My name is Nichole Manner, and I really want to be your choice for your family's portrait needs!
I could go on and bore you with the details of my experience. I will list that below if you really wanna read it. (lol)
But here's the thing..
Your portraits are about YOU and YOUR LOVED ONES.
From initial contact, to delivery of final product, I am walking my clients through every step of the process. You are not just another number. No online sales. I take the time with each and every client to help them make image selections. Trust me when I say this: Yes, it will be an extra appointment, BUT the time I save you from having to make selections on your own is priceless....which can take hours...or ...be honest....never happens at all. We are all so busy these days. It is so very easy to forget to make those choices and preserve them in print when we have ALL THE THINGS TO DO!!! We need to get your family's memories out on display where they can be enjoyed..not living on a computer, waiting ...no .....BEGGING for attention. Let's be honest...how often do you sit and enjoy your kiddo's baby photos on your computer? Wouldn't it be so much more special to have a great album or wall portrait?
As a professional photographer, I consider walking my clients through this process as my responsibility. If you walked into a fine bakery and they handed you a bag of ingredients and a pat on the back, along with a "good luck!", it would seem strange, right? You want the finished product, ready to savor. I can do that for you. I will do that for you.
My expertise and skill set is what you are investing in. You are trusting me with memories you cannot get back. Paired with products from a professional lab, you have got yourself something special to be enjoyed for many, many years.
Don't know what you want? I can help you! I have options for a wide variety of products and price points.
Need wardrobe help?? I've got your back! I have been known to visit client's homes and help sift through selections and plan their session. Not only that, when I visit a client's home, I can actually help you decide size and location of that fabulous wall portrait! BONUS!
Oh, and you know what else? If you live in the Jefferson City area.....I also DELIVER your finished products to you. Crazy, right? I don't think it's crazy at all. I love it! Having a great relationship with my clients is very important to me. I cherish the looks on their faces when I deliver a big family wall portrait or that senior portrait album. We get excited TOGETHER! It brings me such joy.
So, that's me, and my philosophy as professional photographer.
And, as promised...a little about my experience below. ;)
I look forward to working you!
Nichole is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, through which she has earned the prestigious degree of Master Photographer, and is Past President of the Missouri Professional Photographers Association, where she served for 8 years as an active member of the Board of Directors. She is currently serving her second term as a PPA Councilor representing professional photographers in the state of Missouri. Though having received numerous awards on both state and international levels, and being a four-time Missouri Photographer of the Year, Nichole finds the biggest reward for her is in the creation of her works and clients who cherish their images and display them proudly in their homes.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are your hours?
Portrait sessions are by appointment only. Regular session days are Monday through Friday. Times vary as seasons change.
Select Saturdays made available during peak portrait season, or by special request. Weekend rates may apply.
Where are you located?
I am based out of my home studio, but delight in the opportunity to travel out to one of my favorite locations, or one of yours! If you are stumped as to where you want to go, we can cover some options that will fit you and your vision during our consultation. Travel rates applicable outside a 30 mile radius of Jefferson City, MO.
Do you do online galleries?
The short answer is no.
Let me explain:
In order to best serve you as a valued client of mine, I consider it part of my job as a professional to guide you through your selection process, and help you determine what portrait products best fit your needs. During your in person sales appointment, you can see and feel the different products I offer, and quite honestly, it is WAY more efficient. Yes, it is an additional appointment. BUT!!! In the long run, allowing me to assist you saves you HOURS of your precious time, as well as a whole bunch of frustration. I have a system. And it works!
How can family from out of town see my pictures?
That is EASY! I can set up an online appointment with your loved ones from afar, and share my computer screen with them. It is much like an in-person sales appointment, without that actual in-person part. The bonus is....It can even be done wearing pajamas (if they really want to).
How long is the typical wait?
That largely depends on your type of session and what products are ordered.
For single business headshots, I promise a turnaround within two business days, but typically deliver the same day.
For larger orders such as albums where it requires a greater amount of artwork and involves proofing, approval, possible revisions and printing, the average is 4-6 weeks from order date to delivery to you. Of course, I work to get it to you as soon as possible.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
Creative Fees paid in advance act as a retainer for your session date. When you pay your creative fee, that time slot is yours! A no-show/ no call will cause you to forfeit your creative fee. Should you need to reschedule your session due to illness, emergency, or weather...not a problem! Stuff happens, and I am happy to reschedule your date.
What forms of payment do you take?
Most all of them!
Cash, Check, Visa, MC, AMEX, and Discover...all welcome!
Unfortunately, since flattery, exposure and photo credit don't pay the bills, I cannot accept them as forms of payment. If you have a mutually beneficial collaboration we can work on...let's talk about it! :)