I can't believe 2015 is almost over! As we are taking time to enjoy our time with family during the holidays I want to share with you what is coming to Kim Cunningham Photography in the new year.
Each year that I have been in business I have taken some time to think about you and how I can best serve you, my dear clients. At the end of each session with you, I want you to walk away feeling that you have been well cared for during the entire process. After some time dreaming and thinking, I have discovered that a change is needed.
In 2016, I am retiring online digital galleries. While they seem easy and convenient, they are actually a sort of a stopover in limbo land because you still don't have anything tangible to show for our session, yet. Sure, you can show your images on Facebook, but your images should be displayed in your home to be enjoyed. I purpose to walk with you every step of the way towards getting your art on your walls. Because getting your art on the walls is the goal of each and every session with me. This has become my core belief as a photographer.
Through the years, I have discovered that there is a better way than just providing digital files to my clients. I have heard from my past clients how "they haven't had the time to print their images yet" and that they "hoped to get to that soon". It broke my heart a little knowing that these mamas worked so hard to dress their families, show up for a session, and now their images are still sitting on USBs or hardrives not being enjoyed. These precious mamas are just one short hardrive crash away from losing all those potential photographs. And I mean "potential" photographs because to me, unless they are printed, your images are incomplete. You have stored digital information, not portraits. Prints matter.
And, I have a little confession to make. Even I struggle to get my prints off my hardrive and on to my walls. I need someone to take care of my personal printing for me!
With constantly changing technologies, our digital images are a breath away from being obsolete. I love this article on digital decay. It makes me nervous to think that this is the legacy of convenience.
In 2016, I am committed to helping you dear Mamas get not only gorgeous portraits of your families, but also delivering finished products to you! You will not have to worry about finding the time to print your sessions. You will not have to worry about where to print and if the third party consumer labs will deliver high quality prints to you. You images will not languish on USBs or hardrives waiting to be finished. I will take care of that for you. Your custom artwork will be delivered ready to hang and enjoy!
To make this possible for you, I have studied the craft of print and canvas preparation over the last two years. There is an art and science to a well crafted piece of artwork that just can't be paralleled with handing over a generally prepared digital file. I am always committed to continued education to bring you the very best.
Our session process begins with an in-person consultation before our session to go over all the details. I would love to get to know you before trying to capture you. After our session, we will meet to view the presentation of your gallery. This will be the time where you will see your images for the very first time! Then, I will be there to advise you as you make decisions. I will consult with you to help you decide what to print and even where your products would look best on your walls. We will mock up a design and show you exactly what your arrangements will look like hanging in your home. Sweet, huh?
And finally, I will hand deliver your prints and finished artwork to your home ready to hang. I'm taking all the guesswork out for you because we Mamas have enough going on to keep us busy.
For every print you buy, I will still provide you with a complimentary web-ready and watermarked copy of your image because I understand how important online sharing is today. And for you die-hard digital file lovers, I will still offer those for sale, but I am going to encourage you to think long-sighted towards the future to the time when your kids are not fighting over who gets the plastic USB drive, but who gets the large canvases and prints that hung lovingly in your home for years. Family memories are the best legacies we can leave behind. Don't you agree?
I would love to serve you in 2016! I am currently booking for Winter and Spring. Let's get you on the calendar and start capturing your legacy!