Polly Bouker Photography

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and professionalism.
  • Rhonda G.

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    Polly is very easy to work with and always full of great ideas. She has produced beautiful family photos for us on multiple occasions. We highly recommend her!

    Oct 1, 2017
  • Debbie M.

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    This was such an amazing experience for me and my grandchildren. Polly was so kind, gracious and professional. The kids loved going to the park and having their pictures made. She made sure that they were comfortable and engaged actively with them the entire time. I would highly recommend her and plan to use her again in the future. The pictures that she took are so natural and beautiful.

    Mar 22, 2017Verified

About this pro

I feel like if you are going to spend an hour or more of your life with someone staring at you through a lens, you should know something about the person, don't you agree? What makes me stand out is ME. Recently I asked former clients to describe me in 1-2 words. Here's what they had to say: patient, kind, genuine, caring, sweet, passionate about doing a good job, compassionate, easy going, makes clients feel comfortable in front of the camera. I was so thrilled to hear that this is conveyed - this is what makes me ME. I am a creative person - I draw, paint, and take photographs. Photography is my preferred creative outlet because there is so much opportunity to try new things, and I get to see the results of my work right away - I can assure you that I am almost as anxious to see your photographs as you are! I try to have fun during photo sessions, and I want to get to know you as a person. What you reveal to me as we work together sets the tone for what I will produce for you later. But, it's not just all about the photo session - after your session, I spend hours of time working to make your photos expressive of YOU and your event, milestone, or day that you want to remember. By the time I am finished, your photos have some little bit of me as an artist within them. When I deliver the photos to you, whether via digital download or fine art prints, I am anxiously waiting to hear how you feel about them. I want you to be happy with the one-of-a-kind art I've created for you. When I am not working as a portrait photographer, I am a Geology professor at Georgia State University. I really enjoy rocks and looking at the landscape around us. I am also a wife (of 30 years), a mother (to an 19 and 20 yr old), and a crazy cat/dog lady (2 dogs, 3 cats). There are tons of photographers. And, a lot of them do great work. So why work with me? I'm honest, I care about you, and I care about giving you photographs you will love. I hope to be able to work with you soon - contact me any time and I'll get right back with you! ~Polly When I work on your photos, I am as anxious as you are to see the beautiful end result. I am excited to deliver finished portraits, and love hearing back from clients about how much they love their photos.

Years in business

3

Times hired on Thumbtack

7

Number of employees

1
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Photos and Videos

33 photos

    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      Basic Session: This type of session allows for a few basic poses, and does not include wardrobe changes because of time constraints. 30 minutes. **Typically includes 10-15 digital images. $75 - up to 6 people Deluxe Session: This type of session allows for more time for creative posing and individual portraits for group members. 60 minutes. **Typically includes 20-25 digital images. $125 - up to 6 people Premium Session: This type of session allows for more time for creativity, wardrobe changes, multiple locations, etc. 1.5-2 hours, as needed. ** Typically includes 30-40 images. $150 - up to 6 people (ex. engagement, seniors) $175 and up - Large family or group (including multiple groupings and individual portraits)
    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      I like to find out if you have something specific in mind so that I can make suggestions about location, and wardrobe to help achieve what you are looking for. I am a person who checks emails and texts often, so these are a great way to contact me. I promise to get back to you as soon as possible. Good, old fashioned phone calls are good too, but there's a lot of the time I cannot answer due to work. If you leave a message I will get back to you. Once we have a session scheduled, and meet up, I make every effort to put you at ease and direct you into flattering poses. I prefer poses that look natural, so that's what I will suggest. If you have some poses in mind, I will do my best to capture it. After your session, I will process and enhance your images, to be sent to you via an online gallery for download. I promise images within 2 weeks, but most of the time I return them in about a week. I provide digital images, but I also believe in getting your images printed at a professional quality printer for display in your home. I can get prints for you at very reasonable prices. Not as cheap as a drugstore, but for not much more money you can get images that are of much better quality and will last.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      I am self taught, but have participated in workshops on Newborn and Family photography. My background in various creative arts has helped me to learn quickly in photography.

    Business hours

    Eastern Time Zone
    Sunday9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Monday9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Tuesday9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Wednesday9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Thursday9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Friday9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Saturday9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Coverage Area for Polly Bouker Photography is about 20+ miles of Winder, GA.