Fort Lauderdale Portrait & Lifestyle Photographer
Portrait and Lifestyle photography is at the core of what I do as a professional photographer in Fort Lauderdale. Whether you want a family portrait photography, seniors (graduate) portrait photography session, photos for online dating sites, fashion and glamour photography or an athlete looking to capture your latest moves or physique, I can create the perfect photos for your specific needs that highlight your individual exceptionalism, talent and personality. There is no better way to show off your beautiful family in your home or office with beautiful wall art of your family portrait photography.
we provide portrait and lifestyle photography in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Palm Beach to individuals and families for any occasion or reason. Each portrait session whether in-studio or on-location in the setting you choose is a fun, personal and meaningful experience customized to meet the needs your photography session. My natural photography style and approach allows me to provide you with editorial, Illustrative, fashion, glamour, fine art and contemporary portraiture in any location.
What types of Portrait Photography do you offer?
A traditional portrait often depicts you looking at the camera. Traditional portrait photography is properly style and posed whether seated or standing. This is to help you look your absolute best. Often, traditional portraits are shot in a studio with a backdrop, on-location with a backdrop or outdoors with a non-distracting background.
This genre also tends to favor the most traditional composition. This means the head and shoulders crop rather than a full body portrait, but that’s not always the case.
A traditional portrait is often what comes to mind first when thinking of the portrait genre. This type of photography has been around forever, yet remains popular because the mix of posing and studio lighting is flattering to ones appearance.
The sub-genre of traditional portraiture are formal portraits. Formal portraits use the same posing and studio setting, but with formal or business attire used for social media, business profiles, cards and notices.
Lifestyle portraiture is completely opposite of traditional portraiture. Indeed, it’s still a portrait of a person (or multiple people), but lifestyle portraiture captures people in their everyday environment, often doing everyday activities.
Instead of a being restricted to a studio environment, this genre of photography works in the environment familiar to the subject and is a bit dynamic. Lifestyle portraits, for example, can be photographed in a family’s home.
Lifestyle portraits aren’t as posed in a sense. A lifestyle photographer has a limited time frame in which to photograph a series of portraits. Lifestyle photographers will often direct the subjects, as in illustrative photography. For example, asking children to jump on the bed or asking a family to group hug.
This type of direction, however, isn’t really posing. Lifestyle photographers don’t directly adjust the placement of the hands, nitpick the position of the subjects or have them looking directly at the camera.
Clients that choose a lifestyle photography session often favor the style for the way images resemble real life. Lifestyle family photography also tends to capture the interaction between family members. This can create some touching memories.
Environmental portraiture is a blend between traditional portrait and lifestyle photography. In environmental portrait photography, the environment is as important to the photo as the subject.
This type of portrait photography shoot takes place in a location or locations that mean something to the subject. This gives the viewer an insight into the subject personality. The location could be the beach, forest or special place, to name a few.
While the location is important, unlike lifestyle photography, environmental portraiture can still use posing techniques and lighting.
The poses, lighting, subject, and background all work together in environmental portraits to create a captivating image.
Glamour & Boudoir Photography
Glamour portraits can also be referred to as beauty portraits. Glamour photography places an emphasis on the beauty and grace of the subject. This typically involves planning wardrobe and using professional make-up artists to give the subject a specific look.
Glamour photography tends to be sensual in nature. It’s emphasis is to highlight a woman’s beauty, most times in lingerie and sometimes even nude. Glamour and fashion portrait photography share many similarities and posing. Yet glamour photography's emphasis is on the subject, not what their attire.
Boudoir photography is a similar but not entirely identical to glamour portrait photography. Glamour photography is typically photographed in a variety of different locations, including outdoors. Boudoir (French for bedroom), as the name suggests, it is mostly photographed in a bedroom or home.
Boudoir celebrates a woman's sensuality and power. Women often book a boudoir photography sessions to give the photos to their significant other in a book or collection of prints. Boudoir is never about sexual poses and lingerie.Many women state, boudoir sessions were empowering and confidence building.
Fine Art Portraits
The fine art genre is an often contested one, and highly used phrase photographers use in their marketing. Artists routinely debate, what exactly classifies something as "fine art". Most artists do agree that fine art would be something you would hang in an art gallery. That is significantly differs from the typical placement of a portrait that hangs on the walls of a family's home.
Fine art portraiture is often inspired by other types of artwork. Some fine art photographers, for example, model their portrait photography after Renaissance paintings.
Others may get creative with wardrobe and makeup, posing, and photo editing. Fine art portrait photography also often includes conceptual and surreal photography.
Couple, Family and Group Portraits
A portrait doesn't necessarily mean its only about a single subject. Photos of couples, families and other groups together still fall under the portrait photography category.
Portraits with more than one subject tend to be more challenging than portraits of an individual. Adding more people to pose together and interact within the photograph can be challenging for the inexperienced photographer.
An experienced portrait photographer working with more than one subject can photograph genuine interaction between groups of individuals.
Portraits of groups may still be categorized under other sub-genres as well. Lifestyle portrait photography, is a popular genre for family photography.
How do plan our Portrait Photography Session?
Let's plan the best portrait photography experience together!
We will work diligently with you to get a concise understanding of your unique needs and desires. Contact us and we will explain every thing you need yo know to begin the process of planning your portrait photography session. Together we’ll choose the best location, time, date, lighting, and style that best fits you. Here is a sneak peek into some of the portrait photography planning process we use:
1: CHOOSE YOUR LOCATION
2: CHOOSE YOUR STYLE
(Traditional Portraits, Lifestyle Portraits, Environmental Portraits, Glamour & Boudoir Photography, Fine Art Portraits, Couple, Family and Group Portraits)
Can include Bridal Portraits, Senior Portraits, Fashion and Fitness Photography!
3: CHOOSE THE DATE FOR YOUR PHOTO SHOOT
We'll schedule your portrait photography session on the date and time that's best for you and your busy schedule.
4: THE PHOTO SHOOT HAPPENS
On the day of your portrait photography session, you'll work with one of our incredibly talented and professional portrait photographers, who will create the atmosphere for a fun and exciting portrait session.
5: THE BIG REVEAL:
After your portrait photography session, all your photos will be edited and presented to you for the purchase of digital files, wall art and albums.