Why Choose Us?

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Patience

We get it done right. Sometimes, things go perfectly as planned. Sometime they don't. We go into every shoot with a general idea of what we would like to do and accomplish. Even if things don't go accordingly to plan, we will get you photos that you will absolutely love. 

Our studio doesn't work in a fast pace, "get them in and get them out", high volume atmosphere. We are chill! Different angles, different lighting, different backdrops or props - these are all things we may adjust to get the look and style that you want. Everything we do is personalized just for you. This is why we don't offer or work within the confines of "mini sessions". Your photos are tailored for you and only you. Nobody else will have your experience or product. 

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Perfection

Post production or editing is a lengthy process and a HUGE part of photography today. Once again patience plays into perfection as much as anything. I don't use presets, nor do I do any batch editing. 1 photo may take as much 1.5hrs to complete (depending on how many people are in it). What may go into a photo?

  • Crop adjustment (level lines)

  • White balance correction and color grading 

  • Removal of distracting objects

  • Blemish removal

  • Skin smoothing

  • Enhance features (eyes, eyelashes, brows, nose, lips etc.)

  • Fix hair (removal of stray hairs)

  • Contrast/exposure adjustments (highlights and shadows)

  • Fix cloths, asymmetrical facial features

  • Teeth (straightening, color)

  • Slimming and toning

  • Add background texture or blur

  • Any many many more

Organization

Old school pen and paper! I write everything down. I use a weekly calendar so I know what each day looks like for the entire week and what time. I then write notes for each in each day. If you ever feel like there are not enough hours in the day, do this! It helps.

Sometimes I have to really convince people (particularly my wife) that I'm not obsessive compulsive when it comes to cleanliness. I swear I am not! But I do like it. Everything has a place and order. I know where everything is at all times. You'd be surprised what goes into a photo shoot. Organization is essential. Especially when you're balancing not just the shoot but hair and make up. And as for clean side of things, who wants to do a photo shoot in a garage?

Organized communication is also value for us. Timely responses, absolutely. But more so, a clear definitive plan is always an absolute must. 

Family

We are a family run business and we are a team oriented family. The things we value in our home are the same things we value in our business. We listen. We understand. We trust. And we work together. Those values are the foundation of our home, our team and our studio.

"Great things in business are never done by one person. They are done by a team of people" - Steve Jobs

 

We also like to laugh!

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CR. Craig Sallenbah. Fused Elements