Telling Your Story: How will we create a portrait session that is uniquely yours?

November 07, 2017  •  1 Comment

Lexi | Class of 2018

They say that the only constant in life is change.  We can fight it or embrace it, but change is inevitable.  As a photographer, I am very thankful for the changes in technology, technique and trend.  My gratitude is not because these changes make it easier, but because they help me to tell your story.  You are special and unique.  Your story is special and unique.  Your portraits should be special and unique.

Nathan H | Class of 2018

When I think about you, my client, looking at your portraits, my goal is not for you to simply see them.  I want you to feel them.  That means that I intend for your portraits to have emotion and a connection to who you are.  That mindset drives my approach to everything connected with your session.  It determines the location, the lighting, the posing, the angles, the depth of field, the white balance, the saturation, the contrast, the cropping and presentation.  All of these elements come together in a deliberate way to make that portrait a true reflection of you.

Kat | Class of 2018

So, how do I get to know you?  There are some very subtle observations that help me to uncover what makes you special.  My twenty-five years in education provided me with the opportunity to work with thousands of different people, and I have learned to pick up on the nuances of facial expressions, body language, and interpersonal interactions.  I gather information from your choice of outfits and props.  My purposeful small talk helps me to learn more about you.  But, I have another "secret weapon" that tells me so much more...your eyes.

Matt | Class of 2018

They say that "the eyes are the windows to the soul."  I believe that wholeheartedly.  When I look through the viewfinder of my camera and stare into your eyes, I feel like I am seeing the real you.  I am seeing the quiet insecurities and the bold confidence.  I can see reserved emotions and loud exuberance.  I feel like I am the only one who gets to see the amazing show happening within that viewfinder.  That is, until I have the opportunity to share it in the form of your portraits.

Victoria | Class of 2018

A fortunate truth is that everyone is multidimensional.  You have many sides, and the fun comes when we can show those various facets through your portraits. This provides us with great variety by the time we complete your collection.  These portraits will evoke different emotions which means that I will employ some different techniques to make that happen.  

The quality and style of our old family portraits and my senior portraits certainly date me.   The stiff poses that look just like every other portrait with the same boring background as every other portrait were the norm.  I could never be that photographer.  I don't want to simply provide you with a service, I want to create an experience and a gift by providing portraits that may, one day, tug at your heart.

 

You make the memories; I will help you cherish them.

Love and Smiles,

Laura  

 


Comments

Martha Bell(non-registered)
...and you wonder where your daughter gets her writing skills!! This creative flare of yours to go to your clients instead of having them come to you,to capture the individual in his or her comfort zone instead of an immovable object standing in front of a fake-setting backdrop or dull lifeless drape is genius,Laura!! You put your heart and soul into your new career and it shows in every photograph you take. They truly are keepsakes!!
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