Product Spotlight: Fine Art Wedding Albums

If you haven’t had a chance to check out our fine art wedding album samples, you are missing out. They are absolutely beautiful! We wanted to tell you a bit about them, so that you can appreciate them as much as we do.

We custom design each album that we deliver to you. We spend a long time on the layout, design of the cover & box and the color scheme. We will customize your album and its box to match your colors and/or theme. Before we order it, we will sit down with you and go through every page, the design,etc to make sure that you love it. That way, we don’t order something you are unhappy with.

All of our albums (with the exception of small friendship session & photo booth albums) come from a castle in Italy. That’s right…I said a castle. Here’s a photo of it:

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Once the albums are put together, they are shipped back here to the states. We review every album to make sure that it is perfect before we deliver it to you. I will give you a warning, people tend to cry when they get their album for the first time. Don’t worry, we will provide you with tissues.

If you want more information about our albums or wedding photography, please contact us. You can call, email or use the form below.

 

Answers to some of your FAQ’s

We thought it would be a good idea to address some of the FAQ’s that we get regularly in an effort to make your photography experience as simple and easy to understand as possible. Here goes:

Q: How long have you 2 been together?

A: LOL. We aren’t together and have never been. We are best friends, roommates and business partners, but that’s the extent of it. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one to make that mistake.

Q: What are your prices?

A: Well, that depends. What kind of photography are you looking for? We do portraits, weddings, quinceanera’s, events and photo booths, so you will have to be a bit more specific. I can tell you for sure though that we would be happy to sit down with you and discuss everything in detail.

Q: Do you offer wedding or quinceanera packages?

A: We offer wedding collections, which are similar to packages but sound way fancier. They include different increments of time, different albums and other things. They ALL include 2 photographers, basic retouching and an online gallery of web-sized images.

Q: Can I get my images on a DVD, CD or flash drive?

A: We provide you with something WAY better then those…prints and albums! We can make you prints in any size  you would like and you will be happy to have them, rather then a DVD that gets scratched on the way home, then lost for 10 years in a kitchen junk drawer. We are print artists and we want you to have something you can treasure forever.  Also, we do have an online gallery available A La Carte if you really want images to share on social media.

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Q: How do I get on the list to receive an awesome Christmas card each year?

A: IKR? They are awesome and take months of planning to create. To get one, simply become a client, friend, family or collaborator.

Q: Do you give print or copy-rights to images?

A: We do not. This will probably be the only question you could ask that will be met with a straight up no. There is no sneak around this one, it is what it is.

I know that’s just a few basic questions, but we are more then happy to answer any others you can come up with. Just shoot us a message through the form below or send us an email, text message, phone call, IG message, SOS, or some smoke signals.

 

Albums vs. Social Media

These days it seems we live in social media. Some people put every instance of their lives on various social media sites, whether it be on Facebook, Instagram, Snap-chat or whatever else comes along at the moment. The problem is that social media is fleeting. Remember MySpace? Hi5? Foursquare? Maybe vaguely right? Even if Facebook doesn’t disappear, your photos and memories will. They will get so lost on your feed that you may never ever see them again. Or, they will go the way of the previously mentioned sites and pretty much disappear all together. This is why we promote portrait and wedding/quinceanera albums!

Albums are amazing. They are beautiful, timeless and a wonderful way to keep your memories visible, not only for you, but for your kids. We offer 2 types of albums, one for portraits and one for weddings/quinceaneras. These alums are hand crafted in Italy and are designed entirely by us. You won’t get a cookie cutter, run of the mill album that everyone else has, because yours will be uniquely you.

So next time you think about just getting your images on a CD or flash-drive, remember, you may never see those pictures again. Treasure them and let them live on for years and generations to come.

For more information about a portrait session or event, please contact us through the form below.

WARNING…This might touch your heart

Some years ago, Tony & I both worked for a company that does school day and HS Senior portraits. One morning, a mother called the studio. The company had taken her sons photo less then a week earlier and he had been killed in a car accident a couple of days ago. Would the family be able to get a copy of the picture for his funeral? Naturally, the company made her a large print to display. That was the last picture that family had of their son.

