How JB Focus Photography Will Help You Tell The Story Of Your Child
Through Emotional, Sensitive Portraiture..."
Dear Loving Parent,
If Your Child Is The Most Important Thing In The World To You...
If You Want A Memory You Will Cherish Forever...
If You Realize How Quickly Things Can Change...
This letter Will Be Priceless To You...
Can you relate to this at all? I wake up every morning and wonder where the time is going. Do you ever do that? Have you noticed that, the older you and your children get, the faster time seems to fly? I'm very lucky - I get to see my daughter on a regular basis, because she still lives at home but she isn't the little girl she used to be and I still find myself longing for the days when we used to play together or when I could bounce her on my lap. Those times will always be precious to me, but they are gone forever. I thank God that I have more than just the memories to relive them...
Your Child Is Only Going To Be This Age RIGHT NOW - You Deserve The Perfect Portrait To Capture This Moment In Time Forever.
When you find the right photographer, a photographer who doesn't merely understand photography, but also understands how to capture your child's best expressions, you have found a new friend you will value for the rest of your life. This photographer is going to do something for you that no one else in the world can ever do -- This photographer will STOP TIME, and capture a cherished memory that you will be able to relive every day of your life.
Nothing means more to me than family memories. No one (other than maybe the rest of your family) understands what your child means to you more than I do. That's one of the reasons I became a professional photographer - I want to help other parents hold on to their family memories forever, and never regret not having a special photograph of their child created.
have a wonderful rapport with children. Your ability to capture our daughter's
innocent expression and your attention to detail, right down to the placement
of her tiny toes in the basket, made this session so enjoyable. You take the
time and make the effort (always with success) to capture photographic memories
that we will treasure for a lifetime. We love your work, Larry! It's just that
simple”- Erika and Charles B.
Question: "Just Suppose Someone Were To Create The Perfect Portrait of Your Child - One Where You’re Child Looked Better Than Ever, Happier Than Ever - A Portrait That Meant The World To You - What Would That Be Worth?"
No price tag can be put on your family's memories. They are and always will be priceless. So, why would you ever want to gamble with those memories? It's just a question of whether you believe a portrait of your children could really mean that much to you.
If you were sick, and had to go to a doctor, would you want the "cheapest" doctor, or the best one? Well, there's really no question. It's the same thing with your family's memories. You can certainly find a cheaper photographer in town. But there are other things to consider than just price...
Don't Make The Decision As To Who Will Photograph Your Child Until You Chat With Me. There Are Things You'll Want To Ask The Photographers...
There's no cost, and no obligation to just chat with me, and it will make the whole difference as to how great your portraits will look. My studio number is: 330-722-3773.
Don't worry. I'm not going to try to "sell you" on working with me. I'm already very busy, and I don't need to pressure anyone to work with me as a photographer. I'll just talk to you about your portraits, and help you discover what your photographs could be like.
If you decide to have me create your portraits, great! If not, no
"JB Focus Photography has warmth and magic. They are superb with child portraits. His choice of lighting and props create unique and gorgeous photos which are some of the best I have ever seen"- Marcia
Throughout This letter, You'll See And Hear From Parents In The Medina-Strongsville Area Who Have Had Their Lives Forever Enriched By the Lasting Memories Of Children's Portraits ---
If you are like most parents, when you first thought of having a portrait created of your child, you probably pictured in your mind a tiny studio, with a painted background, some bright lights, with your child sitting cross-legged on a stool looking nervous. Maybe you even thought of a family member or friend of yours who fancies himself or herself as a "bit of a photography buff." Maybe you thought of having this person do a quick photograph of your child, and you'd call that good enough. You're not alone. Most parents think this way at first....
Something made you decide to check out my website. You probably saw some of the children's photography I've created and said to yourself; "that's what I want." Maybe you realized that this portrait of your child is so important, you're not going to trust it to just anyone. Believe me, you've made the right choice.
The 5 VITAL Things To Look For In Your Child's Photographer - The Secrets 99% Of All People In The World Don't Know:
By reading this far, you must at least be
considering having a portrait of your child created. Well, that's great! – You’ll
probably never make a decision that will bring you more lasting joy. However,
there are some things you NEED to know before your son or daughter steps in
front of any camera. By the time you finish reading this booklet, you will understand
everything you need to know about how to have the perfect portrait of your
child created -
the one you will cherish forever!
