Classical Portraiture - We plan your portraiture session in advance. This allows us to create pictures of you that are tailor-made to your requirements. We run a calm atmosphere in the studio or your home, which in turn helps you the client, to relax in front of the camera. Most people feel a bit awkward having their picture taken, if they are not used to it which is quite normal. We believe that, if you are relaxed and happy, then it shows in the photographs. We shoot our sessions using a mixture of the lighting styles of the Renaissance Dutch, Flemish and Italian masters. But, we add a touch of modernism to meet our clients’ requirements. The finished product is a portraiture consisting of rich colour, depth, beauty and a little emotion from the day.
You may also, have a change of clothes if you so wish. But, styling is something we can discuss prior to the session, which saves time on the actual shoot. You can also wear as much or as little as you want, it is up to you! One thing to note though, if we are performing a portraiture session with your child and he or she is under the age of 16, we will need a parental consent form signed before the session takes place.
Boudoir Session - A boudoir session can be fun and it can also be a confidence boost if you are feeling a little low. I have had clients in the past who had very low self esteem and have come along to one of my boudoir sessions, had a brilliant time, left the studio with a smile and with their confidence soaring. below is a snippet of a reference from one of my clients
"I was not happy with my body for a very long time. But, doing this kind of shoot with Mike really boosted my confidence, self-esteem and made me to feel really happy within myself again. So much so, I have done another 3 of these sessions with Mike and I loved every minute of them. I kind of felt that, I was being naughty which I found quite exciting and I bounced out of the studio with a smile on my face!
But, what is Boudoir shoot? It is a photographic style featuring intimate, romantic, and sometimes erotic images of its subjects in a bedroom or private dressing room environment, primarily intended for the private enjoyment of the subject and his or her romantic partners. It is distinct from glamour and art nude photography in that it is usually more suggestive rather than explicit in its approach to nudity and sexuality, features subjects who do not regularly model, and produces images which are not intended to be seen by a wide audience, but rather to remain under the control of the subject. Every now and then, it is good to go outside of your comfort zone. There are not many clients that walk into my studio, knowing how to pose or what to do. There is nothing about a boudoir session that is normal or “natural”, which is its appeal. It is a safe place to let loose, and bring out the sexy, erotic side that is hiding and wanting too burst out. We can also carry out a boudoir session in your own home if you so wish.
Dance Photography - Elegant, energetic, and dramatic dance photography is both a visual treat and a study of movement. Aiming to convey the spirit and skill of their graceful subjects. What better way than to apply for a dance position in a show or perhaps dance college, than to show your perspective employer or principal a professional portfolio of photographic images of you dancing. They say a picture paints a 1000 words. Ontop of this, imagine being photographed in the sunny South of France, in a Chateau. This could be done with you specifically coming over to France for this or included as part of a family holiday..
Fine Art Nude Photography - is a genre of fine-art photography which depicts the nude human body with an emphasis on form, composition, emotional content, and other aesthetic qualities. The nude has been a prominent subject of photography since its invention, and played an important role in establishing photography as a fine art medium. The distinction between fine art photography and other subgenres is not absolute, but there are certain defining characteristics. Erotic interest, although often present, is secondary, which distinguishes art photography from both glamour photography, which focuses on showing the subject of the photograph in the most attractive way, and pornographic photography, which has the primary purpose of sexually arousing the viewer. We have clients that display Art Nude work of themselves in their own homes!
Fine art nude photography, often called bodyscapes can create beautiful photos for both the beginner and experienced model/client alike. Some people call it low key photography . It can also shot wearing clothing, but in general some skin is required. In the end what we are doing is placing the light source at an acute angle to the subject which creates highlights and shadow detail of the subjects curves and muscle tone.
Avant-Garde Photography - Avant-garde fashion photography is among the most challenging styles because it represents a journey to the edge of what is regarded normal in today's culture. Some avant-garde photographers have been regarded as pioneers. Constructing a good avant-garde shoot is to push the envelope, walk on the edge, and take bold liberties with creativity and attitude. Many photographers the tone of the avant-garde by designing the shoot from the ground up. The environment and or background is important when building a mood and look. Using color schemes, textures, and patterns that shock, not only help the photographer build upon the look, mood, and attitude, but possibly merge one into the other. Urban decay imagery and surreal visuals have always been ideas incorporated into this genre. Outrageous props can also be excellent tools for inspiration. In fashion, face, body, hair and clothing are primary focal points within each image.
Many fashion shoots are built to feature the work of specific clothing designers. When modeling a specific line, the clothing should always agree with the theme. When outside those boarders, the avant-garde photographer, stylist and model can redefine the meaning of clothing depending on the level of creativity within the team. Stepping to the edge should not be avoided.
Drama, attitude and impact, these components are only the bricks and mortar of a successful avant-garde photography shoot. The photographer, model and stylist must create levels of drama to draw the viewers eye closer and make them think and question. The model must exhibit an accurate attitude which will compliment both the dramatic theme and the overall landscape of the photograph. If you are a fashion designer and want your product to stand out, to catch the eye of the viewer and make them stand back and say WOW!! Then this is the style for you. We generally plan these type of shoots over many months and the actual shoot can take a full day or longer. We are of course, here to help you and can arrange for models, makeup artists (if you do not have your won), locations , props etc etc. Drop us a line using our contact form if you have any questions - contact form
Delivery of Images - One the shoot has finished, we will upload the images to a secure viewing platform for you to choose your images in the comfort of your own home. Once you have selected your images, they will be professionally edited and delivered to you in a digital format in both low and hi res resolution for social media and hard copy prints. Using the hi-resolution images, you may print as many copies as you wish in any size or format up to a max size of A1 and these will be delivered to you via the internet using either dropbox or WeTransfer. The Lo-Res images can be used for social media and/or your own website and they will be delivered to you via email.
Makeup Services - We can also, provide a professional makeup service and is subject to the makeup artist being available and at the additional cost of €25 per hour, which is payable to makeup artist and not the studio.
Copyright - Creativus Imago Photography is the owner of the Copyright for ALL images taken by the staff of Creativus Imago Photography and as such they must not be edited or distributed to any other business sale or for free. Please see T&Cs