As a small business owner (a Newborn Photographer in Connecticut), it is important to me that my business reflect who I am and what I believe in. It is also crucial to me that I feel like I am serving my clients to the absolute best of my ability and to do that, I am always thinking of what I can do to make the portrait process as easy and stress-free as possible for my clients. Many of those elements that I’ve added to my photography service come from my own experiences in life and Motherhood.
Take the Client Wardrobe for example. The morning of my newborn session for my first born, it dawned on me that I would need an outfit to wear for the photos. I had been SO swollen before my son was born that literally nothing fit. Oh and I was on bed rest. So the idea of shopping for clothes for a photo session was the LAST thing on my mind. So, I ended up in a white t-shirt and black maternity leggings. It looked horrible and I couldn’t stand to look at the photos of me. So when I opened my photography business, I wanted to make sure no new Mom ever felt that stress of not having anything to wear! Now I have a gorgeous client wardrobe with dresses (because they are most flattering) in sizes XS-2X so every Mom can find something to wear.
I also added hair and makeup for the same reason. I was in no condition (after a very difficult delivery) to do my own hair and makeup. I was functioning on no sleep, my milk had just come in, and my baby had been crying for 2 straight days. So I have partnered with some amazing hair and makeup artists who will come to my studio (or your home!) to get your ready for your photos so you don’t have to worry about getting ready. You can relax, drink some coffee and let my beauty team handle the rest. Meanwhile I will be taking your baby’s very first professional portraits!
One of the newest elements that I’ve added to the experience is finished heirloom artwork! My newborn photographer delivered our images on a flash drive. I thought I would make an album and print some to display somewhere in our home. I got online in the little bit of free time I had to try to find somewhere to print and album only to be overwhelmed with decisions. I got busy adjusting to life with a baby and never managed to find enough time to do it. Somewhere in the last 7 years that flash drive has been lost and now we don’t have any of the professional photos of my tiny newborn baby. SO SAD. Not only that, our investment in those photos was a waste because we never enjoyed the photos. They just sat on a flash drive in a drawer. Again SO SAD.
Since that time, we have learned the importance of enjoying those precious photos. We now make an album with our professional photos each year andI also have large frames with prints throughout our house so that we get to see them every day. And I feel that the best way to truly serve my clients is to help them not only get gorgeous portraits of these monumental life events, but also to help them enjoy and preserve those images so that they can be held close and passed down to your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren!
I have spent a year curating a collection of products that I think my clients will love and cherish. I am offering custom framed prints that are designed on YOUR walls to perfectly fit your space. I also have a gorgeous albums, which are the perfect way to preserve all your images from your session.
If you had a session this year and would like to add on an album or framed prints, that is always available to you! Just reach out and we will get the process started! It is super easy and you can spend your free time cuddling with your family instead of on the computer designing an album!