Why choose K&K Photography. Well for me that is an easy answer because I take pretty pictures No really the answer is much more complex than that. When I first started my business almost 3 years ago I wanted to not only provide beautiful portraits but wanted them to last a lifetime for my clients. Even though I educated my clients on where they should get their prints printed I know some still will go to the most convenient place they can and it’s probably not where I suggested. I made a few big changes my second year. The first change was charging what i’m worth! It was scary and first but its feel good and am blessed to be able to do that. I have spent a lot of time learning, studying and perfecting my craft. It wasn’t an easy decision and it might mean I won’t get certain clients. But I have to be OK with that. I only want clients that truly want and value me for what I do. The amount of time that goes into each session is way more complex than most would think for clients. For example, My typical high school senior from the first email there may be 5-10 emails. From what they should wear, what should they do to their hair. Some even send me pictures of their outfits (which I love) so that I can then help pick which location would fit best with there outfit. There are also 3 consultations! Yes 3 sometimes 4! First consult, I meet them in person before the shoot to go over all the details of their session and to show them my samples wall portraits and albums. Meetings before the shoot has made the shoot itself so much more relaxed for my seniors. They get relaxed more quickly and we get more amazing images sooner! The second consult is either the location scouting or the shoot itself. The third consult is the viewing consult after their session. I show them all their images and I also show them what their senior album will look like if they choose to buy the album. The viewing consult is my guilty pleasure. I love hearing my clients praising their images but it has also been an eye opener too. I have seen what clients like and don’t like. I have seen what pictures they prefer over others. Being a photographer i’m emotionally attached to them all and some are because they are technically correct or cool from a photographer standpoint. For Album design I design from a photographer stand point and I proof from a senior or bride stand point since I have been both. That technique has turned my album changes from approx 4 to my last album design 0! I’m kinda proud of that 🙂
Most of my senior last year also met with me after the initial meeting consult to go scouting the perfect locations for them if they wanted something new. From there I would pick the best time of day whether it is morning or evening for that particular location. Since I prefer to shoot back-lit I will always suggest locations where I can do just that. I can explain in another blog what back-light is all about. It will change your game! Here are some examples of shooting back-lit. Isn’t the light just yummy?
If you read this whole blog post, Thank you! I promise I will keep Part 2&3 of ExPosed shorter.