There are 5 VITAL things you must look for in a photographer! If your photographer is missing any one of these things, your child's photographs will be much less than they could be. Demand that your photographer does each and every one of these things!
You may feel like having a children's portrait done is going to be a lot of work on your part. Well, it isn't! As long as you know the information in this booklet, it won't be any work at all on your part.
....So, let's jump right in!
Thing Your Photographer MUST Do:
Demand That Your Photographer GUARANTEE You Will Love Your Child's Portraits.
Most photographers WILL NOT DO THIS! Just suppose you had a portrait created, and your son or daughter didn't look natural in it. The photograph was "ok," but it didn't turn out spectacular. Should you have to pay for it? ABSOLUTELY NOT! I believe strongly that no one should ever have to pay for a photograph that isn't PERFECT. That's why, to the best of my knowledge, I am the only photographer in Medina-Strongsville to offer the following guarantee:
THIS OUT -
A Guarantee Unlike Any You've Ever Heard:
If Your Child Doesn't Look The Happiest & Best He Or She Has Ever Looked In These Photographs - If You Don't Feel Like Shedding Tears (Of Joy) When You Look At Them - You Don't Pay Me For Them, Plus I will pay you $10 for your trouble!
That's my guarantee and personal promise to you. As far as I know, there's no other photographer around that will make you a guarantee like this. These photographs will be completely meaningless to you unless they convey the real emotions and personality of your child. That's the only real reason to have a children's portrait created.
So, if for ANY reason you feel that the photographs I create for you are anything less than perfect - if you don't feel emotions tugging at your heartstrings, and want to shed tears of joy when I show them to you for the first time, you don't pay me for them. It's that simple.
Obviously, I'm totally confident that the portraits I create for you will be well beyond anything you imagine. I believe completely that these photographs will become your most prized possessions - that, if your house were on fire, you would grab them on the way out of your burning home. This is not arrogance. I can't stand arrogance. No, this is a complete belief in my abilities to capture natural, real emotions from children on film unlike anyone else. That's what I've devoted my life to, and that's why I can't wait to photograph your child for you.
To Restate, Here's My Fantastic Better-
Than-Money-Back DOUBLE GUARANTEE:
If you are not THRILLED with your photographs - if you are dissatisfied for ANY reason at all, I will do two things for you:
1st - At NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE TO YOU, I will photograph your child again, and make sure that anything that wasn't perfect is fixed, without you paying another cent.
2nd - If I am absolutely unable to thrill you - if I'm unable to create a photograph that you feel you will cherish forever, I will refund EVERY PENNY you invested in them, PLUS I will pay you an additional $10 for your trouble! You don't pay for your photographs unless you love them beyond expression!
If I don't end up being your photographer, make ABSOLUTELY SURE your photographer offers this strong of a guarantee. If they are professional and really good at what they do, they should back up their work by taking all the risk off of you.
"I Love Jim's Work, It's not Just A Photograph in my eyes it's remarkable piece of art. The Picture He Captured Of My Son Brought Tears to my eyes. I could actually feel the precious moments Of His first 3 months by just looking at the picture."- Jennifer Moran
#2 Thing Your Photographer MUST DO:
Give Your Child Time To Relax & Become Comfortable- BEFORE The Session Starts.
No child is going to look natural and vibrant on film if they don't know and trust the photographer. That is just a plain FACT. Plus, besides making the photographs turn out so much better, think of how much more fun your child is going to have during the session if the photographer has become his or her friend! There's absolutely NO REASON why your child shouldn't enjoy having these portraits created. In fact, if your child is NOT having fun, the photographs will not turn out well at all.
If I don't end up being your photographer, make ABSOLUTELY SURE your photographer will meet with you and your child ahead of time, and AT NO CHARGE TO YOU. I can't stress enough what a difference this will make!
Thing Your Photographer MUST DO:
Have Fun With Your Kids & Remember They
Are Just Little People & Deserve Respect!
And At NO EXTRA CHARGE, If You Want, Your Photographer Should Create The Images OUTSIDE! Instead Of Just In A Studio.
This is such an important point - for so many reasons! First of all, as I mentioned earlier, one of the biggest challenges for a photographer is making your child feel totally comfortable, thereby getting totally natural and fun expressions on film. Well, in addition to meeting the photographer ahead of time, one of the best things for your child is to create the photographs in a outside location that is fun for the child.
place most children are the most comfortable? OUTSIDE!
