Custom Photography... What on earth? - Ankeny, Iowa Photographer

Custom Photographer | Boutique photographer | Full Service Photographer

All of the above terms are essentially synonymous with one another.

Photo album with thick pages and sand colored linen cover

I often wonder if the everyday population (outside of the photography industry) truly understands the difference between a custom, boutique photographer and other photographers (what are considered "shoot-and-burn photographers"), so I thought it would be fun to dive into a little more detail...

A Custom, Boutique Photographer typically provides a high touch experience, and a more comprehensive experience overall (we'll get to the "more comprehensive" piece in a bit).

Think about a few luxurious businesses you've visited. Maybe a high end clothing boutique? Or car dealership? Perhaps you recently experienced fine dining at a 5-star restaurant in town. What do all of these places have in common? Yep, that's right! Quality customer service, where the entire experience is centered around you, complete with a product that's unmatched by any big-box businesses (you know, like Wal-Mart).

A stylist at the clothing boutique likely helped you find the perfect style and size of pants that you've been looking for. The salesman at the car dealership gave you time to explore the different options on their vehicles, all of which have engines handcrafted by man with impeccable craftsmanship. The server at the restaurant provided timely service with consistent refills of your wine, paired with a perfectly cooked filet mignon from the chef.

Much like the luxurious clothing boutique, car dealership and fine dining restaurant, a Custom, Boutique Photographer provides an experience focused on each individual client's needs, with high customer service, complete with an impressive end-product.
And by the way, to me, a CD or USB of your images is not an impressive product ;-)

So, what does this have to do with Images by Merron

Oh, I'm so glad you asked! My business is structured solely around you as my client. I provide a high quality, custom experience where we partner together throughout the entire process from your initial consult to your finished products.

Each of my clients deserves attention throughout the entire photography experience, which is why I provide a comprehensive experience, complete with three unique sessions centered around you!

- Planning Session - We will plan every little detail from that perfect photo you've been dreaming of, to your outfit coordination, to how you'd like your photos displayed throughout your home.

- Photography Session - We will put your vision to life and capture the most beautiful memories to showcase in your home. We'll also have lots of fun while doing it! :)

- Preview/Ordering Session - You will have the opportunity to see your finished photos, in a tangible form, and I will show you how your photos will appear to scale in your home. You will have the opportunity to order stunning albums, heirloom quality prints, traditional gallery wrapped canvases, and more. You will truly cherish these beaut's for a lifetime.

If you are interested in experiencing the benefits from a custom, boutique photographer, I would love to hear from you! Contact me today and we'll get started!

PS - Why did I choose a photo of an album for this blog post? Thanks for asking such a great question again. ;-) I chose a photo of an album because this is one of the most popular items. If you are having a tough time narrowing down your favorite images from your session, I will design a stunning keepsake album with each image from your session, for you to display on your coffee table at home!