Finding the right photographer for you is so very important. The greater Houston area has more than a handful of wonderful newborn & family photographers, each with their own specialized skill set. So, how do you decide on the one for you? I have created a list of helpful things to think about before you book your session:
A good idea would be to start a Pinterest board, and look at the things that you like and love. Next, when you look at a photographer’s portfolio, or blog, you will be able to compare your board to their work, and see if that is what you are leaning towards.
Do you like mostly poses with props?
Are the images all bright?
Are the images fun or are they warm and organic?
My style, is less posed, more natural, and captures the classic and real emotions that my clients are experiencing. Some call it “Lifestyle” photography; however, I mix in a few traditional “posed” photos into each session as well. I like to involve the whole family in my sessions, including parents, siblings and grandparents. Please know that one style is not better than the other. It’s just different, and that’s what makes art creative and wonderful.
ARE YOU COMPATIBLE?
My career began in the hospitality industry, and we offered service with a little something extra… Southern Hospitality! What does that mean for you? It means that you should feel welcome from the minute you are contacted by your photographer. It doesn’t matter if it’s the first email, phone call or in-person meeting. Whatever it is, you need to feel like you are their only client, and the most important session to them. That is how I try to make all of my clients feel during their entire session process.
I’m always here for questions, meetings, phone calls, or even personal texts about hair, make-up, clothing, etc. It’s my job to help you prepare before the session, during the session, and after the session at your gallery reveal and ordering appointment.
HOW IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER UNIQUE?
As your photographer, I offer fine art products, and here is a little story about why…
When I was a little girl, I remember going to my grandparent’s house and being excited to look at the pictures. They had a long hallway with built-in shelves along the bottom of the hall and it was filled with framed pictures. There were larger frames hanging above the shelves on the walls, and real artwork in the rooms. The art made the home so full of LOVE. My grandparents still have photos everywhere. I love to see what my parents looked like when they were children, and what my great-grandparents looked like. I also love to see how much my children look like their relatives. It’s all so very sentimental to me. My kids love to see the pictures and it is special to them as well. This is my why, and how I came to find my brand and offer the products I have for you.
The story above is why I offer prints and products including albums, canvases and framed art. I want you to have these special memories in your home. I want your family and your children to look back on these images and remember this special time in your life.
Digital images won’t last forever. Technology is changing so fast. Think about the CD that you burned in college, it’s probably scratched up and packed away somewhere in a closet. I don’t want my clients to leave with just digital images, it makes me sad and worried that they won’t have prints to look back on, and that this special time will be deleted from a computer by accident someday.
ARE THEY PROFESSIONAL?
I carry insurance, professional lighting, computers & software, professional cameras with lenses and equipment, a website and am always involved in continuous education. I practice newborn safety techniques. Professional props, outfits and accessories are included in each newborn session. Session Planning is also included.
We will discuss everything upfront including your questions, products, fine art, locations, outfits, pricing, packages and more. Hair and makeup services are offered to you along with outfit selections. I hand-edit each and every individual image that will be delivered to you in your gallery. From there, we meet for a gallery reveal, and you choose your products. Next, fine art pieces are ordered for you, your family, and your home. I have poured my heart and soul into this business, Shannon Reece Jones Photography. It was built for you, so that you feel loved from the beginning of the process to the final print.
LOVE, DOES IT SHOW?
As your photographer, it is important to me that I capture these precious moments in your life in a real and authentic way. My clients come to me with amazing stories to tell. They choose me as their photographer because they want images to look back on and treasure from this special time in their life.
Contact Me to book your pre-session consultation. I can’t wait to meet you!
LOTS OF LOVE!!