T2S photography: Blog http://t2sphotography.com/blog en-us (C) T2S photography hello@t2sphotography.com (T2S photography) Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:29:00 GMT Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:29:00 GMT http://t2sphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u966922810-o874976105-50.jpg T2S photography: Blog http://t2sphotography.com/blog 120 80 Choosing a Photographer | What's your style? http://t2sphotography.com/blog/2017/11/choosing-a-photographer-whats-your-style

Hey there! Welcome to the T2S photography blog. This post is about choosing a photographer who’s right for you. I’m glad you made it to my website; this means there was something on here, even if it’s just this post, that caught your attention. So let’s begin finding out if T2S or another photography studio is right for you.

The first thing I always ask someone who wants to book is this: “What style of photos are you looking for?” Let me explain a little. When I ask this, what I really want to know is: Are you looking for a rigidly posed photo in a studio with everyone wearing matching shirts? Or are you looking for a more candid “in the moment” photo where everyone is coordinated, and they all seem to be having fun? If you answered “yes” to the first question, I’m not going to be the right photographer for you. On the other hand, I love it when a potential client answers “Yes!” to the second question. T2S strives to be a more fun and candid photo studio. Capturing moments with your family so you can all remember how things are right now, how everyone interacts together--this is what I want you to have captured forever.

After we’ve established my style is a good fit, I ask, “What expectations do you have for your session with me?” For example, are you excited to see what products I have to offer for your new images to be printed on? Do you want to build your own collection of customized products to hang on your walls or share with family? Or do you just want another disc/USB to throw into a drawer and forget about for 6 months? If you are screaming, "YES! That last one! I love just sitting on images for months!" ... well, T2S probably won’t be the photography studio for you. I really love helping you get tangible products from your session, but if that’s not your thing, that’s ok, there are many other photography studios who will better suit your needs.

Hopefully you found this somewhat helpful in your quest for a photographer. The short version: If you want a fun, relaxed, authentic session showing you and your family, T2S photography might be the right place for you!


Excited to schedule your session or have some questions? Please feel free to send an email or call 402-557-8600.

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Referrals Pay! http://t2sphotography.com/blog/2017/10/referrals-pay

It pays to use T2S photography. Literally. This week is all about the bonuses you get for sharing about your experience with T2S photography.

I hope that you enjoyed your experience for your family or senior session enough that you will refer me to your friends and family. If you do and they book a session with T2S, you get $10 off your next session! Refer 5 people and that’s $50 off! Sometimes there will be even bigger referral bonuses. You’ll find these in your inbox (if you aren’t signed up for my mailing list, sign up here).

When my favorite printer for personal photos is having a sale I share those details with the my clients through Facebook. I believe that the photos you take of everyday moments deserve to be on the walls of your home or in albums, just like the professional photos I take for your family.

As you can see there are some great reasons to share about T2S photography. 


Would you like to schedule your session or have some questions? Please feel free to send an email or call 402-557-8600.

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What to Wear - family sessions http://t2sphotography.com/blog/2017/10/what-to-wear---family-sessions The question of what to wear to a session is the most common question I am asked. So I decided I should dedicate a post to this very topic! To clarify, the following suggestions work best for family sessions.

When you start the process of looking for what to wear, start with the hardest person to dress. I don’t want you having to scramble the day or two before our session trying to find an outfit for your hardest to dress.

Don’t forget to dress comfortably! This means you (and especially your kids) should be able to move. Being stiff and uncomfortable in an outfit will show through in your photos. If you or your kids aren’t comfortable in “fancy dress up clothes,” don’t force it; let everyone show who they are right now. After all, I want your session to run smoothly and ensure there's fun for everyone.

Not that this style is inherently bad, but avoiding solid white or solid black shirts is a place to start when searching for clothes. Don’t be afraid of some color! A good way to do this is to show your personality through your clothes. Don’t be afraid to dress as a slightly more polished version of your everyday self.

Let your kids have a say in what they wear for their shoot. If you want, let them pick an outfit with you and you choose something as well. Really let them be a part of the session right from the beginning.

And finally, accessorize! Bring jackets, scarves, hats, sunglasses, big necklaces, and bracelets. Have fun with it!

