Why Choose Christine Ann Photography?
Are you getting tired and frustrated during your search for a photographer?
If so, I'm glad you found me :). I do things differently than everyone else!
What I offer: High resolution files, ability to edit the images, 40+ images from the session, ability to download files from online gallery, option to order a disc or usb containing images, option to order professional prints. To sum it up: along with your photos, you get freedom along with them.
No rules, no regulations. These images belong to us both :).
Long before I was a photographer, I was a person looking for photographers. I remember the aggravation of looking through countless photographers' pages: No prices listed, obscurity regarding pricing and amount of images given, no disc or usb with images, no print release, receiving 10-20 images out of hundreds, necessitating to come back for in-person sales, and offering no files (or a web-sized, watermarked file) and prints only.
I now understand why photographers do things this way (great reasons!) and - at first - I formatted my photography business the exact same way. After awhile I started realizing it wasn't feeling right to me and just doesn't work for me. These images are not "my" images they are "our" images. I want to share them with you :).
Here's a run through comparing what most photographers offer to what I offer:
** I let you edit the images however you'd like as long as you note that you edited the image and that the base image is from me (I still retain the copyright -I just give you permission to make alterations on the image). There's probably around 1% of photographers or less that release the right to alter their images. This is virtually unheard of. It took me a long time to come to this decision and feel comfortable and confident with it but it all comes back to that I strongly believe the images are "our" images, not just mine. I want you to have the ability to run it through an Instagram filter or practice Photoshop with it if you'd like. Eventually I plan to put a tab on my site showing off people's edits of my photos, so please share them with me when you do edit them!
** I greatly value prints .. but I also greatly value files. My dad and stepmom live in England. My brother lives in California. My mom and stepdad live 6 hours away etc. Sharing my session online is greatly important to me. My dad in England will likely never see my 20x30 family portrait hanging on my wall. While I want that 20x30 on my wall, I also want my family and friends who live hours away to see it online. I offer high resolution files as well ability to print through a professional printing lab with every session.
** I offer RAW files at an additional fee for people who are really serious about photography and editing (RAWs are the original, unedited/untouched, highest resolution form of the image). Offering RAWs is another thing no one else really does.
** I do offer the option to walk away with 10-20 for a lower cost however also offer to let you order all the images that I think you will appreciate (most people choose this option and usually receive around 70-100 images for an hour of shooting - noting some of this number are the same image in color and black and white). Choosing the images to give is the hardest of the session process for me so it's actually easier for me to just give you everything :) (however if you do want the 10 or 15, I put them all in a gallery and you can choose your favorite ones to order from there).
** I give you an online gallery where you can order prints and download your images. I can also send a cd or USB for a small additional fee. If you would like to meet in person, I am more than happy to do this - I actually prefer this as it gives you a chance to see and experience the professional products I offer and I can assist you in what to order - however it is not required!
As you can see I do things differently than most people. I incorporated the things I want as a consumer as well as what I most see people asking for and wondering about. If you want something different and innovative, which offers you a lot more for a lower price than is typical