I believe that the portraits I make for my clients today will be looked at, enjoyed and treasured every day for the rest of our lives and throughout the lives of all the generations that follow. With that said, I am committed to producing the finest photographic portraits I am capable of making – a true family heirloom.
Each Mark Gregory portrait comes with an unconditional guarantee of satisfaction. The following steps in the portrait process have been refined throughout my career to ensure that you enjoy the entire portrait experience and are thrilled with your finished portraits.
The Planning and Design Consultation
Every portrait begins with a conversation between the artist and the client. Whenever possible I highly recommend that all decision makers are present and participate. The purpose is to clarify what you want your portrait will look like and to discuss what you can do to get optimal results. Among the topics discussed and decisions made are:
– Who will be photographed – an individual or the entire family
– Your preference for a formal or casual style
– Where will the portrait session take place – at your home or another site
– The best time and day to gain the very best results
– What typically happens during a portrait session and why
– Where in your home will your portrait be displayed
The Portrait Session
All portrait sessions take place on location – either at your home or another agreed upon site Session lengths vary depending on the quantity and ages of the subjects being photographed. I always recommend you allow for two hours of uninterrupted time – without cell phones or emails. I approach your portrait session as if I were photographing my own family and ask “What would I want to see and select from when the session was over?”
The Selection Appointment
This next meeting is scheduled at the conclusion of the portrait session,. Images will be viewed at your home using a state-of-the-art presentation allowing you to clearly see final size, composition, cropping, and to view each image in great detail. Artistic changes and retouching will be discussed and noted. All decision makers must be present and prepared to make final decisions on the portraits you choose to own.
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