Portraiture Photography

Portrait photography combines light, form, setting and emotion. Within a portrait John captures the essence of what is special and unique about the individual person or subject. Posing for a portrait is not an easy task. John takes pride in creating a warm and comfortable space for each individual.

Portrait sessions are deeply considered by the photographer. Photo-shoots are an evolutionary event, a creative process in which models are posed and repositioned, and light exposures varied. Understanding the clients vision and needs are paramount in creating the desired imagery. Before our session, we will discuss the look, feel, and concept of your shoot. This will guide our decision about location and styling.

Graduate Portraits

Graduate portraits may include virtually any pose or clothing choice.  Outdoor "location" photos continue to increase in popularity, as well as locations that are of specific importance to the graduate, both replacing studio portraits. I feel it is vital to talk with the future graduate, ask them questions, learn about their future plans; invest in who they are as a person so their pictures genuinely reflect their many talents and personality. I want to create images that are natural and reflect their inner spirit.

Picture proofs are available to view online the next day.
Student pricing for a one-hour session is $100, this includes 12 digital images of your choice; additional images are $2.00 per images. On-line orders for prints are also available: 4"x6" $1.00, 5"x7" $4.00,    8"x10" $10.00,   8"x12" $12.00. To book a session please call 530-746-2337. To save money,  add a friend to the session, $25 per person.


Studio Portrait

Studio Portrait incorporates the use of strobe flashes and other lighting sources and affects. Fixed backgrounds of black, gray, or white allows for a variety of lighting accents and affects. Additional glamour backgrounds can be used to create a range of impressions. This category of portrait can include: modeling portfolio, business professional, standard head-shot, individual, fashion, senior graduate portraits, and passport. If requested, studio backgrounds and lighting can be setup within a business or home environment. 

examples of studio portrait


Location Portrait

Location portraits are any photographs created outside of the studio in a natural environment. A location portrait provides an endless array and contrast of settings from which to choose. In many cases, natural light is adequate and enhances the mood of the portrait. Additional light sources are used when appropriate and can elevate the atmosphere and ambiance of the setting. This category of portrait includes: new-born baby and family, modeling portfolio, business professional, standard head-shot, individual, fashion, senior graduate, and canine companion portraits.

examples of location portraits




New-Born to Toddler and Family Portraits

New-Born portrait captures the first few weeks of life where each day is more miraculous than the last. Ensure those memories of your newborn baby are captured for a lifetime.  Newborn Sessions are scheduled within the first 2 weeks. Newborns also look their most tender and precious when sleeping. Newborn sessions may last from 1 – 3 hours, there is no set time limit.  It is recommended to photograph a newborn at home; this proves to be most comfortable and convenience for both baby and mother. Window light provides adequate exposure and a beautiful soft tone to the imagery.  Other information can be found by viewing  our frequently asked questions section.

examples of Baby And Family Portraits



Canine Companion Portraits

    See New-Born Baby section.

examples of Canine Portraits


Contact Information: 530-746-2337
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