My concept of portrait photography is taken from years of experience working as a freelance photographer.
In my photographs I always try to tell a story to portray the subjects’ character, the special something that makes them who they are.
I work equally well in or out of the studio. With me you always have a choice!
Do you love to ride horses? I could photograph you riding a horse at Red Rock Canyon or up at Mount Charleston. Maybe your husband spends all his time renovating an old car? I could come and photograph him with his newly restored car.
Whatever I can do to make the pictures more personal for you and your family I will.
Interested in professional business portraits for your business cards, flyers or advertising? I work closely with several marketing firms and printing companies. I know just how to create your business portrait to make you remembered by your clients.
Tips for a great family portrait…
Coordinating a matching look with each member of your group can give your picture a fun and unifying feel. It can also help make picking out outfits very easy! Classic clothing, like khaki or denim, is timeless. Coordinating solid color tops with jeans or khakis works well. The eye is drawn to bright areas in the photograph, so no one should wear white unless everyone is wearing white.
Patterned outfits (plaids, stripes, and prints) are generally avoided, because they can distract from the portrait. You want the viewer to be looking at you- not the shirt! Patterned shirts, dresses, or skirts can help add a little flavor to a picture though, if done right. Think of what color background you have decided to go with for your picture, and how your outfits will look against the background color.If you choose to go with a patterned shirt in a family portrait, make sure what you are wearing does not conflict with the other outfits.
It’s a good idea to have the other outfits more subdued. Very thin stripes and tiny plaid patterns will not be very distracting. Thicker stripes and plaid will cause you to be the center of attention in the family picture! If you aren’t sure if your outfit will distract from the photo, we can help you with our opinion. If this is the case, make sure to have a backup outfit ready to change into.
If you are having problems with picking out outfits, an easy way to help visualize what you want is to Google “family portrait” images. Now, you have thousands of pictures at your disposal. Look for pictures you like, and see what kinds of outfits different families chose for their portrait. You may find yourself consistently liking and not liking certain things in the pictures. You might really like matching family outfits, or dislike when people wear thick stripes. This is a great way of helping yourself decide what you want to wear. If you want to see even more pictures, use another search engine as well such as bing or yahoo.