It’s something I’ve talked about with many photographers over the past year. Building trust with your clients can make the difference between delivering the same old recycled essay or providing your client with truly special images. As photographers we not only have a duty to serve our clients, but to effectively communicate our vision to them. In doing so, we are able to provide a more specific series of visually interesting images.
This past week, I had the opportunity to shoot Jennifer and Dan’s engagement shoot here in Appleton. In the few hours we spent together in a sleazy $50.00 hotel room (I know, that sounds bad..) and after shooting nearly 300 photos, I am delivering four final images to them. Yes, FOUR PHOTOS. Jennifer is a fellow photographer from Milwaukee, WI and knew going into the shoot we could have shot the more traditional photos. The cool thing was that Jennifer and Dan knew my style, put trust in my work, and let me run with a few very unique ideas. They place value in art and understand the importance of building a mutual relationship before a camera ever got into my hands. And even though we hung out in a skanky hotel room, it turned out pretty dang cool!