You googled "Family Photographer Near Me" or asked on a local mom's page for recommendations and now you have 5 million names. You can spend hours looking through portfolios and pricing to find the right combination, but who has time for that?!
Not every photographer is the right fit for you. You are investing at least a few hundred dollars and want to get what you paid for. PS: I do not charge "an arm and a leg" because I can't pay my taxes with limbs, but I do charge enough to be a legit business. Photography is an expensive business. We do not just "click a button". There are countless hours spent behind the scenes, pricey equipment to maintain, Uncle Sam, paying for website hosting, bookkeeping, gallery hosting...the list goes on and on. Ok, I'll get off my soapbox...
Since there's a chance I'm not the photographer to trust with your precious family images, I've listed my top 5 reasons why I would not be a good fit, so here we go!
5 - You like to have fun
Yes, that's very general! What I mean is you won't have a boring session where you're not sure where to stand or how to pose. We'll have a great time and move around, laugh, (there may or may not be dancing), and if you have little ones - we run and play games, We have fun!
4 - You're so busy
I have 3 kids and life doesn't stand still for a minute. So, I completely get that you don't have time for multiple consultations, phone calls, and answering emails. I also love to be as efficient as possible with everything I do! From inquiry to receiving your images, everything is simple. I'd love to chat with you on the phone before booking to answer any questions right away, but that's not necessary. Everything can be done via email if that's easier for you!
3 - Your kids will never cooperate for photos
Please see the first sentence for #4! I have kids, I taught preK to 5th grade before having kids...I know they are not going to be perfect angels when you tell them to be. I take some time before any photos are taken to chat with the kids (big and small) so they know that I'm on their side! If at anytime they need a break, we take a break! If I feel they need to run around a little, they run around! And if they just want to stay in your arms, then that's where they stay...but most of the time they warm up and we get some fun shots towards the end!
2 - You hate getting your picture taken
Well, unless your a model for a living, there is a very good chance you don't like getting your picture taken! I don't like it either, but I know the importance of it. Yes, we can hang beautiful photos on our walls right now, but also my children will have photos of all of us together forever. I love looking back at photos of my childhood and seeing my parents. It brings me back to those days and I'm so happy to have those memories!
1 - You "just want one decent photo" of all of you
I will make sure we get that "money shot" or "Grandma photo" (because you know Grandma will want a print for her wall!) and we will capture everything in between. You'll have a great variety of images to choose from or be able to purchase all if you can't decide!
So there you have it! If you are wanting family photos and you fit into these categories, then let's do this! If you live in or are visiting Sheboygan or Kohler Wisconsin or in the area, contact me if you have any further questions or if you are ready to book!