How it works
The first step is to arrange for a consultation meeting where we’ll discuss all aspects of the portrait: pose, mood, setting, clothing, lighting,and other details, as well as the size of the portrait and where it might be displayed. As we talk about ideas for the composition, I will develop an understanding of what you have in mind, and together we will decide how to proceed.
I like to meet and spend time with my subjects, and take 50-100+ photographs in several settings and lighting situations. During the photo session, I learn more about the spirit and personality of the subject, and the composition starts to take shape. You are encouraged to share your ideas and thoughts at all stages of the process.
We review the photos together, either in person or by telephone, and make choices about the final design and details. Then I begin working on the portrait in my studio, using the finest quality materials, to create a portrait you’ll cherish for a lifetime, and which will last for generations.
I will ship the portrait, or deliver it personally, and make any necessary refinements and finishing touches.
Occasionally, someone has a favorite photo they’d like me to work from. I am always willing to accommodate special requests, however the quality of the finished portrait depends greatly on the quality of the photos provided. In the case of memorial portraits, I will work from any photos you provide.
I find the collaboration with my clients to be the most rewarding part of creating a portrait, and I do whatever I can to make it a meaningful and enjoyable experience for you.
I look forward to working with you!
Please contact the artist for specific pricing information.