What is Custom Photography ?

This is Part 1 of a Series of 3 I will be posting over the next couple of weeks.

Taken from the Consumer Guide for Custom Photography for the Professional Child Photographer, I hope it answers any questions you may have as you have been thinking about getting some portraiture done for your family, or for yourself.


What Is Custom Photography

The photographic art you choose to place on your wall is ultimately the result of the vision of the photographer. This vision, coupled with what you wear to your session, the environment, the lighting, even the mood the subjects are in at the time of photographing creates the work that you will want to proudly display on your walls forevermore.

Your first step in the process is more about determining who you are, who your family is and then seeking a photographer that reflects your style.

For instance let’s say your family is extremely outdoorsy and loves playing on the beach. You start determining what style you like, browse through photography website portfolios and determine if any of the styles exhibited there would be a good fit with your life and family style.
You have already determined that you should probably seek out a beach type photographer (that is if you live near a beach) and then begin narrowing the field down a bit.

Finally after a bit of internet research, you have narrowed it down to two photographers who do what seems like solid work, the sort of outdoor beach look you desire. It is now time to ask yourself: Do you like photographer A’s style over photographer B’s style, or vice-versa?

What custom photography ultimately is all about is choice and experience.
Custom photography is about finding someone who will photograph your family, give you devoted 1:1 attention without worry of who is next ‘in line’ or the impersonal feeling of a crowded portrait studio.

A custom photography experience should have you, the client and your experience in mind.


1 comment:

Belinda said...

GREAT picture. So creative!