One of my favorite parts of my job is packaging all the beautiful products that come through the studio. It is a nice break from the computer to take time to wrap them and add little touches, all the while imagining how much someone is going to enjoy them. Often, I am in such a rush to get them to the clients that I don’t stop to take the time to photograph and share the products. And as I promised recently, here are couple of products I was packaging recently and took a few snaps to share with you.
So many times, or should I say all the time, my clients will tell that “it’s my fault they can not choose just a few and want them all.” Which – if you ask me – is a good problem to have 😀 Digital collection is a perfect way to have all your session images. When you purchase the full session disc, you receive each image in your gallery saved onto a disc. You actually receive two copies of each image, one in full size ready for printing and one already resized/watermarked and ready for sharing online. A print release and instructions for your best printing options are also included. Along with the disc itself, you receive a 5×7 image box custom designed just for you, featuring an image from your session on the covers.
This time I was packaging two image boxes that I designed similar – one vertical for a boy, and one horizontal for a girl. I always include baby’s name and birth information on the side, and add my favorite images from the session on the front and back cover.
Why do I include a 5×7 print of each image if you’ve purchased the full set of digital files? The prints are to be used as a reference for correct color and quality. Each included print is printed at a professional photo lab and is of the highest in quality. The product at other printing facilities may not be the same, so I like for clients to have reference prints to use for comparison when printing their own files.
The purchase of digital files is definitely not for everyone. You do not want to let the disc gather dust on your office table and not to be able to enjoy beautiful portraits! Many clients prefer to purchase products ready to be enjoyed right away. A session album is a great way to enjoy all (or most) your favorite images from the session. This album is a flush press printed photo book and is included with Collection III. It is also available for purchase a la carte or as an add-on with Collection I and II. I design them to be timeless and classic, therefore the simple clean pages are my favorite. The cover options for this album are numerous with choices ranging from neutral to eclectic. Collection III includes it sized 9×9, but it can also be ordered as a smaller version of 5×5. Such an adorable Holiday gift for grandma! The pages are thick and sturdy, and images can be designed in unlimited array of ways. My absolute favorite is one large image over two flush pages. Looks amazingly stunning! Quite a few clients took my word for it without even seeing a product sample, and they were impressed with overall product and quality.