Today we have the perfect solution for those of you looking to completely prepare your clients for both their session and what to expect after the session. Andrea of Harstein Photography shares, "I used portions of both the Portrait Client Welcome Packet and the Wedding Client Welcome Packets along with the Pre-Session Consult Kit for my new moms (birth, newborn & first year photography). I personalized the products by using my branding and fonts. I took the "preferred vendors" piece from the wedding packet and converted it into a preferred vendors list for my new moms. I listed: Birthing class, OB-GYN, birthing center, midwife, birth resources, breastfeeding, cloth diaper source, boutique baby store, and boutique clothing & deals. I put all of the pieces into a presentation folder, tied a piece of hemp around it and added a flower. I LOVE IT! I think it looks professional and it gives me confidence to know that I have everything that I need to show a mom why she should choose ME for her birth and first year pictures. Between all three products, all of my marketing needs have been met. I'm so proud of them! The reactions I've received so far from clients has been great. It's so fun to watch a mom open it up with a smile on her face. One mom told me yesterday, "Gosh, you just know everyone, don't you? You're so connected", in regards to my preferred vendors list. It made me smile and I told her to just wait until after she's had this baby. She'll feel like she knows everyone, too! It was important to me to include it in my welcome packet, as a source from one mom to another."
Thank you so much for sharing Andrea! Enjoy your $75 shopping spree to the shop!
From a very early age I loved taking pictures and looking at them in magazines and books, but the art of photography captured my heart when I was a teenager, on my first overseas trip to Wales. From that point, I began shooting with a little film SLR and having my friend model for me. In college I took some digital photography and visual communication courses as part of my communication studies major, and decided to pursue a career in photography. I became a legal business and took my first paid client at age 20, and it's been quite a journey and adventure over the past nine years.
I secretly bought a mail-order 35mm camera when I was 15, and took lots of ordinary photos of animals and nature for several years. Although I majored in art and studied photography in college, my career started in marketing and advertising, from the client service end. Then I had the most beautiful baby, found my old camera and realized how much I love photographing people.