Hello and welcome to another Friday Photoshare! I typically take this time to discuss a recent self portrait, but I’ve decided to do something different today. I’m officially introducing Nunez Photography! I wrote some about our new photography business on Tuesday, but that was kind of a long post and filled with other things! So here’s the official announcement – my husband and I are building a photography business! We’re currently focusing on lifestyle family portraits, and we’re also looking to build a “contemporary glamour” portfolio. Nunez Photography has its own website and can be found at www.aenunezphotography.com.
Unlike many photographers who’ve gone the purely digital route, we’re focusing on creating printed images. All too often, digital photos are never printed and then are lost in a hard drive crash or server failure. I’ve heard it said that more images are taken each day than during the first 100 years of photography as a medium, but where will most of these new images be in 50 years? 100? 200? I’m sure only a relative handful will still exist. That’s why we believe in printing photos. We put a lot of effort into sourcing beautiful, handmade folio boxes and finding a professional printer with papers and inks we love. We recently had the pleasure of photographing a family who’d been putting off portraits for years. It sounds silly, but when I unpacked their prints from the lab, I almost cried because they are so lovely and I know the family will treasure them for years.
Each folio box is 14″x11″ and holds 20 matted prints, and the prints are on a deep matte, archival paper.
Probably the most fun thing about the way we’ve structured our business is the “photo reveal.” We have one basic sitting fee for the actual photography session and the client is not locked into buying any images. After we have everything ready, we have a “reveal” where clients get to see and hold their images, make their selections, and head home with their treasures that same day. All prints also come with the digital version of each image purchased, so clients have a backup and the option to share online. It is so rewarding to show people their photos in person! It’s difficult to say what’s more rewarding; Getting to see the look on a mom’s face when you show her a sweet image like this of her baby girl:
Or her daughter and husband:
Or showing a woman who just told you she ‘has no figure’ and believes she doesn’t photograph well just how beautiful she is:
We are so excited about creating this rewarding business together! If you’re living on Oahu or planning a vacation (I know a couple of my Etsy teammates have been here before!), please get in touch. We’d love to show you just how amazing you truly are.