Archive for October, 2008

Available November dates!

October 31, 2008

*Edited* I will be coming in to this post and updating as dates disappear.  🙂 

I just wanted to give everyone an update on my availability – these are filling up fast so please let me know right away if you are interested in booking a session!  The fall colors are just starting to come out and won’t last long!  I shoot outdoor sessions at 4pm starting November 1st since that’s when daylight savings ends.  Early morning shoots are also a possibility, but they have to start ‘really early’ like 7:00AM.

All Saturdays and Sundays are booked.

November 2-8 (booked)

November 9-15 (booked)

November 16-22 (booked)

November 23-29 (Monday, 24th, Tues 25th)

Thanks!

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Stephanie Wright: Robbie, I would love to schedule for Friday the 14th. If that will work for you let me know. I'm so excited. I love the pictures that I've seen! You can reach me at 955-3485 or my email is stephanie.wright@cox.net. Thanks. Stephanie Wright

admin: Sounds great! I have you down for the 14th and I will get with you on the specifics! Thanks, Stephanie!

Eberthcito: Do you have a post like this for Winter pictures? We are taikng pictures in the fall but they are going to be used for Christmas pictures. I have a hunter green/dark gray outfit I was thinking of using for my son, so I was wondering if you know of any palettes that might go with that for wintery pictures?

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OHH look at the fall colors!

October 31, 2008

The colors were so pretty for this shoot!  Here is a sneak peek for the ‘B’ family!  Thank you so much for allowing me to capture your gorgeous family!!! 

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Keri: Thanks so much, they're wonderful. I can't wait to see more. You were so very patient working with us!

Gorgeous independent artist!

October 28, 2008

This gorgeous lady allowed me to photograph her for her upcoming independent CD release!  I’ve photographed her before, but these are definitely my favorites.  ‘A’ I hope you think so, too!  Here is your sneak peek! 

I’m also trying some larger images for my blog.  I like ’em big!! 🙂

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ANGIE: WOW! CAN YOU MAKE ME LOOK LIKE THAT IN REAL LIFE? LOL! EXCELLENT WORK! THANK YOU!!!!!

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I find that I get this question asked of me and thought it might be worth posting about!  I found an excellent resource at www.professionalchildphotographer.com so be sure to go there to read more!  In the meantime, I’ll go over a few excerpts!

What custom photography ultimately is all about is choice and experience (as in THE experience). Custom photography is about finding someone who will photograph your family, give you devoted 1:1 attention without worry of the 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 that are color corrected with blemishes and under-eye circles removed, and often have creative additions such as color pops, special black & white conversions, textures, vignettes, etc., to give a truly customized look. Custom photographers are also known as boutique studios, offering a range of products and unparalleled service. Think Lexus vs. Hyundai, think Nordstrom vs. WalMart.

Custom photography should have you, the client, and your experience in mind.

Custom photography is more of a luxury than your cookie cutter chain experience.  Custom photography, truly, is not for everyone.  It requires a level of commitment, investment in time and money, forethought and planning on the part of the subject/client and requires a larger time commitment for the photographer as well.

Clients who enjoy taking a more active role in the creation of their families’ memories have the desire to have portrait art that is truly personalized.  These more discerning clients have been known to budget and allot time for a custom photography session.  Many clients opt for it to be a once a year special experience, and some opt to have custom photography sessions done to record their child’s stages in life.  Having said this, it is clear that custom photography is not in everyone’s budget – it is something that most families save for to splurge on from time to time to memorialize their children as they really are. 

Why does custom photography cost more? 

I took this from the same website as above and it’s very accurate!

