Can you relate to this at all? Waking up in the morning and wonder where time has gone. Do you ever do that? Have you noticed that, the older you and your children get, the faster time seems to fly?
I’m very lucky - I get to see my grown-up son Dow with his kids and my grown-up daughter Daun on a regular basis. They both live here in Great Falls too. Sometimes I long for the days when I used to play with Dow in the park, or when I could bounce Daun on my lap. Those times will always be precious to me, and I thank God that I have more than just the memories to help me relive them...
There’s Nothing Like Being A Parent or Grand Parent. You’ll Do Anything For Your Child. And When Your Child Smiles, It’s The Most Wonderful Sight In The World...
Imagine this: I have this great professional photograph I took of my kids. I call it the “kiss and make it better” photograph because when Daun fell in the garden at Gibson Park; Dow went over to kiss her boo-boo to make her feel better. There’s so much heart - so much emotion in this single image. That one photograph means so much to me; I can’t even describe how I would feel if I were to lose it. I took this photograph of them when they were only 1 ½ and 3 years old, and I can still remember to this day exactly what that day was like.
Daun is now 29 and Dow 30 years old.
What would a photograph like that of your child mean to you in 20 or 25 years?There’s still time, but every day, your child’s smile changes a little.
These Kinds Of Photographs Are Not Accidents. They Are Not Snapshots. And Yet They’re Not “Posed” Or Unnatural In Any Way.
You know your child better than anyone else in the world. You know his or her “real” smile, and you know his or her “fake” smile. But, you know what? Other people can tell the difference too. We all can. You’ve seen photographs where you could tell the photographer just posed the child and said “say cheese!” The lighting may have been good. The background might have been nice. But that fake expression that happens when a child is PROMPTED to smile - that just makes the photograph look like a snapshot instead of a special captured moment in your child’s life. Imagine How Wonderful Your Child’s Expression Will Be When The Photographer Has Become Your Child’s FRIEND.
Children are very smart. They don’t just blindly trust anyone. And they NEVER show their true expressions to someone they don’t know and trust. I’ve worked very hard to be able to capture priceless expressions in other children. In addition to my 30 years as a professional photographer, I also have 30 years of experience as a child psychologist in a way.
That’s What Makes All The Difference! The Perfect Portrait of Your Child Is Priceless - And It’s ONLY Possible If The Photographer Understands How To Work With Your Child To Bring Out Those Natural Expressions.
So many photographers actually FEAR children. Well, we can understand that, right? Children can be pretty scary sometimes. Working with other people’s children can be very intimidating. For most photographers, they don’t even meet your child until it’s time to create the photographs. So, your child is sitting there, under all these bright lights, in a strange place, in front of some strange person he or she has never met before. How scary is that? It’s no wonder most photographers have to resort to telling children to “say cheese” in order to get any expression even resembling a smile. But That’s Not Good Enough. Your Child Is Only Going To Be This Age RIGHT NOW - You Deserve The Perfect Portrait To Capture This Moment In Time Forever.
When you find the right photographer, a photographer who doesn’t merely understand photography, but also understands how to capture your child’s best expressions, you have found a new friend you will value for the rest of you life. This photographer is going to do something for you that no one else in the world can ever do ---- This photographer will STOP TIME, and capture a cherished memory that you will be able to relive every day of your life.
Nothing means more to me than family memories. No one (other than maybe the rest of your family) understands what your child means to you more than I do. That’s one of the reasons I became a professional photographer - I want to help other parents hold on to their family memories forever, and never regret not having a special photograph of their child created.
Question: “Just Suppose Someone Were To Create The Perfect Portrait of Your Child - One Where Your Child Looked Better Than Ever, Happier Than Ever - A Portrait That Meant The World To You - What Would That Be Worth?”
No price tag can be put on your family’s memories. They are and always will be priceless. So, why would you ever want to gamble with those memories? It’s just a question of whether you believe a portrait of your children could really mean that much to you.
If you were sick, and had to go to a doctor, would you want the “cheapest” doctor, or the best one? Well, there’s really no question. It’s the same thing with your family’s memories. You can certainly find a cheaper photographer in town. But there are other things to consider than just price... The Photographer You Choose Should Care About YOUR CHILD; YOUR MEMORIES, Not Just About “Making A Buck” Off You.
You see, I didn’t get into photography to get rich. Believe me, there are better (and easier) ways to make a fast buck. I CHOSE to become a professional children’s photographer. Why did I make that career choice? Because I finally realized that all the money in the world meant nothing to me if I didn’t feel like I was making a difference. I Realized That Childhood Memories Were Priceless - That There Was No More Noble Or Wonderful Profession Than To Become A “Memory Giver.”
I didn’t become a photographer because I liked to take photographs. Don’t get me wrong, I do like the “art” of photography, but that’s NOT the reason I first picked up a camera. As a child, my mother and father didn’t have many photographs taken. My entire time growing up, I can remember only a single photograph being taken of the six of us together. Early in my career, I created a portrait of my mom and dad together. I cherish that photograph - it means the world to me.
As I grew up, and my father became ill, I cherished the memory of the moment that photograph was created even more. Now that my mother and father have both passed away, that photograph is priceless. I can’t even imagine what it would be like not to have that photograph. It is one of my most prized possessions.
Now, I Have A Family Of My Own, And I Swore I Would Be Sure To Capture The Memories Of My Children Through Fine Portraiture.
Time is the one thing that none of us have enough of. It’s the one thing that money can’t buy. It’s the one thing that we all would give just about anything for. Through photography, we can hold on to the moments in our lives that we wish could last forever. And, if it’s done correctly, these same photographs can become works of art that we display in our homes for everyone to see and share.
Don’t Make The Decision As To Who Will Photograph Your Child Until You Chat With Me. There Are Things You’ll Want To Ask The Photographers...
There’s no cost, and no obligation to just chat with me, and it will make the whole difference as to how great your portraits will look. My studio number is:
Don’t worry. I’m not going to try to “sell you” on working with me. I’m already very busy, and I don’t need to pressure anyone to work with me as a photographer. I’ll just talk to you about your portraits, and help you discover what your photographs could be like. If you decide to have me create your portraits - great. If not, no problem.
If you’re like most parents, when you first thought of having a portrait created of your child, you probably pictured in your mind a tiny studio, with a painted background, some bright lights, with your child sitting cross-legged on a stool looking nervous. Maybe you even thought of a family member or friend of yours who fancies himself or herself as a “bit of a photography buff.” Maybe you thought of having this person do a quick photograph of your child, and you’d call that good enough. You’re not alone. Most parents think this way at first....
...but then, just like the other parents on this site, something made you decide to check out my website. You probably saw some of the children’s photography I’ve created and said to yourself “that’s what I want.” Maybe you realized that this portrait of your child is so important, you’re not going to trust it to just anyone. Believe me, you’ve made the right choice.
The 6 VITAL Details To Look For In Your Child’s Photographer - The Secrets 99% Of All People In The World Don’t Know:
By reading this far, you must at least be considering having a portrait of your child created. Well, that’s great - you will probably never make a decision that will bring you more lasting joy. However, there are some things you NEED to know before your son or daughter steps in front of any camera. By the time you finish reading this webpage, you will know everything you need to know about how to have the perfect portrait of your child created - the one you will cherish forever!
There are 6 VITAL details you must look for in a photographer! If your photographer is missing any one of these things, your child’s photographs will be much less than they should be. Demand that your photographer does each and every one of these things!
You may feel like having a children’s portrait done is going to be a lot of work on your part. Well, it isn’t! As long as you know the information on this website, it won’t be any work at all on your part. ....So, let’s jump right in!