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***FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS***

THE ALP SIGNATURE COLLECTION FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS


Introducing our FIRST Signature Collection Release our Spring Digital Collection!


We are so excited y’all!  Last year we started working on our very own Signature Collection of Fine Art Digital Backdrops for Photographers and here we are today ready to share the first of many with you all.

 

ALP 2020 SPRING COLLECTION – Copyright AdaLilly Photography

 

In order to celebrate our launch we’re offering our digitals at Buy 3 get one FREE!  Head over to our partnered Etsy page and have a look.


Can’t decide on just one digital?  No worries – we got you!  In order to celebrate our official launch we’re offering our digital collections at Buy 3 get 1 FREE!


Remember to keep checking back.  We have a lot more to share and will release them as our Signature Collections going forward.

Thank you for celebrating with us, and supporting this small business.

Happy shopping!

AdaLilly Photography

***TIP TUESDAY #5***


Choosing the perfect location for your session


It’s almost time for your session and we’re trying to decide on a location. Here are some things you’ll want to think about:

  • Keep in mind the décor of your home. My personal photography style is bright, soft & airy.  My home is more modern minimalist themed.  I would never have us dressed in bright colors on a canvas on my wall because it doesn’t go with my décor.  Make sure you coordinate your outfits and locations to match the décor style of your home.  You also will need to coordinate the colours with the walls of your house so they don’t clash.
  • If you have a more vintage style decor in your home, studio canvas portraits may not look as amazing, and location portraits  not as good unless you put them in complimentary vintage type frames to make them fit in more.
  • If you have a more modern home like mine, studio photos will more than likely be your best option.
  • You can also choose to have a lifestyle session done inside your home. We will come to your house and take photos of your family in your own natural environment. These are beautiful and will look great in your house because they match perfectly.

AdaLilly Photography

***THE SENTIMENTS PORTRAIT COLLECTION***

We know its only January and its still fresh with the new year just beginning, but its time to start planning to get in with us to capture those moments that will captivate your heart forever!


INTRODUCING OUR SENTIMENTS COLLECTION


We thought about calling these just another ‘Mommy & Me Session’ but it didn’t speak to us, we felt we wanted to touch on those incredible memorable moments, the ones that have meaning and will remain with your heart forever.  Therefore we thought how sentimental it would be to share these moments with mom, grandma, auntie, etc.  After all there are many women in our lives that have likely had an impact on who we are today, why not celebrate with them all!


These are limited and won’t be back until the following year.  As these sessions tend to book incredibly fast and due to the unique nature of their design we’ve chosen to book a select few spaces and dates.


Come see us on any of the following dates to capture some unforgettable moments:

April 4th, 5th, 18th or 19th, 2020

Reserve your date today!

 

AdaLilly Photography

***TIP TUESDAY #2***


CHOOSING THE BEST WAY TO DISPLAY PHOTOS IN YOUR HOME


Now that your session is over, it’s time to decide what to print!  Start by thinking about where you are going to put your photos and what will look best in your home.

  • Canvas – There’s no better place to showcase a beautiful image than in the warmth of a home. Our luxury wall art is for the client who regards our work as a masterpiece and wants the presentation to match.  Make a statement with an elegant line of wall art that is in a class of its own.  Combine elegance with a high level of aesthetic appeal and available only to professionals, these craftsman pieces offer clients unique, museum-quality visuals—our original artwork in exclusive finishes.

  • Framed on Wall –It starts with our stunning, photographic works paired with one of our labs printing options. That print is then expertly mounted in a conservation quality, double mat that is finished with a v-groove accent around the opening.  Contact us for more details.

 


When hanging photos on your wall (framed or canvas) you can choose to hang a single photo, or a group of photos in a collage to change it up.


  • Framed on Shelves, Desks, Tables – a beautiful portrait folio that holds up to two matted prints.  The print is expertly mounted in a conservation quality mat that is finished with a v-groove around the opening. Customize it with your choice of beautiful cover fabrics and create a gift with a touch of class.  (You can also do this in addition to the wall hangings if you’d like.)

  • Photo Boxes –  (A Personal Fave!)  Bamboo Boxes are an exciting addition to their popular Portfolio range. Made from eco-friendly and sustainable natural bamboo, these are the perfect presentation option for any portrait shoot – whether it be newborn, kids or family and are a great alternative for parents of your bride and groom.

