I have recently been thinking a lot about the products that I offer and how I can make my business stand out from others -- especially those chain studios where you can get a bajillion prints for $9.99. Honestly, I know I can't compete with their prices. And truthfully, I don't WANT to. It's just not the same kind of business and not the same experience for the customer. My goal is to provide something different, something unique and custom to my clients. I strive to provide exceptional customer service, starting with the time it takes to capture your children or families just as they are and ending with superior prints for your wall or high-resolution images on CD.
One of the hallmarks of the mall studios are their packages - usually some quantity of 8x10's, 5x7's and wallets. However, custom portraiture is different in that it is meant to adorn your home, to remind you of that special moment that is now frozen in time...it's, well, not to be overly dramatic, but it's wall art. If you notice in my pricing structure, 5x7's and 8x10's are called "Desk/Gift Prints" and sizes larger than that are called "Wall Portraits". I know that 8x10's are the largest size typically offered at the chain studios. Personally, I find 8x10's too big for a desk, but too small for a wall. Here is a photo comparison for you. I recently had a client order a big print - 16x20 size. I put it on the shelf in my daughter's room with an 8x10 right next to it for you to see the difference. Which looks like it belongs on the wall and which looks like it belongs in a scrapbook?
Amazing, isn't it? The faces just disappear in the smaller print, but you can see all the detail - even the sparkle in their eyes- in the larger one! (Okay, maybe not in my crappy product photos, but in real life for sure!) Another perk of going BIG? Prints 11x14 and larger come mounted on matboard and lustre coated to preserve the color and finish for years and years.
I would love to help my clients break out of the 8x10 box and GO BIG! Once you order your first big print, once you see it hanging on the wall in your home, I promise you will never order a bunch of 8x10's again!
With that in mind, I would like to offer this special to my previous clients. If you have had a session with Kimberlin Gray Photography (even when I was building my portfolio in 2009!) I would like to give you a nudge forward into the world of LARGE prints! So here it is - the BIGGER you go, the BETTER the deal! Choose your favorite photo from a previous session (or ask me which I think would be the best) and choose a BIG size for a discounted price! E-mail or call me for details.