Custom Photography

What is is "custom photography"?

A friend and I were just discussing how every family has their
own perception of how they want their memories captured.

This article will help show you why custom photography can be
a better choice for your family’s memories. Custom Photography

Here is the last section of the article, and a basic summery.

Custom photography is more of a luxury than your entry level
cookie cutter chain experience. Custom photography truly is not
for everyone, it requires a level of commitment, investment in time
and money, forethought and planning on the part of the subject/
client and requires a larger time commitment for the photographer
as well.

Clients who enjoy taking a more active role in the creation of their
families’ memories have the desire to have portrait art that is
truly personalized. These more discerning clients have been known
to budget and allot time for a custom photography session. Many
clients opt for it to be a once a year special experience, some opt
to have custom photography sessions done to record their child’s
stages in life. Having said this, it is clear that custom photography
is not in everyone’s budget, it is something that most families save
for to splurge on from time to time to memorialize their children as
they really are (not posed and primped in the cookie cutter studio

There is a great deal of time involved in creating high end custom
photography sessions for a client. The luxury of great service, better
choices and a supberb end product. The result of all this are heirloom
quality images. The time invested at the session is only a small
portion of time involved in this process.

Custom photography has been likened to purchasing a fine
vehicle.To get to point B from A let’s face it, even a bus
ride would suffice.If you want to luxuriate in a finely appointed
vehicle, customizing your own experience by listening to smooth
jazz while sitting in a climate controlled setting adjusted purely
for your comfort in a body hugging leather interior, perhaps that
Lexus you so desire is your cup of tea. Custom photography is much
the same cup of tea. It is the Lexus of the photography world.
It is where the intangibles make the experience truly wonderful and
the images themselves make the investment of money and time
truly worthwhile.

Custom photography can be broken down into even more levels.
There are on location, studio, mixed studio/on location,
specialty location and destination type photographers. The
beauty of custom photography is in the choices and in the luxury
of those options. The customized service level you are sure to
experience will be amazing. The knowledge that your final images
are the result of someone caring about those moments so much that
they take extra time ensuring that the artwork you receive is good
enough to stand by with their name on it. That level of quality
and commitment is all but lost in the age of "mass produced,"
"mass marketed," corporate "everyone is a number". Custom
photography is based on being unique to you. How great an
experience would be, to be able to sit back and allow a photographer
to do this highly custom work for images that you will most likely
cherish for a lifetime?

Keep in mind more than anything that the Lexus will never appreciate
in value the way your portraits will. The portrait art you become
invested in from your custom photographer will no doubt increase in
value and become more priceless as the years pass.

Here are a few of my favorite custom photographers:

Wendi Schoffstall
Stefanie Burt
Kathy McCloy


Amy S said...

hey you== i love love love Kathy M too....she is a hoot.

Ashley said...

I think my favorite pics were from Kathy...they all take great photos though! Your pics kinda remind me of the style those photographers have. Modern, fun, natural, outdoorsy (if that is even a word.haha). My favorite pics are of the babies...they are soo cute!