Can I buy the digital files of the photos from my shoot?
In the same way that a film photographer does not sell their negatives, Spiffy Pix Photography does not sell full, 300 dpi, digital files except for commercial purposes.
Why are the costs of prints higher than my local department or grocery store?
This answer is twofold ... (1) because the photos you are receiving are printed on high quality, archival photographic paper at a top lab to prevent fading and provide decades of memories, and (2) because you're not paying for just the print.
Factored into the cost of every print is the photographer's time in the 'digital darkroom'. This is often far more than cropping and resizing, editing and retouching ... it's more than digitally removing the fingerprints from the car or removing the clutter or people from the background. For me, the art only begins in the camera. It continues throughout the digital process, and sometimes -- as I give each image my fullest attention and treat it as if it were an image of my own family member -- that process can take a half hour to an hour per photo. For me, every detail is important, and any photo that goes to print is carefully worked on and scrutinized from a creative and a professional perspective.
What about travel fees?
Please contact me for travel rates. My travel fees are nominal and they start only once outside my 25 mile shooting radius of Central Suffolk county ... so essentially, the first 50 miles are free ... and the rest are extremely reasonable. Really! I want to shoot your subject.
Spiffy Pix Photography's bottom line:
I am not satisfied until you are absolutely thrilled with your images and I will do whatever it takes to ensure that the memories I have captured of your subject are ones which you can cherish for a lifetime.