Inside Look Interview 3: Hayes & Fisk Photography
We are having the best time with these client interviews. As we have always said our clients become part of the Hayes and Fisk family and it is just so much fun catching up with everyone.
Today’s interview is with Sharon Lanning.
H&F: Tell us a little bit about what Hayes & Fisk has done for your family.
SL: We came to H&F when we were pregnant with our first child. Jamie did my first maternity session over 9 years ago and then he did the same with my second child two years later. It was very important to us to document our kids from conception throughout the years as they grow up and develop their personalities. We scheduled session with H&F every three months the first year each child was born and now was go back once a year. Our children are now 7 and 9 and we are so grateful to have these pictures that tell our family story.
H&F: Was this a family tradition or something you and your husband started on your own?
SL: No, it actually makes me laugh to think of my mother having a maternity session done but for us it was just part of our story that we wanted to document. When we look back at each picture it brings back memories about what our life was like at that time. Especially when we look at our first maternity session, it reminds of what was going through our heads as we were about to become parents for the first time. Each picture is a part of our family puzzle that we won’t ever forget because we chose to document it.
H&F: What is it about H&F that keeps you coming back?
SL: First of all, everything they do is so tasteful. They get to know their clients and only ask of them what they are comfortable with. My maternity sessions are sweet and tasteful and that is exactly what I was looking for. Jamie makes it easy and comfortable and we couldn’t imagine having that relationship with anyone else.
H&F: What surprises you most about H&F? (This lead to some funny stories)
SL: Every time I leave a session I think there is no way he got any good shots and to my surprise there are TONS of perfect shots for me to choose from. I should learn by now that Jamie will always get it done but I have been in sessions there where my infant has peed on me, my toddler has fallen in a creek or dove into the pond but through it all Jamie has come through with the perfect image…every time! He just knows how to make it work!
H&F: How is Jamie is your kids?
SL: This relationship is the main reason we keep coming back. Jamie has developed the most amazing rapport with each of my kids. They know exactly what to expect from each session and Jamie delivers. As a dentist I do not condone candy as a reward but we it comes to this I am in favor. My kids know that if they come in and sit for Mr. Jamie they are going to get a reward at the end. There are no surprises and that works well with my kids.
H&F: Anything else you would like to add?
SL: H&F makes it all worth it . It is so easy to think is this worth an afternoon of taking off work and trying to get the kids to do what needs to be done but in the end we are always so glad we did. They make the session easy and then they follow up with the perfect pictures. I love that Jamie has the confidence in what is doing and he just goes in and makes it happen. Additionally I would like to say that we love how H&F captures our children’s personalities so well. My daughter is a rule follower and that comes through and my son likes to cause HAVOC and that is evident as well. Like I mentioned before we want these pictures to tell a story and Jamie is a master story teller.
Finally I would like add that one component of our yearly pictures with H&F is our holiday photo card. Our friends and family start asking us by Halloween what this years is going to look like. Everyone looks forward that perfect picture. Whether we are dressed in PJ’s or our Sunday’s best it always is the perfect picture to sum up our year.
Holiday Cards we have done for The Lanning Family!