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After browsing my galleries you will already have an idea of what my style is – and if you like it, then we are a good match!
Now the question is, when was the last time you had your portrait made?
I love photographing people and use two main approaches when creating portraits: lifestyle & portrait couture.
My lifestyle approach portrays people doing the things they usually do and enjoy, with real situations and emotions in a relaxed manner. And although I do guide you throughout the session, I will also ask you to enjoy it and be yourself so I can capture your personality and natural expressions.
On the other hand, my portrait couture approach provides studied portraits, that are more carefully planned and posed to bring out your best features. Depending on the type of portrait that you need, these will focus on accentuating beauty, relationships or professionalism. During the shoot you will only have to worry about relaxing, as I will be pose-directing you in order to make you look your best through the lens.
These sessions can take place either on location or in studio and they work best for professional head-shots for your CV or LinkedIn profile, maternity, mother & daughter portraits, couples, friends portraits, model books & portfolios, boudoir or of you’re simply looking your most glamorous self.
About the sessions
1 Planning the shoot will involve selecting a style or concept, a location, time and date. I suggest doing a pre consultation in order to cover all these subjects, talk about expectations and make sure you get the best out of your session. The sessions’ length will vary depending on what kind of portraits you want, but they usually take around an hour -make sure to consider some extra time if toddlers are joining the shoot (and an extra outfit in case of emergency! :). After the pre consultation and once your session has been scheduled, I will plan the shoot accordingly and send you the relevant guides so that you know the best way to prepare for your shoot.
Session packages start at 150USD. Details on packages available as well as printed products can be found on the session guides below:
Family sessions guide
Portraiture sessions guide
Couples’ sessions guide
Event coverage guide
2 Where? As I mentioned, there are two overall options: in studio or on location – meaning both indoors & outdoors spaces (for example consider your home, a park or garden, a pavilion or plaza, the beach, etc.). It is entirely up to you, but I can give location suggestions if you wish. Keep in mind that the less crowded it is, the better; and that we have to be allowed to take photographs without breaking any rules.
3 When? When booking a session on location, it is important to take into consideration the time of the shoot according to its location. Ideally, the best quality of light outdoors will be early in the morning or an hour before sunset (the fact that temperatures are cooler, is a big plus!). However, if it has to take place closer to noon (not recommended for summer), we will still work around the harsher light to make sure your photos look amazing.
Getting ready for your session
After scheduling a session and sorting all the details out, you need to think about only two things: looking good and enjoying the experience.
It is up to you to choose the outfit(s) for the session, but if you need some input on what would work best for the shoot, I’m happy to give wardrobe consultations. In any event, I always recommend that my clients to avoid large patterned clothes and large logos, since they might be overly distracting in the final artwork, and to wear comfy fitted or semi-fitted clothes that will help showcase your body language. You will also receive a set of beauty tips on how to get ready for your session ;)
Your photos, your artwork
Maximum ten days after the session, your ordering session will take place. At this point you will be presented with a selection of fully edited prints from which you will select your favorite artwork and may choose to upgrade your package, purchase additional images individually or add print products to your order.
The selected artwork will be delivered digitally with the fully edited and professionally retouched high-res & low-res files, together with the print products ordered.
Did I miss anything? Got more questions?
Call me for a personal consultation +54 9 11·678·333·29