Erika is a natural light photographer specializing in newborns, children, seniors and families. You can see more at www.erikasnow.com

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What is custom photography? | erika snow photography

I remember my last experience with a mall photographer.  It was my middle child’s 6 month portraits.  I had spent weeks picking out a cute new outfit, planning the perfect time of day when he wouldn’t be hungry or tired.  When the day came we headed in to the high school student who happened to be working during that shift and watched while she put my son in a chair, by a ladder, holding blocks, nothing that represented who he was and what his personality was.  At the end of his alloted time we were sat down to pick from 5 or 6 images and told to pick our package and be on our way.  It was so impersonal.  I wasn’t happy with the experience and I wasn’t happy with the outcome.

I get asked frequently what is custom photography?  How does it differ from my last experience?  The key word in the phrase is custom.  It is about creating art of you and your family.  What custom photography ultimately is all about is choice and experience. Custom photography is about finding someone who will photograph your family, give you devoted 1:1 attention without worry of who is next ‘in line’ or the feeling of a crowded portrait studio.

  • A custom photographer will typically show you a fairly extensive gallery culled to only show the good images that meet the photographers’ creative sensibilities.
  • Often the images are fully edited images-color corrected with blemishes and undereye circles removed.
  • Custom photographers are also known as boutique studios, offering a range of products and unparalleled service.

Think Lexus vs. Hyundai, think Nordstrom vs. WalMart.  A custom photography experience should have you, the client and your experience in mind.

Happy Shooting!

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