H&H Color Lab Wall Clings — Art as Impact!
See how guest blogger, award winning and published photographer Erin Hernandez-Reisner greets her clients with a high impact first impression and has them leave her studio with confidence.
She stood in my hallway with her mom, pointing up to a photograph, “I love those argyle socks”, she said sweetly. I opened the door; with a bright smile I introduced myself, “Hi, I’m Erin.” They shook my hand and began talking about the photos again. “Look at this couple!” The mom said pointing to a bride and groom. “And this one? So cute!” Then questions rolled from the mom and daughter with brief compliments in between:
“Where was this taken?”
“That is so beautiful!”
“Did that bride really wear her make up like that?”
“These are so creative!”
“Where have I seen this before?”
As I began to answer the questions one by one, I realized my sale was being made in the hallway of my studio without the mention of price.
I answered each question and statement happily.
“That was taken in the West Bottoms, it’s kind of dirty, but I am great at keeping my brides clean.”
“Thank you, that is beautiful and different! It’s an avant-garde photo-shoot for a magazine. Most brides don’t wear crazy make up. You can if you want to, I will not mind.”
The bride smiled at my joke and I invited her in. They walked through my gallery, and sat down where they looked at images, albums, and my presentation on the screen. 45 min later they excitedly put down a payment for my middle wedding package. We chatted about her day and all the photos we would be creating for them. As they stepped into the hall, my studio door closing slowly behind them, I could hear a final murmur from the bride, “I love these photos, if mine look half as good as these I will be thrilled.” Her mom reassuring her “Oh, honey. They will!”
When I was starting out, like many photographers, I didn’t have a lot of money. It seemed like every set of samples I wanted to buy cost $300. So, I took $300 and tried to fill the walls of my studio. It was difficult. Until H&H Color Lab introduced me to their wall clings. Genius! In a few short days my walls were covered with photos on a $300 budget. What’s so awesome about the wall clings is that when I first got them, I used them inside my studio. Once I made more money and my business grew, I could invest in gallery wraps and metal prints. When I did, I moved all of the wall clings into the hallway, for a lasting impact.
This is the hallway right outside my studio doors.
This is another wall in my entryway.
This was in my studio before I moved the wall clings to my entryway.
I always love the idea of triptych wall art. This is a huge piece that ordered to specifically fill this wall. The size ranges of these wall clings are awesome.
I really did use wall clings to fill the space and show my clients what I can do.
This is another way that I use wall clings. This one is actually on a board then I framed it so that I could take it with me to bridal shows. It would also be a great idea to put the wall cling on the wall and then frame it.
Say “No” to boring white walls! Set a budget for yourself and show off your work. It is affordable.
Thank you for stopping by and reading my article.
(If you’re like, “Uh, Erin? I don’t wanna be rude… but who are you? Here’s something for you.)
A Bit About Me:
I relate to all dreamers, choose to see the beauty in this world, and strive everyday to make real connections with my clients. I am a Photographic Artist & owner of Photos Edge.
To see if I was good, after the first wedding I photographed I entered one of WPPI’s print competition. I sent 3 photographs from that first wedding, and 2 of those images won Accolades of Excellence. A few months later that wedding was published. I’ve been striving to put museum quality art in peoples homes ever since.
I hope to always inspire, motivate, and evoke confidence in other photographers because I believe that dreams, goals, and life are important. No matter what we do or where we end up.