I'm taking a break from blogging galleries for second to talk about something I have an extremely strong opinion on!!! *CAUTION I DO NOT INTEND TO OFFEND PREVIOUS OR FUTURE CLIENTS, I LOVE YOU ALL AND WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY WITH WHEREVER YOU CHOOSE*
So, let's talk about photo locations.. 9 times out of 10 when a client reaches out to me asking for pictures, the classic line they use to finish off their inquiry is, "but we want to stay local"
I totally understand not wanting to venture out and wanting to stay where you're comfortable, but let's be real here.. If you want some flippin' epic shots of you and your boo or you and your family you HAVE TO BE WILLING TO VENTURE OUT A LITTLE BIT!!!
Make a day out of it, yelp some places to eat nearby, go to the movies, or just watch the sunset after we finish shooting. I get it LA traffic is AWFUL, who wants to sit in traffic for 1-2 hours when we can just go to the park up the street from your house. Who wants to spend 15-20 minutes hiking, walking when I can just park and walk 300 ft and i'm at the nice spot at the park. Let me tell you something, you're already investing the money in getting your pictures taken, you're gettin' all dolled up, you've bought new clothes for everyone.. MAKE IT COUNT!!! These are going to (hopefully) be hanging on your walls, you want to be able to post these pictures and everyone be commenting how AMAZING your pictures are knowing they're not taken at your local park or trail. You're going to want pictures that are different than everyone else's portraits you've seen.
Cost, I don't charge a lot for travel, I charge what it takes to fill up my tank (if we go FAARR then maybe to fill up my tank twice). So, INVEST. I promise you it's worth it!! And you'll make me happy too. Happy photog=happy session=happy YOU!!!
**PS THESE PLACES AREN'T EVEN SUPER FAR FROM LA. SOME ARE JUST "DIFFERENT" AND LOOK HOW MUCH MORE AMAZING THEY LOOK.**