There is a method to my madness.
1 . On Day 1 I always show my second favorite image. Why? Because I want to start off with a really strong image to catch the attention of the audience. They will think, “Wow! I want to see more!!!”.
2. On Day 2-4, since I shoot newborns and maternity, I like to mix it up between family pictures, images of mom with baby, dad with baby, sibling pictures. I like to let people know that there will be 5 days of sneaks so they keep coming back. On my posts, I number the sneaks so they know if they missed seeing one. For example, I might say:
Nathan & Allison’s maternity Sneak #4: We had several quick outfit changes, so lots of variety. Here are a couple of solo pictures. Only one more sneak to go, stay tuned tomorrow for the last one
3. On Day 5, for the final image, I save the best for last! The final image is always my top favorite from the session. I also like to announce that it is the last sneak, and if I plan on doing a blog of the images, I leave a cliffhanger so they know to keep watching in the future for the blog. Something like this:
Nathan & Allison’s maternity Sneak #5: Here is it, the last sneak! I hope you loved them as much as I did. These are my favorite from the outdoor solo part of their session. I still have to show you more of the studio pinup pictures, but you will have to wait for the blog to see those. Stay tuned!
The Facebook sneaks are a way for you to see your images sooner and to share with friends and family. I only start posting your sneaks after I receive a signed model release from both parents for all family members that were present at the session. I will post one of my favorite images from your session for 5 days (1 each day) and if I get a lot of comments and likes, I will post more photos, a grand finale, or blog as a thank you. So, you win by getting to see more photos and I win by getting the exposure to my Facebook page. I appreciate the traffic directly to the page, so I ask that you like the image and tag yourself. I also love reading the comments, so tagging yourself encourages your friends and family to comment and then it makes my day to read the nice things people are saying about your photographs. I ask that you do not crop my logo out of the FB pictures and printing of these is not allowed because they are intended for online viewing only. In fact, I do not provide a print release for Facebook sneaks and they are such low resolution that the prints will look horribly pixelated. (http://memoriesbydeanna.com/blog/?p=395)