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Why Shoot a Boudoir Photography Session?  Read what a past Sallee bride says (video)…

We have set the date for the $25 boudoir mini session…

Because of the overwhelming response of last weeks $25 mini Boudoir photography special announcement, we have decided to open this up for the FIRST 10 to call the Gallery TODAY (972-869-3300) The shooting dates we have set aside will be Sunday, June 22nd or Sunday July 20th between 10am-4pm (please pick your 25 minute time slot)

Because of the overwhelming demand of this boudoir special, we are going to have to implement a $200 minimum just to make sure that we are working with people that WANT/NEED, MUST HAVE something beautiful that is fully touched up and printed from Sallee Photography. We are a product based studio and we will NOT be offering a “shoot and burn” option. Please don’t see this as a negative, this is actually a bonus for you because the editing and “photo touchups/finishing” is half of our magic of what we do and is included with every print purchased. We want you to be a Sallee client for life and sending you home with a cd of half finished images would be a disservice to you and our photography both!  Remember, you might pay a little extra to shoot with Sallee but most women only shoot boudoir once in their life so do it right the first time! ;)

Because so many did show interest in this special we are going to make this deal a little sweeter for the first 10 that sign up!  Here is the deal… $200 ($100 deposit due today) includes the $25 mini boudoir photography session fee + (1) 12×18 fully touched up photographic print 0r  (2) 12×8’s + all narrowed down digital files uploaded to a secure password protected site AND we are taking care of the hotel rental so you have a comfortable, private place to shoot.

First 10 to pull the trigger and call TODAY will secure a spot to shoot with Sallee Photography!! As and ADDED BONUS… Get a friend to sign up too and we will gift you $100 extra credit for prints and digital files!!  We can’t wait to talk to you, now GO GO GO… :)

click here to see us in boudoir photography action 

Sallee Photography Bridal Boudoir from Sallee Photography on Vimeo.

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“The Finished Print is why we do not Shoot & Burn”
by JB Sallee

“Shoot & burn is a disservice to our clients, we can do so much more after capture to enhance the images, why would anyone want anything less from us or and other Professional Photographer?  Technology is so good that anyone can take a good picture nowadays, put your trust in a professional to capture the truly important moments in your life and NEVER leave a single memory to chance!” says JB Sallee.

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If we just offered to “shoot & burn” this session for this particular client, they would have never seen this finished image on their “CD!”

We hope you enjoy this 4 hour screen recording of JB Sallee making a client wall art/conversation piece in Adobe Photoshop.  This has been sped up to 4 minutes so you will not fall asleep!  We hope you can see first hand why we have chosen to not offer “shoot & burn” and “finish” the images that we start for our clients. If you like what we do and want MORE videos and images posted, please let us know!  We feel like we are blogging to an empty void! :)

“What the Finished Print means to us!”

so much more than just a paycheck

Over the past few years, we have noticed a shift in what many brides and grooms and now families are asking for from professional photographers.  Rather than coming to us to photograph and present beautiful finished  portraits, many now just want a shoot & burn photographer that will hand over a “CD” of all of the files to use for various purposes, and why not!  Since the invention of digital photography, it only makes since to take advantage of what technology has provided to us and ask for a second copy of the digital files for safe keeping.  But the unfortunate part is that many large corporations like Costco & Walmart have found a way to turn a profit from this new turn of events and unintentionally this effects professional photographers and their way of life.  These companies are not trying to hurt small business nor make millions off of printing your professional images provided on a cd by your photographer for .06 cents each, they are simply trying to lurer you into their store with a cheap .06 print in hopes that you will also buy other items.  It is actually a genius idea and was originally implemented by Sears in 1959.  By opening up a portrait studio and offering a session and print packages at an unbelievably low price.  They lured flocks of families in to shoot and then made them come back a second time to pick up the prints!  Marketing at it’s finest, make the customer come in twice!  Unfortunately they did not change with the times and all Sears and Walmart portrait studios went bankrupt in 2013.  They blame it on the invention of digital photography and that everyone can now take their own pictures but no one wants to print out what they snap.  We just don’t buy that,  and apparently others stopped buying from them as well!

In 11 years of business, we have seen trends come and go, in 10 more years, many people will start to notice how many memories have been lost by not printing physical prints and archiving them for future generations.  We are just as guilty, our two girls LOVE looking through our baby books of us when we were kids, but we still have not made their own baby books.  For our parents, it was a seamless process of shooting a roll of film, developing and choosing the best to add to the family album.  You know you remember that leather bound smelly book with the plastic film that made that horribly loud crackling noise every time you wanted to add another 4×6!  We actually miss those days and have considered going back to film just for our family memories!  So crazy to think so backwards but the process was so good!  It gave us all piece of mind that each and every memory was in it’s place.  When peoples home catch fire, what is the first thing they grab?  You know that answer already, but do you know where all of your “CD’s” are or did you know that they have a shelf life of 5-10 years!  Handing over just a “CD” of images to our clients is a disservice and is only asking for heartbreak in the future!  We celebrated our 10 year wedding aniversery today and the first thing I did was go back up our wedding files to a new hard drive, because we only have the “CD” and still no wedding album!  (please don’t remind my wife, it is still a sore spot in our relationship!)

With that said, our goal at Sallee Photography is to provide people with those “Best of the Best” images to put in your album and hopefully we impress you so much with our work that you would let one or two of our images grace your walls!  By going against the grain and offering this service and not just a “CD” we are doing the hard work with you and sitting you down in person to narrow down all of your images and suggesting and MAKING you place your order THAT DAY!  It may sound cruel but when you think about it, isn’t that service what we are ALL missing in our lives today!?  Life seems to go by faster and faster every year, let us help you slow it down and manage your personal photographic memories!  We don’t want you for one session, we want you as a client for life!

Outstanding quality and memorable imagery is the easy part for us.  We are two gifted individuals with a passion for art and we absolutely love the entire process of consultation, conception, creation & captivation.  If we just just shot a session or wedding and then handed off all of the images on “CD”, we would be skipping our two favorite steps, taking our concept to the next level by creating something amazing with the tools we have available in Adobe Photoshop.  As “artist” we want our work to be displayed and captivate an audience of our clients friends and family!  The rest of what we do day in and day out just to go against the grain and not “shoot and burn” is the real hard work! We hope by including this video you can see what we do for every clients that orders a wall portrait from us.

“We don’t just take pictures, we captivate and create original pieces of art and conversation pieces for our clients!  We don’t push normal, shooting and handing over a “CD” may be normal and profitable for others but boring to us!  We push ourselves, not because we need the paycheck, because we were born for this!  This is our one shot to make a difference.  We are a product based studio that delivers and exceeds expectations each time and every time!  We are a well tuned machine and an effective team, we hope one day that you will give us an opportunity to create some lasting memories on print and maybe a art piece for you too!”  JB & DeEtte Sallee

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    We hope you enjoy watching us hard at work ;)

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