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Why Choose Custom Photography?

This article written by Marianne Drenthe is a good starting point to understanding custom photography, what makes it so, and why it is something special. There are more resources available that explain how custom photography is an amazing experience that gives you portraits that you will cherish for a lifetime.

  • Custom photography is more of a luxury than your entry level cookie cutter chain experience. Custom photography truly is not for everyone, it requires a level of commitment, investment in time and money, forethought and planning on the part of the subject/client and requires a larger time commitment for the photographer as well.
  • Clients who enjoy taking a more active role in the creation of their families’ memories have the desire to have portrait art that is truly personalized. These more discerning clients have been known to budget and allot time for a custom photography session. Many clients opt for it to be a once a year special experience, some opt to have custom photography sessions done to record their child’s stages in life. Having said this, it is clear that custom photography is not in everyone’s budget, it is something that most families save for to splurge on from time to time to memorialize their children as they really are (not posed and primped in the cookie cutter studio setting).
  • There is a great deal of time involved in creating high end custom photography sessions for a client. The luxury of great service, better choices and a supberb end product. The result of all this are heirloom quality images. The time invested at the session is only a small portion of time involved in this process.
  • The beauty of custom photography is in the choices and in the luxury of thoses options. The customized service level you are sure to experience will be amazing. The knowledge that your final images are the result of someone caring about those moments so much that they take extra time ensuring that the artwork you receive is good enough to stand by with their name on it. That level of quality and commitment is all but lost in the age of “mass produced,” “mass marketed,” corporate “everyone is a number”.
  • Custom photography is based on being unique to you. How great an experience would be, to be able to sit back and allow a photographer to do this highly custom work for images that you will most likely cherish for a lifetime?  The portrait art you become invested in from your custom photographer will no doubt increase in value and become more priceless as the years pass.

This is really what custom photography is all about.  Creating images that capture the spirit and essence of your family, how they really are, in ways that will help you hold on to those precious moments for a lifetime. Call us (424) 237-8378 or email rachel@cdostudios.com to set up your custom photography session!