What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
The pricing system is not complicated, and I do have a session to meet just about every need. There are standard packages available, and if you don't see one that works for you we will build a custom quote together to ensure that you can get exactly what you are looking for in a lifetime photographer.
If you are a car enthusiast, musician, model, pet lover, Realtor, or business professional, I have custom plans available for you! Be sure to ask about how I can be part of your hobbies and business interests as well.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
During our first conversation, we will discuss exactly what you are looking for in terms of what you hope to have at the end of our journey. Whether you love the idea of a home gallery portrait collection, or a stylish album that can be passed down through the generations, we will create a plan that is perfect for you. Understanding your needs and personal style will help me to show you how La Vie Est Belle Photography can assist you in achieving that goal.
That first consultation is also the perfect opportunity to tell you more about the Studio and for us to decide if we will be a good match. I may not be the perfect photographer for everyone, and that is okay! My goal is to create an open, welcoming environment for potential clients, and if we decide that another photographer may be a better match, I am happy to share my list of preferred pros with you so that you will have an excellent experience.
Once we have a plan of action, I assist my clients in selecting wardrobe and location options and share with them the benefits of working with my personal Hair & Makeup Artist. Men, women, and children alike enjoy making their portrait session day a fun experience! For my engaged couples, I offer access to my network of top-quality vendors through Bliss Wedding Foundry. We are a collaboration of service-based professionals who work closely with our clients to deliver an incredible wedding day experience. If you are looking for a "one-stop shop" for your wedding vendors, Bliss is perfect for you!
The most exciting part of our journey together is our session date! We have fun in a relaxed environment where the camera is a secondary element. We want your personality to shine through, so there is no pressure to create stiff poses or cheesy smiles.
Once your portraits have been professionally edited, we will meet again to go through your proofs and select your favorite images. At that time we discuss display options and I help my clients visualize what the final product will look like in their home. When your order arrives in beautiful boutique packaging, it feels like a holiday as you unwrap your gorgeous prints and albums. My services do not stop there, though! Everything I offer comes with a quality guarantee, and I will even stay to help you hang your portraits throughout your home so they look absolutely perfect!
When you book with La Vie Est Belle Photography, you become part of the family, and if you have questions or concerns at any time, I am always happy to help. Current clients also enjoy the benefits of VIP membership, which includes access to Members Only discounts and special offers throughout the year. Our studio is unlike any other in the area, and we are proud to focus on providing an outstanding experience for each and every client!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am constantly refining my craft and techniques to bring the absolute best possible skill set to each photo shoot. I also work closely with several vendors which allows me to provide modern designs to all of the print and display products that clients want to see.
What types of customers have you worked with?
As a family photographer, I enjoy all types of sessions. From newborns to seniors to engagement sessions and large family gatherings I love getting to know my clients and producing works of art as unique as they are. You won't find flashy outrageous edits that will quickly be out of fashion, but you can be sure that your portraits will be fresh and modern in a style that will last forever.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Just relax and enjoy the experience from start to finish! I will be there each step of the way to ensure that your needs are met and that your vision is brought to life. Whether you have an exact idea of what you want your portraits to look like, or if you are open to anything, we will work together to create something special just for you.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
With all of the options available to clients looking for photography services, the most important thing to think about before making a selection is what you hope to gain from the experience. Are you just looking for a few quick snapshots on a disk? Or would you rather work with a Full Service Studio that will be there with you from the first stages of planning your wardrobe and locations through the final delivery of your prints and products? If excellent customer service and high quality products are important to you, be sure to choose a professional photographer like La Vie Est Belle who can deliver on those promises because you DO have a choice!
Another consideration is how well your personalities mesh. This is particularly true for Engaged Couples! Your photographer will be with you for several months; through the planning stages of your event, your engagement portraits, and of course your wedding day, so it is incredibly important that you hire someone you trust and who you can have a great working relationship with.