I recently saw this add on Facebook:
FREE Portrait Mug w/ Candy Hearts!with purchase of56 Portrait Package Only $14.99
Exclusive new offer! For two weeks only, get our 56 Portrait Package plus a Free Portrait Mug, for now only $14.99! This Portrait Package includes 1-10×13 Wall Portrait, 2-8x10s, 4-5x7s, 4-3x5s, 16-2x3s, and new sizes – 5-4x6s, 4-4x4s. PLUS, 20-3×5 Valentine Cards perfect for classroom exchange. Never any sitting fees. Portraits and cards are printed in studio within minutes and portrait gifts ship FREE. Hurry, schedule your appointment today!
Good deal, huh? My first reaction was, “There’s no way I could compete with that!” But that’s ok. Would I want to be in their shoes? No.
If I offered something that low, I would be paying for the pictures out of pocket. It would be nice to have business like that running out the front door, but I wouldn’t be able to handle a crowd that size either. Again, that’s ok.
I enjoy the outdoors and taking pictures of my clients there. I enjoy a one on one relationship with my customers and taking the time to show them my talents. I love that I have return customers they think enough about me to refer me to their friends and families. I love to see my photographs on their walls at home and not stuck on a flash drive which will be outdated in a few years (oops, no more pictures!). I offer high quality canvas photos that you would love to see on your mantel every time you walk by. I love making memories.
I don’t like having my customers waiting on long lines because of a $14.99 sale. The $14.99 includes one picture style of 56 photos. Do you really need another mug in your house? I may not give out mugs, but I do offer my best clients special gifts. I do take care of you—from the beginning to the end and beyond. I will see your children from the day they were born until high school and beyond. I want to capture their lives and see them grow.
I saw my friends liking this add and I thought, well everyone has their own preferences. I used to get my son’s pictures done there and it was nice, but after awhile, I though, wait a minute, I can do this! In fact I can do a better job! And I have 🙂