Information - 3rd Coast Photography

3rd Coast Photography’s Mission:

3rd Coast Photography will help you preserve memories and offer an enjoyable photography experience. My goal is to develop relationships with my clients and provide the kind of service that makes them see me as their family photographer, not simply a photographer. At 3rd Coast Photography, all of my professional quality photographs will be available to clients in digital format as well as print. I do not believe in omitting digital copies, or charging clients an additional fee for them. Family photography should be fun by making it an enjoyable and affordable experience.

Your Experience:

In life you get what you pay for, and photography is no different. You can go to a chain studio for the same boring shot that hundreds of others have, or try to take them on your own with a tripod and self timer (trust me these never turn out, I tried for many years). These images are boring and say nothing about what makes you or your loved ones special. I will help you bring home timeless portraits that you will proudly display in your home for years to come. When you hire me, you can be assured you are commissioning an artist who cares about his clients, loves what he does, and will help you capture your memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Consultation and Location:

Our consultation will take place over the phone, or in person for larger jobs, before your session. I want to understand exactly what you're looking for in a photographer to ensure your memories are preserved exactly how you want. We will go over how many will be in your party, any props you would like in your photos, and the location of your choice. I specialize in “on location photography”. Studio photography has its time and place, but nothing beats the great outdoors for a backdrop or your own home for a family portrait. I can offer ideas of perfect places to go. I can also provide a small studio with enough notice for photos that need it. Newborn sessions are best done indoors to ensure comfort for the baby and family.

Price:

Each photo session is different. Pricing will depend on location, the length of your session, and if studio space is needed. We will agree on a price during the Pre-Session Consultation. Most sessions begin at $150.

Equipment:

Sometimes it takes a bit more then a nice sunny day for that perfect photograph. I have professional lighting equipment, fast lenses, and pro cameras so that I can ensure your photographs come out perfect, no matter where the sun is hiding. I also have a back up system to ensure that even if I drop my camera in the lake right after your session, your images are perfectly preserved for a lifetime.

After Your Session:

You can expect 10 to 15 images from a one hour photo session. Each image will be expertly enhanced by myself. I will have your photos ready for you within two weeks of your session.

A disk with all your images will be given too you at this time along with a print release, so you are able to print your memories at your convenance for your own personal use.  You can also order prints directly from my website.  Prints from my website are printed on the highest quality paper with the highest quality inks.  The printers are also color calibrated to ensure the perfect image you will cherish for years.   

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns before or after your photo session feel free to  email me at jim@3rdcoastphotography.net.

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