Frequently Asked Questions
Why Should I Hire a Professional Photographer?
Despite the proliferation of digital cameras and smart phones these days, there are still excellent reasons to hire a professional. It's not just because professionals have expensive cameras. First, I have studied the art for years. I know how to pose you to make you look your best. Great posing and lighting can take off ten or more pounds if desired! I also know how to "design" an image. This includes various backgrounds, outfits, accessories and the use of natural light and professional strobe lights. Additionally I am a professional image editor. I add those extra touches to take your portraits to the next level. Lastly, as a professional, I have access to printing laboratories, framers and display craftsmen not available to the general public. Your finished portraits are high-quality from end to end.
Having My Portrait Taken Makes Me Nervous!
This is an entirely different experience than what you may be accustomed to. First, we'll spend some time getting to know you, your personal style and what you want to convey in your portraits. I'll help you decide what outfits to wear, where to purchase if desired, or feel free to use what I already have in my studio. We'll discuss make up and hair and I'll treat you to cappuccinos and lattes. Feel free to bring your best friend, mother, sibling(s), children or spouse. I will do my best to alleviate any anxiety you might have and gently coach you through flattering poses and expressions. This is an enjoyable and pampering experience designed to make your photography session as amazing as your finished portrait artwork.
How Much Retouching Do You Do?
I can do a little or a lot. It's your choice. I'm skilled in Photoshop and other editing programs. I can remove blemishes and scars, reduce wrinkles, slim bodies, have access to professional filters and more. I edit with grace and respect and the images on this website are a true reflection of my work. That said, there is a lot that can be done through lighting and posing without any retouching and that is part of the reason to choose a professional photographer. We will discuss your preferences.
What Payment Options Do You Take?
I accept cash, checks, and major credit cards.
How Do We Get Started?
Call or email me to book a complimentary consultation. We can discuss what you are looking for or I can help you define something exciting if you're not sure. I'll share with you the process and what is included in your photography session as well as portrait artwork options. I look forward to hearing from you.
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