Client for Life (CFL) is a program unique to Elevate where members get a photo session with one our fabulous photographers each calendar year. All kinds of awesome perks come with being a CFL member – see the bottom of this post for the specifics! The Spradleys are our featured Client for Life family, and it is easy to see why. Check them out!
If youʼve followed Elevate for any length of time, you definitely know the Spradleys. Their epic wedding day bike photo has been a part of our portfolio since 2010 and is still one of our favorite images. Ryan and Katie had so much fun shooting their 7-11 wedding (and getting free Slurpees!)
A few months after their wedding, Max and Molly called us to share the great news that they were expecting a baby girl. It was around that time that weʼd introduced our Client for Life program, which gives families a photo shoot every year for a one-time fee. In addition, the family gets an additional shoot in the first year of their childrenʼs lives. We really want to make family photos fun and enjoyable, and building a relationship like this helps so much with getting those great candid expressions and knowing what our clients are looking for. Max and Molly joined the program right away and their adventurous spirits and easy-going personalities made for an instant connection with our entire team.
Baby Juneʼs photo debut came just days after her birth when she stole our hearts. It was so cool to see how much joy she brought to Max and Molly.
Since then, weʼve photographed the Spradley family nearly a dozen times! We were so excited when they announced their second child, Levi, and moved into a new home.
Stephanie has had so much fun planning the location and themes for the next sessions, and Ali looks forward to what they will do next!
“It never feels like work with them; they are just like a part of our extended family,” says Katie Walker, photographer and customer service manager. “It has been so unique and special to watch their family grow and go through new transitions and adventures. Currently we are working on large scale projects to hang all their pictures in a collage in their house!”
And don’t just take it from us. We asked Molly a few questions about Client for Life:
What do you like about Elevate Photography?
From our wedding pictures with our tandem bike to working with our “never sit still” children (current ages 1 and 3), Elevate takes the time to find the perfect shots. Every photo shoot, and we’ve had many, not once have we felt rushed of felt like it was just another session for them. All of the photographers we have worked with are extremely talented and easy going! They go the extra mile to personalize each photo shoot and they know exactly how to capture every personality.
What do your photos mean to you?
They have captured our many blessings and allow us to remember special moments-in-time with days that pass too quickly and kids that grow up too fast.
How do you display/use your photos?
Though it took us some time to put our photos on display, we were finally able to create a couple photo walls in our home! They are set up so that we may continue to add and change out photos throughout the years. As Clients for Life we hope to have beautiful photos yearly so that our walls are dynamic and ever-changing just like our family. Also, for each of our children’s “First Year Sessions” we had Elevate create albums for us. They make excellent coffee table books! Not only have they provided us with excellent photos throughout many phases of life but Katie has gone out of her way to help us creatively display our photos.
It has been such a joy to watch this family grow. Who knows – maybe some day weʼll take June & Leviʼs wedding photos?
The Details! As a Client for Life (CFL) member, you get a photo session with one our fabulous photographers each calendar year. You can select one of the following options each year:
- One hour session at the location of your choice (can include extended family)
- Mini-Session (themed, abbreviated session with on-site ordering; ideal for holiday gifts and cards)
- One hour of personal event photography (birthday parties, family gatherings, anniversaries, etc.)
Also, when, and, if you have children, you will receive a bonus session the first year of their life.
In addition, you receive priority booking for mini-sessions and special events. You also receive a 50 percent discount on gift sessions should you want to give a photo shoot to friends or family.
After each shoot, you will be able to view the photos during a Premier Party at the studio. At the Premier Party, you will be able to order photography products, prints, canvases and digital files (printable up to 8 x 12 inches). Prints, photography products and digital files are not included in the cost of your Client for Life package.
We can’t wait to be a part of your family’s story! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or to schedule your annual shoot. Give us a call at 303-744-6700 or email us at email@example.com to sign up!