Having your photo shoot outside in natural daylight is the secret to getting the very best photography possible. We can choose a familiar or sentimental location such as a public square or a gorgeous leafy park to stage your shoot. The opportunities are endless in a city as scenic as New York. Food and small product photography, such as for Etsy and eBay, can be photographed outside under the ideal conditions, or at your location, but is typically photographed in studio.
For the times when studio photography is a must, a rental studio where we can adequately style your product is the best option. I can set up an unobtrusive lighting design to craft an inviting look for you. My lighting is simple and classy, presenting you or your product in a flattering light.
I keep my photo sessions brief, ranging from one- to two-hour sessions. This allows us to have a productive session, rather than taking unlimited photos simply for the sake of using the time. Each photo is staged appropriately, taking the time to get the right look. Consequently, I don’t deliver hundreds of photos for your review. A typical session yields less than one dozen photos. Why so few? Because I understand the vision and get the job done.
Are you ready for your candid moment? Great! Be sure to wear clothing that accentuates your shape, personality, and complexion. Strive for pleasing, neutral colors. Avoid bold patterns and logos. Arrive refreshed, free from stress and stimulants. And for your products, we can discuss the best way to have your items arrive at the studio safe, fresh, and ready to photograph.
It’s best to arrive for your session with your makeup already applied. Don’t have a makeup artist? I can recommend someone for you. Rest assured that the makeup artist chosen for your session will have experience on all skin tones, textures, and types. Makeup is always recommended because I do not retouch photographs to modify anyone’s natural features.
The same applies to styling your food and product shots—a qualified stylist is your best option to give your photographs a winning edge. The studio matters, too. I work out of studios with natural daylight and can use studio lighting if the need arises.
Makeup, stylists, studios…we can discuss the associated costs for these add-ons when we discuss the scope of your photo session.