When your client is more important than your ego…

Recently my friend Candy called me to tell me her daughter Piper had won a girl's dress design contest.  The prize was a custom made version of her vision.  The designer also wanted some photographs of Piper in the dress.  When Candy suggest we shoot here at the farmhouse I was excited!  I've always loved playing with juxtaposition in fashion.  Gritty with glamour, menswear with floral and pearls, fancy with rustic.  No 0011 Candy Hayes DressUnfortunately I knew within five minutes of shooting Piper in her fancy dress at the farmhouse it was probably NOT what the designer was looking for.  Call it a strength, call it a weakness...I couldn't get past Piper's adorable personality to "honor" the design.  I'm just not a studio style photographer. Sure enough the designer was looking for simple catalogue looking images.  Fortunately there is no shortage of photography talent in the area and I am not above stepping aside if I can't deliver.  I suggested Candy contact my friend Matt McGraw.  He has a new studio in Wilmington called "Snap Snap Portrait Studios" Have a peek at the results!  Big sister Carson was so proud of Piper we made sure she was included too!  I think you'll agree the results are quite different. No 0020 Candy Hayes DressDSC_4042DSC_3995farmstack6Applause and gratitude for "Snap Snap", I am gladDSC_0034 they were able to fill the request!   No 0026 Candy Hayes Dress  
Putting your client ahead of your ego.

Putting your client ahead of your ego.

I've always loved playing with juxtaposition in fashion.  Gritty with glamour, menswear with floral and pearls.  Unfortunately I knew within five minutes of shooting Piper in her fancy dress at the farmhouse it was probably NOT what the designer was looking for.  Call it a strength, call it a weakness...I couldn't get past Piper's adorable personality to "honor" the design.  I'm just not a studio style photographer.  We wanted to include big sister Carson so we shot a few candids and decided to cut it short. Sure enough the designer was looking for simple catalogue looking images.  Fortunately there is no shortage of photography talent in the area and I am not above stepping aside if I can't deliver.  I suggested Candy contact my friend Matt McGraw.  He has a new studio in Wilmington called "Snap Snap Portrait Studios" Have a peek at the results, I think you'll agree they're quite different.  Applause and gratitude for "Snap Snap", I think they were able to fill the request!

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Putting your client ahead of your ego.

I've always loved playing with juxtaposition in fashion.  Gritty with glamour, menswear with floral and pearls.  Unfortunately I knew within five minutes of shooting Piper in her fancy dress at the farmhouse it was probably NOT what the designer was looking for.  Call it a strength, call it a weakness...I couldn't get past Piper's adorable personality to "honor" the design.  I'm just not a studio style photographer.  We wanted to include big sister Carson so we shot a few candids and decided to cut it short. Sure enough the designer was looking for simple catalogue looking images.  Fortunately there is no shortage of photography talent in the area and I am not above stepping aside if I can't deliver.  I suggested Candy contact my friend Matt McGraw.  He has a new studio in Wilmington called "Snap Snap Portrait Studios" Have a peek at the results, I think you'll agree they're quite different.  Applause and gratitude for "Snap Snap", I think they were able to fill the requestDSC_0089