In the digital age photography has changed as the demand for capturing and posting have escalated. With that your prom photographer should change also. I have been to many recent weddings where the photography companies long ago ditched the slow, old, uncreative, rubberstamped ideas and methods of yester year. Why haven’t you done the same with your prom photographer? Shouldn’t your students have the best and most modern methods? There are three tips we share with our customers so they can check to see if they are delivering 2014 photography or 1990 photography.
#1: Is every student involved? You wouldn’t set up a snack machine at your prom where only the people that had the money could partake would you? Why? Because that would be terrible.
#2: Do they use a photography team! Find a company that can handle all the requests for images. Remember your students and what they like. If you give people value they will be willing to pay for it. This relates directly to how many images they can deliver. We always use a team of at least 3 photographers. Then we have assistants.
#3: What about the future? How will your students get their pictures in 10 years? Old method photo companies haven’t solved this issue. They get rid of images after a certain amount of time. I guess they never heard of #TBT (Throwback Thursday). Images should be available for at least 10 years.
#4: How fast is the turnaround? Kids want it now and fast. This isn’t the 90’s where we had no proof of how fast things could be delivered. If I can get a package delivered from California to Florida within 24 hours then photos should be delivered that fast also. We deliver by 9am the next morning. It is a push throughout the night? Sure but it is what separates us from the old guys.
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Firefly Event Photography is high volume photography company that helps high school event sponsors add long term value to yearly dances, special events, and graduations.
Currently, professional photography for high schools lacks creativity, is costly, and includes a lengthy turnaround time. These issues have created a frustration from students, parents and sponsors that live in a world where photos are abundant and they don’t have to wait weeks to view and enjoy.
Our unique system and team of photographers provide multiple opportunities for every student to enjoy professional photography without excessive costs. By working with Firefly, our sponsors enjoy a worry free service knowing that the morning after the event their pictures will be ready to view, share and download for free, for life.
The reason I’m so committed to helping high schools is because I’m a former teacher, and I have witnessed the neglect by other photo companies toward schools that didn’t seem lucrative enough for them to show up to their events. I have also witnessed an almost hijacking of images unless the family was willing to pay a large sum of money for a product that didn’t improve even as the technology did.
But when schools bring in firefly, every student feels like the homecoming king, prom queen or the valedictorian.
Are You Ready?