Welcome to Images by Ceci.
Through my photography I try to capture those moments in time that we all want to remember – forever.
During an individual, family or pet portrait session with me, we will have fun! For many people, having a portrait done creates a stress level akin to that of public speaking – but not with me. I want my clients to relax and enjoy the experience, have a few giggles, and be thrilled with the results. It is important that you enjoy the experience of your session as well as the end result!
I used to bring out the ‘big gun’. Hoover, our dog, has been known to create chaos and calm, all at once. For some clients, just stroking his silky head helped to slow their breathing and create instant relaxation. For others, laughing at his foolish antics did the job. Sadly, he crossed the ‘Rainbow Bridge’ in June, 2014, and he is dearly missed by all who knew him.
When there are children involved, it often means just allowing them to be themselves, play a little, or enjoy a toy for a while. Children, pets (and larger animals like horses) do better if they are well fed, rested and wearing clothes (or collars, halters etc.) that are comfortable and familiar. Trust me, this is NOT the time to introduce a brand new outfit, shoes that pinch, or gear for an animal that it has never seen before. Actually, when I think of it – this applies to adults as well!
I’ve had children, cats, dogs, horses and other creatures in my life. I’m comfortable with them, and they with me. It makes it easier to capture natural expressions and actions that, when you stand back and look at the photos afterward, remind you why you love your mate, your children, your pets – small and large. And why you want to remember and celebrate those milestones in your life.
The fine print…
Your images are captured in a RAW format – that’s like the unprocessed film photographers used before digital photography came to the forefront.
After our session, I handpick the best images from the many that were shot, and process (develop) each one to bring out the best image possible for you. Then we look at the proofs of the final images together so that I can answer any questions you may have and help you select the right size and finish of print to suit your home, office or other display location. You’ll also have choices for albums or books. And so much more.