When I first started my business in 2015, I was more than happy take my clients’ photos and send the final images a few days later in an instant download. I mean, that’s what people wanted, right? The digitals? That’s what I thought (and I wanted to make my clients happy), so that’s what I did.
A few weeks or months later, I would follow-up with my clients, beaming with anticipation: “So did you print your photos?” *silence*
You can’t possibly imagine the disappointment I felt when I found out that no one printed their photos. “They’re really beautiful, Sharetha! They really are. I just haven’t had the time to print them!” Bummer…because you can admire the photos SO MUCH BETTER in print form than you can online.
After hearing that response from more than one client, I decided to make a change in my business model. I would no longer just provide digital files to my clients. Instead, I would be a full-service photographer.
Why, you ask?
Because THEY needed me to. And I needed me to, too.
So what do you mean when you say “full service?”
I’m glad you asked!
By offering full service, that means that I not only capture wonderful images for you and your loved ones, but I also provide you with beautiful, customized print and product options to keep and display your photos forever.
Why do I sell prints and other products to my clients?
Because getting the correct colors in your photos can be challenging in consumer labs.
My prints are fulfilled through a professional photo lab, whose printers are calibrated to my computer. What that means for you is that what I see and edit on my screen is what prints at the professional photo lab and gets delivered to you.
Because setting crop dimensions can be confusing and frustrating.
Crop dimensions? Say what? Yes…sometimes a photo may need to be cropped in order to obtain the photo size that you desire. When I order a specific size photo that needs to be cropped, I make certain that the crop dimensions make sense, and that no important parts of the photo are lost (chopped heads, hands, etc).
Because getting the right products for the right spaces in your home makes all the difference.
My job is to provide you with excellent service, to figure out what artwork would look best in your space and where to place them, and what other products are needed to display and share your beautiful images.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to service…and quality…and preserving your beautiful photos forever. My goal is to be your photographer for many years to come. In the end, I want you to be happy with not only your images, but with your entire experience. I offer my clients a variety of print products, including albums and wall art to display their beautiful photos.
Contact me to schedule your portrait session today.
Sharetha Monique is a maternity, newborn, child, and family portrait photographer in Charlotte, NC. Follow me on Instagram: @sharethamoniquephotography or join my private community on Facebook. To keep up new content, and stay informed of exclusives and special offerings, sign up for my newsletter!
Note from Sharetha:
Thank you so much for reading this blog post! I love featuring my clients’ images on my blog (as well as some personal favorite images), and this will give you a glimpse into what you will receive when you commission me for your Charlotte Family and Children’s Photography.
If you would like to see what an entire gallery looks like, please don’t hesitate to ask. Some of my favorites are posted here, but all of the images you receive are worthy of being in a frame, an album, or displayed on your walls!
Due to the custom nature of portrait sessions, I take a limited number of clients each month.
Capturing a family’s story and creating beautiful images brings me tremendous joy, and I would be honored to capture yours!