Why you should not worry.
Afraid of being photographed?
The professional is a dying breed.
With the age of digital imaging, cell phone and tiny point-n-shoot cameras, fewer people have had the pleasure of being photographed by a well trained professional image maker.
Most people have only seen poor snap shots of themselves, so, it’s no wonder 9 out 10 people don't think they photograph well.
Yet 9 out 10 people who visit a professional's studio for a business portrait are genuinely surprised at how awesome their images look. Here are just a few reasons why you should be delighted with our images:
Please tell us what concerns you.
Please tell us if there is anything about your face for which you have concerns. Many have expressed issues which are very easy for us to address with proper lighting and poses designed to diminish most issues.
Retouching is not magic, it’s a learned art.
All of my portraits which have won awards were very carefully retouched. What we do in the studio is just the first of several steps and nothing leaves my studio that has not gone through my carefully designed system of preparation based upon over 25 years of experience.
Scale makes a difference.
Many patrons imagine small flaws in their face are much larger than they really are. Again, it's very useful to be told about any and all concerns you may have. And please note, if you are very concerned, that most people will see your business portrait much smaller than those shown on this page.
The mirror effect.
Please read this carefully: A portrait is a right-reading photograph which displays you as we see you. The image you carry around in your head of yourself is the wrong-reading reflection you have been familiar with starting with the first time you saw yourself in a mirror. A wrong-reading reflection, that has been reinforced every day of your life as you groom your hair and brush your teeth.
I have explained this to many people who have had to step in front of a mirror while wearing something with lettering on it before understanding the concept.
My professional guarantee.
If you are not happy with the results after our session I will gladly schedule a second session with what ever adjustments you feel needed at no additional cost. And I will gladly repeat the process for free until you are completely happy with the results.
What's included in the fee?
The $250 package includes the preparation phone consultation, 20 to 30 minute photography session in my Rowley studio, viewing images as we work, one selection, retouching and two files prepared, one for web and one for print use.
Makeup artist is an additional $35, and is strongly recommended for all adult female subjects because the professional makeup artists, with years of training and experience, know exactly how to prepare patrons for the bright lights and camera lens.
$75 to prepare each additional pose for print or web use.
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