ABOUT PORTRAIT SESSIONS"My service has its roots in the professional portrait photography of the 1890s, when women photographers began to go to the homes of their clients. This home portraiture allowed sitters to be photographed in a more individualized way rather than in the same repetitive studio setting.By being in my client's own environment - in their home or garden - there is an immediate comfort level. In a relaxed manner, we spend as much time as necessary together. This allows for authentic and natural images. Each commission is unique to the people I photograph.I combine the best of traditional photography materials and equipment (using black and white film in medium and large format cameras) with a modern approach to capturing intimate portraits and candid life moments.My prints are hand-printed with longevity in mind. I use fiber-based, gelatin silver paper from Europe to make museum quality prints on an optical enlarger. They are archivable washed and air-dried to last for generations."If you are interested in working with me,the first step is to discuss what you're looking forand then a complimentary fifty minute consultationcan be scheduled at my studio in Los Angeles.I look forward to hearing from you! Karen
Thank you so much for working with us to make our anniversary gift to each other special. We really appreciate the care and attention you took to plan our photo session â€“ from scouting the perfect location for us, to providing the best photos possible. Add to that the fact that you had to work with us long-distance during the planning, and you still managed to provide us with everything we asked for, and more! The end product was so much more than weâ€™d hoped for, and we had very high expectations. Youâ€™ve captured our personalities completely in the photos and we canâ€™t even begin to tell you how happy we are with them. We really couldnâ€™t have hoped for anything better.
~ ANGELA KING & DIANNE McGAVIN ~
Anniversary portraits in California