Presenting images with personality

Service Service Service

Being of service to a prospective client is so so important. Let me tell you a true story that happened to me recently and the one who offered more service got my business. I was looking for new wall to wall rugs for my bedroom and went to two stores. The gentleman at the first […]

The Devil IS in the Details

How do you choose the “right” photographer for your project? Do you ask for quotes and choose the cheapest? Well, let’s revisit this. The “right” photographer is the one who pays attention to the details. Do you really want a pole sticking out of your head in a family portrait? Do you really want to […]

Hiring a Person, Not a Price. The Value of a Live Chat

I can’t even begin to tell you of the importance of chatting on the phone or in person with your prospective photographer. The payback is enormous when you feel a trusting bond with that vendor.  The day of your event, you know you are in synch with that photographer and that she will give you […]

It’s In The Details

So you hire a friend photographer to shoot your family portrait and a telephone pole is coming out of the father’s head. Geez, Mr. photographer professional (?). You didn’t see that? You shop around looking for the cheapest price for your headshot for social media purposes to find a job. The lighting was so harsh […]

Rebidding a Quote

So I got a phone call the other day asking for a quote on 40 doctors for a new website. It would require going to 4 hospitals whenever the doctors may be free for a quick 5 minutes or less of their time. There would be no staging. Where ever they may happen to be […]

Does Age Have Anything To Do With Hiring A Photographer?

So many young, less experienced photographers out there. Is it chic to hire one of them because it makes you feel more comfortable? Do the young photographers fit into your age group? Does an aged photographer make you feel like you’ve hired your mom or dad to photograph your friends? Is the younger photographer that […]

Pretty personalities…pretty faces!

Everyone…yes, everyone has a pretty face. A man, a woman, anyone who is too thin or too heavy or too wrinkly or whatever. We all have pretty personalities and we have pretty faces. You are one of a kind and there is something about you that makes you special. Let a professional photographer capture that […]

Backups

I was asked today by a mom looking for a professional photographer for her son’s bar mitzvah, “what about your backups?”  I had no idea what she was talking about at first. Then we got into a discussion about the various weddings she had attended recently, and how the photographer never showed up. YIKES! That […]

Having a good personality will get your everywhere!

Life as a photographer is so much easier if you have a good personality. You can get right in there and make people feel so much more at ease when you “play” with them while smiling and engaging them in conversation. I am not talking about the weather. I am talking about something like this: […]

Preparing for the Portrait Session

I want your photography experience to be the most pleasant you will ever have. My photography is “painless,” and I believe you will enjoy the time we spend together. I invite you to view my website at: www.joanhefflerphotography.com to see my style of photography before you arrive for your appointment. I will take whatever time is necessary to make you comfortable, relaxed, and feeling great. All I ask is that you please be on time for your appointment!

Kind Words

Kind Words

Where can I begin? Joan has captured the essence of a fabulous Canadian vacation. She is a pleasure to be around, and is a true professional, as her work shows.

Mary Ellen Bosetti