Corey Wendell Photography

Capturing The Pure Essence Of Your Soul

Corey Wendell Williams is an Atlanta, Ga. based photographer servicing GA, FL and AL areas.  Our team of makeup artist, hairstylist, & assistants goals are to provide you the best experience possible with memories & images that shall last generations to come!  I Deeply appreciate you for considering Corey Wendell Photography for your photographic needs and a pleasure it would be to capture them.

-Corey Wendell

What Was Ordered Friday | Wall Prints And Albums

In this week’s edition of What They Ordered Friday.....prints & albums!  I had so much fun photographing this family, and I absolutely love what they have chosen for their memorable moment.

 

Pictured below are fine art print on Velvet Cotton and Acid Free Paper, and they're simply smooth and beautiful, and we'll be having some new samples in the studio soon for you to drool with excitement over!  I truly believe that this is one of the most beautiful ways to display your images.  The velvet prints are acid free, so they won’t turn yellow over time or eat away at your images!

 

This family also ordered an 11×14 Crystal Cover Album, which is a perfect way to enjoy your favorite images without taking up a lot of space.  The pages are rigid thick unbending pages flush mounted on Substrate Core Hand-Crafted to last.  The cover for this particular album was finished in a charcoal-colored leather with a crystal cover revealing an image underneath it.  To top off their order, they also purchased 5 Little Black Leather Books for rack of the sibling to have.  Their order was hand-delivered to their home in Ellenwood where I enjoyed watching them unwrap everything.  The smiles that these images bring are priceless, and will be treasured for many years to come.  THIS is why I do what I do.  Creating memories, capturing moments.  I know it sounds cheesy, but it’s true, and I love it!

30x40 large print

16x20 Large Print

16x20 Large Print

11x14 Crystal Cover Album  

(6) Coffee Books For The Kids

(6) Coffee Books For The Kids

Soul Day For Raine The Muse

What better way to bring in your Soul Day than doing what you love! That's exactly what happened on the Eve of my Soul Day and it was just what the doctor ordered! The evening was perfect. The love I received from fellow artists and lovers of art was intoxicating. I felt like the Queen of the Ball! Fierce even...lol. I was so humbled and honored that so many people came just to celebrate with me...little ol' me...lol. And even those that didn't still made me feel like they did. It feels good to be loved, and that's exactly how I felt that night. 

 -Raine The Muse

Revamping 2016

Here at Corey Wendell Photography, we've decided to undergo some changes.  This revamping will include a new business module, new images, new pricing, new layout, & a new vision.  Our focus will be on contemporary style of photography that'll set you apart from everyone else's portraits.  

 

As I grow and evolve, this website will do the same. I will use this blog to:
- Post videos
- Share photography tutorials
- Reveal behind the scenes footage that will hopefully be of some use or entertainment for you

I believe the everyone deserves a wonder portrait of themselves, which is why my tagline is Capturing The Pure Essence Of Your Soul. It is how I interpret my poetry into what you see from my camera.  I can't to bring out the beauty within you!

~Corey Wendell

Welcome to the new Corey Wendell World Of Contemporary Style of Photography

Here at Corey Wendell Photography, we've decided to undergo some changes.  This revamping will include a new business module, new images, new pricing, new layout, & a new vision.  Our focus will be on contemporary style of photography that'll set you apart from everyone else's portraits.  

Our style of photography will specialize in Family Portraits, Senior Portraits, Beauty/Headshot's, Fashion, & Glamour Photography.  

Tip Of The Day: Communication

Whether you're thinking about booking a photo session, are excitedly (or anxiously) awaiting your session day, or are in the middle of our session together, I am officially inviting you to SPEAK UP! 

Feeling REALLY unsure of yourself before the shoot? Let's talk it through.

Do you need some insight into which of your clothing outfit looks better? Ask me! Text me pics! Email me! Create a Pinterest board!

Not crazy about how I'm posing you? Speak up!

I don't bite. Promise.

But I do want you to enjoy the experience and put as much of "YOU" into it as possible. It is, after all, your photo session. 

Why Photographers Charge Their Fee

Have you ever asked yourself. “Why a Custom Professional Photographer cost so much?” Honestly, before I was a professional photographer I even asked myself the common question of “Why on Earth do you (Corey Wendell Photography or other custom pro photographers) charge $35.00 for an 8×10 when I can go to a local printer (Walmart, Costco, Etc) and spend roughly $2.84 for the SAME THING?!?!!”

Well, that’s were it all starts. Usually photographers just get completely irritated at their clients and storm off in their heads, instead of educating you otherwise.  The answer to that common question is pretty simple if you stop and really think about everything that your photographer does for you and your final product(s). The answer lies within all of the equipment costs, artistic vision of the photographer, reputation, expertise (knowledge), and the usual cost of running a legal business.

Let’s do a quick break down all of these things that I just listed and how much time and money the photographer puts into each one. Only then, will you truly see why custom professional photographers are an investment that you should decide on!

Time of a Custom Professional Photographer:

*1-2hrs Personal Consultation and Answering Emails/Phone calls

*1-2hrs Researching/Scouting for special, unique locations and props

*30min-1hr Session prep time. (Checking equipment and back up equipment as well as car check)

*30min-1hr Driving TO Client’s home or Session Location

*30mins-1hr Prep time at Client’s home or Session location

*60mins-2hr Actual photographing the client and finding that unique shot for each photo.

*20mins Break down of equipment

*30mins-1hr Driving FROM Client’s home or Session Location

*30-45mins Uploading and creating Private Online Gallery

*30-45mins Backing up all original images/files

*2-5hrs Editing images to provide you with unique photography/images

*1hr  Ordering Prep time (getting price sheets ready, etc)

*2-3hr Ordering Consultation (Time spent with client)

*1hr Sorting through and checking order

*30mins-1hr Prep time for order for printer

*30mins-1hr Getting order shipped

*Additional time aside for needed add on orders, shipment issues, or quality/printing issues. Some clients need more help and communication then others as well.

 

Costs of a Custom Photographer:

Without going into specific costs of equipment (cameras, lens, computers, storage, etc) I would like to touch on a rough estimate on how much it costs a custom professional photographer. Keep in mind that a photographer can buy consumer grade, prosumer grade, or professional grade. And professional grade photography has many different levels.

*Quality Camera $2,000-$20,000+ (good quality to best quality) and that JUST the camera!

*Quality Len(s) $500-$5,000 (a piece)

*Computer $1,000-$5,000 (includes monitor, calibration, etc)

*Editing Software  $2,500-$8,000.

After all the “equipment” you have to consider the print lab costs, vendor costs (packaging, samples for client, etc) website, hosting, storage, blog, professional attire, etc. On top of that, now you have to look at the costs of “business”. Running a legal business is a must for a photographer’s reputation and it isn’t cheap. This includes, taxes, licenses, clearances, insurances, liabilities, etc.

After all of the obvious costs of being a professional photographer there are some hidden agendas as well like making a reputation for themselves. Always providing the absolute best, going above and beyond, excelling expectations of clients. To do this a photographer has to be consistent, professional, and like-able to all clients. That takes of lot of heart and passion. A photographer has to tell stories, share stories, and make them relate-able for all the clients so that the client will want to come back and/or share with others.

So there you have it, an almost complete breakdown of Why a Custom Professional Photographer is an Investment. One last note that I honestly feel is important for my clients and other photography consumers to know is that a sound and professional photographer is always reinvesting into their business and putting little to no money in their personal pockets. I do believe that this is a great thing for the clients which proves that they will get nothing but the best.