Professional portrait photography is about celebrating and preserving what is precious about those we love. Beautiful portraits make a house a home, and those portraits should be our most prized possessions. In this day of easy digital photography, this concept is all but lost. At Chris Paulis Photography, portraiture is our passion. Chris, as a Certified Professional Photographer, works before, during, and after the shoot to control every detail and deliver exceptional, stunning images!
Equal care goes into studio portraits, location portraits, and business head shots. It’s all about controlling the light and color balance!
Control of light and color are the key! For studio portraits, we use up to 7 flash units — main, fill, hair, accent, and accent lights — to create a flattering lighting scheme, whether your goal is a classic individual portrait or a relaxed family shot.
We advise clients of the clothing and make-up choices and confer with them in advance to understand the goals and display purposes of the portraits we will make.
After the shoot, we present images by projecting them on a large screen and even help you design your order by seeing how images will look in the context of your home’s walls.
For some occasions, the best portrait is the environmental one. Even if we are photographing you in the great outdoors, our shots must white-balance the natural light and any artificial light we add. For outdoor portraits, it’s essential to also control the shadows, which can cast “black holes” into the eye sockets if extra light is not added. This can be done with either reflectors or off-camera flash, but it must be done with control and subtlety.
Professional head shots represent a critical way that you present yourself to potential clients and other businesses, especially on modern social media. How you look gives the first impression of your identity and professionalism.
Our rates for single studio head shots is very reasonable, and for the large office that needs consistency across all the portraits for a web site, we bring the studio to you and give price breaks for 10 or more people. With your package you also get a free group portrait.
Basic retouching and up to 4 versions of your selected image are included in the cost.