That’s why we provide outdoor sessions. Not only will your son or daughter have more fun being photographed this way, but it will also be a much more unique setting.
If I don't end up being your photographer, make ABSOLUTELY SURE your photographer will create images outside as well as in the studio, and AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.
URGENT! MAJOR Myth, Mistake Or Misconception About Your Child's Photography:"There's No Rush To Have A Portrait Of Your Child Created Right Now."
Before we continue with the 5 THINGS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER MUST DO, let's talk about this for a moment. So many people think they have all the time in the world to have a portrait of their child created.
But, you know how things are. If you don't pick up the phone right now, and at least call me to chat about your child's portrait, you will probably get swamped with other things, and forget all about it. Then, before you know it, a year - two years - five years have gone by. How different will your son or daughter be by then? You see, time is ticking... and it's never going to stop.
First, Your Child Takes His or Her First Step. Next, Learns To Ride A Bike. Later, Gets A Driver's License, then Graduates From High School, Gets Married and Starts A Family Of His or Her Own.
These are precious times, and although things will
change, this moment never has to slip from your fingers.
Don't put this off. You know how life is. We put things off, and before we know it, everything has changed. If your life is half as crazy as mine is, year after year you find yourself frustrated at the things you wanted to do, and never got done. A portrait of your child - as he or she is right now - is something you deserve.
You Will Save 10% By Acting Right Now!
Just suppose you call my studio and chat with me. Just suppose you decide you would like me to be your child's photographer. As long as you are one of the first 9 people to call me (for your FREE chat), I will deduct 10% off the creation of your child's portraits - NO MATTER WHEN YOU DECIDE TO HAVE THE PORTRAITS TAKEN WITH ME!
What does that mean? You don't have to actually have the photograph created immediately - just call me to chat. If, after that call, you decide you want me to be your photographer, I'll photograph your child for 10% off my regular fee.
“The baby plan is wonderful, capturing all your little ones “milestones.” They are kind, gentile and understanding with infants, even difficult ones like mine. Creative and innovative, they are simply the best”- Shannon Crawford
SHOULD YOU DO RIGHT THIS SECOND?
Pick up the phone, and call my studio. 330-722-3773
Even if it's after business hours, still call right now. I've got an answering machine that is just waiting to cheerfully take your message, and I'll personally call you back so we can chat. Just let me know when is a good time to call you back. Don't worry. I'm not going to try to "pressure" you at all into working with me. Plus, there's no cost at all for us just to chat.
When you call, we'll
chat briefly about the things you need to know. I'll tell you a bit about me.
I'll answer all your questions about how to prepare for your child's portrait -
including things I don't have time to put in this letter. It won't be a long
call, but it will be one of the most important calls you make.
Thing Your Photographer MUST DO:
The Photographer MUST Allow At Least ONE HOUR To Photograph Your Child!!
This is a biggie. Most photographers (especially the chain stores) are trying to crank so many sessions through in a day, they only have a short amount of time to photograph each subject. Did you know that the average child photographer spends ONLY 12.5 MINUTES photographing a child?! That's insane!
Fine children's photography is like a great meal in a fine restaurant: It CAN'T be rushed. The photographer is like your personal chef, preparing the meal for you. The photographer is going to have to "add all the right spices" into the photograph to make it just right. This takes a bit of patience, and a lot of focus. If your photographer knows that in 10 to 15 minutes the next client is going to show up, you're not going to get the attention you deserve.
Now, it may not take the whole hour to photograph your child. However, I ALWAYS set aside at least one hour for every child session I book. I've done some sessions that only took about 20 minutes or so to get a number of stunning images, but the point is - it's vital to leave that much time open. Don't let your photographer rush through this. Remember, these are your memories, and it's up to you to make sure your photographer realizes his or her responsibility to you and your child.
If I don't end up being your photographer, make ABSOLUTELY SURE your photographer spends AT LEAST ONE HOUR creating the perfect images for you - this cannot be rushed!
Thing Your Photographer MUST DO:
Make Your Child Feel Totally Comfortable By Using A Favorite Stuffed Animal, 0r Toy.