A couple last tips on what to bring with you to a photo session: Everyone that needs to be in the photos (seriously, this is important). Any additional props you would like included in the images. This also includes your accessories and maybe even a blanket. (If you bring your kids’ favorite very worn blanket or stuffed toy, be prepared for it to be in the photos. If it doesn’t come with you, it doesn’t have to be taken away and less tears are shed.)

Are you ready to schedule your session or have some questions? Please feel free to send an email or call 402-557-8600

 

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The Full Service Experience http://t2sphotography.com/blog/2017/9/the-full-service-experience The "Full Service" Experience

 

It’s time to start valuing the services that a photographer can provide to you. You might start seeing the term “full-service” being applied to the photography industry. This simply means the photo studio you are looking at provides not just the service of taking photos, but the additional services of helping you pick out products to best fit your needs, ordering them for you, and checking over each piece before delivering everything to you.

At T2S, I love providing these extra services for you. It is important that you receive tangible products for your money, not just files that may sit for months before you have time to order them. I also provide this service to ensure color quality of all images.  

Because I care about providing all these services to you with as little hassle as possible, I like to have a conversation by phone before you book a session. I want to make sure you as the client are prepared for the extras that come with your session.

Once you decide to book a session, I will send a contract to you outlining the details of your session, how much money is owed and when, along with some other legal details. This is nothing to be scared of! It’s part of running a legal business (lots of paperwork!).

Before your session I will send you information on what to wear and bring to your session. Making this a smooth process is one of my goals. When the day of your session arrives, you’ll have all the outfits picked out, and I’ll have my batteries charged and ready to go!

Within 4 weeks of your session your Printed Proof Collection will be back from the printer, and we will have a date already on the calendar for me to visit with your proofs and product samples. This is a fun time, with a little reminiscing of the fun we had during the session. When you book a full session, you will already have  spending money for your Ordering Session. This way we can start right in building your Custom Collection.

You can read more about Ordering Sessions and why T2S offers products here.

If you have any questions, or are interested in scheduling a session, please feel free to send an email or call 402-557-8600

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Fun with Minis http://t2sphotography.com/blog/2017/8/fun-with-minis Sometimes all you need is some Mommy & Me time. That’s exactly what we did one evening at the popular photo spot OPPD Arboretum. A little mini session with Bridget and her mom out in the little forest within the city. During this session, I learned that Bridget is not a fan of bugs. She would spot an ant and turn the other way before any of us knew what she saw. Between cuddles with mom and general exploring in nature, this fun young lady forgot I was even there.

With a mini session, we explore a small area and capture as many images as possible in a short amount of time. This mini took a little bit of coaxing to warm Bridget up to the camera, but once her mom started playing her favorite game of hanging upside down, we were on a roll. It was hard to avoid all the critters of this small forest, but we still explored and had a great time.

Fall is fast approaching, and beautiful autumn colors will be showing. This year, T2S will be offering holiday mini sessions that include 25 cards that have been custom designed by Katie. Don’t miss out on getting your one of a kind cards and updated family photo this year. Call us today to schedule your session!

Mommy & Me

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Booking a Photographer | What do they offer? http://t2sphotography.com/blog/2017/8/booking-a-photographer-what-do-they-offer

Today you have many options for who will capture your family memories or your high school senior’s portrait, the choices can be overwhelming!

You may notice that most photographers offer only digital files delivered to you via download, disc, or USB. While this works well for some photographers, I prefer to provide you with tangible products.

I have a serious passion for print mediums, so much so that it’s what I focused on in college. Instead of spending time learning web design, I delved into print media and photography. Because of this, T2S offers a variety of print products for your photos to shine.

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard about digital photos just sitting on drives or discs for months or even years. Technology changes so quickly, some of the storage mediums become outdated rapidly. Getting photos on a disc may seem great, but the average laptop doesn’t have a drive to read them anymore. Files and computers can get corrupted fairly easily, and unfortunately, this means your photo memories, too. The goal at T2S is to get those memorable photos printed and into your hands and onto your walls with products that will last well past the life of your computer.

At T2S, we want you to have products that fit best with your decor. This is ART. These are also beautiful keepsakes for generations to come. The paper prints are guaranteed for at least 100 years if treated properly (for instance, displaying an image in your front window because you love it that much will also cause it to degrade and it won’t hold up nearly as long; that’s why we discourage that sort of use of our products.)

