creative portrait photographer

Creative Portrait Photographer

Are you looking for a creative portrait photographer? Allow me to capture your next portrait with creative style.

Creative Portrait Photographer

A portrait can be taken in a hundred different ways. Portrait photography is one of the most popular genres of photography. Portraits are taken so frequently with selfies through mobile cameras. That is the heart of portrait photography, capturing people’s faces.

Photography is also about art. When so many portraits are being taken, sometimes you may want a more creative artistic portrait. There is an aspect in photography where creativity lay hidden. Over my portrait photography career, my experience has allowed me to discover this creative aspect and capture creative portraits.

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Creative Portrait Locations

When it comes to creative portrait photography, the location plays a big role into the creativity/artistry of the photoshoot. Creative portraits often are themed around a specific mood or emotion. When a photoshoot has a theme, you will want to be in a location that compliments the theme of the shoot.

For example, if you are a blogger who needs creative portraits for their website, then we may consider shooting in a trendy coffee shop or going into the city and capturing some mid-walking shots. Determining the location of the photoshoot for a creative portrait photography session is discussed during the pre-shoot consultation.

Creative Portrait Lighting

There is no photography without light. The lighting in an image is a key factor of a successful photograph. This is even more true when it comes to creative portrait photography. The lighting during a creative portrait session can help determine the mood, atmosphere, and tone of the image. If the lighting does not compliment the theme of the photoshoot, then it will be hard to accurately capture the desired mood of the photoshoot.

As a natural light photographer, I have learned how to best utilize natural light to capture and evoke the correct mood in a photograph. Some of my favorite and the best times to shoot during a photo session is golden hour and blue hour. Golden hour occurs shortly after sunrise and before sunset and this creates beautiful “dreamy” images. Blue hour occurs just before sunrise and after sunset and this creates beautiful “moody” images.

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Creative Portrait Photography Posing

The posing within a creative portrait photography session helps establish and compliment the mood of the photo shoot. I strive to make posing one of the most important elements in my portrait photography. I believe my subject’s pose can greatly alter the mood in an image and help tell the story within the image.

Posing in creative portrait photography can help convey a certain emotion within an image and can impart a sense of intention. I approach “posing” with a more guiding style. Instead of creating “structured” or “fake” poses that are uncomfortable, I will choose to guide you in posing rather than making you hold uncomfortable poses. This leads to better, more natural images, while capturing the story and emotion of the photo shoot.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

What Am I Paying for Exactly?

Location scouting, posing tips, professional photo editing/retouching (color correction, tone adjustments, exposure adjustments, blemish/scar removal, teeth whitening, eye redness reduction, wrinkle/fine line removal), camera handling, my witty banter.

How will I receive the files?

You will receive the edited files within 2 weeks of your session. You will receive all of the files via WeTransfer, which is an easy + free email service. You can then send them to print, forward to your friends + family, and post online!

Download links expire after a few day so be sure to download your images as soon as possible!

Is there a travel fee?

If the location is in Orange County there is no travel fee. If the location is outside of this, there is a small travel fee.

Do I get to select the images?

Part of my job is making the image selects and choosing the most flattering photos. I do not want to deliver images that are repeats, blurry, out of focus, shots of you blinking, or mid-sentence speaking.

I do not withhold any images, I only remove the “bad” ones based on the criteria listed above.

What about time and location?

 I suggest blocking out 2 hours for your shoot the time. My timeframes are pretty generous. I usually wrap up earlier if I am able to shoot quickly.

I plan shoots based on one location and its surrounding area. There is a small additional fee for each additional “location.”

Can I Edit the Images?


I ask that my clients do not add filters or crop any of the final edited images. I spend time ensuring the color balance and tones are correct in each image! If you want a particular edit style please let me know before the shoot and I can accommodate since I have experience editing many different styles.

What if I need to cancel?

I ask for a $100 electronic non-refundable deposit to secure your session date + time. If you need to cancel you can put your deposit toward a re-schedule or you can have it refunded.