Over the last couple of years there has been an increase in young women in need of photographs for their sorority applications and I have been fortunate enough to be asked to be the photographer for a number of sessions for that reason. They have all been unique and fun, but Gabriele came to me for another reason for her sorority photos. Mainly, that the first session she had with another photographer did not come out well. So, I worked with her to figure out what she didn’t like about her previous session with the other photographer and came up with a plan to capture what she was looking for.
This is one of the reasons I hold a consultation with all of my clients, too. It helps to know who you are and what style of photography you are looking for, what you like in your photos and I work with you to have outfit options that will work the best with the location we choose to shoot at. There is a lot more to photography than just showing up with a camera and snapping a few photos. The consultation allows for you, the client, to know who I am and to have a conversation with me ahead of the photo session, which makes it that much easier to relax in front of the camera.
I spend a lot of time on each session to do my best to get you results that exceed your expectations. I know that a consultation may feel like a waste of time to many people, but I also can’t tell you how many times people have told me they thought it would be a waste of time, but found it to be extremely helpful. I consider myself a “custom” photographer for that reason. I don’t expect to show up and snap a few photos everyday in the same location with the same poses. I want to show off YOU, or your family, or your children, or the unique connection between you and your significant other. Whatever your reason for needing photographs, I try to always make them a reflection of you. Bring me your ideas, your questions and your story and together, we’ll get some amazing photographs you will be proud to show off for a lifetime.
Below, you can see a few shots from Gabriele’s sorority application photos. She was a true pleasure to work with and full of fun.