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Friday
Jul172009

why choose us..."when you have friends with digital cameras?"

Why would you pay us to photograph your wedding, senior portrait, children or pregnancy?

We all have friends who own digital cameras right? And they probably take pretty decent pictures too. Digital has opened up the field of photography like no other era for the budding and wannabe photographer. So why pay hundreds or even thousands, when "you have a friend, who knows a friend who's great at taking pictures—for less?

It's all about vision
Vision. It finds new continents, it takes people to space, it creates new ways to live and does a thousand other things.

Ask yourself, do you really believe that anyone with a nice camera can shoot well? If not, then why trust a friend of a friend with memories that will only come once in your life, just to save a little money?

We only get one shot; and even if we are fortunate to "repeat" an event in our lives, it's never like "the last time"; there's always something different. Life is ever changing; it's liquid. You try and catch it, and it runs between your hands as quickly as air brushing on your skin.

It's true, I believe anyone can take a picture, but I don't believe everyone has vision.
I'm not asking you to choose me, I'm asking you to find a photographer with vision, that matches the style you want and please use them——knowing they can capture that "extra magic", that "sweet wonder", you are hoping to remember years from now, after that special moment passes by, and life continues on.

You are worth it. Photographers with vision and the power of concept are worth it. We love what we do. It's our passion, and it's one of the many things that gets me excited and keeps me dreaming with wonder. Your shoot is as important to me as it is to you, and I can't wait for the opportunity to share my vision with you!

wishing you well and much love,

-TJ

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Reader Comments (3)

Outstanding comments TJ! Well said, well thought out. I would only add that the "vision" encompasses, as you know, more than just what we "see". How many times have you heard, wow, I didn't see that shot, how did you do that? Obviously, your vision is also based on experience, technique, having an eye for seeing the light, etc, etc., etc. Anyway, hope you guys are having a great summer! Warm regards, Don P.S. I am on the dark side now - just got my first Mac (Macbook Pro).

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDon Parrott

AWESOME! I am loving the lighting on these!!

July 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRicki Ford

Amen. As a beginning photographer it's difficult sometimes to have to be "competing" with people who think they're photographers, yet just have a "cool" camera or "cool" editing skills—things that in the long run won't hold up against the real stuff.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel Berg

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