Repeat Clients are Like Gold
Repeat Clients are Like Gold
One of my favorite clients has been Dara and Chris, a married couple who live close to my Apex home studio. I’ve done a total of 3 sessions for them in the course of a year. Below are some highlights of each shoot.
Session 1: Studio Session with Loki & Percy
Dara and Chris initially did a studio session with just their two dogs. Sadly, their German Shepherd, Loki, died last June. I’m so glad that we were able to capture these adorable photos of Loki and their mini poodle, Percy. I especially love the photo of the two of them together. Loki’s head is almost as big as Percy’s body. What a pair!
One of the things that have made working with Dara and Chris so great is that they bring adorable and creative props with them. The first prop that they brought was Percy’s scarf that says “Judge me by my size, do you?” Um, and of course I love the polka dot bow tie. You know I love a dog in a bow tie!
Session 2: Halloween Ghostbusters!
Well, costumes and dogs are basically a photo gold mine. In this shoot, Dara and Chris stepped up their prop game, big time! They wanted to get some great photos of them and Percy in costume so that they wouldn’t have to worry about taking photos while they were at the various Halloween events that they were planning to attend. As you can see they are both total hams and did a great job getting into character. The close-up detail of the Ghostbuster’s logo was Chris’s idea, and we worked together to get the right angle. I ended up laying on the floor to get just the right shot!
Session 3: Dara & Chris’s 10 Year Anniversary
I was honored that Dara and Chris hired me to photograph them for their 10 year anniversary, which was 3/13/20. We shot on a chilly day and dodged the occasional raindrop. But, we still managed to get some really sweet photos of the 3 of them. I love how of Chris’s tux, Dara’s elegant a-line dress, and Percy’s tuxedo harness coordinate beautifully. A little bit of pre-planning really pays off.
I was also so thankful that they were willing to move their shoot date to accommodate a last-minute shoot. This was the first time I ever entertained the idea of asking a client to move a shoot date. The other shoot was a 2-day conference, so given the size of the project, they were very understanding when I asked if they would be open to moving their date. I’m so grateful for their flexibility, especially since that was one of the last big projects that I completed before having to put my business on pause due to COVID-19. Thank goodness for great clients.
My favorite shot from this session is the one with the “10” balloons. Let me tell you, balloons are unruly. At first, we tried to have the balloons floating above and to the side of them slightly. Well, the wind had other plans. We did manage to get 1 or 2 photos where the 1 and 0 were lined up enough to tell that they were, in fact, the number 10. But, my favorite shot was the one where Chris and Percy stuck their heads through the middle of the zero. Brilliant! When life gives you lemons…