Top Portrait Photographer in North Devon
Choosing a Portrait Photographer in Devon
You will never regret having Portrait Photography photos to cherish, but you may regret not having those same images. I am a professional photographer based in the South West along the stunning North Devon in Barnstaple. My aim is to create beautiful art portraits of you, your family, your special event, maternity experience, newborn baby or pet to display in your home.
As portrait photography doesn't have to involve furry rugs, hard backed chairs and forced smiles, so typical of portrait images of yesteryear. In contrast, my portrait sessions are about puddles, rivers and trees, forests and beaches, sunsets and sunrises and your family's own personality, albeit that I do have professional portable lighting equipment, that allows me to set up a portrait background in a flash and which might be more appropriate for Corporate Headshots, Modelling & Fashion Portfolios, Social Media /or Dating Site Profile Photos, Family Gatherings, Pets and Babies /or if that is simply what you would prefer.
Every person is different and special in their own, unique way, so every portrait should be too. For this reason, it is important to me to get to know my subject/s a little before beginning the shoot and so that the final images represent as much the inner you, as the outer shell.
I don’t run a portrait studio for one very good reason. Doing so, would add massively to my overheads. Overheads, which would then be passed on to you. This is why so many Portrait Studios charge an arm and a leg to start with and then include all sorts of hidden extras to make, what should be a happy and joyful experience, a painful one.
My preferred way of doing portrait images, is to photograph you in a natural reportage photography style, using your home or the natural elements around to capture you. I do this using professional lighting equipment on location and only the best camera’s and lenses.
Like mentioned, if you do require more formal head & shoulder, full length or group portraits photographed on a Black /or White background, then I am able to provide backdrops and a full professional studio lighting set-up at a venue of your choosing.
After your shoot, you will receive a wide selection of images on a branded USB stick and will also get an online password secured album from which you can ‘favourite’, download and share your images Social Media Platforms. It is also a great way to share images with friends and family.
I take my time retouching each and every image in order to ensure that you look the very best version of you, but while still looking natural. Although I can do ‘body reshaping’ on request, I tend to keep my airbrushing to blemishes and other potentially distracting features. The latter also depends largely on the type of Portrait Photography requested - So I will retouch a Fashion or Glamour image differently to that of a Corporate Headshot or a Family playing with their Pet on the beach.
Discounts are often available for family portrait packages and multiple sittings are available, along with Gift Vouchers. (See the 'Store' on my website for details, pop me an email or give me a call.)