Having a family portrait created is something people do not do often. Accordingly most people do not know very much about photography, so they shop based on what they know and that is price. As a parent that has to live within a budget I understand that.
As a professional portrait photographer I am concerned because their is a huge difference in knowledge, experience, and artistic ability between a professional that charges what they are worth, and a newer younger, less experienced shooter who is willing to charge a lot less.
It seems people hire a photographer when they have a need for a portrait much like when a Dr. is hired because of a medical problem. There are general Dr.s and specialists and depending upon the need is the type of Dr that is hired.
Since people do not have portraits created often, it makes sense that when they do they should do it to the best of their ability. There is nothing worse than paying for a service and not getting what you want. Unfortunately this happens in Maui, as people shop for photographers using price as their main consideration.
We are proud to offer all our clients a 100% WOW guarantee on all wall portraits on canvas or aluminum. If the finished portrait arrives and you don’t react with a WOW, we will work on the portrait until you do. In the unlikely event we can not get a WOW, all money for that portrait will be returned.