Portraits
School Picture Day! There is hardly a person in North America over the last century who has not participated in this yearly ritual. These images provide a simple year by year measuring stick of what you looked like every Autumn for twelve years. I still find them fun to look at now and then. These images often lacked a certain spark. They didn't portray much about me.  

What makes a good portrait then? I came across an observation in a book of portraits by the famous Canadian portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh which I believe sums up the philosophy of my work:

"If it's a likeness, alone, it's not a success. If, through my portraits, you can come to know the subjects more meaningfully, if it synthesizes your feelings toward someone whose work has imprinted itself on your mind--if you see a photograph and say, 'Yes, this is the person,' with a little new insight--that is a beautiful experience."

This is true for my work regardless if I am creating a simple head and shoulders portrait in my studio or photographing in a personally meaningful environmental setting.  

My portrait work begins at $150 for a head and shoulders studio image. Location portraits starts at $250 for a 2 hour session. A book of proofs is included as are web size images for sharing online.

Click here for a PDF of additional information and prices.

 

"We do not take pictures
with our cameras,

but with our hearts and minds.”
-Arnold Newman

 

 

Children

Graduation and Youth

Head Shots and Modeling

Environmental

Musicians and Artists

 

Fashion Party

coming soon


 

“I think charm is the ability to be truly interested in other people.”
― Richard Avedon