Why does custom photography cost more? Custom photography is unique. It requires forethought and planning and a big time commitment. Custom photography provides better customer service, session catered to each individual and better choices. The end result is a timeless heirloom. The time invested in a session is only a small portion of the time involved in the process. The photographer invests a great deal of time preparing for the session, travel time to/from the session, uploading and culling through the photos, editing time and client ordering and delivery time, all to provide you with a unique experience and result.
Although photography is my passion, I spend a great deal of time continuing my knowledge of photography through workshops, mentorships and other resources. I invest a great deal of profits back into equipment, props, camera maintenance and other camera equipment. These are just a few reasons why custom photography is more expensive than chain studios found in the mall.
Why does it take so long to edit the images? I do all of my own editing and go through each picture to smooth skin, fix blemishes and stray hairs, and adjust tones and colors to make the images pop.
Why don’t you show all the images? I will take many more pictures in a session than I need to ensure there will be a wide array of quality picture s in your gallery. I do not show unedited pictures. Some images are not included due to blur from subject movement, eyes closed, goofy faces, etc. Part of the service I provide, is culling through all the images to pick the ones that are the best. I also feel that too many images can be overwhelming. You are paying for my “artistic eye” and my goal is to give you a creative piece of art, not just a picture. I assure you that I will not leave a beautiful image out just because you have reached your gallery limit.