Hello, I am glad you decided to have a look at A Life In Focus Photography!
I love photography...I love holding a camera in my hand and taking a picture. I would love it if I could take your picture and you loved it! Although there is no perfect photo, there are genuinely beautiful moments...a small sweet smile, a mouth wide -open belly laugh caught mid guffaw, a soft, sidelong glance, hands reaching for and finding other hands that form a bond, folks witnessing one of your life's special moments with you and yours in the front and center of it...SNAP! and an authentic moment is captured, to be loved, shared, printed and framed, to be your favorite forever moment, here for you and your family for generations in the future. To view and hold and more importantly to connect to...Photography is the tapestry that weaves our personal histories together...what are you waiting for, you story is waiting to be told.
Just a short note to connect with you in this new year of 2017. Soon the weather will be warmer and photos sessions will be on the calendar again! This year I will be accepting a fewer number of clients so I can really concentrate on each session.
My session is priced at 250.00 for 1-1.5 hours of my time, in up to 2 locations (if they are close to one another) about 20 files. Add 15.00 for a beach session. Assateague Island, Va. is my go to beach.
I usually work in the Pocomoke, Crisfield, Princess Anne area and sometimes Salisbury, if I know the area....I reserve the right to make changes, should I find some part of this is not working out for me or my clients. Contact me for more details and ideas you may have.
Now the nuts and bolts of how I work:
I capture expressive portraits of children, seniors, maternity, and couples on location in my local area using natural light. If necessary I will add some flash for sparkle.... I occasionally shoot small weddings and love shooting engagement sessions....I no longer do newborns or large family group shots, as I feel there are others who are gifted in that kind of photography.
My goal is to keep our sessions enjoyable and fun! I want your experience to be positive and YOU to feel special. Sessions are held in the late afternoon/early evening (depending on the season) and last about one hour or so...
The location of your session is very important and should be discussed beforehand .Pinterest is a treasure trove of fresh ideas when looking for a theme for your session. I also have several location suggestions depending on the look you are going for. Everything from farms and fields, to rustic and urban. If you have a specific location in mind, or would like the session done in the comfort of your own home if there is enough light, please let me know. I try to stay in my local area.
I will chat with you before your shoot to make sure everyone is available, the weather is suitable and answer any last minute questions. Please ask if you do have questions.
What to Wear...
Good clothing choices are important and add a professional touch to your photo shoot. Wardrobe, like location, should be well thought out as it strongly impacts the feel of your images. Classic, timeless clothing is always a good choice, while bright colors and layers are also fun. Just don't let your clothing become more important than you are in the photos. Whatever you think best reflects the personality of you and your family. Personal touches (e.g. fun hats and accessories, some favorite cowboy boots or a frilly tutu) are encouraged! Please feel free to bring an additional outfit change for more variety if you choose. Try to avoid trendy cartoon characters or logos since they quickly date your session.Again, Pinterest is full of ideas for appropriate session clothes...I can send you some links if you need them. Keep family member clothing in the same tonal range if possible....a pair of khakis and blue shirts for everyone is a boring but tried and true example.
In about a week your files should be ready and available for download from this website or on CD... A print release is needed for local printing but I recommend www.mpix.com (on line photo lab) for your printing, whether canvas, cards, or desk photos.
It will take up to, but not usually, 10 days to prepare your images and burn your disc.
I do a few weddings each year. That is all I can handle for now. The weddings we accept depend on my schedule and my assistant's schedule. Doing a handful each year allow me to really enjoy each one and have ample time to edit them.
I strongly encourage you to contact me via my email at Topdawg7051@aol.com. I will follow up with a phone. Facebook business transactions can be confusing.
You can pay with cash, check, or Paypal. Contact me for more information on pricing....Payment due before sessions starts.
Thanks for thinking of A Life In Focus Photography.
ALIF PHOTOGRAPHY retains the full copyright of all images. It is illegal to scan, copy, or otherwise reproduce any images without express written permission. ALIF reserves the right to use images in promotional materials, including brochures, website, and photographic competitions.
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*All prices subject to change without notice.