Christmas|Children Photography|Southern NH
As the holidays approach there are a few things I would like to share with parents looking to get the perfect holiday photo of the children this year: These are the things I have found have made our clients appreciate our studio and return year after year.
- You will always have the same photographer
- We work with assistants
- We schedule and hour of undivided attention
- We have you come back to view your images.
Does it really matter who takes the photos? I believe it does. Always having the same photographer is so important. It is much easier for a child to relax and have fun when they are familiar with the person that is photographing them and know what to expect.
As a parent, it is important to know that the photographer is experienced and the quality of the images taken will be the same each time. Why take a chance that your photographer was just trained as seasonal help? You put a lot of effort into preparing for your portraits.
Why do I like to have an assistant? Portrait sessions can often be stressful for parents. Buying outfits, Getting out the door wrestling children into holiday outfits, hoping they will listen to the photographer, and you won’t have to bribe them with some sugary treat. Parents start to sweat just thinking about it. But, what if when you arrived, someone greeted you at the door, offered you a cup of coffee, and THEN there was another person there to help keep the children in place, making funny noises while YOU stand back, drinking your coffee watching THEM sweat ,and roll around on the floor making your children smile. Sometimes photo sessions take two photographers, at Gallery Portraits we know that.
Do you really need an hour? Many times yes. Sometimes that means stopping for a snack, letting a 2 year old run and get the wiggles out or changing props to something that keeps a child attention. We have planned a full hour for your family to be sure no one feels rushed or pushed out the door for the next appointment.
Why do you prefer we come another day to look at the photos? Another part of the experience made easier by our studio is the ordering appointment. We have our clients come back a week after the portrait session to view the images and place their order. We feel this is much better for the client. We are able to put together a presentation of just the best images, we show them in a quiet, comfortable room, starting with a slide show set to music, and plenty of time to choose without pressure.
Published: November 14, 2016