With the islands of Turks and Caicos living up to their “beautiful by nature” name, it’s no surprise there are a few photographers around… so why choose Paradise Photography for your photo session over anyone else? Well, we’ve compiled a little list of 10 reasons why you’ll have made the right choice with us!
1. We Know Light
The art of photography is ALL about light! Indeed, the word itself is derived from and translates in Greek to “drawing with light”. So firstly, and most importantly, we are a team of experienced professional photographers with a great understanding of how to use the light to create the best images. This is important in every aspect, from choosing the right locations, positioning people in relation to the light, and using a combination of natural light and additional sources where and when needed. In environmental portraiture, the light is constantly changing, and this is particularly so in Turks and Caicos where the day turns from bright, hot and sunny, to cool, soft and sunset in a matter of minutes! As experts in the field of photography, we know how to adapt quickly and make best use of the light for various weather conditions and different times of the day.
2. We Know Turquoise
Talking of light, we are fortunate that the ocean surrounding Turks and Caicos has all the shades of spectacular blues, from the stunning bright aqua over the banks to a deep azure outside the reef. The magical turquoises which people travel from all over the world to see, is all created from a combination of white sand dense in silicon, shallow waters and of course, sunlight. The color of the ocean changes throughout the day we’ll bring out all the beautiful blues in the water from your session, so you can keep wonderful memories of your vacation in Turks and Caicos.
3. We’ll Make You Look Your Best
In preparation for your portrait session, you may be wondering what to wear, whether to have coordinating outfits and what colors to go with. We are on hand to provide not only clothing tips and inspiration, but also to advise on what to bring with you, what to leave behind and what to expect… all so that you can be happy and relaxed in front of the camera. During the shoot, we give gentle direction for posing, placing you and your partner or family in different positions to create a variety of fun and formal pictures which is organised, yet looks relaxed and natural.
4. Expert Retouching
After your photo session is over, we go through all your pictures on a computer, select the best and then carefully process these to ensure a correct exposure and color balance. We deliver processed, but unretouched images and send you a link to your online gallery. When selecting an image to put up on the wall or go into an album, you’ll want to make sure it looks perfect. We therefore offer retouching services to refine images and make important tweaks that will make all the difference. This can be anything from removing stray hairs blown by the wind, beach walkers in the background to body contouring, skin smoothing and making sure the image is picture-perfect. A member of our team will connect with you to go over your photos after your session, and that’s when we can discuss any retouching requests.
Photographers are artists and this means we’re always thinking of new ideas, generating some interesting poses, changing the focus and using the natural props around you, whether it be a palm tree, a rocky outcrop, a unique outfit or even the sunlight. Some of our clients’ favourite photos are the ones which were unexpected or unusual, created in a moment of fun or carefully staged to look more refined, whether it be dramatic or soft and gentle.
6. You’ll Have A Great Time
Some people just love pictures, and others, not so much. It can be common for not everyone in the family to be entirely thrilled about having a “photo shoot”. However, we always find a way to put a smile on their face! Indeed we love it when our clients have expressed how much fun they’ve had on their photo shoot… yes, even dads and kids who were not expecting it!!! A photo session with us is an experience, and we understand it’s all about the dynamics of how you relate to your photographer and the different poses or activities you might undertake during your session. We love what we do, and that truly makes a difference to you too.
7. Attention To Detail
As in life, it’s always the little things that are important, and this is also true in photography. We make sure to capture the details and special moments that may occur candidly or with a more thoughtfully placed composition.
8. Unique Products
From the beach, to your home, we have a carefully curated collection of photographic products for our clients. Most are made in the US, and some hand crafted luxury items are made in Italy and shipped directly to your door. Wall art includes canvases with floating frames, custom framed prints on special watercolour papers and crystal metallic prints which float off the wall. In addition, our photo books and albums are made of exceptional quality, whether it’s a simple photo book to a personalised luxurious album with options for crystal covers, paper finishes, cover materials and boxes which have an MP4 player for your slideshow of photographs. If you’re on island for a few days after your photo session we can come and show you samples, but we have also created a product guide to give you some ideas.
9. Responsive Customer Service
As a small business, we take customer service very seriously. You can be assured of friendly, polite, knowledgeable and helpful correspondence to guide you through the entire process. This goes from initial contact, the booking process and answering any questions you may have, to your photo session and beyond. We will keep you up to date with the deliverables on your photography package and arrange to have a call afterwards so we can assist with product orders, retouching and any further queries you may have so that we can ultimately deliver to you, your long lasting memories of a special time in Turks and Caicos.
10. Great Reviews
Don’t just take our word for it! We have many Google reviews from happy clients over the years, so take a peek to read what previous clients have thought and learn about their experiences with Paradise Photography. We have won awards from notable magazines and websites have chosen to publish our work. We love to hear great feedback, and this includes yours!