After walking through a few rooms of Sam’s house, we decided that the best place for her canvas cluster would be above the fireplace in the living room. Another place that I find makes a good spot is above the baby’s changing table, but they were already fully decorated in there 🙂
She sent me her image choices, and I sent back a few files with different configurations (using unretouched images)…
We threw around the idea of mixing black and white and color images – not something I’ve seen much at The Camera’s Eye, but a challenge that I loved to wrap my mind around!
Ultimately, she decided to keep the images all color, and did keep a shot of those adorable little baby feet 🙂 Difficult to use up real estate on anything that isn’t that precious little face, but it adds some nice variety to the images 🙂
I love working from initial shoot to finished photo product with my clients!
When you’re working with a professional photographer in a selection session, you shouldn’t feel intimidated by all the options out there! Sometimes the simplest answer is the one that works the best! Because I work with so many seniors, one of our most popular products is Gallery Wrapped Canvas. And if you can’t narrow down your faves to just ONE, why not try a Canvas Cluster, Mini Accordion or a Shelfie? Check out Chloe’s Mini Accordion book:
These are the kinds of surprises that come from a selection session at The Camera’s Eye. I work ALL DAY LONG in images… these ideas might not come as easily to my clients, but when they share a little about their home or display area, they pop into my head effortlessly.
Then again, the reverse is always a pleasant surprise – I often meet a mom or dad who has tons of great ideas and then we spin thoughts around like mad people – this always results in a great end product!
One example that comes to mind is a dad who didn’t do anything with his daughter’s images because he only bought the CD. He never had time to create anything, but what he really wanted was a side-by-side canvas cluster of both of his kids, the daughter who graduated three years prior and his son, who was currently graduating. So we designed two canvas clusters with matching neutral background and similar poses. It was stunning!
The “Shelfie” – a simple and elegant display of a few fave shots at once.
While we do offer the CD-only option at The Camera’s Eye, I’m not a huge fan. If you’re not art-inclined or if you don’t have the time to figure out what to do with the photos, you’ll probably end up like that dad – great intention, NO TIME. More often than not, the CD gathers dust – trust me, I’ve seen it time and again! Keep in mind, we offer free retouching on any print that you purchase from The Camera’s Eye. You’ll see in your selection session: retouching is the true magic of professional imagery.
Can’t forget about senior graduation announcements!