Approaching it from a time standpoint, for instance let’s imagine that you have hired a photographer who has work that you love and that is traveling to your on-location session.  Time break down:

  • session prep time (30 min – 1 hour, includes equipment and back up equipment checks, battery charging,- vehicle checks)
  • 30min – one hour travel time TO session
  • 15-30 minutes prep time at location
  • 90 minutes-2 hours with client photographing subject
  • 30 min – one hour travel time FROM session
  • 30-45 minutes uploading time from digital cards from camera to computer
  • 30-45 minutes time spent backing up the original images
  • 1-2 hours in pre-editing (color balance, image prioritization, converting to editable image format)
  • 4-8 hours editing time to present you with a diverse gallery of edited images
  • 1 hour prep time getting ready for ordering
  • 2-3 hours time with client for ordering images
  • 1 hour sorting through and checking order
  • 30 minutes-1 hour prep time for delivery
  • 30 minutes-1 hour getting order shipped/delivered
  • any additional phone time or time needed for add on ordering, shipment issues, quality issues

As you can see, average client time for a session ranges from just over 14 hours to 19 hours.  This is time dedicated only to your session.  When the photographer charges $150-$300 for the photo shoot you are not just paying for the two hours of session time, you are paying the photographer for 14-19 hours complete time for your session. 

So as you can see, photographers don’t really make much money on session fees.  They make their money on the prints.  Now that doesn’t mean they are getting your prints at the local chain store.  They get their prints from professional labs, on the best papers, with all the bells and whistles available to them (special mountings, coatings, textures, special papers, etc.)  These labs frequently calibrate their machines and only use qualified technicians who know how to get the print colors accurately represented each and every time.  Most of these labs have minimum print orders, which is why many studios have a minimum print orders (even on re-orders).

So, the bottom line is that every single time you see a custom photographer, they are investing their time and talent in to YOU and your family!  It’s an investment that will hopefully result in the purchase of the beautiful prints that were created especially for you to treasure forever!

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Awesome Senior Shoot Part 2!

October 14, 2008

This senior is getting my deluxe senior package, which includes several locations and an in-studio session.  Here is is sneak peek of one of the studio shots and a couple from the urban shots as well!  So many more great shots, I’m having a hard time narrowing them down!  I’ll have the rest up soon, ‘N’!  I had a blast shooting these and hope you had fun, too!

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Malehlomela: //1904 வர டம க ச ய ல நடந ததன வ ள வ க ஜ த ய அழ ப ப ன என ற ச ல ல ய ர ந த ல ம -- ப ர பனர கள மட ட ம என ற அட ப ப க க ற க க ள க ற , //The originators and cutsdoian of caste system are brahmins. Among all brahmins, the Tamil brhamins are the most orthodox. They cling to the system, calling themselves brahmins, whereas others stopped calling them kshtariyas, vaishias etc.Therefore, it is important to attack Tamil brahmins only if you want to attack the caste system.Periyar had thought correctly. Thanks to him, today, we see the younger generations of TBs not so orthodox. Next genearations will completely give up the holier than thou nonsense passed on to the generations by TBs.If the nonsese is revived, then another Periyar is a doubless a certainty.

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This was the 2nd session with this family – the first one was dedicated to baby ‘M’ – and this one was was dedicated to the boys and the family!  We went with an urban slant and a new location!  The owner of the Cain’s Ballroom let us take a tour of the place!  That was quite a treat!  I’ll share some of those images in a separate post, but for now, thank you ‘S’ family for the great evening shoot!!  I’ll have the rest for you to view soon!  I decided to show you both color and black & white of these since I know you like both!

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Pottery Barn Kids shoot!

October 8, 2008

Well, if you’ve been wondering where I’ve been for the last couple of weeks, I’ve been working on the sessions I had out at Pottery Barn Kids.  They do a promotion every year through Precious Time Photography where families can sign up for 20 minute sessions at the PBK stores.  Precious Time Photography hired me to do the shoot here in Tulsa out at Utica Square.  It was so much fun but tons of work!  I had 15 sessions to edit in a week!  It has put me a little behind, but I’m almost caught up now so I thought I’d share some of the images from the PBK shoots before I put up the recent sneak peeks for my clients!  It was truly a pleasure to photograph all these beautiful kids! 

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