Earlier this month, I announced some new changes coming for the new year. The complete switch from online preview galleries to in-person reveal and ordering appointments is perhaps the biggest change, and the one I am most excited about–and you should be too! Your reveal and ordering appointment is a continuation of the personalized photography experience you receive when you book Bark & Gold Photography. From your pre-session consultation to the delivery of your products, this level of service does not end after your session.
In-person reveal and ordering appointments have countless benefits to you as a Bark & Gold Photography pet parent. Here are seven of them, as shared by past clients.
1. It’s more emotional.
While I find myself holding my breath waiting for the first reaction during every single reveal, that uncertainty disappears the second I see the happy tears or hear the laughter mixed with the oohs and awwws that come with seeing your images for the first time. If you’re like most clients, you’ve likely been counting down to the day when you finally get to see the beautiful portraits your pet worked so hard to create. Viewing your images during your big reveal and ordering appointment is so much more impactful and emotional than simply looking at them in an online preview gallery.
2. You’ll see the beauty and value of archival-quality prints.
If the only experience you’ve had with printed images is from your local drugstore, you will be blown away by the beauty and value of professionally printed prints. Think photographic paper with rich textures, heirloom finishes, durable mounting, and unparalleled brilliance–all delivered ready-to-display in your home.
When it comes to delivery, working with a professional lab ensures that your custom artwork arrives at its absolute finest. From correct color calibration to unmatched durability, you can expect this outstanding quality on every product, whether you choose a large piece of wall art, a custom-designed fine art album, or several small display art pieces.
3. It’s an experience in itself.
With the ability to feel and see various products, it’s no surprise that many pet parents describe their reveal and ordering appointment as an experience in itself. Imagine feeling the durability of a fine art album, comparing framing options to best suite your decor, or seeing the crisp details of signature wall art to determine which finishes will work best in your home. These are all sensory experiences that you simply cannot replicate via an online gallery or product catalog.
4. It’s less time consuming to order.
Throughout your session, I have an end result in mind based on the things we’ve discussed during your pre-session consultation. For example, I’m going to photograph your dog differently if you’ve got your heart set on a huge piece of wall art than I am if you prefer a fine art album. That said, you aren’t going to have to browse through images upon images to to find the perfect one for that 24×36 gallery-wrapped canvas for over the fireplace or the right combination of storytelling images and detail shots to fill your 12×12 album. You choose what you want, I take care of the rest.
“Ordering additional photos was easy and there were a lot of different collections and pricing options to choose from,” adds one client who learned firsthand that an in-person reveal and ordering appointment is both convenient and straightforward.
5. You’ll receive guidance with choosing images for your products.
I never want you to feel overwhelmed when it comes to choosing your images or the ways in which you wish to display them. By the time we meet for your big reveal and ordering appointment, I have already selected roughly the best 15-30 images to present to you. Together, we will discuss which images are best suited for different products and why, how to best utilize wall space in your home, and ways to display your remaining favorites. That eliminates the stress of second-guessing if that 30×40 barnwood framed piece you purchased is really the right size for a certain wall and drastically reduces the time spent anxiously mulling over hundreds of images just to find your ten must-haves to fill an album block .
6. …but you’ll also have input with design.
Because you get to see how your wall art will look using a special program and preview what your fine art album will look like, you can share your input on sizes, images, frame colors, layouts, and more. Together, we will create exactly what you want for an end result that celebrates the joy and love between you and your pet, just the way you envisioned. You’ll be inspired by the possibilities of showcasing images that reflect your life–and that of your dog–in your home.
7. It’s a more affordable approach.
There is never an obligation to purchase anything prior to seeing your images and the products I offer. You are not taking a gamble on ordering images hoping you’ll like them, as you would with a shoot-and-burn-type of photographer, or purchasing products that fail to exceed your expectations. What you see is what you get, meaning you can confidently invest in professional pet photography showcased with archival-quality products.
If you would like to book a Bark & Gold Photography session for your pet, click here or give me a call at 724-913-BARK (2275). For more information on Bark & Gold Photography sessions, visit “Your Session” in the menu.
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