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I Apologize. Please Forgive Me!

February 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

First off I want to say "I'm Sorry and I Apologize."

 

When I started in photography many, many years ago, I always dreamed of owning my own photography business.  Yes, I was taken in by the "rock star" mentality of what it was to be a photographer.  Back then, it took special equipment and processing to produce photos, but what I didn't realize was the "back room" processes of photography.  I said that like it was a bad thing.... not at all.... the "back room" of photography to which I'm referring to is the business side of photography.  What does it take to run a business?  What paperwork do you need?  What processes should you have in place?

 

Well, when I started thinking about it for real a couple years ago, I grabbed a business license and started in.  Soon, I became overwhelmed with the amount of time that it took "outside of the studio" to process the photographs and do the "business" of photography.  You can think of the photography business as an iceberg.  Very beautiful to look at above the water, but the 7/8 of the iceberg below the waterline is what you have to watch out for... just ask the people on the Titanic!

 

In the last few months I've taken a hard look at what I've been doing and have been doing a lot of figuring and planning.  I still don't have it down yet, but I'm working on it.  In the past I've been plagued with slow delivery times, something which has really killed me.  I could make excuses for it such as I'm baby-sitting my grandchildren, or my other obligations have been keeping me too busy, or ...or... or... or... But the fact of the matter is, I've dropped the ball.  For this, I apologize most profusely.  I've been taking a lot of classes and doing a lot of reading on business and the "process" of photography and feel that I am started to develop a better feel for my business.

 

Please don't give up on me yet because photography is my first love and I'm working on making it my main focus.

 


The Number 1 Reason to Hire a Professional Photographer!

October 28, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

You've waited for it and it's finally here!  

 

The Number #1 Reason to Hire a Professional Photographer.....

I believe that the number one reason to hire a professional photographer is that once that day is over or that time-frame has passed, it is now a precious memory and you will want the best images possible of those memories.  This is even more important for those moments that cannot be relived, like weddings, maternity images, newborn images and other important milestones.   Please make sure you capture the best images possible, so you will always look at those images and smile warmly.   These photos will take you back to that time or that day, to a place where you can almost smell the flowers and touch the perfect newborn skin.   It is definitely worth hiring the best you can afford to capture those precious memories.


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PPS. If you don't want to wait for the blog posts, then you can always check out all 10 reasons at http://jameshalephotography.com/top-10-reasons-to-hire-a-professional-photographer.


The Number 2 Reason to Hire a Professional Photographer

October 25, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

This is the next installment of why I think you should hire a professional photographer to capture those special moments in your life.  And no, like I said before, I'm not doing this to tell you to hire me, but before you let another memory slip by, you might think about these points.  And with a nod to David Letterman, I'm going to give them to you in reverse order. 

 

The #2 Reason to Hire a Professional Photographer.....

Professional photographers have a lot of training and experience. It takes years and a lot of hard work to hone photography skills. Your photographer will have spent a lot of time and money educating themselves on how to use compose your images and light them well to create a lovely gallery of images for you to choose from.

 

You won't want to miss the Number 1 reason.... coming next!

 

PS.  You need to book a session now in order to get your portraits done in time for Christmas!  Book today to receive a coupon code good for 25% off your total print order over $50.00 if photo session is booked before November 15th!  For a quote, click on this link:

PPS. If you don't want to wait for the blog posts, then you can always check out all 10 reasons at http://jameshalephotography.com/top-10-reasons-to-hire-a-professional-photographer.


The Number 3 Reason to Hire a Professional Photographer

October 23, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

This is the next installment of why I think you should hire a professional photographer to capture those special moments in your life.  And no, like I said before, I'm not doing this to tell you to hire me, but before you let another memory slip by, you might think about these points.  And with a nod to David Letterman, I'm going to give them to you in reverse order. 

 

The #3 Reason to Hire a Professional Photographer.....

Investing in your home. One of the goals of most sessions is to produce images that will be enlarged and framed for the wall. This is an investment in your home and can enhance a room. You spend a lot of time and hard earned money furnishing your room, finishing it off with professional  images of your family only makes sense.

 

Check back here for the #2 reason soon!  #1 is just one reason away!

 

PS.  You need to book a session now in order to get your portraits done in time for Christmas!  Book today to receive a coupon code good for 25% off your total print order over $50.00 if photo session is booked before November 15th!  For a quote, click on this link:

PPS. If you don't want to wait for the blog posts, then you can always check out all 10 reasons at http://jameshalephotography.com/top-10-reasons-to-hire-a-professional-photographer.


The #4 Reason to Hire a Professional Photographer

October 21, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

This is the next installment of why I think you should hire a professional photographer to capture those special moments in your life.  And no, like I said before, I'm not doing this to tell you to hire me, but before you let another memory slip by, you might think about these points.  And with a nod to David Letterman, I'm going to give them to you in reverse order. 

 

The #4 Reason to Hire a Professional Photographer.....

Fresh eyes. Your photographer will bring fresh eyes to your family and will look at your family in a unique way. They will offer suggestions and solutions that you haven’t seen or though of and this will result in images that you may not have thought to capture.

 

Check back here for the #3 reason soon!  #1 is getting closer all the time!

 

PS.  You need to book a session now in order to get your portraits done in time for Christmas!  Book today to receive a coupon code good for 25% off your total print order over $50.00 if photo session is booked before November 15th!  For a quote, click on this link:

PPS. If you don't want to wait for the blog posts, then you can always check out all 10 reasons at http://jameshalephotography.com/top-10-reasons-to-hire-a-professional-photographer.