Friday, May 15, 2015

Cost Versus Value

     There’s a disturbing rise in the popularity of portraits taken by “professional” photographers with little to no training. This day and age, anyone can buy a camera, put up a website and call themselves a photographer.  By offering “on location” only shoots and promoting “natural light” portraits only, photographers are able to cut out a lot of overhead costs, but at what price?  It's not always the case, but no studio location and no lighting equipment tends to indicate a lack of formal training, and it also rules out half of the portrait experience you deserve.  Scenic outdoor shoots with natural light are beautiful, but we would prefer to give you that PLUS something more.  We don’t just understand lighting (which it is often necessary to supplement, even in outdoor shoots with “natural light”)- we paint with it.
Photo editing programs and filters can only carry you so far with a photograph that is not properly lit. Take a look at a few of the examples from the PPA below :

Like the PPA says:
"If you think it is expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur."

  Photography Association, Photographers Association, See The Difference, See The Difference Campaign 

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 Take a look at the PPA's video on the benefits of using a PPA photographer by clicking the image below:


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Fun With Cy-Fair Cheer!

We just wanted to share the silly group photos from the Cy-Fair High School Cheer shoot yesterday! Here are a few that we took at the end just to have a little fun.  Great girls!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

More Than The Minimum

There is a difference between the minimum requirement for something and going above and beyond to create something beautiful and full of quality.  Just as you would put thought and consideration into anything important, choosing a photographer for your senior portraits is a big decision.  While your school most likely requires a bland head shot in formal dress for the yearbook, that does not mean that you have to settle on it as your senior portrait.  You will be sending these photos to everyone you know- friends and family who will treasure those images and hold onto them forever.  Make your choice responsibly, and seek out portraits that are both beautiful and representative of the person you are.

 At Siobhan Fine Photography, we want to make sure that you are informed about your options, and we encourage personal involvement in the process of crafting your portraits.  Before we ever schedule a portrait session, we insist on meeting each senior for a no charge consultation on what he/she is looking for in a portrait, and we want to know what things are important to you. Knowing who you are and what hobbies and interest you have helps us to create far more personalized and special images.  We will walk you through your options and discuss what types of clothing, jewelry etc will work best for your session.  We even encourage you to bring outfits you are considering to your consultation for an even better idea of your best options.  If you would like to include personal items or other people that are of special importance in your session, we encourage that as well.  We want you to come in and take a look around the studio, get familiar with us and be comfortable before we schedule anything.

Once you have decided on our studio, we will schedule a time for your senior session.  That session will include multiple outfit changes (both formal and casual, or even a sports uniform if applicable), and both indoor and outdoor photographs.  Later, you will be able to review your images in the privacy and comfort of your own home and build a collection of your favorites before returning to the studio to place your order so that we can answer and questions you may have in person.  The attention to detail and dedication to crafting a personalized portrait we provide is something that can not be obtained from any chain studio.

  We know that you have a choice in where you have your senior portraits taken, and we want to give you the personalization and quality that you deserve.  This year, go to Prestige for the necessary yearbook photo, but come see us for beautiful and timeless  portraits that you can be proud of.

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