I am just starting a photography business (mostly children and family portraits) and I am not sure how to present the finish photos to my clients. I have been using some glassine envelopes but honestly they are kind of boring and I would like something a little cooler and not too expensive. Can anyone offer me advice as to what they give their clients photos in? Thanks!
How about a slide show on a laptop? Get yourself some nice music and a good slideshow program and let er' rip!
I think she was referring to the finished product, Mark.
I should have been more clear - yep, the finished ones. I don't know if I can afford the big boxes right away - maybe down the road so I was wondering what another nice option would be. Thanks!
Ah, apologies. I thought sales presentation...
Albums Inc. and Leather Art used to have some really nice "boxes" that if memory serves me correctly, weren't all that expensive.
What type of photos do you usually shoot? I'd handpick the delivery case for each client. At least while you're just getting started, you can pick a container that matches the mood of the photos you are delivering. I've been throwing in a slideshow on a DVD-R as well with mine.
You can go to any local printer and have custom envelopes printed up for not much more than plain ones cost at Office Depot.
Almost all of them have acid-free paper options for envelopes, be sure to get those so they're OK for long-term storage of the prints.
I got several hundred 9x12 (good for 8.5x11, 8x10, and 8x12 prints) envelopes printed with my company image, logo, address, contact info, etc. and they make nice delivery packages. My design included a blank white area so I can write the job number, client name, envelope contents, etc.
It's a nice professional touch, and they always have your contact info
Hi there!I use a lab called H&H colorlab. (fabulous company and some really slick products and EASY ordering) They have proof magazines that you can customize the cover sheet with clients name and inside you can pick how many on each page. It's bound and has a vellum style cover sheet. Very classy. My clients love it and it relly reduces their opportunity to copy my work. Check them out. Great company. Hope this is a help!
Oops. Thought you were speaking about proofs. Sorry!