Model is a term I use when I reference clients because, let’s face it, if you’re taking direction for an image I’m shooting, I am treating you like a model. Brides and Grooms act as models, event guests act as models, and senior portraits are still considered models. You don’t have to be a Heidi Klum, Cindy Crawford, or Adriana Lima to be a model. Each of you have a unique look to capture and that is exactly what I intend to do. We all have our insecurities, but if you can trust me to capture you the way you should be viewed, you will see – you’re model.
Now, the one regret I have is that I wish I had taken a before picture of the models I work with. I could have shown you what the difference is between living with one view of yourself and having a memory of what you look like in front of a camera capturing the essence of you. I ask that when you agree to shoot with me, that you take this time to be someone you are not normally on a day-to-day basis. Meaning, if you work in the healthcare profession, you are normally wearing a uniform that is bland, not complimentary of who you are when you go out on the town. (Yes, of course you are you no matter what you wear or make yourself up to be in the mirror.)
I want you to be swept away in a moment of no one watching, you’re the star of your own show, and you are empowered. A lot of misconceptions out there; models have to be a certain height, certain weight or build, have special features, what have you. That is absolutely not true. Models in my world have unique styles, great personality, and a desire to let go.
There are multiple genres of portrait photography. Abstract, Candid, Conceptual, Fine Art, Glamour, Still, etc. There are many services for portraits; Corporate Headshots, Senior Photos, Family, Boudoir, Engagement and Wedding photography. A common issue with some people taking these chances are the costs associated with a photoshoot. They can be costly. I try to reassure people that memories do not carry a cost. The cost of not having them is a lot heavier than investing in amazing portraits. Here are my costs:
The best part of my passion, other than the awesome people I get to work with and know, is the look on their faces after they view their images. The examples of those I’ve worked with is fairly extensive. Anywhere from military families, Doctors, artists, faith-based organizations, governmental professionals, lawyers, etc. Very diverse amount of people, but most importantly, great people.
One bit of advice I would leave you with. DO NOT make a decision on photos without meeting the photographer first. Take the time to know them as people and be vulnerable to them. They want to tell your story, but they need to know you as a person or a family. I would personally love to know your story and help capture that. Not only for you, but for generations to come. Give us an email to schedule an appointment. firstname.lastname@example.org