Portraiture is one of my favorite mediums of my photography world. I enjoy it because of the creativity and skill that is needed for a successful portrait. I would say the most important component of the shoot is the psychological aspect. One must be skilled as an artist to engage a client and make them feel at ease to ensure natural expressions. How one does this is not a definitive technique; it’s mostly a matter of experience that enables the photographer to achieve the true personality of the subject. Regarding the creative component, the styling of the shoot is just as important as good lighting. I recommend a makeup artist for the session to achieve the best effect. My makeup artist is also a stylist and an assistant. I have worked with Brandi for over 15 years and am very fortunate to have her skill set as a valuable contribution to a successful session. It is also helpful to have another set of “creative eyes” on set.
Two of the questions I’m always asked is how many pictures do you take and how long is the session. I answer these questions with simple answers that I don’t limit the number of pictures I take…quantity of images is irrelevant, and that’s how I answer the second question as well, that time is irrelevant. I shoot until the subject and I are happy, and have achieved the desired end-result, the vision we both have had for a successful shoot.
Please contact me with your questions, and I look forward to a personal session with you.