I have create a photography glossary to help you with some of the not so obvious terms used on my website. As with any industry, we as photographers have our own terms that describe cretin products, styles and way of doing business.
This style of photography has become popular with families, because it gives them an opportunity to get a snap shot of their everyday lives.
The idea is to photograph you as family or a or a couple in environment like at home and just doing normal everyday things.
I see lifestyle photography this an alternative to the traditional studio portrait photos. The end result are more natural in the moment photos that can be put together as a mini story for an album.
Engagement shoot / Engagement Session
Engagement shoot or session is simply a portrait session of a couple that are getting married. The session is generally done several months before the wedding and the mood is casual or has theme or props.
The photos are usually used for wedding invitations, save the date cards or even a guest signing book at the wedding.
Guest Signing Book
Some bride and grooms prefer to have a book at their wedding that they guess can sign and write a message. The layout of the book is generally 1 to 2 photos over two pages and plenty of space for guests to write messages.
It’s very popular for couples to have engagement sessions which they will use the photos from the sessions to create a guest signing book.
Online Proofing / Online Gallery
After your wedding or portrait session your photos will be uploaded to an online gallery to view and proof.
The gallery is password protected so it is private. This is where you will also purchase prints and select your photos for your album.
You can also share the gallery with family and friends.
Digital Images on USB
These are the edited digital photos from your wedding or portrait session conveniently delivered on a USB memory stick.
Your photos are edited and enhanced and are ready for printing and sharing.
You photos have been conveniently resized as a high resolution version, which is perfect for printing. Plus a low resolution or web version, perfect for sharing on the Internet or emailing.
Canvas Prints / Canvas Wrap
Prints that have been printed on canvas have a slight texture to them and they give a homemade feel to the product.
The canvas is stretched over a wood frame which is why some people call it canvas wrap and it has a string at the back so it’s ready to hang.
Matted prints are perfect for the individuals that would prefer to use their existing frames or hanging on the wall as is.
Matted prints come pre assembled. The mat is a bright white colour which draws attention to your photo.
Framed prints are a great way to show off a single photo or as a story board with 3 photos to 9 photos in a frame.
Frames are available in 3 colours to match your decor and are ready to hang with the string on the back.
Loose prints also known as standard prints. Are not framed nor do they have a mat.
These prints are perfect for customers who like to order lots of prints in as a bulk order and give away the photos as gifts.