Child grown up so fast
The milestones of childhood can never be repeated. But they can be captured in portraits that tell the story of a child’s growing up … as he or she passes through a series of stages… moving ever closer to adulthood.
Yet for many families, the important milestones of their children’s history are marked by only by hastily purchased “record photographs” that are filed away in a frame behind the most recent photo, lie forgotten in a drawer or simply fade away.
Every child’s portrait history should be carefully planned. That’s why our studio has joined with a select group of photographers inspired by members of Professional Photographers of America to create a structured program that helps parents recognize the most important times to have their children photographed. These are the “7 Ages of Childhood” — times that mark the most significant changes along the path from infancy to young adult hood. When these milestones are recorded by a true professional, they become a treasure to enjoy today and a valued family heirloom as years go by.
As much as you will enjoy childhood portraits from each of these important ages,
just think how much they will mean to your child when he or she is grown.
DON’T LET THESE PRICELESS OPPORTUNITIES PASS YOU BY
We have so many plans available for you to be sure you don;t miss anything. Give myself or Charles a call and we’ll tell you all about your options.
Bridal portraits vs. Wedding Pictures
Thousands of brides or soon to be brides attend as many bridal shows as they can work into their schedule just to learn all they can about planning the perfect wedding and buying the perfect dress, flowers, shoes, accessories, to find the right venue, DJ and photographer. It is sad that they will only receive a little bit of the information and they rarely receive information or advice they really NEED.
There is a lot that goes into planning a wedding. It is not something for the faint of heart. It can exhaust most and it can be very challenging just trying to sort it all out.
The beauty really can be lost in the “overlooked” details. We choose to specialize in creating images of people that capture all the inner beauty and hope of one individual to be displayed in homes to be treasured for a lifetime. We create fine art Bridal Portrait. We no longer do the wedding day coverage with the bridal image creation.
Ask 5 women who had wedding photography and a bridal images done when they got married. If you ask them where their wedding album is, they may not be able to tell you or it‘ll be “put away somewhere“. Or perhaps they hired a photographer who just sold them the DVD of their images and they were going to “get around” to making their own album – I’ll be I can guess what the response will probably be to that senerio.
But if you talk to a bride (or her mother) who had a bridal image created of them prior to the wedding day – It’s probably displayed proudly in someone’s home. And when their children are planning their own wedding that bridal image will still be displayed in someone’s home.
A bridal image is NOT the same as a wedding day image. Neither are the photographers who create them. Many photographers can learn to capture a wedding and can get some exciting and fun images of the day. But it takes a greater understanding of lighting, facial and body analysis, composition, environment and psychology to create a truly stunning bridal image that reflects who you are and how you want to be remembered in your wedding dress. A portrait that you’ll still love in 10 years, rather than something you might look at and say “what the heck was I thinking?”
Another misnomer is that if a photographer shoots more images he/she is a better photographer. Not true. Five images of the same pose with just a change in expression or some special treatment applied post production does not a better photographer make. It takes a truly talented and experienced photographer to show you fewer images that are ALL outstanding images than one who shows you 600 images with very little variety in them.
Not only is it okay to select a photographer who specialize in portraiture for your bridal image and a different photographer to capture your wedding it‘s one of the smartest things you can do. Do not be fooled by the wedding photographer who includes a bridal session in the coverage. It does not mean they are experts in portraiture. Get the best of both worlds as well as two different experiences by hiring different photographers for the two jobs.