Product Guide | Oahu Family Photographer | 2018
Something always in the back of my mind is how to provide the best products that will last the longest for my clients. I want products that you gush over, that you talk about, that in 10 years, look amazing! I want products that when your first grandchild comes over for a slumber party, you pull out an album and tell them about that time when Sally lost her front tooth the morning before your family photos and couldn't stop laughing about it. Because, those photos take you back to a specific time and place, from there your memory takes over and reminds you of all those sweet little moments.
My goal is to best serve my clients and help preserve your family history, because you may not have thought about this but your photo session is now a marker on your family timeline. A visual representation and reminder of what happened during this time. Kind of amazing isn't it? It took me almost 9 years of photographing families to realize that , this is my why, why I love this so much.
On to the products.
While I LOVE everything I offer, I specifically have two products I will always highly recommend.
The Album and The Heirloom Box.
The Album: is a high quality lay-flat custom cover album. I typically do 20-25 images per 5 spreads. Which you also get a small resolution digital files of those same photos. I love the album because it tells a story, you get a lot in one product, and they look and feel extraordinary.
The Heirloom Box: A wood box with magnetic closure and ribbon used to pull the photos up and out of the box. This box comes with 30 4x6 photographs, but more can be added. Now, my favorite part. I create a custom family "logo" and it get engraved in the top of the box. Now I have some favorites and I recently came up with a really fun one for Oahu, but ultimately I ask a few questions and customize your family logo!
Wall art is a staple in my home. I love to a sit at my dinning room table and see these 4 canvases of my children. There are many types of wall art and if you don't already know your favorite, it isn't hard to figure it out. I have samples of everything I offer in my studio. Wall art is great because its out for everyone to see when they walk in. While an album or heirloom box you may not pull out every time you have a visitor, wall art will always be there.
I offer prints ranging from wallets to 30x40. All prints are museum quality on smooth matte photo paper. These are thicker then standard prints and feel amazing.
It's taken nearly 5 years for me to find a company that I love their frames, I wouldn't offer it if I don't stand behind them. I love the frames I offer now. Not only do they have a huge variety to match any style of decor, they are sturdy. I have samples in studio.
If we haven't done a session yet, be warned it will be fun. To match my fun personality and brand I offer a few products that you normally don't see in your typical photo studio.
Viewfinder: THIS IS MY FAVORITE FUN PRODUCT. Yes, I found a place that makes custom reels for viewfinders! They are amazing, not only does this give you a flash back to the past, it holds 7 of your favorite photos! Your kids wont even know what this is!
I also offer photo magnets, double sided metal key-chains, and mini accordions.
I'm going to touch on digital for 2 reasons, I offer them, and I do find they are good to have.
I have an internal war on digital files, while they are great, I do not want that to be the "only" thing you walk away with. About 5 years ago I asked 25 clients who only got digital, who had printed them. 2. TWO out of 25 printed photos and one of those admitted she only used them to make holiday cards. WHAT. I have always offered both prints and digital, so this was a HUGE SHOCK.
I believe there are a few reasons to have digital COPIES. (not only digital files). 1. To share the whole gallery with friends and family over social media. I ONLY mention this because we live in a world where social media is the standard. Also because 99% of my clients are military and rely on social media to keep in contact and keep connected with friends and family all over the world. 2. A back up. While I keep your photos for a year, if there is a zombie Apocalypse and we have no power and the "cloud" is dead...and my house is ravaged by looters... I wont have a way to restore your photos when the zombies are gone and the world rebuilds. But your prints theoretically should be fine and relatively easy to keep safe.
So for 2018, I decided a few products should include digital copies.
I want to cover all bases here. I do offer a few other products that are digital.
Slideshow: A fun way to go through your session. Usually a 1-2 minute video with highlights from your session and fun music.
Photo App: a easy way to view your photos anywhere, anytime, and share them to social media.
Social media files: these are low resolution files, with my watermark in the corner meant for sharing online.
I always offer payment plans and nothing is packaged together. My pricing is al-a-carte and your order is completely up to you. I do not do high pressure sales. I Simple walk you through your photos, show you all the products I offer and figure out what products you love and want.
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