Gratitude through the lens
I’ve had a lot of return clients lately at my portrait studios in LA, and I am always beyond flattered that they return to me for their portrait photography time and again since my prices can be higher than some of my competition. With that being said, I think it’s pretty clear I must be doing something right!
My clients feel like old friends and family to me; some come back with each baby, some come back for an update. Either way, they’re coming back. I think as a portrait photographer this is the highest compliment I can receive. It gives me immense joy.
I have watched so many babies and families grow over the years through my lens, it’s truly a blessing. It is an incredible feeling to see the looks on the parent’s faces, whom I know well, when they see the priceless pictures of their newborns and family members.
When they continue to come back year after year, trusting me to capture their most precious moments, I feel so honored to be their portrait photographer. I get goose bumps when I think of it. It encourages me to always try harder, work harder, learn new techniques and continue to grow and push my company further into this very competitive industry; an industry that I love, that I sacrifice myself and time with my family for every day. My staff and I are dedicated to making sure that every family is happy with the work that I, and we, provide.
I hope my customers can understand why my prices may be a bit higher than other photographers. An old saying comes to mind as I write this, “You get what you pay for”. Well I always have and always will photograph to deliver more than you pay for! My goal is to make you happy with my portrait photography. As a mother myself, I completely understand what these memories mean, and I also cherish all the time I can with my family.
There are many factors when it comes to pricing: the best equipment, studio locations, rent, payroll, travel, my personal time, my experience etc. I could get into to all these things but I don’t think that really matters.
What matters are the precious memories I capture and the families that get to take those portraits home with them, being able to build relationships with my clients and their families through my camera. It is truly a wonder to connect with people who love what I do, and I love what they do—being full of love and life.
I would just like to say thank you, thank you, thank you to all of my loyal clients and future clients, without you I would just be a woman with a camera.
Below are a few images of one of the incredible families I have been so fortunate to photograph over the years.