What is an Heirloom Portrait? Unlike a 'candid' photo, where it captures a moment or feeling, an Heirloom portrait captures the person or family. It can be in a casual or formal setting, but the emphasis is on the person or people and not what they are doing. Some of my favorite portraits are when people are not smiling with teeth but they are smiling with their eyes. In doing so, they are relaxed and you can fully see the face. Occassionally they are not looking at the camera, and still the photo represents their essence or personality.
When it comes to portraits, most people don't know where to start. They look at websites and ask for prices, but they really cannot tell one photographer from another. Each photographer has a way of doing things, and it's important to know what to expect up front. For example, some photographers offer their services and photos as a bundle, some offer only digitals, and others offer digitals with a print purchase.
As a photography expert, I guide my clients through the entire photography process. We start by deciding on an location or multiple locations: in-studio, outdoors, in-home or on-location. Based upon the location and your personal style, we select the outfits that I feel will compliment you and the photography the best. Based upon my past experience, I do my best to prepare you for the photoshoot. After the photoshoot, we review the photos together. Not only is this a great learning tool for me to understand your style for future sessions, I am able to share my creative vision. You place your order by selecting the images you want to purchase, you can choose between digitals, prints or both. The prints are delivered direct to your door by the supplier, and your digitals are sent to you via a fileshare service and the internet.