Your Baltimore and DC family photography sessions don’t stop once my shutter stops clicking. It’s then that the real work begins. After sorting through your memories, I select the images that BEST show your family at this stage in your lives – silly smiles, scrunchy noses, wet kisses, wild hair, and snotty faces. I carefully calibrate white balance, contrast, saturation and more and meticulously hand-edit each photo that made the cut. This is your story. This is your LEGACY!
All the heart and hard work is not meant for you to slideshow through these images on a computer screen which likely WILL NOT display the brilliant color. Your computer screen may show the photos as too warm, too cool, too magenta, too contrasty . . . MEANING they will look like crap especially when printed by a crappy lab. Consumer-grade labs (Walgreens, CVS, Shutterfly, etc…) RUIN the quality and color of the images I have created for you! SEE HERE. My computer is calibrated to create portraits with vibrant, gorgeous colors when printed through a professional photography lab.
The worst part is not the color calibration of your computer (or lack of it). The WORST PART is that your images go to your hard drive to DIE. Yes, die.
Tell me honestly, how many of the photos you take are printed and hung with pride? How may of your photographed most important life moments do you enjoy every single day when you look around the walls of your home? None? Hmmm…
In addition to filling your home with love and smiles, research shows that hanging photos of your child in your home helps build his self-esteem. No joke. A photograph on the wall tells a child, “You’re an important part of this family.” Check out this article by the Baltimore Sun.
This family album is one of my favorite ways to show how happy with your photos you are and how important your family members are to you! This album tells your family story! The custom design is created by me, especially for you. By album tim, I have learned your tastes, your styles, your family’s quirks, and the dynamic way that you love one another. That genuine happiness and warm fuzzy feeling will ooze from the pages of your album! I may promise no tears at a family session but I do NOT promise you won’t cry your face off when you see YOUR gorgeous loved ones on the pages of your family’s most prized heirloom.
The album process is SUPER SIMPLE. I do it for you! All you have to do is choose an eco-friendly textile for the cover. You have already gushed over your favorite images, and notes have already been made. I’m on top of this shit! Once the design options are chosen and I have created your unique album design, the professional artisans that I have researched for you get to work on handcrafting your one-of-a-kind fine art album.
The authentic moments captured during your custom photography session deserve to be seen and smiled at every day. You have already invested in the session, the outfits, the headaches getting your partner to agree to a session in the first place… Take the time, make the effort, and be proud of your images that display your awesome family.
This is your family’s record of who you were, how you lived, and how you loved. Show it. Share it. Love out loud.
Ready to capture your REAL KIDS and create heirlooms that you can share with your children and their children? You betcha! Book your date with me!
Jacqie Q Photography is a candid wedding photographer and lifestyle family photographer in Frederick, Baltimore, Washington, DC, and the surrounding metro areas including Urbana, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, Columbia, Laurel, Ellicott City, and Rockville.