- RECENT EVENTS, TIPS, AND OTHER GOODIES -
September 18, 2013
We are truly living in a digital age and that doesn’t appear to be leaving us anytime soon and that’s okay! I love being able to allow people to get to know me thru my Instagram (@territakespix) or my Facebook page (TerriBaskinPhotography). I am on Twitter as well, but I simply do not use it enough since I use the other two. Facebook is becoming less of a favorite place for me to share photos due to the poor quality of the images and the fact that they seem to find ways to make it harder and harder for businesses to reach potential clients without paying for ads that miss the target client, but I have many clients that have found me thru my Facebook page so it’s a necessary evil for my business.
With all of that, I noticed a trend in the past in my business that many of my wedding clients wanted to me shoot their wedding and give the edited digital images only. While I understand that couples do this for budgeting reasons, it just doesn’t align with my business model. It is my goal to capture memories that your children’s children can cherish as stated in my ‘About Terri’ section of my website. By only having the digital images, I feel like I am not truly serving my clients to meet this goal. Don’t get me wrong, wedding clients will still receive the edited high-resolution photos of their wedding. However, I’ve made a change in my package pricing so that now every wedding packages includes a 20-page wedding album credit. Clients sometimes aren’t sold on the idea of an album because they are thinking about just having the access to their images on a USB drive is enough or they simply don’t know what options are available, so I show them what their options are during client consultations. Below is an album from a recent wedding. Courtney and Angela received a 10×10, 40-page (20 spread) Tan Leather Album. I love that I can offer many options to my clients from the material (Leather, Linen or Custom Cover) to the number of spreads (if they choose to include more than the 20 pages) to the color of the album. But what I love even more is the look on their face when the couple views their album for the first time! Delivering the album makes me feel like I completed the job of documenting the couples’ special day. Once the technology changes and the children come and each couples moves along through life, the wedding album is their visual reminder of a truly special moment in time. Enjoy!
Terri Baskin is a Virginia-based wedding and lifestyle photographer. Terri is passionate about her work and has shot weddings in Virginia, Washington, DC, Maryland, North Carolina, Georgia and St. Lucia! Her work has been featured on various wedding blogs such as Capitol Romance, United with Love, Every Last Detail and Pretty Brass Tacks. To book her for your engagement or lifestyle session or your wedding, please contact us today!