We will create the image that you want people to experience.
After our photo session is done, my favorites will have great lighting and a background that complements the main image. But my favorites don't matter; yours do. Your favorites will be the ones that bring out your favorite features, or hide the ones you don't want to talk about.
So let's create images that look the way you want them to. We can emphasize some features over others using light & shadows, and perspective & focus. Tell me what you want. Just as important, tell me what you don't want. That way, we control the personality and emotion that we put into the image.
My passion for photography began with a Kodak 126 Instamatic camera and more black & white shots of a black & white cat than anyone - except me - cared to look at. Having shot, developed, and printed film since the '80s, I now love the instant images rendered by digital equipment, and the ability to more quickly fine tune the composition and lighting based on immediate client feedback.
I like taking all kinds of shots, but my favorites are ones that tell stories, get people to think, and make you look up and down and back and forth - twice. (Kind of like that feeling when you read something over again, even though you already know what it says, just because of the way it is written.)
Some people just want a shot that shows what they look like; if so, that's what I'll take. And while it's a good starting point, even with the most simple shot, much more can be done. Let's show confidence ... tell a story ... a happy ending ... or just the beginning. For example, I find that some of the best shots of children are at Halloween - we see the joy their costume brings.
Rates for creative sessions listed below are for studio or local shoots.
Shooting time - fee
* 90 minutes - $150
* 2 Hours - $180 !!! New Business Special: Friday, 1:30-3:30 pm $120 !!!
* 4 Hours - $340
* 6 Hours - $480
* 8 Hours - $600
After the session, I will spend an additional 20 minutes per hour of shoot time to edit your pictures and post a private online gallery for downloading images at no additional cost. I am happy to optimize image resolution to match your intended use, so just let me know!
While 90 minutes is enough time to take multiple poses or include multiple people, the number of final images produced will depend upon the subjects' ability to take guidance in 'posing' for the camera. Please do not hesitate to call to discuss your questions.
A private, password protected gallery of photos from our session will be posted within 3 days for downloading images. Print services are available, but not required. Pricing varies with quantity, size, format, and materials. When desired, prints up to 13" x 19" can be printed in house. If you would like to have images printed immediately following a studio session, please let me know when booking your session.
Makeup artist services can be arranged.
Studio available for rent by appointment, starting at $30 hour including lighting. Please call if interested.
With the ultimate goal being a happy client, I ask people to call to discuss ideas, ideally when we can both be looking at examples. That way I find the stylistic clues that lead us most quickly in the right direction.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I did taking them. So have a look, and tell me what you think. Feedback is always welcome and appreciated.
I treasure the opportunity to create your images.
By the way, that 's me in the glasses, but my wife is wearing them.