Why Choose Custom Photography ?

Custom Photography is "something special"


Custom photography is more of a luxury than your shopping-centre chain experience.
Custom photography truly is not for everyone, it requires a level of commitment, investment in time and money, forethought and planning on the part of the subject/client and requires a larger time commitment for the photographer as well.

Clients who enjoy taking a more active role in the creation of their families’ memories have the desire to have portrait art that is truly personalised.

Many clients opt for it to be a once a year special experience, some opt to have custom photography sessions done to record their child's stages in life. Having said this, it is clear that custom photography is not in everyone’s budget, it is something that most families save for to splurge on from time to time to memorialize their children as they really are ( as opposed to being posed and primped in the cookie cutter studio setting).

There is a great deal of time involved in creating custom photography sessions for a client. The luxury of great service, better choices and a superb end product. The time invested at the session is only a small portion of time involved in this process.

Custom photography has been likened to purchasing a motor vehicle:
To get from point A to B, you *could* take the bus, you *might* get a seat, and maybe you won't arrive at your destination bathed in sweat, and with some unidentifiable goo on your shoe..

OR: you could luxuriate in a climate controlled setting, in comfortable individual seats and listening to the music of your choice.
In Australia, nobody really wants to take the bus, the train, the tram. They want the smooth easy experience of a motor car.
Personalised, individual, tailored.

Custom photography is much the same cup of tea. It is where the intangibles make the experience truly wonderful and the images themselves make the investment of money and time truly worthwhile.

Custom photography can be broken down into even more levels. There are on location, studio, mixed studio/on location, specialty location and destination type photographers.
The beauty of custom photography is in the choices and in the luxury of those options.

The knowledge that your final images are the result of someone caring about those moments so much that they take extra time ensuring that the artwork you receive is good enough to stand by with their name on it. That level of quality and commitment is all but lost in the age of "mass produced," "mass marketed," corporate "everyone is a number".

Custom photography is based on being unique to you.

This is Part 2 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.

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