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Professional Church Portraiture 

 

Call 641.424.2977 for an appointment today.

Midwest Church Photography

 

   

The “Picture Perfect” Directory Program!

 Less work For You, Your Staff & Volunteers

We minimize needed involvement by Church Volunteers and Staff.  Choose your own level of involvement in the process. That’s up to you. We can gladly assume more of the responsibilities… so you don’t have to!

q       No Phone Committee Needed!

q       “Hands Free” Directory Layout Program means we do almost all the work

q       Distribution of Portraits can be handled direct by mail- so your Staff doesn’t have to do it. Ask for details!

 FASTEST Directory production in the Industry! Only 25 workdays*.  NO ONE IS FASTER!

  • Only 10 workdays until your proof is sent for your approval

  • Only 15 workdays* until your Directories are shipped after your approval is received. 

Best of all, we back up this claim with a WRITTEN GUARANTEE!
(Ask the other Companies for their written guarantee1)

 Bigger Portraits Make Your Directory More Memorable!

Want BIGGER family portraits in your Directory?  Portraits large enough to see everyone clearly? Only our Studio offers an optional format providing NINE Jumbo Family Portraits per page- the LARGEST Portrait size in the Industry!

 More Activity / Ministry Pages than any Other Company.  Here’s Proof in these examples-

q       50 Families Photographed = 6 Activity Pages

q       100 Families Photographed = 10 Activity Pages

q       250 Families Photographed = 20 Activity Pages

q       500 Families Photographed = 36 Activity Pages

 No High Pressure Sales!  No High-Priced Package Deals!

Having Family Portraits taken needn’t be a Rip-Off!  Our innovative, patent pending Portrait Selection System (PSS) allows families to select just what they need- no more, no less- at discounted prices. Plus, we offer more variety and enhancements including minor RETOUCHING at NO CHARGE when requested.

Truly “Professional” Photographers Provide Truly Memorable Portraits.

Our talented Staff loves to work with Families and Children- and it shows in the quality of the portraits and the customer service you’ll receive.  We recruit only the best photographers to work with us.  You’ll be pleasantly surprised with the results.

 We Simplify the Directory Layout Process

Our innovative Directory Layout Technology (DLT) allows us to produce your Directory with a MINIMUM of effort on your part. We offer 3 programs dependent on the amount of effort you want to contribute to the process.

Exclusive Directory Printing Features!

 q       Printing of Inside Front and Back Covers at NO EXTRA CHARGE.  That’s like getting two FREE Activity Pages!

q       Protective UV Treatment applied to covers- increases durability and resists moisture.

q       “Full-Wrap” Cover option – “Wraps” your Cover design from the front thru to the back cover.

q       Personalization Options Available – Every Directory can have it’s cover individually personalized with a miniature Family Photo- makes a great keepsake!

The Digital Advantage

We’re 100% Digital.  This provides your Church and it’s members with many advantages including faster Directory production, faster portrait delivery, and many other unique features not available from film-based photography. Plus… No film to be lost in shipping or damaged in processing! 

Partnering for Publishing Excellence

Our Directory Publisher is a nationally known, award-winning printer. We’re proud to offer the highest quality printed directories in the Industry.

 

Shut-Ins Aren’t “Shut Out” In Our Directories

We go out of our way to include Shut-Ins in the Directory. We provide THREE ways for them to participate.  We’ll even send a photographer to the Nursing Home.  Ask for Details!

 

Photo Journalism Services- Complimentary for you!

We want you to have GREAT-LOOKING photos of Activities, Groups and Classes for your Directory. That’s why we provide a Professional Photographer to take photos of the Church Board, Choirs and Musicians, Religious Ed Classes, Scouts, Office Staff and more! Ask for Details.


 

Fundraising for Your Church Ministries

Our optional Fundraising Plan provides you an opportunity to share in Portrait Sales proceeds to benefit your Church Ministries.   Let us show you how!

 

We’re Your Neighbor – We Want You to be Happy!

We’re NOT one of those big, impersonal National Companies that are here today and gone tomorrow!  We’re right from this area, and we’ll treat you like members of our own family.  We want your REPEAT business for your next Directory, so we’ll go that extra mile to take care of you!

 

Written Guarantee – We Stand by what we say.

Others may tell you what they’ll do.  We put it in writing!  We’ll provide our Written Guarantee covering the Key features of our program-

q       No High-Pressure Sales

q       Total Customer Satisfaction – Or Money Back.

q       Directory production in 25 workdays or less.

 

Let us show you just how GOOD Directories can be!

 

 

604 4th St. N.E. – Mason City, IA 50401 – (641) 424-2977

www.skarpnessphoto.com -- info@skarpnessphoto.com

 

 

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