Saturday, January 25, 2014

WOW, I look GOOD! The Value of Professional Portrait Photography Omaha

Here I go again! Another huge gap in my blog posts! Not to worry, whenever I post anything, it's usually of importance, and lately I've been disconnecting from the web world for a while, just to clear my mind and to re think what it is I am doing here. This post is important. It explains some of the VALUE that is created within the photog industry. Anyone can take pictures. And everyone does take pictures. I LOVE that we can ALL take advantage of happy snaps ALL DAY LONG 24/7. Heck, I have only 3000 pics on my iPhone. What do I do with them? Look at them for a SECOND. Possibly share ONE to maybe as many people as I hope, this never happens, I'm not exciting. Most people have thousands of images on there box computer (hey, Mac Pros are freakin awesome dude). And most people will print ONE or maybe a DOZEN perhaps out of that heap of UNORGANIZED mess on their computer. Who wants to spend the 'no time we all have' organizing these pictures anyway? Too much work.
 Which brings me to my point to all of this. VALUE. The time it takes for someone with some pro knowledge in the picture world. I googled the word and this is the first sentence that appeared: 'the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something.' I listen carefully to clients, spend time with them, and create something visually appealing that is my unique art and hopefully worth something of VALUE. This photo example of my beautiful daughter taken yesterday in the kitchen with north window light is what I LOVE to create. PORTRAITS. The amount of time I take to create 1 image from start to finish can be daunting, yet very satisfying and rewarding in the end! I know it says QUICK edits but I always go the extra mile, within reason. I will NOT photoshop the hell out of you. That is def not my style. She is au natural for the most part. Her skin is slightly touched up and the whole image is improved to what it is I love. I like to look at before and afters and this is a great example. Except ignore the stray hairs going in all directions pls-I could have taken time to remove them but, this NEEDS to be done ahead of time people!!! hairspray next time PLEASE!
So take happy snaps all day long, but let me help you improve your walls!  It's that ONE special amazing portrait that is blown up to 20X30 on a canvas for your wall that will BLOW your mind forever. Like I said, anyone can take pictures, but I have to price according to the value of my art and the experience with my clients. I'm not a cheap photographer who will give you a deal (the word CHEAP! like going to a cheap surgeon is a good idea), I'm a professional who will spend time with you and take amazing portraits of your family and your pet that you will cherish for a lifetime! To me that's value. Now, back to wacky cat pictures on the web....