Many couples whether they are just engaged or married for years still like to go out to their favorite spots around town and do some images. These are fun sessions and can certainly get images that you will want to display. For engaged couples, they can frame their favorite and display at the reception (then in their home).
A great way to showcase the bride and her dress months before the wedding. The favorite image is many times displayed at the reception and in your finished album. These sessions can be in the studio or on location too.
Contact the studio. Its always best to chat about what you are after…we can schedule an in-home consultation or here in the studio to sit down and brainstorm together so the actual session goes smoothly and I can create something more tailored to your ideas.
We can do either or both… Depends on if you are wanting more romantic or fun, the creative direction, and fitting your home decor. This is another reason you may want to have a consultation before the session.
While most clients end up doing a Portrait Collection or album, there is no minimum…Collections start at $315 (which includes a wall portrait and smaller prints too) and a la carte prints start at $20… so affordable for any budget. Keep in mind all my photographs come from my professional lab that still produces wet-process silver halide true photographs…not inkjets as everyone else has gone to unfortunately.
I work hard for all sessions, no matter the size of the order (ask all of my clients). You can download the Quick Prices here.
The presentation appointment is usually scheduled about 2 weeks following your session. Both parents and any other family members (grandparents) who will wish to view and purchase images will need to be present at this appointment. This is the last day for the discount. You will first see a slideshow of the images set to music and projected in theatre fashion on an 8 foot screen. After the show, we can then go right into designing your order. If dad is not present and you want to wait on him to help, you will need to schedule another appointment.
One of the biggest things you as the client can do to help make these images “cohesive” is coordinate the clothes for the people in the images. Limit it to 2 solid colors (white & khaki) , (blue jeans & white shirts)… earth tones are always good for location sessions. Stay away from patterns and dotted, busy colors that can be distracting. We want to make you look very united and like you belong together.
To display your family images on your walls of your home shows just how important family is to you. When your friends and neighbors enter your home and see a nice family portrait over your mantle, they will know immediately your family means everything to you.
Your wall portrait can be framed to coordinate with your home decor and colors, style of the portrait and delivered ready to hang. In some cases, I hand deliver the finished portraits to clients homes.
Paul cares to take the time and effort to capture the perfect moment. We were pleasantly surprised with his artistic eye and craftsmanship.
Great experience! Our newborn portraits turned out beautifully!!! Very professional and great quality. I have received so many compliments!
Paul has taken our family portraits for the past 7 years and captured the most precious images ever of my son. The details that he brings out through his photography is amazing.
Paul Alford did a wonderful job capturing some of the most precious years of our children! It is through his talent and creativity hung on our walls that are memories are so enjoyed!
Best skill for photography I have seen but what’s better than that is he will edit the picture to make you look like you perfected! And he is the only photographer that you know by the magic in the eyes. Highly recommend.
Paul has taken all of our family photos and done each of my son’s six year old portraits as well as our daughter’s newborn pictures. He does amazing work and captures the best moments without much effort. He is very professional and is excellent at what he does. We will continue to use him as our photographer because of how pleased we have always been.
I first found Paul in 1999 when shopping for a wedding photographer. We have used him for all of our family pictures both on location at the beach and in the studio. He is always professional and captures the most beautiful shots no matter what the circumstances. Love him!
We love our photos !! Paul is fun to work with and is amazing at capturing precious moments !
We’ve worked with Paul for the past 10 years and have done numerous photo sessions with him. He is very professional and his pictures are amazing. You won t be disappointed.
The photos are precious! We will treasure them the rest of our lives. Paul captured so many beautiful, real-life moments–even when I thought he surely must have missed all of them because my daughter was so energetic and full of movement that day! The photos capture so much love, joy, mischief, and everything in between. Thank you Paul for such a wonderful gift! We can’t wait for our next session.
Paul Alford is the Best Photographer I have EXPERIENCED. He captures your best look in photos ! He is VERY PROFESSIONAL and makes you feel very COMFORTABLE. Every Photo was simply Beautiful !!!! My whole family was pleased with his work. Also, his prices were very AFFORDABLE. I can’t wait for our next photo shoot !!!!!
What a wonderful experience! Paul did a beautiful job capturing my twins on their first birthday. We will treasure these portraits for a lifetime! The hardest part was trying to decide which photos to order since we adored them all. Paul was willing to work with our schedule and even went out of his way to deliver items to my home understanding that life can get hectic with little ones at home. We look forward to scheduling another shoot with Paul in the near future!
Paul has been our family photographer for nearly a decade, and has perfectly captured moments that we will cherish for a lifetime. Paul truly is an artist.
Paul did a wonderful job working with our newborn and us to capture great pictures of her we can always treasure! Very easy to work with, he even dropped off my canvases since it was so difficult to travel those first few weeks of having her. Definitely recommend!
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