I like to have a sneak peek photo ready on the same day or night of the shoot. Photography can be looked at kind of like going to a restaurant. When you put in your order you don't get your meal right away. However you do get your drink and any appetizers before your food arrives. My sneak peek photos are my clients drink. It shows that their business is appreciated and their patients is respected. As for an appetizer I have started to send an additional edited photo or video when I update them on where I am in the editing process. Continuing to work on improving my clients experience also includes finding ways of being more efficient in my editing process. If your new to the page welcome 😃 be sure to follow for my next post where I'll be talking about how long it takes to send off wedding photos.
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-How many photos do you send your clients?- The short answer for me is all of them.I thought I would take some time over the next few posts talking about some of the questions I get as a photographer. When it comes to the editing and delivery process I decided early on that I wanted it to be simple. No packages, no minimum quantities, and no back and forth nonsense picking prints.I edit and deliver every image I capture (except for test shots and out of focus images) in a web format and a print format. I can understand some wanting to only send what they feel is their best work. However more often than not I've found people will like different images for different reasons. I also don't want to hold on to clients photos. My thought is they are your photos you paid for them so you get em all, and I save room on my hard drive😃. The term "do good work" is much more important when I hand everything over.
Early morning engagement session with Andrian and Shawntelle at the Griffith Observatory
Photography has blessed me with the opportunity to meet and work with some pretty awesome people. Getting to know their story and have a fun time while out capturing the love these two share in a photo.
We met up early on a Saturday morning at the Griffith Observatory. This would be the first time I would be working at this location taking photos. Shawntelle and I had communicated via email about the types of poses she would like to have captured and even provided me with a link to her pinterest. All of this made my job a whole lot easier. However there was still the fact that I had never photographed at this location before. I'm not one for running and gunning when I have an opportunity to prepare. So on the day of our shoot I headed over a half hour early to take a look around the observatory myself and plan out some of the areas that might work best with the sample ideas I was provided.
The weather is something I always have on my mind as the day draws closer to a photo shoot. This photo session was scheduled for 9:30am, and after checking my iPhone for the weather it was going to be an overcast morning. If given the choice of photographing during a clear sunny day or an overcast one I'll take the fog every time. The light is easy to work with and doesn't cast any harsh shadows.
Once the happy couple was ready to begin I dialed in my cameras settings and set up my exposure for the couple. This resulted in photos with a blown out background giving some of the images a feeling of solitariness in a busy city like Los Angeles. When I look at other inspiring engagement photos I feel like just the couple is captured. Some photos convey a feeling of togetherness, or strong emotions of being in love, and alone in a place that is just their own. It was a feeling I tried capturing with these images. I hope you enjoyed viewing them as much as I did capturing them and thank you for reading.
So what do you think? Has the weather ever been an obstacle in your photo sessions or have you found ways to use it creatively? Let me know in the comment section below. If you are new to the blog, welcome! Be sure to head over to Facebook and add my photography page. Also follow me on Instagram as well links located above. Thank you and please remember to like this post if you liked it, and hit that share button.
Here is a behind the scenes video of the photos taken with Kelsey, her husband, Rachel, and her two children!
We met up around 6:30pm and the sun light was just amazing. It is a real pleasure to work with such an enthusiastic group. They were all easy going and very comfortable in front of the camera. Here are a few of the photos taken at Lake Balboa Park.
As a photographer have you ever booked back to back photo sessions? Let me know in the comment section below. If you are new to the blog, welcome! Be sure to head over to Facebook and add my photography page. You can follow me on Instagram as well links located above and remember to like if you liked this, and share this post.