"The portrait was so beautiful, that when mom opened it she cried!"
We love hearing that. That is the reason we got into creating fine art portraits in the first place--because when a portrait is done right, it has the power to touch people in a deeply meaningful way.
Why settle for "run of the mill" package photos, when you can add an original fine art portrait to your collection? Our hand crafted fine art prints have a timeless, enduring quality that is truly in a class by itself. Ours is a style that, unfortunately, has all but disappeared. Most studios today have opted in favor of the quick and cheap assembly line machine prints, because they focus more on the bottom line than on creating a quality piece of art that will last through the ages and be handed down through the family as a treasured heirloom.
We work in the style of the old masters, spending hours on each portrait, creating hand printed, archivally processed, museum quality fiber-base portraits. Then we take it a step further and vacuum mount them in a heat press, individually retouch each print by hand, apply four coats of lacquer, and then mat and frame the artwork in the moulding of your choice--and Voila! You have a finished work of art ready for you to display and enjoy for a lifetime. We have found through the years that once a family has one of our originals displayed in their home, nothing else will do, so they come back to us each year to add to their collection.
You won't remember all of this technical stuff though: all you'll remember is that your mom was so touched by it, she cried. Contact us to schedule a sitting.
"When I have such men before my camera, my whole soul has endeavored to do its duty in recording faithfully the greatness of the inner as well as the features of the outer man. The photograph thus taken has been almost the embodiment of a prayer."
--Julia Margaret Cameron, Victorian photographer