The end of last year, we photographed a wedding. Less then a month after the wedding, the grooms grandfather passed away and the couple contacted us to see if they could get a print for the funeral. We had taken the last photos of his grandfather.

People never think that it will happen to them, but what if someone close to you passed away suddenly? Would you have real photos to remember them by, or just a fuzzy cell phone picture that will be lost the moment you upgrade?

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Take for instance Tony’s situation. Right after graduating school in Massachusetts, Tony had moved back to Oklahoma and photographed his grandmother. Shortly there after she had fallen ill and passed away. The featured image as well as the one above are the final images that she had taken. This was the last time that his grandparents had a professional portrait together. Prior to that the last time his grandparents had a portrait together was about 15 years ago. That was also a family portrait.

Things happen quickly and people forget how important it is to have photos of themselves and the people around them, but when someone’s house is burning, one of the first things they save is photos & albums. It doesn’t matter if you think you should wait til you lose that extra 5 lbs, or until your child’s adult teeth have come in. You never know what can happen.

Think about that next time you put off getting a professional to photograph the important people in your life……..

 

To schedule your family, senior or child session, contact us below:

 

 

 

Coming Soon….To Monroe, Louisiana

We are making plans to come back to Monroe, Louisiana. Yep, that’s right we are coming by to say hello and of course do some photography. We will be in town September 14 – 15, 2017. This is your chance to book us for a portrait session, whether it be senior, family, children or an engagement session. Maybe you want to book us for an upcoming wedding that takes place at another time. This would be a good time to meet with us to go over all the details and book us for that wedding date.  Besides, how often can you say you hired an out of state photographer for your portraits?

Our sessions are first come first serve and will be booked up quickly. Contact us for more details.

It’s never to early…to hire your photographer

We know we have touched on this before, but we want to express again how important it is for you to hire your photographer ASAP, especially when it comes to your wedding. People often think they can wait until a month or 2 before their wedding, but by then, it may be next to impossible to find someone who is available.

Some photographers schedule a year or 2 in advance, but most ask for at least 3-6 months. That’s not saying that they never have availability sooner, but as a rule of thumb, your better off if you don’t procrastinate.

At DLPS, we ask for a minimum of 3 months, but we prefer at least 5-6. This gives us a chance to meet with you a couple of times and make sure we have everything set. It also gives you time to pay for your photography in payments, rather then having to come up with the whole amount at once.

If you would like to talk to us about your wedding photography needs, please contact us through the form below to set up a consultation:

Be a Leader, Not a Follower

Let’s get adventurous and do something different! Let’s bring out the fun side of you and do something extraordinary! We want to help you stand out from the rest by having a themed senior portrait experience.

If you always thought of yourself as a singer or have always enjoyed a fairy tale story such as Red Riding Hood, lets create a portrait that shows you as such. If you want to show that you can be hold your own like one of the guys by working on a car or truck or that you can work hard and still be fabulous let’s do it.

Call Dark Light Photo Studios for your consultation and to go over your ideas of what you’d like to do. This can be a great portrait experience for you to remember!

“…I never saw myself as pretty…”

Recently we photographed a beautiful plus size woman. She is building a website to promote a healthy body image and wanted some portraits to show herself as a confident full size woman . We edited the portraits, and showed them to Melissa about a week ago. She LOVED them and wanted them in a fine art album. So, we designed an album and had her come view and approve the layout. The attached video shows her reaction to her album.
We love working with Melissa and are so happy that our pictures could make her feel this way. Photography can be a beautiful way to show someone how they look in a way they may have never seen and show them how beautiful they truly are.

The perfect gift!

Do you have someone on your gift list that is impossible to buy for? Or maybe someone you know has a special occasion coming up? Or just got engaged? Or is preparing for a new baby?

There are a million reasons to have professional portraits taken and our gift certificates are a perfect way to give a gift that will be treasured for a lifetime.They are wonderful for the mom who has everything, the child who will be graduating, the new couple as a wedding gift or just because you care about someone.

Gift certificates can be purchased in any amount that you wish to give. They can be used for any of our sessions, portrait prints, wall art or albums.

Contact us today to purchase gift certificates for the special people in your life.

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