PhoArtgraphy is a mobile portrait studio specializing in baby and child portraiture. PhoArtgraphy has been offering many options to display your photographic artwork since 2003. Many portraits can be customized to your liking. We serve the metro Atlanta area including DeKalb, Gwinnett, Fulton and Cobb counties. Contact us today!
PhoArtgraphy specializes in photographic portraits of newborns, children and pregnant mothers-to-be. All of the portraits are provided at your suggested location, which could be your home, your backyard, or your favorite park. With newborns, I provide my own props, but you are welcome to have cherished items included in the session.
The products I work with are portrait albums, canvas prints, Organic Bloom frames, accordion minis & books, print wraps, standouts, gallery blocks, personalized greeting cards and regular prints,
Questions and Answers
What kind of questions do customers ask you?
1. How long will it take for my order to be ready? It can take anywhere from 1 week to 4 weeks. It all depends on what is ordered. Generally framed items will take the longest.2. Can I buy digital files only? Because I am an artist, I prefer not to provide only digital files. You are able to get digital files after purchasing prints.3. When's the best time to bring a newborn in for a session? I prefer within the first 10 days of life.
What types of jobs are the most common?
The types of jobs that are most common are probably the maternity and newborn sessions. Since people are having babies all the time and during maternity leave, I don't have to worry about the mother trying to schedule time off.
What we may not know about you?
Something that customers may not know about me is that I have 8 siblings, 8 nieces, 11 nephews, 1 great niece & 2 great nephews. Also that I started out as a self-taught photographer who decided to go to the Art Institute of Atlanta for more training.
What are you most proud of?
That's difficult to say because I am proud of all of the sessions I have had. Sure some were more spectacular than others, but I am equally proud of all of them. I suppose most recently what I am proud of is that I received a merit for 3 images I submitted to PPA's district & international image competitions. It's a wonderful thing to receive accolades from peers in my industry.
What do you recommend to know before hiring you?
Prior to looking for a professional photographer, I would suggest that people talk with their friends who've recently had portraits taken. Their friends may be able to recommend a photographer to them. I would also suggest that potential clients review websites online to make sure the photographer specializes in the type of photographic work they want and in the style they want. If they are price conscious, I would suggest they set up a budget as to what they are willing to purchase.
When I was about 10 or 11, one of my aunts gave me a camera for Christmas and since that point I have never looked back. After becoming bored with my career as a software consultant in 2000, I decided to change careers to something that I had a passion for. So I attended The Art Institute of Atlanta, considering most of my photography knowledge came from reading and practicing. In 2003 I worked on the weekends photographing portraits and sometimes weddings. In 2005 I was laid off of my job and began full-time.
Do you offer any service after finishing the work?
After your portraits have been taken, my clients are then invited to my home studio to view the slideshow presentation and to select and order their images. I can create custom announcements, invitations or wall art for their home. Framing is also offered, as well as images that can be hung without framing. I also offer delivery of the product on Fridays.
How can we save money hiring you?
I have a monthly newsletter that I send out on the first Wednesday of every month. In that newsletter I provide information on my studio as well as any specials that I may have going on at the time.
How many projects do you average in a year?
This actually varies & I try not to overbook myself. I suppose I average about 30 sessions a year.
What questions should a customer ask before hiring you?
Before a customer hires a professional photographer, I believe they should ask how long the photographer has been in business. They should also ask to see samples of their work. Customers should also find out whether or not the photographer specializes in the type of photography they are looking for.
What is important to know about your profession?
What I wish my customers knew about my profession is that it is not as simple as just pointing and shooting. It is about composition, posing, knowing your camera and most importantly, lighting. As a photographer it is up to me to make sure you look your best and that your personality shines through.