Hello and welcome.
Modeling a first-impression business. Your photographs are always seen by the modeling agencies and clients BEFORE you are, so if they don’t sell your ability to be an amazing model – they’re selling you short.
A modeling portfolio is the collection of photographs that were taken to show your range and ability as a model. These photographs are submitted to modeling agencies and clients in the hope of getting signed or getting work.
Taking a realistic approach to your portfolio will help you avoid rejection and failure as you attempt to enter the industry. BE YOURSELF and let us capture that uniqueness!
With the recent explosion of the digital camera market, and even smartphones that take amazing photos, why should you go with a pro?
A smart camera does not make a smart photographer. Just because your friend, co-worker, or relative may have a high-speed, high-quality digital camera, does not mean he/she is an amazing photographer. While good “over-the-counter” equipment does help the average consumer up their photography game, a professional photographer brings an artistic vision, approach, and creative eye that can’t be bought at the electronics store!
Professional equipment perks: Shooting with Nikon cameras and professional lighting equipment helps us take the best shots, even in less-than-optimal circumstances. Low light, nighttime and even high-speed action shots can be tricky for the amateur shutterbug, but pros know how to capture every moment. The end result: Pro photographers can also edit and retouch images and design beautiful finished products like albums, custom prints, canvases, and more. Your best moments deserve just that —the best. Go pro!
Pre-consultation: This is definitely one of the most fun parts of the process.
Check out Pinterest for inspiration on location, poses, props, and general styling. Start
thinking about your style and what you’re looking for in your session.
Pre-consultation: This is definitely one of the most fun parts of the process. Check out Pinterest for inspiration on location, poses, props, and general styling. Start thinking about your style and what you’re looking for in your session.
The consultation: Ask questions, Look through our portfolio and figure out what approach you’d like to see in your session and final prints. If you’ve found great inspiration, bring printouts or websites along!
We’ll discuss how you intend to use the images and help you refine the message you’re looking to convey within your session. After we determine a location we’ll confirm a date, time and, based on that information, help you finalize apparel, props, and poses.
The shoot: The day is finally here! Have fun and relax and you’ll naturally take better photos!
Post Processing: We’ll color correct your images, crop, check for highlights and shadows, and do a bit of retouching. Then we’ll post a few “best of the best” to Facebook or our blog.
The preview: We’ll schedule a time post-shoot for a photo preview session, and send you some specials that will be available at the time of your preview so you will know what to plan for.
Final delivery: Turnaround time for products is based on the specific product you order. We'll retouch a few of our favorites to give you a sense of what is possible and then, based on your preferences, create an online gallery of your final images for you to download/share.
Choosing a great location is one of the most important pieces of setting your photoshoot. The backdrop you select will set the stage for the entire session and will be an essential piece of every shot, pose, and, ultimately, the Finished product. We recommend picking a spot that’s special to you, either a spot you love, somewhere you frequent, or a place that best represents your personality and style.
After you’ve narrowed down the list, it’s important to think about some key logistics: are there restrooms? Is the distance from the parking to the actual shoot location far? If so, pack comfy shoes for everyone! Will there be places to change outfits, retouch hair and makeup, and relax between shots? Will there be crowds nearby—and, if so, are you comfortable shooting in front of others?
We’ve seen amazing sessions everywhere from backyards to cliffs overlooking the ocean, lakes to open meadows. We know the area and can help make recommendations based on your unique needs, personality, and inspirations.
Tips For Choosing an Outfit
Be Yourself – Start with your own personal style. Think about the clothing styles you
currently have and the stores where you normally shop. Wearing clothes that look good on you will ensure meaningful photographs that are true reflections of who you are as an individual.
Location, Location, Location. Consider the setting of where your shoot will take place. Will it be at the beach, the park, your home, or somewhere else? Imagine your setting and the types of colors that will be there. Since the setting will end up being the background of your photos, it has a big impact on your overall look. For example, if you plan to have the shoot at a garden, wearing floral outfits might not be the best idea because you would blend in and get lost in the busy background. Ideally, you want to match the background, but not match so much that you become the background.
Colors - A good rule of thumb is to pick out two colors that would go well with the location.
Typically, pastels (think peach, mint, or lavender) go well with natural scenes. Primary colors such as blue, red, and yellow match modern locations like the city.
Dress in complementary solids to balance the look.
Layering - Depending on the season, consider layering your outfits with accessories such as bowties, headbands, rain boots, scarves, jackets, and hats. Accessories add variety to your shots and can also double as fun props!