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Directories with Beautiful, Modern Family Photos

Family Portraits are the single most desirable form of photography nationwide. By registering your church or organization for a directory project, your member families have the opportunity to take advantage of a special family portrait session without paying a sitting fee!

We don’t just blow into your organization and take some high priced, less than gorgeous snap shots. We spend some time with our families. Our images are beautiful, modern portraits that you’ll WANT to look at!  If we wouldn’t hang it on our wall, we wouldn’t expect you to!

Portrait images communicate how we feel about ourselves, our world, and our loved ones. “The family photo can become, in an instant, the single most emotionally important image or document that you will ever own.”  Therefore, if you are coming in for your directory image, we want to be sure it’s an original work of art that you will treasure for years to come.

Find out more  … scroll down and check out the menus on the left side of the page.

[/one_half] [one_half last=”no”] [title size=”2″]Why Choose Shine?[/title] [toggle title=”Local Means More Attention”]More Time for Each Family.  As a local business, we are able to spend more time with our clients than the national companies that ‘sit you down; click, and send you to a sales rep.’  Our sessions include multiple poses and are designed to be FUN.  Yes dad…even YOU might have a good time!

Best of all, by taking part in a directory projects, families benefit from beautiful modern portraits with no session fee.  Our non-directory, regular family session fee ranges from $99.00 – $149.00 per family.

Our studio is bright and welcoming, and a great place to get your smile on. However, we will also visit your church shut-ins in order to be able to include their photo in the directory.

Sessions take place over a 4 week time span, allowing more families to participate.

Pre-Contract Presentation for your Board.  We can visit your board/executive meeting upon request to present our system and answer any questions that you may have prior to beginning the directory project.

Marketing Materials for your Congregation.  Pre-session Posters, e-blasts, and bulletin inserts are available to hand out to your families prior to the session dates.

Digital Images. In addition to the high quality directories that we offer, low resolution digital images are available to the church executive for inclusion in your database system. Make it easy to recognize the members of your congregation or organization!

No Database?  Allow us to host a  web directory specifically for you. Ask for details.

Free Directory to Everyone Having a Photo Session.  Every family that attends for a portrait session receives a complimentary directory.

Include Bonus Pages In Your Directory.  Include pages that feature your groups, staff, special programs, annual highlights and more! Our photographers can photograph your groups for you.

Your Church on the Cover.  We have multiple stock covers to choose from, but having a photo of your church on the cover is a no-fee extra.

Advertising Page for your Members.  People love to do business with members of their congregation or group.  Business card size ads and line ads are added in the back of the directory for easy access.  These ads help to pay for the directory production and printing. A portion of ad sales are redirected back to the group as a fundraising initiative.


[/toggle] [toggle title=”After the Session”]You’ve had your portraits taken, now what? Your proofs will be ready for viewing shortly after the session at our studio on a large screen.   Viewing can takes from 20 minutes to 40 minutes. Don’t stress.  You will NEVER experience high pressure sales tactics at our studio. We will never try to sell you less than gorgeous portraits. This is an important decision and we’re not about to rush you.  However, this session is the time when you choose the image to be represented in the directory and when additional portraits are  purchased.   We are here to help you and advise you through the process.

Online proofing is also available for shut ins and out of town participants.

How much is this going to cost me?   Should you choose to purchase your individual family portraits, you will find that Shine Photo is a mid-priced studio.  We are not by far the most expensive but neither are we the department-store-uber-cheap print shop. We have a build-your-own collection system for family portraits so that you’re not stuck purchasing packages that you don’t really want. You will set your own budget. Prices range from $50.00 to big budgets for life size wall art designed for large homes.   Products include wall portraits, canvas, albums  gift prints (8×10’s, 5×7’s and wallets)  and specialty products like the digital brag books, keychains and more. We also do custom framing at very competitive prices. No coupons needed! 🙂 For a partial list of products, read our Gorgeous Products link. [/toggle]

[toggle title=”Gorgeous Products”]In addition to our standard gift size prints, we also have:

  • Acrylic and metal wall art.
  • Custom framed and matted prints. Many frames to choose from.
  • Mounted panel prints.
  • Heirloom leather, leatherette, cloth, crystal and metal covered albums.
  • Gallery quality canvas wraps.
  • Christmas cards and ornaments.
  • Specialty gift items such as cell phone cases, magnets, keychains and mouse pads.
  • Digital brag books.
  • Social Media custom timeline and page covers.

[/toggle] [toggle title=”What Does the Organization Need To Do?”]What Do Our Members Need to Do?

  • Families sign up for a photo session online.
  • Families attend the proof session.
  • We ask that the church assist with the hand out of pre-session cards and posters, assuring that everyone in the group is informed and has  the opportunity to be included.
  • An organizational volunteer or two assist with the sale of business and line ads.
  • Executive person proofs the final book prior to printing.
  • Executives ensure the directories  get to the members once they arrive.

[/toggle][toggle title=”The Finished Directory”]Quality, Quality, Quality.  We are a member of the Professional Photographers of America, and our lead photographer has passed the Certified Professional Photographers exam.  We do not leave your images to chance, inexperienced shutter-button-pushers or your ‘Uncle Bob’ who has a nice camera.’

Shine Photo is experienced with the infrastructure and resources needed to complete the large number of sessions required for a directory project.

Our partner lab is capable of printing directories in quantities from 50 – 5000 or more.

Our church and organizational directories are the highest quality available on the market! We want to work with you to get a directory resource that’ll you be happy to have on hand and images that you’ll love for years to come.

Six Week Turn Around.  Directories are in the hands of your members within 6 weeks of the final photo session.[/toggle]

[/one_half] [one_half last=”yes”] [title size=”2″]Why Have Your Family  Photographed at Shine?[/title] [progress filledcolor=”#dd6e6e” unfilledcolor=”#dd6e6e”]High Quality Directories at No Charge for Participants[/progress] [progress filledcolor=”#dd4949″ unfilledcolor=”#dd4949″]Modern & Traditional Family Photography You’ll Love![/progress] [progress filledcolor=”#dd3333″ unfilledcolor=”#dd3333″]Large & small groups welcome![/progress] [progress filledcolor=”#dd1c1c” unfilledcolor=”#dd1c1c”]Packages Geared to Your Church or Professional Organization[/progress] [progress filledcolor=”#dd0000″ unfilledcolor=”#dd0000″]Because your image matters to us as much as it matters to you![/progress]   [/one_half] [separator top=”60″ style=”none”] [title size=”2″]Check This Out[/title] [one_third last=”no”] [person name=”Interactive Family Magazine” picture=” http://shinephotostudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Family-Mag.jpg” facebook=”http://facebook.com” twitter=”http://twitter.com” linkedin=”http://linkedin.com” ]Visit our 2015 Interactive Family Magazine to learn more about child and family portraits. COMING SOON![/person] [/one_third] [one_third last=”no”] [person name=”Sports, Teams & Clubs” picture=”http://shinephotostudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/football-small.jpg”  facebook=”http://facebook.com” twitter=”http://twitter.com” linkedin=”http://linkedin.com” ]We also photograph sports organizations.  Soccer, hockey, dance, gymnastics. If you play it, we’ll capture it! Check out our Sports Page[/person] [/one_third] [one_third last=”yes”] [person name=”View our Photo Gallery” picture=”http://shinephotostudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/5413-small.jpg” facebook=”http://facebook.com” twitter=”http://twitter.com” linkedin=”http://linkedin.com” ]Visit the Family Portrait Gallery for more pictures from our photo sessions. COMING SOON![/person] [/one_third]