by Skip Cohen
It's Throwback Thursday and I almost missed it, but not without making a very specific point about the standards you set for quality.
The portraits above are of my grandparents and great grandparents. That's my grandfather and grandmother on either end, and my great grandparents (my grandmother's parents) in the middle. My grandfather and grandmother's portraits would have been around 1920, and my great grandparents late 1800s.
Here's my point:
Beverly and Tim Walden talk a lot about how they don't create portraits but family heirlooms that are meant to be handed down from generation to generation. You owe each client your very best skills. They trust you to never say, "That's good enough."
Think about the portraits you've done over the last few years. Will they stand the test of time and be considered just as beautiful to family members when you're long gone?
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