Returning portrait clients may have noticed a change in my post-shoot workflow with this fancy new thing called "studio viewing sessions"!
Historically when I'd finished editing the photographs from a shoot I'd just chuck them into an online gallery from where my clients could choose favourites & decide on print or digital choices. While an online gallery offers convenience and ease, I found most of my clients struggled to make choices with their photographs & often just bought digitals on USB but when I talked to them months afterwards many said they hadn't done anything with those photos that they paid for.
I felt like I was doing a disservice to my wonderful clients. They paid me to create portraits for them & then after the shoot they had this job of making decisions about their photographs and I wasn't helping them.
So today I offer studio viewing sessions. Rather than uploading the proofs to online galleries and then leaving you to the hard decisions, we schedule a time for you to come into the studio after the shoot to see your photographs. And the feedback has been great!
I get to provide a consistent level of service to my wonderful clients. In the studio we can talk about what you want to do with your portraits & get inspired with all the different options for enjoying your images.
By making the time to come into the studio you're setting aside un-distracted time to view your photographs and make decisions. When I was doing online proof galleries clients would often comment they never made time to sit down and take a proper look at the photos - because well life gets in the way! Studio viewing sessions don't need to take hours out of your day, it's simply an allotted time in your day to relax, have a coffee and see your portraits for the first time.
And it also means that you're getting your prints / albums / USBs etc quicker! It would often take weeks for clients to decide on photographs when I used online proof galleries and lets be honest; by the time I got prints to them the excitement had worn off. Now I can have you going home from the viewing session with your photographs and be getting products to you within days, not weeks!
At these viewing sessions we look at your photographs on a TV screen, so there's no squinting at tiny gallery images. My studio is filled with sample products to get you inspired. And there's no hard sell, just my genuine interest to help you enjoy your portraits as you wish! I'm so excited about this new chapter of my business and am loving being able to deliver a complete service for my awesome clients! xx