I have gotten a few questions about what exactly is a digital negative. So let’s take a closer look at what that means.
Back in the days of film when you dropped off that 35mm (or for me… 110 film) with every roll that was developed you received a copy of the negative. This was used for archival purposes and if you needed to obtain a print you had to have the negative.
A Digital Negative is simply this: The unedited photographic digital capture of subjects in color or black and white.
For those clients that do have digital negatives included with their package they are, as needed, balanced for color and exposure.
Below is an example of a Digital Negative:
So how does that compare to an Enhanced Edit and WHY are you charging extra for that?
Well because capturing those amazing moments is just a part of what I do. Transforming those images into feelings, thoughts and ideas takes time and vision. I am only asking that for the hard work and long hours that I spend making that image perfectly representative of what I love and cherish that I be fairly compensated.
I as an artist, woman, wife and mother choose the images that most speak to me and that show the most emotion and feelings from our time together.
Below is an example of an Enhanced Edit:
Those days of film have long since passed us by. But it is very important to understand the importance of archiving digital files regardless if it is a digital negative or an enhanced edit. I urge you to print your most favorite images, show them off and display them proudly in your home. Keep your archival process updated as fast as there are advancements in technology.
These files hold your most treasured memories. If they are there unprotected, they can and will be lost forever.
I had a super fun time with Tiffany and her parents. It’s not often that both mom & dad come along on a bridal session. Deep down…. let’s just say – Oh what I wouldn’t give to have a daddy like that!! Yeah, so I had a little bit of jealously. What can I say… there is a special place in my heart for all dads that put it out there for their kids. Oh and yeah, if you’re wondering, mom is a total rockstar!
This was no ordinary day either. Rain threatened and teased us and to be honest I was scared, more than a little. Seeing a bride in a wedding dress… carrying her dress as dad holds an umbrella over her. Let’s just say I was nervous. Did I mention, it was freezing. Tiffany was so amazing and such a trooper!
When the rain really started coming down and the wind picked up speed we decided to go to our second location. I hoped I would get a little warmed up by the heater in my car. When we got to our second location just a short distance away the rain was still coming down and the air was frigid. Mom, Dad & Tiffany took off towards the shelter & I with my equipment in tow was right behind them. Ok maybe not right behind – I’m still working on the fitness thing – Just being honest. With shelter overhead, we continued with our session. Then something wonderful happened. It stopped raining and the wind stopped blowing so wildly. We got our magic going and I got some beautiful shots of Tiffany.
It was an adrenaline rush of a session. In a lot of ways, just like a marriage. Sometimes things will be tough, sometimes they will be gloomy but if you remember why you wanted to marry that special person in the first place – there will always be sunshine in the end!
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