  • Albums/Coffee Table Books – If you just can’t pick out a few photos to display in your home and you need more space, you can always get an album printed up and place it on your coffee table or bookshelf.  We work with our lab to create an award-winning album that features one of the world’s finest art papers.  Pair with several cover materials and options, elevated by the fabulous watercolor paper, creating an aesthetic quality that puts these albums in a class of their own.  We can assure you are receiving the most durable art prints available anywhere, as every page is finished with a proprietary surface modification that protects this delicate paper and printing from moisture, fingerprints and scratching.  Only the best will do!

 


We get it!  We understand that you want the digitals to share on your social media pages with family and friends therefore we offer a custom complimentary digital experience with all purchased print collections.


 

AdaLilly Photography

***EMPOWERING GLAM FINE ART MATERNITY SESSION***


Lets talk maternity sessions.  I am all about simplicity, but lighting, I LOVE Bright whites, so lighting is everything!!!  I love that dramatic LA style.  Give me that any day of the week and I’m in heaven.  While this style is only suited for certain sessions I love the simplistic soft whites just the same.  But, when the opportunity arose to capture some maternity shots of this gorgeous mama, who was pregnant with her second, and rainbow baby, I had the vision of just that, Glamorous, LA, whites!!!  The goal: to showcase the beautiful developing body that houses those precious little ones.  Lets face it, not all of us feel glamorous like the biggest lie told in hollywood when we’re pregnant, so to make a mama feel empowered and glamorous, that is always a win!


White Kimono by Lost in Layers


Jacalyn was first pampered by the lovely Miss Aprille Lu of Makeup by Miss Lu.   Once finished HAMU Jacalyn then posed like a #queen helping me in producing the most beautiful portraits that she can look back on and see how beautiful her body is, and what it was able to do in growing one of God’s greatest gifts, life.


Blush Pink Maternity Scarf by Bugz & Moodles

Moral of the Story:  Don’t be afraid to go all out, get your hair and makeup done, buy that maternity gown, and invest in that portrait session.  You won’t regret it.  That’s a promise.

 

 

AdaLilly Photography

***WEDNESDAY WEIGH IN***

As photographers we know and understand completely just how hard this decision is for your big day.  Believe me it’s not easy for us either.  While there are numerous photographers out there and some may think the market is over saturated, the key to finding the one to fit you and your vision is really very simple.  But with all that wedding planning we understand just how hard it can be to try and make these decisions.  You’re likely asking yourself where do we start?

ALP WEDDINGS – Wednesday Weigh In is here to help.  We’re strictly keeping Wednesdays dedicated to weddings…and not just about wedding photography even though that is our passion!


HOW TO FIND YOUR PERFECT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER


STEP 1: WHATS YOUR STYLE

While research is important, how do you begin to research someone or something you’re not even sure you know what/who’s style you love?

We recommend choosing the style of photography you fall in love with first.  Seek out styles that taylor to how you want to feel overtime as you look back on your day as you flip through your heirloom album specified to fit you and your vision.  So while you’re heading on over to Pinterest to start looking, make sure to create your board and fill it full of images that make your heart flutter.  Images that inspire you.  They may be from a fashion blogger, a real wedding or staged shoot, it could be as simple as a flat lay image.  Regardless of inspiration its a great place to start to seek out that perfect match for your photography needs.  I’d be lying if I said you won’t go down the worm holes because you will but the fun about creating these boards is you’ll have a pristine idea of what you want your memories to reflect on your big day.

STEP 2:  DO THE DIGGING

This is so important.  While one couple may not have been completely happy with their wedding photographer, they may not have clicked well enough to have a more than reasonable outcome.  Whereas another couple may love and boast about the exact same photographer.  We’re all human after all and therefore we won’t always click well with each other.  So its very important that you dig into the ones with the styles you favour.  This is just a start.  Start reading their about me pages and get a small sense of getting to know who you’ll be meeting for coffee in the next step.  Personally we offer all inquiring clients our free guide to wedding photography.  (We’ll attach the form below to request our guide) It’s a small token of our appreciation for just looking us up!

A photographers portfolio will tell you a lot about how they capture ones wedding day.  We all have a different eye.  I may see one angle and another may see a complete opposite.  But, that doesn’t mean one is more right over the other, it may just mean difference in perspective.  However a portfolio will not tell you how you will get along.  This brings us to the next step, of which we will touch more on next week.  But we did promise you a little freebie!!!  Scroll to the bottom and fill out the request form for your ALP WEDDINGS – A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY.

 

We don’t want to overwhelm you as we know the process of planning a wedding is somewhat stressful and oh so busy.  So we’re going to leave this right here and reconvene on the topic next Wednesday where we will discuss the next steps of setting up interviews with photographers and seeing a full album in person of a wedding.

