Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What is Custom Photography?

I just read an East Coast photographers page about Custom Photography. I am crediting her for finding it and crediting the author for writing it! THANKS LADIES!!!

"There is a wonderful photographer, Marinanne Drenthe, who put together a website outlining what custom photography is and why it’s an investment. Please check it out.
She states:
The photographic art you choose to place on your wall is ultimately the result of the vision of the photographer. This vision, coupled with what you wear to your session, the environment, the lighting, even the mood the subjects are in at the time of photographing creates the work that you will want to proudly display on your walls forevermore.
Your first step in the process is more about determining who you are, who your family is and then seeking a photographer that reflects your style. For instance let’s say your family is extremely outdoorsy and loves playing on the beach. You start determining what style you like, browse through photography website portfolios and determine if any of the styles exhibited there would be a good fit with your life and family style. You have already determined that you should probably seek out a beach type photographer (that is if you live near a beach) and then begin narrowing the field down a bit.
What custom photography ultimately is all about is choice and experience (as in THE experience). Custom photography is about finding someone who will photograph your family, give you devoted 1:1 attention without worry of the next ‘in line’ or the feeling of a crowded portrait studio. A custom photographer will typically show you a fairly extensive gallery culled to only show the good images that meet the photographers’ creative sensibilities. Often the images are fully edited images-color corrected with blemishes and undereye circles removed. Custom photographers are also known as boutique studios, offering a range of products and unparalleled service. Think Lexus vs. Hyundai, think Nordstrom vs. WalMart.
Custom photography should have you, the client and your experience in mind."

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Pick your favorite photo(s) by commenting on the ones you like best! The winner(s) will be printed and hung at the LIncoln, CA Starbucks next week!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

WS100 - 2010

Yesterday Donald and I volunteered at the Western States 100. A 100 miles foot race in one day! Such amazing athletes! Very motivating!!

Friday, June 25, 2010


CLASS of 2011
FREE photo shoot for the Class of 2011!
You will receive digital images to show off on Facebook and 20 wallets to pass out to your friends. What is the catch? … for every friend you get to book with 
Sarah D. Butcher - Photography, (limited 5 reps per school)
you will get a $10 iTunes gift card or $10 in product! (limit 5 referrals per person).
Contact me today to schedule your session!
For those of you who are not graduating high school but
know a senior graduating this year, pass this to all them get a 10% referral bonus for anyone who books!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

California Clients!

California Clients -- receive a FREE portrait sitting AND a $20 in Print Credit! 

For every REFERRAL you get to book a session with Sarah D. Butcher - Photography, get 10% off your next order!

Call me for details!


New California Prices!

After a lot of blood, sweat and tears, I am updating my price list for California! Within the next week I will have the new list up and ready to go! Keep an eye out for the NEW Client Specials offered! July is going to bring a plethora of options for all my new NorCal clients!

Sarah B.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Welcome to NorCal!!

We are here! It was an adventurous 10 day trip across the states and we loved every minute of it. Now that we have landed in Northern California, its time to start making a name for myself here! I will be at most of the local Farmers Markets here as a "crafter" with a booth to show my work and to schedule slots at my next MINI SESSIONS!! Customers will be able to choose from 2 dates. One date will be in a local studio space I have available and the other date will be in a local park. I am running the same special as before: $30 for 30 minutes! Spend $100 and get a DVD of all the images in High Resolution quality!