Have you decided the time has come to get those pictures off of your computer and into a beautiful, personalized coffee table book that will be enjoyed for years to come?
As much as I love to capture family stories through photography, I also love to bring those stories that have already been documented to light by creating digital photo albums for my clients. My design style is clean and simple with an eye toward capturing and telling the everyday stories of life. Read on for more details about what a typical experience of working with me looks like…
The Design Consultation is one of the most important parts of the Suzanne O’Brien Studio experience. We will schedule a consultation by phone or at your home to spend time learning all about you! I strive to make your books reflect your style so that they can become meaningful pieces of family history in your home. During the consultation, I will spend time getting to know you and your family to ensure that your story will be uniquely captured on the pages.
Photo Review & Transfer
Once we have discussed your book needs and style preferences I will be excited to take a look at your photographs. I typically do a quick walk through of the pictures with you to allow you to highlight your favorites. This extra step allows me to listen to your vision and hear the stories that are most important to you.
If the Photo Review occurs in your home, I will typically take ownership of your photos at that time. If not, I work with several online file storage and transfer sites that make it easy for you to upload and share your files with me.
Before I begin designing, the details of your book(s) will be confirmed with you and I will ask for a $100 deposit to begin the design process. Now here is the good news – at this point you get to sit back and relax! It can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks to design a book depending on the number of photos to be included. Your photographs will be culled to the best of the best. Sometimes you need just one outstanding image to tell the story, other times a nine photo grid best captures the moment. All images will be color corrected, cropped and retouched as necessary.
Upon completion of the design, you will receive an email with a private link to preview your book in its entirety. This is your opportunity to communicate any minor edits or changes you would like to see incorporated in the book. If significant editing is required, we will discuss the possibility of an extra charge. However, in my experience, because I listen carefully to your needs and stories prior to creating the book, there are usually at most a few text changes or simple photo swaps requested.
Once the book is finalized, please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your book. I will notify you when it is on the way so you can keep an eye out for your special delivery.
I hope that after your experience with Suzanne O’Brien Studio
you will be left with a beautiful photo book that will bless your home for years to come.