I want you to be proud of your purchase. Having new art on the wall to spruce up your home is always exciting. Your brand new memento can also serve as a main subject of conversation with friends and family when they are over to your home. I can also help you find some smaller products that fit well at your desk, or even a mini album to have with you wherever you go. Check out the Customized Art page to see what products I currently offer.

And rest assured, I bring a sample of each product type I sell to your Ordering Session so you can see them in person.

If you have any questions, or are interested in scheduling a session, please feel free to send an email or call 402-557-8600

I look forward to working with you!

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Getting Messy http://t2sphotography.com/blog/2017/7/getting-messy I recently had the pleasure of photographing the messiest little sisters in town. There was a mud pile. And mud pies. And absolute mud immersion. How did this all go down?

For 2017, I wanted to do something a little different to amp up my photography, and so I joined a year-long photography challenge for the first time.

I chose the Dogwood 52 Week Photography Challenge because I liked the emphasis it placed on artistic exploration. It’s been fun to shake up my artistic vision in new ways. Some weeks, it is certainly a struggle to summon enough inspiration to complete the challenge … not to mention wrangling all kinds of logistical demands just to get it all done in time.

In early May, the challenge was to shoot a portrait that depicted a messy subject.

Presented with this messy challenge, I thought about how kids are really best at being messy. The clock was ticking. I called up a friend with young energetic children. Would she mind if I stopped by to photograph her kids being… well, kids? “Sure! They love to make mud pies. You think that would work?” Of course it would!

One warm summer evening, I headed over to their home in Northwest Omaha. The older sister (a seven year-old mud connoisseur) dragged out the hose and sprayed down a large pile of dirt beside the house, where they are putting in a pond. Then these two giddy little sisters started slinging mud. The water kept on flowing, and a little bit of mud turned into full-on immersion. The girls filled pots with dirt and water, and the mud pie extravaganza began. The younger sister (the muddiest three year-old I’ve ever met) embraced the mess and had the time of her life! Even my camera had some mud splatter to clean up later.

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Photo Lingo http://t2sphotography.com/blog/2017/6/photo-lingo

As you browse around the T2S site, you may run across some terms that are either specific to this company or to the photography industry as a whole. Below are some of the common terms you will find on this site and what they mean.

 

Custom Collection: This is a combination of any products T2S photography offers for sale. You create a Custom Collection during your ordering session. By purchasing more than one item, I am able to offer you a discount on your Custom Collection. Savings are up to 40% off a la carte prices!

A La Carte: Like items on a restaurant menu, this is a popular little French expression that means "to order things individually." Prices for products ordered on my website are a la carte only. During your Ordering Session, when you put together your Custom Collection, I use a fancy Excel sheet to calculate discounted prices when you order more than one item. After that time, I only offer purchases through my website, which means buying each product at the set price with no additional savings.

Ordering Session: When you book your family or senior photos with T2S, you also book a time within a few weeks for your ordering session. This is when I bring product samples and your printed proofs to your home. Each session comes with credit towards a Custom Collection. You can start looking through the different products and figure out what sizes and textures will best fit your home. This is also a great time to select gifts for family.

Printed Proof Collection: I want you to have something to hold and display right away, which is why I include one 4x6 print of each image from your session. This also makes it easy to arrange images for custom products and keep your favorites on top while you are selecting which photos you'd like to print as enlargements. 

Online Sharing Gallery: After your ordering session, I will send you a link to your online gallery. This gallery will have all the images from your Printed Proof Collection, but with watermarks. The online gallery is meant for sharing with family and friends so they are able to see all your new images. Also from that gallery, they may order prints or products for themselves (at a la carte prices). These images are not available for download.

Web Ready Images or Digital Keepsakes: When you spend $200 or more on your Custom Collection, you will receive images that are optimal for sharing online. These are sized to look great online, but they are not for making additional print copies. Look to the next term Print Release for more on images you can print at your favorite vendor.

Print Release: Digital images with a print release are images you have the ability to print anywhere an unlimited amount of times. I do this because I want to make it easy for my clients to trust that I am providing them with the best options and the best service possible, all while they go about life without having to take the time to research and order products without an expert on their side.  

I pride myself on using the best labs that offer high quality, durable products that will withstand the test of time and offer the best value for the quality. Currently I order products from 5 different labs, depending on what they do best. I can rely on them to turn around products quickly so you can have your final order in 2-3 weeks.  

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