Do you need photos for you and your small business? I can HELP!!
Recently, I did this FUN session to capture the personality of a very talented baker here in The Woodlands! She was being featured in a Houston magazine and needed photos to accompany her write up regarding her cookie couture business. Lupita was a delight to work with, the camera loved her. You can see she has a fun personality. If you need custom cookies for a party or special occasion, she's your girl!! The are delicious and beautifully decorated.
You can read about her by clicking on button below.
LETS TALK ABOUT EDITING
This is where many long hours are spent perfecting your images. This is the portion of the process you DON'T see me working hard for you. This is the reason you hire me, a professional photographer, to properly edit your files so they are ready for your walls. This is why you hire me to use my artistic and photography skills. Anyone can take a picture, but do they have mad editing skills? I'm skilled in Photoshop, many years under my belt. This is WHY you invest in beautiful photography. There are MANY photographers out there that can take a photo, but do they fully edit and make them ready for your walls? Remember you get what you pay for, if someone is priced cheap you have to ask yourself are they editing your photos? Most likely NOT...as it takes many hours and some just don't have the skill set or interest in going the extra mile. I have a degree in photography and many many years of experience. I'm an artist!
Are you wondering what happens after your session? Well I literally go into editing mode to prepare your sneak peek, because I'm just as anxious to show you my favorite photo from our session. I spend many hours sifting through ALL your digital files and select ONLY THE BEST to fully edit. When I say all, it can range from 300-1000 files, just depends on the type of session. And yes, I do look at every file to determine if it's worthy of editing!! Once I have sifted through files, I begin editing your photos, then upload to your private online gallery.
Below is an example of a before and after to show you my editing skills. SOOC means straight out of camera, below that is the fully edited file. As you can see it's now ready to be printed large, this one is canvas worthy. I spend time cleaning up skin, whitening teeth, fix hair, paint the sky, sharpen and add some glow to the eye and much much more!!
Editing is where the magic happens! This is why you hire me, a skilled photographer, who has the knowledge to create beautiful photography.
Congratulations Jessica and Brandon!!! You two make a lovely couple and I know Scout is excited about the news. We are wishing you both many years of joy and happiness. This is an exciting time, so enjoy the moment.
Don't forget DETAILS!! Every mom and dad wants to remember their newborn's little fingers, toes, feet, nose, lips, ears and eyelashes.
Hello! Welcome to your blog post. Blogging can be hugely important for your website’s SEO success and for keeping customers coming back for more! You can use your blog to share about business updates, recent shoots, cool new products, and all kinds of other things.
But it doesn’t have to be all business all the time! Readers will love to get to know the “real you!” The person, artist, and entrepreneur behind your great business. Don’t be afraid to show your personality while your write! Blogging is meant to be sort of informal, which helps connect with readers on a personal level.
So, what are you going to write about? A good way to start is by sharing your recent work.
Have you done any cool shoots lately? (I know you have, you all-star photographer!) I bet you have loads of images just waiting to be shared with your adoring fans.
Making this kind of post is really easy! There’s even a template you can follow to write a quick blog that follows all of the “Blogging Best Practices.” It goes like this:
Your title should be about 6-10 words and describe your post in an interesting way. Keywords are important, but they should be your secondary priority.
“Winter Wonderland Engagement Shoot In Downtown Raleigh”
Something like that so set the mood, hook readers, and give a little information about your shoot. This will also help people searching on Google find you if they’re looking for a specific venue, location, or photography style!
You don’t have to write a novel! Just 1-2 paragraphs of text should do. Focus on the “who, what, where, when, and why” of the post to keep it simple.
“Had a ball shooting this engagement photography session with Alex & Sam in Center City Park! The weather was just right, and the energy of this sweet couple just shines through!”
Nothing too fancy. You just need some words to ground readers, set the stage, and give your post some searchable text. That way Google match your post to people who are searching for a great photographer like you.
As for photos, limit yourself to 10-15 per post. If you want to share more, link readers to a gallery to see all the awesomeness.
Remember: No Dead Ends! At the end of your blog, give the reader something to do next. Whether that’s to see a gallery, book a session, or simply read another blog, give them a link — preferably a big old button…like this one!
Okay, your cool blog is done. Now all that’s left is to publish and get readers. Think of blogging as part of your marketing strategy – because it really is.
Blogs help people find you through search engines. But you can also share your blogs on social media platforms to get people ooh-ing and ahh-ing over your work on your website. The goal is to show them around the place, dazzle them with your work, and hopefully they’ll end up booking their own sessions – or signing up for updates! Sharing is easy. Just click “Share” and post to the social media of your choice. Done and done.
Our last notes are about design. Both for your overall blog layout and for each post.
People are visual creatures... but you know that already. A beautiful blog will encourage people to stay & read more! Your blog comes with a bunch of layout options so you can create a gorgeous experience for your readers.
If you write a longer article, try to break up the words with images peppered throughout. Photos make for a more enjoyable read!
If you have extra widgets, you can easily embed them in the footer or sidebar of your blog. Putting in a subscription form, for instance, is a great idea to keep people hooked on reading your blog!
That’s about it! You now know everything you need to make a great blog for your business! Good luck, champ. I know you’ve got this. But if you ever have any questions, drop us a line, and we’ll be glad to help!