For those of you that don’t know already, my wife Lisa and I just had our third child 6 months ago. We are having our beautiful little girl Baptized this Sunday, the 8th of June.
This past weekend we took a few photographs outside in our field to help us remember this wonderful occasion. After we had taken these shots, we realized the significance of what we have been doing for our own clients over the years. We’ve captured a very special moment that will be shown and passed down for generations.
This is why I wanted to share this post with you. A Baptism is a lot like a first birthday, a first communion or a wedding. People will pay a lot of money for this once in a lifetime portrait session and become a loyal customer. If you offer this service and do a really good job at it…they’re your customer for life.
Here are a few ideas that you could use in your own sessions.
Create a natural, pure look by shooting outdoors. In this portrait we used a white wicker chase lounge in some tall grass. Notice how the grass actually comes up in front of the chase. It really takes you into the picture and frames the subject.
Personalizing these types of portraits is another great way to get your clients to purchase more and pass your work out to others. A Baptism is a big occasion and usually results in a big party. Parents often give out favors to all their guests for attending.(Great Advertising Tool)
Try shooting both vertical and horizontal to create 2 different looks.
I hope you see how this special occasion can have quite a few benefits for you and the client.
The client will receive a wonderful keepsake that they will cherish for years and years.
This is what you will receive.
- Money for creating wonderful portraits
- A potential customer for life
- Thank You favors that will be passed out to potential clients
- Gratification for capturing a special memory
Start with your friends and family to gain experience and exposure.
Volunteer to be the photographer at the next Baptism that you are invited to. Jump in and get started!
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