Spring has sprung

I love making pictures, making art.  After 3 years of Life in the Light Photography, I’ve learned that I also love the business aspect.  Every year, I look back at my written business plan to make tweaks and changes so I can mold my business into what I truly want it to be.  So, as I continue to strive to be a full service, boutique-style photographer, I’m SO excited to offer an optional in-home ordering & design consultation as part of your portrait experience!  I know, “experience” is kind of a cheesy word to use, but I really want you to have a great time!  I want you to come away with meaningful art of your own family that you can love for generations.  I have had several clients in the past who wanted a little extra help in choosing how to display their images, and I think having an ordering session could be a great way for you to see samples, narrow down choices, and get my opinion about what “works”!  Here’s what one client said about her ordering & design session:
Having Senior pictures done can be very stressful…almost as stressful for the parent as the Senior.  We had a wonderful experience with Emily.  She provided us with so many great proofs to choose from – I was overwhelmed.  I just wanted them all, but unfortunately had a budget to work with.  Emily spent time with us, reviewing each picture, helping us narrow down our selection.  She gave GREAT professional advice. She asked about where we would place the picture, what kind of frame we were thinking of using, and she was very understanding of my budget. I have been and will continue to highly recommend her…this was a fun, memorable part of “Senior Year”.
Keeping with my goals of maintaining a great customer experience, you may have noticed that I made a business decision to start having a session fee this year.  This is due at the time you book your session to reserve your time and it includes:
  • Pre-session phone/email consultation
  • Custom portrait session on location or in your home
  • Artistic processing of 30-50 proofs
  • Private, online gallery available for 10 days where you can view your proofs, share with family and friends, and place your order
  • Optional in-home design/ordering consultation
With the exception of 1 item, I’ve kept my print and product prices the same as last year, and you can still see them all in my catalog.  I’ve got some new products that I’ll be offering this year, too, so be sure to watch for them!  And finally, the spring specials… to ease you into my session fee, you can have $25 off if you schedule soon!  Also, my little charms are on sale again for Mother’s day, and you can still get free Facebook images from your session!

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