modern glamour portrait session
'I wanted to celebrate a big birthday with something special, so I treated myself to a portrait session.'
family portrait session
' The photos were so beautiful, they could have been in a magazine spread.
My daughters fully enjoyed the experience of getting dolled up for the occasion and Clare captured images that we will treasure for a lifetime.'
fun after a business branding session
'Clare has a gift to make her subjects comfortable and relaxed. I've been always camera shy so it meant a lot to me.'
New York City Portrait Photographer
beautiful portraits of beautiful people, just like you
My style of portrait photography takes it inspiration from celebrity magazine portraits, giving my clients the red carpet treatment with hair and makeup and fashion inspired styling. This approach suits both casual and formal styled portraits, making it a perfect choice for family portraits, celebratory portraits, dating pictures or just for fun . Clients also have the option to add a business head shots or some personal branding.
How do you dream of being photographed?
I want to know how you want to be photographed. Is this portrait session for yourself? With your daughter? Your best friend? Your family? Or a combination?
Would you like to be glamorous, with full length gowns, your red carpet moment? Would you like to be a bit more classic, on the dressy side but not black tie formal? Something professional that you could use for work? Casual, friendly and approachable? Or maybe a combination of a few different looks?
What will you wear?
Oh the choices you have! Depending on what style of images you are interested in doing we'll discuss your options for clothing. This can be as simple as just reaching in your closet and pulling out your favorite outfits, to borrowing from friends, renting from companies such as Rent the Runway or even using something from my studio wardrobe. Once we have selected a date for your portrait session, I'd like to see the outfits that you plan on wearing. This can be done with selfies, on Skype or I can even visit you at home and help you go through your closet.
How to prepare for your portrait session
My hair and makeup artist will pamper you while you are at the studio but there will be some things that you should do ahead of time to prepare for your photo session. I will send you information covering some basic items as making sure you have had any root touch ups done in advance, hair removal and nail treatments. I want you to feel gorgeous from head to toe.
Hair and makeup
After we have unpacked your clothes, I will hand you over to my professional makeup artist. She will make you as natural or as glamorous as you'd like, she's not there to make you something you're not, just the best of what you are. The hair and makeup artist will remain during the session for touch ups and style changes.
Your session includes hair and makeup for up to two people*. If there are more than two of you requiring makeup for your session, I'll have a second artist at the studio as well. If there are any family members not requiring hair and makeup, they will join you later in the session.
Time for your photoshoot
I will lead you through different poses, designed to flatter your body or to hide areas you are not comfortable with. No need to be photogenic, that's my job to bring out your best expressions. Each image will be lit to enhance your facial features and to reduce the effects of time. You might feel like you've had a bit of a workout after a session, but in a good way. If you have younger children or male members of the family joining you, they will arrive part way through your session. This way we will have captured images of you on your own in a calm enviroment where the focus is on you.
Before and After Images
Each portrait session includes hair and makeup.
The Portrait Session Reveal
A few weeks after your portrait session, you will return to the studio to view your images. This will be where you will be choosing the images that you wish to purchase. There is no hard sell, the final choice of package, images or wall art is completely up to you.
The Reveal Wall
At your reveal, you will see your images that will have already been artistically edited and retouched. This includes removal of blemishes, dark circles under the eyes as well as teeth whitening. I also take it a step further in reducing any distracting bumps and bulges due to wardrobe malfunctions or maybe something that you have requested during your session. If you require something specific, please mention this during your session. Some retouching might require an additional fee.
Each image that you purchase comes in a printed version along with the corresponding digital file. Image prices start at $190 for a matted 7x10 print and file, collection pricing starts at $954 for 6 images. Collections of 10 or more of the 7x10 images come with a European portfolio box. You have a few beautiful options to choose from so that you can store or display your archival prints.
Enlargements and Framed Prints
During our pre-consultation and our session, we will probably have talked about different ways you might like to display your images. If you're Manhattan apartment is too small to display a large selection of images, the portfolio box or the 9-up image on the right might be perfect for you. If you have more wall space we can definitely discuss larger prints with frames or groups of images to display in your home or country house. Custom orders take about 3 weeks and will delivered to an address of your choosing.