort to go through my own personal photographs, even if it’s at the end of the year. Many of these are just family snaps taken on special occasions but I have to get them printed. I take just a couple of hours and go through my folders of personal photographs sitting on my computer and create a simple coffee table book, or print out 6×4 prints to put in a box and store away safely. These are for my children. I have heard lots of horror stories about precious photographs being lost forever because they were not backed up or printed. So very sad to lose such precious memories, never to be retrieved again.
Your photographs are not just for you, they are for your children, and your children’s children. Precious memories of your family get togethers, your children growing up, your family holidays, weddings, christenings, birthdays… the list goes on. Where are all of these wonderful photographs? In most cases they are stored digitally somewhere. No physical photographs to touch and hold and feel, and pass around the family. No actual photographs to leave behind for your children and grandchildren.
I have no issues with providing digital images to any client. I would much prefer for my wedding couples to have an actual wedding album, but we are living in a digital age and I have to move with the times. However, what worries me is that a lot of clients only want digital files and nothing else. And in most cases these photographs from your fabulous portrait session, or your amazing wedding day, or your family party, sit somewhere out of view on a computer or a disc / USB in a long forgotten, hidden place. I’ve spoken to many wedding clients a year or two after their wedding day and asked if they have printed out their photographs, and often their reply is ‘no’. Why? The most important day of your life and no physical photographs to show for it. Your wedding dress will be cleaned and stored away, your flowers will have wilted and died and every aspect of your day will be just a memory. The only tangible thing you have after this day are your photographs. Print them… and enjoy them.
If you really, really love your photographs from your wedding day or your professional photography session, print them out – and print them out straight away. Better still, choose one of your favourite photographs and have it professionally framed and finished to showcase on your wall at home and enjoy it every single day. Even if you are not a big fan of large photographs on your wall (believe it or not – I don’t have any really large prints of me or my family on my walls at home), you could always print out smaller sized desk prints to have on display on your favourite cabinet or shelf at home for you and your family to enjoy and see, every single day. Or have one or two on your desk whilst you get through the daily grind of your 9-5 job.
It’s so simple and easy these days to upload your photographs to a printing company, and order your photographs. It takes minutes, if not seconds. And within a few days you will have hard copies of your photographs to enjoy and pass on to future generations. I feel very sad sometimes when wedding clients only want to have digital files of their wedding day. Wedding albums are so important and your wedding album will be a future heirloom to be enjoyed for years and years to come, probably many, many years after you have departed from this earth. With this in mind I have launched a montage print purposely designed for wedding day clients. I understand that it must be so difficult to choose your favourite photographs from your wedding day to display on your wall at home. Especially if you have hundreds of images to choose from. I can design you a fabulous montage telling a story of your wedding day or family celebration that you will enjoy for years to come. Take a look at this montage and if you are a past or present client, let me do the hard work for you. Let me tell a story of your wedding day or your family celebration or get together. I was there… I was part of your day. You can then collect your finished piece of wall art, ready to hang on your wall and enjoy it every single day.
Print out your photographs… xxx
Are you super proud of the products that you sell? Are you looking for product photography for your business? Do you prefer lifestyle images to show off your products? Bright, colourful photographs are an absolute winner for your website, marketing materials and social media updates. Get your message out to your potential customers with professional, high quality photography. Whether you require product photographs in a similar style to the location photographs below, or clean, sharp studio photographs shot on a white backdrop, please call me to discuss your requirements. I have photographed products for a lot of local businesses here in Hinckley and further afield – both on location and in the studio. It’s really important to have high quality images, especially for your e-commerce. Your customer needs to be confident in their purchase and add it to their online shopping basket feeling reassured that it’s a great product. And it’s just as important to have a stock of generic, lifestyle images for your branding and to add prettiness and style to your website, or to use regularly on your business page on Facebook, your leaflets, point of sale etc. I am happy to provide bespoke quotes for your business product photography. Call me. I am super friendly. Promise…
I am also happy to visit you at your business with my lighting equipment and photograph the products in house. I fully understand that running your business is important so I can very much work around your requirements. Take a look at the product photography below and decide on what’s best for your business and how to show off your super products in the very best light.
Are you expecting a baby and thinking about a newborn baby photography session? This little bear was brand new and just totally on her best behaviour all the way through her first newborn baby photo shoot. Newborn baby photographs are to be absolutely treasured forever. Such a precious time and gone in the blink of an eye – don’t miss out on photography of your baby during the very early stages. The recommended age to photograph your newborn baby is under 10 days old. Under 7 days old is even better. I have photographed babies as young as 4 days old. You can call me to discuss your newborn baby photography during the later stages of your pregnancy. However you need to book the photography session as soon as your new baby arrives. I can photograph your baby in the comfort of your own home if you would prefer to stay in your own environment. Alternatively, you can bring your baby to my studio for their first photo shoot. I have a selection of blankets, props etc, but I always advise new mummies to bring along items that are personal to them. This teddy outfit was brought to the photo shoot by her mummy.
A newborn photography session cannot be rushed and I always advise mummies to allow around 2 hours for this photography session. We will need to take our time, have lots of patience and keep the atmosphere calm for your baby. There will be regular stops for feeding, cuddling and changing. However, I will do my upmost to ensure that your photography session is stress free. And I will spend a lot of time after your photo shoot digitally enhancing your photographs so that they are absolutely perfect. I offer beautiful wall art to show off your photographs at home, or desk prints. I also offer digital files too. We can discuss the products following your viewing session a week or two after the photography session.
If time allows and your baby is settled and happy, we may have an opportunity to photography baby with mummy and daddy. However, the main focus of your photo shoot is to capture timeless images of your new and precious baby. If you are considering a newborn photography photo shoot, you are most welcome to call me to discuss your due date and whether you would prefer a photo shoot at home or here in my relaxed, comfortable studio at the Atkins Building in Hinckley.
How about a Gift Voucher for someone you know who is expecting a baby. It’s such a great gift for the ‘mum to be’. Perhaps you are a group of friends organising a baby shower and you would like to purchase something really special that will be appreciated for years to come.
Call me on 01455 233224 to discuss further.