ALP WEDDINGS - A COMPLETE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE
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***PASSION FOR PRINT***

THE MOST PHOTOGRAPHED GENERATION OF ALL TIME COULD WIND UP BEING THE NEXT LOST GENERATION



Printing photographs is something I am extremely passionate about and with good reason.

We are taking photos more than ever, but almost all are digital files.  Very few tangible prints are being produced today.

Digital files are not safe with technology always changing and failing.  Yet we entrust our most precious memories to clouds, cd’s, & usb drives.  Apple computers don’t even include usb or disk drives anymore.  If you’ve ever lost the photos on your phone, you know the heartbreak.

An entire generation is growing up without a printed photographic record of their lives to pass on as our grandparents once did.  Thus our stories will soon disappear.  Our own history will disappear.

There is a great value and importance in printed photographs for our lives and for the generations after us.  The history of where we came from, our legacy will continue on for generations all thanks to the power of print.

This is why we print.


THE PUZZLING QUESTIONS

For the last year or more I kept asking myself why is the desire on having only the digital copies of images?  Is it because Social media has made it easy to share images with others around the world (at the risk of them being drowned in a pool of digital saturation)?  Is it that they just couldn’t afford the prints?  Maybe, but what really puzzled me is the ability to invest in a $1000 or more on a vacation and while it is an experience, in the end what is left to show of it… Maybe it’s that I appreciate having Fine Art hanging on the walls of my home.  Captures so elegant that when I look at them they take my breath away.  They remind of the moment my child made her quirky smile because she was genuinely annoyed at me for saying ‘okay just one more baby’ because I couldn’t handle the chance of missing a moment of her little personality that melts me.  So overtime I look back at those moments hanging on my walls and they melt me over and over and over again.  The best part, I don’t have to dive into a pool of digital saturation trying to find images on Facebook or IG to remember those moments.  Whatever the answer is for others, I want the art that I create for my clients to be enjoyed for a lifetime.


PROFESSIONAL LAB VS. THE OTHER GUYS

The truth is, my art isn’t accurately reflected through ‘The Other Guys’.  I was frustrated and inconsolable seeing my images as a complete inaccurate reflection of my work.  It wasn’t me, that wasn’t what I had created.  It was quite frankly an insult to my vision.

Below you’ll see some examples of comparisons and they’ll be quite shocking.

In use with permission from Amanda Jackson Photography

 

So…we made a decision to keep all the print rights with AdaLilly Photography.  I know this may seem scary for some but its truly in everyones best interest and here’s why:

  • See example above and below
  • We’ve partnered with a professional lab right here in Calgary, and another lab in Eastern Canada therefore you’re supporting not only local business but Canadian businesses.
  • We’ve made sure their printing standards meet ours (nothing but the best for our clients)
  • Your prints will in fact imitate my art, being an accurate reflection of my final edits
  • By keeping the rights with the photographer, you’ll have more of a colour gaurantee when receiving your final prints.  (see examples above and below)

These are the most commonly heard reasons why clients don’t print through a photographer and their professional lab:

  • Too Expensive
  • Retail chains are just as good as pro labs (clearly they’re not; see examples above and below)
  • I don’t want to wait two or more weeks for my products
  • We just spent a ton of money on a vacation…

What I can tell you is you won’t be disappointed when printing with our professional labs.  Our packages exceed the retail chains cheap inclusive packages but hey we offer payment plans and the guarantee you’ll end up with beautiful timeless archival quality prints that are worthy of hanging in the Louvre!

 

Our Pro Lab Services include Wall Design

We offer wall design when you print with us.  What could be better than that.  We take the guess work right out!

In use with permission from Amanda Jackson Photography

So with all that being said, your session fee is just that.  But I will elaborate on that in another post this week.  For now if you have questions please send us a note.

 

AdaLilly Photography

***TIP TUESDAY***

‘The greatest gift that you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention. ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo


And great portraits…

DO IT!!! Go all out when getting ready for your Wedding day, Maternity session or even Newborn Family session. You’re worth it! Pamper yourself.  Get your hair & makeup done.  You’re not only investing in timeless memories but in self care!


SHOUT OUT

We consider ourselves so incredibly lucky. We work with the best people in the business.

Photography: AdaLilly Photography
HAMU: Makeup by Miss Lu
Maternity Dress: Bugz & Moodles design by Frances Black Designs
Model & Mama of 2: Jacalyn Scott (She Slayed it)

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