Central Point, Oregon
Thanks for finding me and for dropping by. I know it seems like photographers are a dime a dozen, but you may find that they are mostly uneducated and untrained. Unlike others, I have only one objective: To create a portrait product that is viewed by my client much like I view bacon. #Love
My favorite person to create portraits for is none only than you! That’s probably why you’re here.
To start, if you want just your image files, that’s fine, available and I’d love to do that for you. I don’t just hand you a DVD of images and walk away though. I’ll be here to help you decide which image you want to use and how to use them. Pick my brain as much as you want.
People with all those initials after their name tell us that every child should have a picture of both him/herself and a family portrait on their bedroom wall, just to help them plant their feet as they grow. As you may expect, I’m a believer in that. The solo portrait shows them they are important as individuals. The family portrait shows them they properly fit into the familial support structure.
Regarding my 30 years of experience: As Will Rodgers said: “Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.”
Most photographers can’t get that kind of experience without years and years of train wrecks.
On the other hand, I’ve spent the last 30 years honing my skills and becoming a battle-tested and successful people-photographer and have owned of 3 different studio’s and a photo lab. I was a commercial banker for 16 years prior to that. I’ve been in the trenches, living and breathing how to work with women and men: from posing and lighting skills to marketing to seeking products that get it right.
In ancient Rome, a client was someone who placed themselves under your protection. That’s why I have clients, not customers. Customers merely want to buy something from you; like they do when they go to a department store.
My clients want superb service and counseling. I may even deliver and hang their wall portraits for them. I enjoy making both color and black and white portraits, but my real favorite is both elegant and sophisticated. I create portraiture that captures intimate moments from laughing to being engaged in thought. Above all, I create a portrait of you that both changes your life and will show you off for the better. While designing a portrait, I constantly ask myself “What do I want people to feel when they see this?”
The late impressionist Edgar Degas said, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
On a personal note, I enjoy red wine. I especially enjoy it with pasta. I wish pasta wouldn’t expand my waistline like it does, but I guess I can’t have everything. Guess I like to cook too. #Italian
That probably tells you a lot about me. Your welcome.
I especially enjoy making beautiful portraits of women of all ages: Children, High School Seniors, mom’s and grandmas and the elderly. Sensitive Portraits. Headshot Portraits. Business Portraits. Whatever brings you out of your shell and changes you for the better. My eldest client was a lovely woman who was 100 years old and came to Oregon on the original Oregon Trail. I spent nearly an hour with her, talking about her trip to Oregon as a youngster. The youngest client was 2 days old. She should be graduating from college soon. I have enjoyed making portraits for all of them. And their families, children, weddings, in my home studio, on location, or at their places of work.
You’ll show me your character. Faint smile or pensive stare, you’ll be all you. People will experience the exceptional person you are, and I’ll help them.
One last thing. You’ll always know everything up front. I hate surprises and I imagine you do too.
Call or text me. Use e-mail if you’re inclined, but for Heaven’s sake, contact me. (541) 292-3990