I love this part. You see, this is a two-fold benefit here. It's going to make your child so much more comfortable, and at the same time, it's going to add yet another level of personalization to the final photographs. As you know, children love familiarity. Nothing can calm them down like that "security blanket" they love to haul around the house, or that special beat-up raggedy old stuffed animal that Grandma gave them on their first birthday, or that cherished family pet that is like their best friend.
Imagine the wonderful photographs that will come from allowing your child to play with something that is so special to him or her. Some of the most emotional and memorable portraits I've ever created involved a child playing with a toy or a pet or even a family music box. We've all seen children almost seem to "slip into another world" when they play with certain things. Those are the moments I live for, and those are the moments I'm going to capture for you.
If I don't end up
being your photographer, make ABSOLUTELY SURE your photographer incorporates
your child's favorite toy into the photographs!
Your Child's Portrait Will Become More Valuable To You Than Anything
Else In Your Home:
Do you have a photograph of your child that, if you were running from your burning home, would be the one thing you save (other than your family members, of course) on the way out? I only ask that because I know of a lady whose house was burning, and on her way out she actually grabbed her photo albums containing the photographs of her wedding! Can you believe that? That's how important those photographs were to her.
Do you have a photograph of your child that means that much to you? Now, I'm not talking about a "snapshot" that was taken during a family outing on the Fourth Of July. I'm talking about a wonderful photograph, created by an artistic photographer, that not only captures your child's true expressions and personality, but also does so in a way that you'd be proud to display in your home for the rest of your life.
It's Not Too Late. This Moment, Right Now, Can Be Held Onto For The Rest Of Your Life - For You To Share With Family And Friends.
You don't have to make a big decision right now. You don't have to choose your photographer - you don't even have to decide that now is the time for your child's portrait. Just take one small step toward holding onto your child's happiest moments RIGHT NOW.
Call My Studio, And We'll Chat. I would
thrilled To Create Your Child's Portrait! It's
It's All Up To You.
You can call any time. If I don't answer, just leave your name and number at the beep, and I'll call you back. If you're thinking of this photograph as a GIFT FOR SOMEONE, let me know when to call, so when I call back, I call at the correct time, and don't spoil the surprise!
The Perfect Portrait Of Your Child Is Only One Phone Call Away...
Make the call now. It
will be a call you will be glad you made for the rest of your life.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Jim & Tammy Bulkowski
JB Focus Photography
Here's what some of our customers had to
"Jim and Tammy, Scott and I would like to thank you so much for the beautiful portraits you have taken of our family throughout the past two years. What amazes us about your photography is that you are able to capture the personalities of our boys. We have so much fun running around your outdoor studio taking pictures of Parker doing the things he enjoys best. It means so much to us that you go the extra mile and let Parker and Sullivan be themselves. We know our boys have lots of energy and are difficult to photograph but you would never know it by looking at the pictures. We would never have our family portraits taken by anyone else but JB Focus. Thank you so much for your creativity, talent, and genuine passion for your work."- Scott and Samantha Chadbourne
"I just wanted to
thank you for the awesome experience we had at our session. Tripp and I were
blown away with the photos.
We are so excited to see them! Also, we really appreciate the thank you note you sent. You are very professional and we really appreciate it. (It’s so refreshing these days!) Thanks so much"- Whitney Forstner
"Jim and Tammy, Thank you so very much for our stunning photos! You have perfectly captured the inner beauty we see when we look at Aevery. And it's been years since I've looked at a picture of myself without cringing! We may have found another photo or two we'd like so I'm going to take on "marketing" your studio to everyone I know, I need more pictures! I am looking forward to seeing you at 6 months!" - Kelsey McMullin
All you need to do is take one look at their work and you are a customer for life! JB's pictures are so vibrant and full of life. Not only are the pictures exceptional, but the owners, Jim and Tammy created a warm and personable environment that make you want to come back time and time again! My daughter loves going to the studio to get her pictures taken! Chain photography studios do not hold a candle to
JB Focus!" Melissa Modzelewski
So friendly and was so patient with my son, even though my little one was a
little grouchy Jim was still able to take a wonderful picture of a smiling adorable
little boy. I Would Love To Have My Son who is 6 months old photographed again
by Jim"-Chris k.
never seen a photographer capture my family with such skill and it was just so much
fun and the results made me cry.
JB Focus Photography