Tara Flannery is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) and Craftsman based in Houston, TX. Tara Flannery Photography is a family photographer from tip to toe. See more family photos in the gallery. Contact me to book your family portrait today!
A Family Photographer from Tip to Toe
When you take your car to the mechanic or hire a person to clean your home, you expect the service to be completed from top to bottom or from tip to toe. A great service experience answers all of your questions before you have even thought to ask them. And it covers the entire process through completion and beyond. I believe that your family portrait experience should be like this. We begin with a consultation that allows us to get to know each other. It’s an opportunity to learn about your family and why we’re photographing your family at this moment in time. What do you envision as the end result of the family portraits? Next, the photo session will be stress-free because we’ve already discussed wardrobe, location, and poses. Finally, the installation of your brand new family portraits brings the experience to completion. I’ll check in to make sure everything looks good and to let you know that I’ll be here long after this experience to help as anything arises.
Why hire a photographer who prints?
While there are some extremely good consumer labs, there are several things to consider when printing family portraits where a professional photographer can help.
- Placement or location of the final portraits. Do you have a wall or space that could use updated portraits? Maybe one needs to be replaced or maybe you have a blank wall? A professional photographer can assist you with location that makes sense for each portrait.
- Size of the printed portraits. With special software, a professional photographer can show you the brand new portraits on the actual walls of your home. Because the software calibrates the sizing, it’s easy to see exactly what size or sizes of portraits will be perfect for your space.
- Crops and wraps. Sometimes canvas gallery wraps need to be extended in order to cover the sides. Have you ever printed a canvas gallery wrap and someone’s feet get cut off? Same thing with an 8×10 print. Depending on the image, the 8×10 crop may significantly cut into an image. Your photographer can tell you which images will be best suited for this size print or adjust the image accordingly.
- Color. Sometimes printing at a non-professional lab can result in color casts (think blue, green, or red casts) that can ruin the print altogether.
I hope that you’ll consider a photographer who will handle your family portraits with care and provide excellent service from tip to toe.
Tara Flannery is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) and Craftsman based in Houston, TX. Tara Flannery Photography specializes in family portraits. See more family photos in the gallery. Contact me to book your family portrait today!