You’ve heard the term “custom photography” but what is it exactly and is it for you? You may have even invested in a portrait session for your family, but what about that furry family member who deserves their time in the spotlight?
Let’s face it…pets have undoubtedly become an official “member of the family.” We care for them as if they were our children. They play a unique role in our lives, providing us with moments and feelings that only a pet can offer. So it’s unfortunate that their time with us is only a fraction of our lifetime. Therefore, it’s important to preserve their memories with images and keepsakes that portray their personality and soul. You don’t want to have to dig through files on your computer just to look back at pictures of your pet that are blurry, with red eyes, or has them looking away, do you? No, you want to pass by a beautiful portrait of them smiling in your hallway, or flip through a gorgeous album that tells their story and showcases their personality. You want to remember them as they truly are.
So, how do you achieve this? By investing in a custom pet portrait session. Sure, you could just go to a portrait studio in the mall, have you pet sit on some ugly backdrop and come out with an 8×10 print of them looking like a deer in headlights. But wouldn’t you rather invest in an ENRICHING experience with a professional who is PASSIONATE about their work, gives you and your pet their UNDIVIDED attention, offers EXCELLENT service and QUALITY products, leaving you with BEAUTIFUL images and memories that you’ll cherish for a LIFETIME?
This is what CUSTOM PHOTOGRAPHY is all about…choice and experience. It’s about finding a photographer who suits YOUR style, listens to YOUR needs, works with YOU to accomplish YOUR portrait goals and provides an overall personalized experience. Now, custom photography isn’t for everyone. It requires a level of commitment, investment in time and money, forethought and planning. It’s a luxury that one values based on the importance of portrait art to them. Those who choose to invest in a custom portrait session get the assurance that their photographer cares as much about the images and experience as you do. Custom portrait photographers invest a significant amount of time selecting and editing images and designing products that guarantee satisfaction. They work hard to continually perfect their skills, stay current on industry trends and standards, listen and learn what clients want and provide solutions that lead to a one of a kind experience. That level of quality and commitment is all but lost in the mass-produced corporate age where people are just a number. There’s always going to be a cheaper, quicker way to produce images of your pet, but…price is what you pay, value is what you get. Professional portraits only increase in value as time passes, because memories are priceless.
Now that you know why you should consider hiring a professional photographer for a custom pet portrait session, check back soon to read Part Two : Why It Costs More?