I have a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!
As you all know, I have three rambunctious kids and life has well…gotten much busier. I have school drop-offs, gymnastic practice, napping babies, days worth of laundry, church responsibilities, friend obligations, and wife duties on top of running my photography business. I am constantly going in 15 different directions!
With all that said, as my family grows and changes so does my business.
In order for me to be more efficient and quickly get my clients their quality photos, I knew I needed to restructure my process to not only benefit the needs of my family, but also my clients as well. That means it is time for CHANGE. (*pause for internal squealing/nervous sweating*)
First off, I am NOT good with change. It’s absolutely terrifying. I fight anything that resembles it. Learning new things can be frustrating and scary, but sometimes with change comes an opportunity for innovation and creativity. And in the long run, I know it will be worth it. I am nervous of how my clients will adapt to my new process. But I am hoping you all will embrace it with me and see the long-term benefits. My new structure is focused on me having a faster turn around time, efficiently communicate with clients, and a better streamline workflow.
How am I going to do this?
Clients are NO longer going to choose their images. (Ahhh! There I said it!)
In my experience, many of my clients have the hardest time choosing images—these are their families and loved ones so it can be an emotional decision. I totally understand it! With my new process, I will use my expertise to choose the best images of you and your family. I look at each image with a technical eye and choose them based on best lighting, body language, expression, and poses. This isn’t me trying to keep you from your images. Trust me. I take these for YOU not for ME! I want YOU to have them. This is to better streamline my process (no waiting period) and to ensure you really do get the most quality images, hand chosen with my artistic eye.
Okay, but that isn’t all the change that’s happening. GASP
I have ALL NEW packages.
It was time to revamp my packages and give you more what you want….MORE DIGITAL COPIES. I also simplified my packages so they are easy and simple to use.
Here are the BIGGEST changes in the packages:
- You get MORE digital images in every package
- You have print credit (instead of being boxed into specific photo sizes)
- You print what print you WANT
- All 8 x 10 print release or full resolution images (medium to full)
- ELIMINATED ALL SMALL RESOLUTION digital copies
- Simplified packages (easier to choose)
- All prints will now be shipped directly to your home at no cost
You can explore these new packages in the brochure below. (I also have separate pricing for child, maternity, and senior sessions as well not listed.)
Things that are the same:
- Photographs by me
- Same Sorensen Studios look and style
- Access to online gallery
- Not limited to location within 45 minutes of home
- My assistant attending shoots
- Same quality prints
Okay, okay…one more change.
With trying to streamline with workflow, I will be communicating with clients mostly by EMAIL. I KNOW I am an HUGE texter and it is really easy for me to shoot you a text. And clients have adapted to that communication style. In the future if you have inquiries, I would like clients to email me. No more long text message conversations, no more Facebook or Instagram threads…just email. This will help me get back to you faster and more efficiently. It was getting harder and harder to keep track of clients with all these different platforms. So don’t be alarmed if you shoot me a text and I ask you to send me an email. It’s just to help keep everything in one location for me. (Mom’s out there who suffer from “Mom Brain” will understand the need for this.) With that said, I will still use my phone for clients who would like to schedule a call or when meeting clients for a shoot. For clients that have a special retouching request on an image that has been delivered. Let me know and we can chat about it. Oh, and I still want to help you pick out your stylin’ outfits for the shoot. So, don’t be shy in contacting me.
I am excited (and nervous) for the new changes. Please DON’T hate me.
As I implement this new workflow, I hope that my clients really see the benefits in this more streamlined process and have the BEST experience with me. And I know these will help me not only get your images back quicker to you, but it will also allow me to spend more time with my little kiddos because they won’t be small forever.
Thanks for all of your patience with me. I heart you all.
P.S. I started booking for fall so reserve a shoot quick before I fill up!