The great debate: Go to a portrait studio and get pictures taken or hire a professional photographer?
Choice seems easy, right? Go to the studio...I have errands
to run anyway in the mall and I have a coupon! Win win...
Well, think again. Lets break it down!
Small working space
About 20 min session
Additional sitting fee/person
Online access for a short period of time
Jillian Spencer Photography:
Outdoor or in home setting
Unlimited number of photos
Large prints/gift items
Discounts & coupons
For pricing, see here:
Online viewing/ordering gallery for 1 year
JSP costs also include travel, equipment (camera, multiple lens), creativity, clothing consult and props.
Use of outdoor elements: massive amount of space to play, be creative & get awesome depth of field (try asking a studio for that!)
Can you capture a dreamy sunset in a studio setting? How about a newborn session away from germs? Workspace with no noise or people distractions? Atmosphere for children to play in their own element?
Have I made my point yet? Need some more insight? How bout this...
I had a genius idea to go to the portrait studio (where I used to work) and have some snap shots of me and the kids taken as a gift for my hubby.
Well, that did NOT go well. My oldest (2) was a mess and had a fit the entire time (overstimulated much?)- checkout his expressions on the pics below. I didn't get any shots with me and the kids let alone any of just the boys together. MAJOR FAIL! A week later I decided to take our own Christmas card pics at the park- my favorite spot to shoot.
Compare the photos I took with my equipment/tripod & self timer vs the studios. The studio ones are not bad, just very limited. You get what you pay for. You be the judge.
I am looking to expand my photography prop items and would love to trade for them!
What's in it for you? EXPOSURE! I'll send you back multiple photos of your item that I use in a shoot. Facebook, blog, twitter...I'll link you to the photo. Potential client gain My clients might want to purchase the props used in the shoot.
What's in it for me? Props to help expand my new & growing business