I can also offer studio portraits. In photography lighting is everything and the easiest way to control the lighting is to work out of a studio. Studio work is more expensive because I have to rent the build and set my equipment up. Because of that I will be asking a $50 setting fee for the studio portrait shoot and then my normal $40 an hour will be added to that. But the results will be worth the extra money and time.
Studio work is a great way to show your Senior and all of the activities they enjoy.
Then they can change their clothes and move on to their other portraits.
There is nothing like studio portraits.
The lighting can be controlled in a studio much easier than it can be outside.
For more pictures of Cheyenne just visit my Senior Portraits page.
Sometimes people think that because the work is being done in a studio that they must set perfectly still. Well check out Darrah.
She is jumping. Notice her scarf and her shirt tail.
And the picture is still sharp and smooth.
I love studio work. There is nothing like it.
Breezy is my great niece and she is fun to be around. You may not be able to tell it from these first few photos but she is a very active child. I posed her and asked her to not smile and she agreed.
At least for a while.
Then we took some family portraits and she came out of her shell, or maybe I should say the real Breezy came back.
But a shoot should be fun and those are the kind of moments that I look for. They make my job fun and I think the families enjoy it too.
Then we took some portraits of Breezy with her mom,
and with Aaron,
And with my daughter Michaela.
Then I took a few of just Aaron and Crystal.
When I set my equipment up I like to have as many people come in as I can and since I was just practicing I asked my daughter Michaela to pose for me too.
She is always ready to have her picture taken. And you can see why she is one of my favorite models. I like to say that she gets it from her daddy, and maybe she does, that is why I don't have the good looks any more. She took them.
And I asked Cheyanna to pose for me too. And she did a great job. I could not have asked for a more fun or more beautiful model.
Now it may seem that Cheyanna is being somber or not smiling much. I asked her to do that, and that was a struggle, for Cheyanna. She is such a perky and fun girl that it took her a while to get in a somber mood. And I had to be quick because she could not hold it in for very long. But she made the shoot fun.
And Cheyanna is a cheerleader for Humboldt High. I asked her to come and pose for me as a cheerleader and she agreed.
I can offer to make collages of the shoot using this neat old window frame I purchased. You can add some photos of the shoot to this frame. I think it makes a neat collage of photos.
Thanks Cheyanna, you allowed me to capture everything I was looking for.
My niece Audrey had just had her first baby and she wanted some baby photos. I wonder how Calleigh really felt when the flash went off for the first time.
But then she got used to the lights.
Then we took a photo of Calleigh and her mom and grandmother.
Earlier this year I was asked to do a maternity studio portrait shoot. That sounded like fun so I agreed to it. The family told me they had some ideas in mind and asked what I thought of that. I told them that the shoot was not mine, it was theirs and that I would do anything they asked.
And I made some collages of some of these special photos.
Thanks to Shannon and her family for asking me for this shoot. I really enjoyed it.
Earlier this year a young lady who is a foreign exchange student was playing the piano at our church. I noticed how the sheet music light was hitting her and I could visualize her setting at that piano, lit only by that light, and me taking some photos of her. I asked her host mom about that and she thought that sounded like great idea.
We took these photos with all of the lights in the church turned off. The only light source was the sheet music light and the light coming in behind Hye-Jin from a stained glass window. I took a studio light and stand with me but I did not use it. Nor did I used the camera flash. The only light I used was the sheet music light and the light from the window.
When I asked her host mom, Pat, about this idea she told me that she also wanted some photos of Hye-Jin for herself. I suggested a studio shoot and Pat agreed but she wanted me to ask Hye-Jin about it. I asked Hye-Jin and she asked if it would be ok if she asked one of her friends to come along too. I told Hye-Jin that she could bring her friend with her.
And when Pat brought Hye-Jin to the shoot I was able to meet Hye-Jin’s friend. Her name is Simone and she is also a foreign exchange student.
And I made a collage of photos of Simone.
I could see why Hye-Jin wanted to bring Simone with her. They are fun and to tell you the truth they were nervous too. But toward the end of the shoot they were feeling more relaxed. They asked if I could take some photos of them jumping. That was something I wanted to try so we did.
Now I know that if a cheerleader, or anyone else, wants some studio portraits of themselves jumping, that I can do it. I knew I could take some jumping photos outdoors and now I know I can do it in a studio too.
And Pat decided to ask me to take some photos of her and of another young lady who is very special to her. They said they had not thought of posing for me but decided they wanted their pictures taken together. I think they looked great.
Thanks ladies. It was a fun afternoon.
Keep checking back to see more examples of my studio work. I have 5 backdrops but as you can see I have only used two of them.
If you are interested in a studio portrait shoot just give me a call at 473-3786 or send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org