How it works
The most important part of a photoshoot to me is to make sure we are on the same page of what we're going to create together. I put a lot of energy and time in planning my clients' sessions to get a deeper understanding of their needs.
Use my guide below to determine what type of portraiture you need exactly.
1. Pre Consultation
Before we even put down a date, we'll meet for a coffee or chat over the phone so that I can ask you my questions to make sure I get to know you a little bit. After our conversation you will receive your personalized mood board which shows you in detail what ideas I have in mind for you. A mood board is basically a one page idea board with lots of photos to illustrate what look and feel we're going to go with.
2. Planning & preparing
Weeks before your photoshoot day, my staff will send you all the neccessary information to get you prepared for your photoshoot. We'll make sure you come prepared and ready to get the most out of your session.
3. The Photoshoot Day
This is your big day when we will pamper you during the whole time and make sure your experience is one of a kind. Our beauty team will doll you up so that you look your absolute best. Once we have picked the outfits, we'll jump right into shooting.
Don't worry, I'll guide you through the whole time, you don't need to know how to pose. No prior "modeling" experience is needed. Remember? In 90% of the cases I work with everyday people, not models. You don't need to do anything else than to enjoy yourself.
To help you understand the different categories, I’ve collected the most important aspects of each one. Use this guide to determine what type of portraiture best describes your needs.
Do you need a new photo for LinkedIn or your company’s website? Are you in need of a great headshot for an upcoming article or a realtor headshot? Headshots can also be called as executive portraits, corporate headshots, professional headshots. There are subcategories within headshots which are acting headshots, modeling headshots, kids and teens headshots, etc. where we focus highly on what you need the photo for. An acting headshot will be completely different from a corporate headshot because they are used on different platforms fro different reasons.
A headshot is typically a shoulder and head crop but sometimes we include more of the torso as well, depending on where you’ll upload your photo to. Having 10+ years experience in portrait photography, I know exactly what angle, lighting and posing will help you look your absolute best. Here are some examples featuring professionals from all around Orange County and LA.
Headshots can be taken in studio and outdoors as well, depending on the look you need. I am happy to help you find out what style would be best for you.
Portrait photography is the general term for professional photography that portrays people. Subcategories are called lifestyle photography, family portraits, senior portraits, engagement sessions, maternity, boudoir, fine art portraits, glamour photography. That might be confusing a little, but I’d say the major difference between headshots and portraits are the creativity. We are often very limited with headshots but in portrait photography there is limitless space for creativity. We can explore different poses, locations, lighting scenarios depending on your needs.
Portraits can be taken outdoors and in studio as well. We are so spoiled with great locations around the OC area, just to name some: Laguna Beach, OC
Downtown Santa Ana
Venice Beach, LA
Downtown Fullerton, OC
San Juan Capistrano Mission, OC
Downtown Orange, OC
Union Station, LA
Santiago Oaks Regional Park
Riley Wilderness Park
Irvine Regional Park
Here are some examples of my portrait photography for women.
Here are some examples of my portraits of men.
This is a gallery of classic, in-studio portraits from my makeover sessions.
Check out this gallery too that shows portraits for businesses, business websites.