Just ask for a photographer on Facebook and you will receive more possibilities than you could ever imagine. But just how do you go about picking the one that’s right for you? I’ll be honest, there is no easy answer here. There are infinite criteria that you can use to sift through and rank the possibilities: Price, style, specialization, products offered, training, equipment, credentials, referrals from people you don’t know… the list goes on and on.
But even after you do your homework and select the “best fit”, are you sure they will deliver on your vision? You’re going to put out some serious change to purchase a product yet unseen. At Positive Images Photography and Sheer Expressions, we’ve found a way around this conundrum.
Simply put, we assume the risk of you potentially not liking your images. Funds don’t cross our palm until you see your proofs and you are elated that we’ve captured the look, feel, and emotion you envision. Why would we do that, you ask? For a couple of reasons…
First off, photography is art. As such, beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. I may think I’ve captured your style and personality perfectly. But you may not see it that way. Let me illustrate…
Do you like the Impressionist artists such as Claude Monet? Maybe your preferences are more traditionalist and resonate with the paintings of Rembrandt van Rijn? If Cubism is your thing, Pablo Picasso might be right up your ally. Of course, many know and love the Abstract Expressionist work of Jackson Pollock.
All these artists have earned their place in history, and all have produced seminal work. But who’s work speaks to you and who’s would you hang in your home? You see, art truly is subjective. Why should you purchase art that doesn’t move you?
Secondly, I’ve never claimed to be one of the groundbreaking and most influential photographers in the area. Indeed, the more I learn about my chosen craft, the more I know there is to know. This is a journey I hope will never end.
There are those odd times when the photographer and the client just don’t click. The magic just isn’t there. The photographer/client relationship is much like a dance. It’s a rhythm of action and reaction that creates a symphonic flow of expression and emotion. A true professional can dig deep into their bag of tricks and tap the best in their client, no matter the circumstances.
And then there are those rare times when either I’m off my game, or you (or your child) has had “one of those days”. It will show up in the images. I provide my clients with numerous hints and tips to help them get in top form for their session. I make sure I schedule plenty of time between sessions or known interruptions. But sometimes despite our best efforts, I can’t find a way to overcome these challenges.
So, here’s the bottom line… I don’t want you to purchase images that you aren’t in love with and wouldn’t be 100% enthusiastic with in recommending my work to your friends. So, I’ll take the risk. I’ll put my time and reputation on the line to make sure I create the very best work possible for you. We invest time in your consultation and our talent in your session without the promise of receiving payment. Once you see your proofs and you agree they are images you would love to hang on your wall – then and only then will we accept payment for our services.
That’s our satisfaction guarantee to you!