How to avoid the biggest mistakes 8 out of 10 people make when choosing a photographer…
Some people make the mistake of selecting their photographer without researching what they’re really getting for their money. When you call for your appointment at Lifestyle, a team of experts will be there from your very first call right through the delivery of the finished order. They are fanatics about getting everything perfect, the first time. You’ll be amazed at their skill and friendliness. You’ll know exactly what to expect.
The Portrait Design Consultation
The portrait consultation is the first step in creating a timeless image. Every portrait study is planned and created for each individual client. At this appointment, we will look at sample images and discuss the creative vision we have for your portrait. By doing this, we can help guide you in what type of clothing, style and locations would look best. By involving you in this vital step, we are able to design a portrait that represents a refined statement of who you are. Preparation is key and helps make the actual day of the portrait session run smoothly. This will only result in a successful portrait experience and you will have images that will be priceless keepsakes forever.
The Portrait Session
Our goal at Lifestyle Photography is to create a portrait that expresses the uniqueness of each client. We photograph in a free-style way that creates images with natural expression for portraits beyond the ordinary.
The Portrait Session-Creation Fees
Our Creation (or Session) Fees vary depending on your needs. The session charge includes the Design Consultation and the previewing of the chosen portrait location (when necessary), and the creation of the original images. All Sessions are prepaid to reserve your time in our schedule, and range from $200-$300. Session fees do not include any portraits, but do include the best satisfactions guarantee you’ll find anywhere!
The Ordering Appointment
The most important decision in the portrait process is your selection of images. Your images can be ready for viewing within one hour of being created if scheduled ahead of time! Viewing of images is done in our studio. At this appointment, you will watch the session unfold in a slideshow to music. You’ll see each image projected life-size and you will be able to compare side to side. Best of all, we will show your final selection in a variety of sizes so you can decide which will look best in your home! That is why we only show you your images in our studio view and order room. It is important that all decision makers are present during this time. We will guide you in selecting images suitable for the home, at the office, and for gifts for family and friends. It is extremely helpful for you to come to the appointment with a good idea of the quantity and sizes that you will want to include in your order. We offer a variety of products with a dedication to quality, service and satisfaction. Quality takes time so please allow 3 to 6 weeks from the ordering appointment to receive your portraits.
At Lifestyle, you are in control of your investment. You determine the exact number of finished portraits you will need. There are no required packages of any kind. So if you only need one portrait, you can get just one. If you need one hundred, that’s OK too. It’s really that easy.
Lots of Choices
Desk and Gift packages are available from $99 to $699. We believe properly sized wall portrait art is 16″ x 20″. Wall portrait art is available from $799 to life size. You can also choose from collections that start at $385, So you see, our choices are many; the flexibility is unlimited. Finishing guides with listing of our current specials are available at the time of your Design Consultation.
Because photography is so customized for each individual and because of the specialized nature of photography itself, there are literally dozens of ways to offer finished portraits. We will custom design the package that best suits your needs with discounts ranging from 20 – 50% to ensure you receive the best value. Everyone’s different, So our collections are too!
If you have any questions about portrait prices or specials, please do not hesitate to ask. We’re here to help!
No Hidden Costs
Included in every Lifestyle portrait at no extra cost, are important things you pay extra for (or aren’t even available) at other studios – such as mounting of each portrait to art board of increased durability and application of a very tough acrylic finish for protection against elements. Also, each image is inspected under color-corrected lights to make sure every portrait is perfect, even down to the wallets. At Lifestyle Photography, we firmly believe that our success is rooted in the belief that quality counts. Quality does not go out of style. It costs less in the long run, and is always appreciated by those who know the difference.