Left: My beautiful Mom, "Dolores". Right: Mom, and my always cool and inspiring,
older sister "Nan". circa 1954
I don't know why at an early age ( kindergarten ), I was in tune with feminine beauty, fashion and style.
Maybe it was because I was raised around more girls than boys; my older sister and cousins, and later, three step sisters.
Not to mention my Mom, who looked between an Audrey Hepburn and a young Mary Tyler Moore.
Many young boys aren't attracted, or even interested in the female gender, until after puberty begins it's Cro-Magnon transformation.
By that time, they seem to have no choice in the matter.
Even then, most males still have little sense of beauty, style and fashion!
Let's be honest. Only a few of us men enjoy going shopping with our wives, for shoes and clothing.
Well before I even approached pre-adolescence, I was aware of the power of feminine allure and charm.
Most of the boys would respond, "Eeww! Girls!" But I understood, if you're at a party, and there's no girls, it's not a party! Move on.
Even though I was a rascal in high school, I respected, and got along well with my all friend's Moms, and Granma's!
Why am I telling you about this stuff?
The fact is, many successful beauty photographers today, are women. It makes sense.
Feeling comfortable around your photographer and surroundings, is a huge part of getting great results!
Keeping this in mind, I bring a wide viewpoint into account.
Because as we know, a great beauty portrait is appreciated by both the Male and Female eye.
As a portrait photographer, I not only press the shutter button, but I try to drawn out what I believe is below the surface.
I motivate and capture the beauty you may normally subdue in everyday life situations.
This "Beauty Portraiture" style also includes; Senior portraits, Portrait parties, Mothers and Daughters,
Conceptual / Fine art, and what we call; "The Other Side of Forty".
These are small size, low key sessions, with a lighting assistant. (usually my wife)
Sometimes a small group of friends may share this type of session. thus; "Portrait party".
Note; A few friends can be nice to encourage each other, but having a "crowd" around, may also prove to be uncomfortable for you.
Do you have makeup/ hairstyle, or costume /outfit ideas you always wanted to try?
Let's talk! I don't have hard-set pricing points, and I am not in a rush to get to the next job.
Model collaborations "TF" are always welcomed to be discussed!*
Call for info! Info is free, right? 808-757-2665
*"Trade for" collaborations are not considered "free" photoshoots.
Both parties receive benefits from each one's participation.
On every level, mutual trust and respect need to be displayed and communicated equally on both sides.