Here's something that you may not realize about small businesses: We are in a constant state of evaluation. Whether it's taking photography classes, learning about business, or hearing back from my clients, I am always looking for ways to improve the process for everyone involved.
I read every single email and questionnaire I receive, and some of these changes have to do with things I've heard from you!
The goal is to provide a stress-free and joy-filled photography experience for the families I work with. I never want this process to be confusing or frustrating for anyone, and I want that joy to continue each time you leaf through your album or look at that beautiful print of your family on your wall!
So with that in mind, here are some of the changes I've been hard at work at over the last 6 months or so:
#1 LONGER SLIDESHOW
Based on your feedback, I'll be extending the slideshow preview from 24 hours to 48 hours. It seems that a few of you felt rushed to purchase and needed a little extra time to make your decision. Consider it done!
#2 The Beth-Elle Memorial Fund
In case you missed the last update, I have started a fund to help families coping with a terminal illness to have a photo session so they can preserve their time together.
Because this fund is so near and dear to my heart, I am donating a portion of every photo session toward this fund (which means you get to participate!).
#3 macro photography
I took a course on macro photography for newborns this year and I am loving this new skill.
It will be offered for every newborn session ages 0-4 weeks.
Black and white only.
#4 New product line-up
I have searched far and wide to find the best, most unique products that are available to professional photographers.
These items are not things you will be able to find online yourself, so I am thrilled to be able to provide them for you.
I have also included complimentary album design with every purchase of the Keepsake Collection.
The minute I touched these luxuriously soft velvet albums was the moment I knew I had to offer these in my shop. They are unbelievably soft, and the pages are thick, lay-flat pages making for an amazing tactile experience when looking through your images.
I found these gorgeous wood prints somewhat serendipitously one day, and once I had looked around I realized that there truly is nothing else like them on the market. They are offered in a variety of sizes and can be ordered with a deckled edge (as shown) or a classic edge.
All of these prints have a textured finish and are set on 3/4 inch thick wooden block.
upgrade leather albums
This album is made with soft leather and thick lay-flat pages on silk paper. It's beautiful and will stand the test of time.
As I considered how I wanted to offer a bespoke statement piece, I also thought about how if it were me investing in this and I had a little one at home, I would want to also have something that they could enjoy. That's why every upgrade leather album comes with a pre-designed board book for your child to keep in their room.
For those of you without toddlers, I am including a set of 3 accordion books with your upgrade leather album, delighting children and adults alike with their design.
#5 MORE PRINT CREDIT
With my new albums offered, I realized that I wasn't providing enough print credit for my clients to be able to get an album with the Keepsake Collection without paying extra, so I decided to restructure my collections and include more print credit than before so you can get exactly what you want in your gallery shop.
The new pricing and print credit will go into effect on all sessions booked after September 1st!
Last but not least...
I know I talk a lot about providing a stress-free and joy-filled photography experience, but trust me, it is MY joy to keep serving you. I love what I do and the families I work with. I hope it shows!
When I look back at all the changes and growth I've experienced since opening my doors in 2019 (not to mention the challenges of 2020!), it is overwhelming to say the least. I owe so much of my success to the people who have chosen to work with me throughout that time period, and I can't thank you enough.
This is more than a business, it's personal. Thank you for choosing Naomi Boyer Photography!