Our Fall Family Pictorial has been an annual tradition since we moved to Oregon 3 years ago. Our previous photos were taken at a big box studio. We turned up, shot a few photos, and then left. I felt rushed and uninspired. The photos looked so-so too. \r
Then, for this year, I chanced upon Prints Charming Photography. I was expecting the same ""come in, pose, smile, get out"" treatment. BUT, the total experience far exceeded my expectations.\r
Brian was warm and welcoming from the start, He took the time to get to know us. When I said I had wanted an outdoor shoot, he immediately knew where to go. Going to outdoor shoots take time but never did I feel that Brian was watching the clock or rushing my family of four through the process. My husband put on his best smile and my 2 teen-age daughters enjoyed experimenting with different poses. \r
Taking the photos was only one part of this amazing adventure. Brian alloted time in his studio for us to view the photos in his huge tv. He even thought of playing music and accommodated our requests for zooming in on faces or comparing among photos. It was difficult to narrow down our choices. All the photos Brian took were winners.\r
Still, choices had to be made. I now have the photos in CD. I just had Costco print Christmas cards using one of the photos and the colors are crisp and clear. I can't wait to send the cards to my friends.I also have the photos on my computer, my Facebook, and on my desk as they remind me of wonderful moments with my family. These are memories to last a lifetime!