The Paper is Always Free! (Winnipeg Photography Studios)

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Clients sometimes ask me if they can get a digital image rather than a print in order to save money. They think there is more value in a print and the digital image should be almost free. Nothing could be further from the truth.

You see the paper is free. There is very little cost involved in the physical print. The paper is worth pennies. It is the photographer’s artistic vision and their cost of doing business that you are paying for, whether you get a digital image or a print.

Would you even think of asking an artist who is a painter to send you a digital image of their work? Before the start of digital, did clients ask photographers for their negatives? I would say almost never. And yet, people think the digital negative should be almost free.

I am transitioning to a new business model in which selling products will be the main focus. That is because I want clients to have a finished product and I want control over where that product is printed.  I value my artistry. I take pride in my work. I want it to look good. I don’t want clients changing my images and posting them on Facebook (this has happened). I don’t want clients to print my images at Walmart. I want the final product to reflect the hours of work I have put into the creation of their image.

And I also want to cover my cost of doing business. People often don’t realize the costs involved in running a photography business.  Then there is the cost of equipment: cameras, lenses, computers, lighting, backdrops, programs and supplies; not to mention heat, light and security and much, much more.

 

I love photography. I love getting to know my clients, photographing small children and getting a newborn into a beautiful pose. But because I love it, doesn’t mean I should do it for nothing and give away my work.

The paper is always free. It’s what is on the paper that costs money.

 

plus all of this and more

Equals this!

 

Beautiful 8 Day old Baby Girl! (Winnipeg Newborn Photographers)

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This beautiful baby girl gave me some beautiful poses and expressions, but she told us when she had enough, and we couldn’t change her mind. I can usually settle a baby back down but I met my match with this newborn.

After a while she started to cry whenever I picked her up. Dad told me she did the same thing to him!!

I’m so glad that her Mom and Dad brought her from Kenora for her first photography session.

Have a look at these beautiful images of her:

 

 

Cute as a Button, One Year Old! (Winnipeg Child Photographers)

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This little cutie was all smiles yesterday. Until the cake came out and then her expressions changed to ones of puzzlement and distaste. Personally, I love sweets, but this little girl was not impressed. She played with the sucker but she did not like the taste of cake!

I had a great time with this little smilie!

Do you need a new head shot? (Winnipeg Photographers)

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Is it time for a new head shot? Whether  you are a real estate agent, an author or a teacher, you  probably will need a head shot at some point.  You may think that getting a professional head shot is not affordable but 2 digital images cost only $120. That price includes a half hour session fee.

Give me a call if you need a new head shot. My number is 204-962-3424.

Last week I did some head shots for this teacher at Red River College. Here is a sample:

Here are 2 other recent head shots:

She said “Yes, I will marry you.” (Winnipeg Photographers)

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The young man pictured below contacted me a couple of weeks ago to ask if I would photograph him asking his girlfriend to get married.

So we made a plan for how we would manage this; the timing, the posing, the movements. Everything worked out very well; he got down on his knees and gave her the ring and she said “Yes.” He had managed to keep everything  a secret and his girlfriend was very surprised.

It was a touching moment that left me with tears in my eyes.

It was so much fun to photograph this couple and see how much they love each other.

Here’s a sneak peek!

This is before the proposal. No ring!

The proposal

 

One Year Old Cutie Pie! (Winnipeg Child Photographers)

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This little guy came for his one year old session today and he was totally adorable. I love one year olds. They are usually cooperative, smiley and full of beans. This little one was all of those things.

Have a look:

Beautiful Mama and Family! (Winnipeg Maternity Photographers)

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This family came in for maternity pictures this morning, but it was their 17 month old daughter who stole the show. Little Miss A was absolutely delightful and I loved photographing her and her parents.

Have a look at this lovely family, who are soon to be have another addition!