We have some super exciting news; Erika Hopkins Photography is now a Boutique Style Portrait Studio! After much thought, we have decided to dedicate 100% of our attention to our clients. We want to become your personal portrait concierge. From selecting the "looks", selecting the perfect location to designing custom art galleries, in your home.
What is Custom Boutique Photography?
What custom photography ultimately is all about is choice and experience. Custom photography is about finding someone who will photograph your family, give you devoted 1:1 attention without worry of who is next ‘in line’ or the feeling of a crowded portrait studio.
- A custom photographer will typically show you a fairly extensive gallery culled to only show the good images that meet the photographers’ creative sensibilities.
- Often the images are fully edited images-color corrected with blemishes and undereye circles removed.
- Custom photographers, offering a range of products and unparalleled service. Think Lexus vs. Hyundai, think Nordstrom vs. WalMart.
Why choose a boutique style studio?
Custom photography is more of a luxury than your entry level cookie cutter chain experience. Custom photography truly is not for everyone, it requires a level of commitment, investment in time and money, forethought and planning on the part of the subject/client and requires a larger time commitment for the us as well.
*The questions provided above, are excerpt from a terrific site, The Consumer Guide for Custom Photography
We have been clients of Erika Hopkins Photography for many years, what does this mean for us?
Several new exciting experiences!
Pre-Session Client Consultation Appointments
We will now provide client consultation appointments, prior to your session. We will discuss your overall style, as well as clothing suggestions; the sky is the limit. Purchasing new outfits for your session are not a must, but many clients like to go shopping for the perfect "look". We can have your consultation appointment over coffee, or even meet you at a local clothing boutique to help make suggestions, for your overall style. Meeting at your home, is also a great way to see your decor preferences and allows us to begin dreaming up great art display ideas!
A second set of hands
Okay Mom, do you ever feel like the best pictures of your kiddos are when you are standing behind the photographer, making goofy faces? Depending on the ages of your kiddos, we will provide a second set of hands and goofy faces. This way you can hop in the portraits with the family and we can create the portraits you have always dreamed of!
At Home Viewing Appointments
"Wait, I thought you provided this already?" Yes, this is something we have always offered, but there are going to be exciting changes to these appointments. We will previously culled through your portraits and selected the top notch, art display quality portraits (up to 65). These portraits will be fully edited and color corrected, we only want to present the best! Since there will be less time spent saying "yes, no" to your portraits, there will be more time to focus on selecting your personalized products. We understand viewing portrait products on your computer does not justify the beauty of many of these boutique items! Select boutique items will be presented during your appointment. We will also present custom art displays, with your top ten selected portraits. This display will be presented within the decor of your home, so you can truly envision how the finished product will look.
There will be several changes made to our portrait delivery policy, however many of these are fun, exciting, surprises! So you will just have to wait and see...
We just love our clients, and we love it even more when you love us enough, to tell someone! We think it's time to say thank you for sharing your experience. Upon delivery of your portraits, you will receive more details to our new referral reward program.
If all of these changes were not enough, we now offer some truly magical boutique products for your portraits! Many of these are showcased below, along with our new digital collections, wall display collections and newborn/maternity collections.
There have been extensive changes made to both our Maternity/Newborn & Family Product Guides. Please contact us, to receive the login and password to download the latest product guides.
Thank you for taking the time to read through all the new changes, here at Erika Hopkins Photography. We are super excited to see all of you, for this year's holiday portraits.
The ladies of Erika Hopkins Photography