Starting Off The New Year

There is now an ebook version of my Shapes and Spaces of Charlottesville book for download onto iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. This 68-page 1st edition features images from around Charlottesville and shows them paired in a way that suggests interconnectivity between different neighborhoods and places. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Charlottesville-Albemarle area nonprofit organizations that work towards improving our community.

Some organizations I have in mind are Friends of the Library (local chapter), Charlottesville Pregnancy Center, Arc of the Piedmont, and Habitat for Humanity (local chapter). If you have any particular nonprofits that you love in the area or prefer, just let me know. If you purchase the ebook version and like it well enough, I will open the option of selling the softcover or hardcover version to you (nice option for a coffee table or office space).

The ebook has a starting price of $11.99, a price that allows donations. There is a partial-book preview available at this link. The text and photos may look pixelated in the preview, but the actual download will be crisp and will have many more photos to see. I am enjoying my own copy on my iPhone.

Welcome Guide Banner 240ppi

Sometimes I wish there was an algorithm for how likely it is for us to get sick. Not that I would truly want to know, but I am pretty sure there is a higher chance for me during the beginning of January and September. If you work with kids during the school year, you know what I mean. Well, luckily at the moment, I am not sick even though I know several people that have been sick this month. I took this week off from my regular day job voluntarily to focus on my photography business. This seemed imperative to me as I begin a new year as a small business owner. Not only do I want to build my professional presence in my community, but I also want to be able to meet the needs of each client fully and wonderfully.

Below is a list of a few changes coming to Sarah Derr Photography this year:

– Three portrait packages ranging from a mini session to an all inclusive full-length session. (I previously only had one option!) I’m excited to offer the mini session as a more budget-friendly option for individuals that just want a few great images.

– Custom USB drives instead of CDs.

– More emphasis on print orders (being able to see and hold physical copies of your photos, awesome!).

– When a potential client inquires about booking a portrait session, I will now be emailing a “Welcome Guide,” price list, and a questionnaire to help both the client and me prepare for the portrait session.

– Along with emphasis on print orders, I will now only reveal my online gallery during an in-person meeting. And during this meeting, we will pick out any digital files and print products that are to be ordered.

Check out the ebook and leave a comment below! Thank you for reading today’s post.

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