Our shadow series photos offer a unique approach to portraits. The inspiration for using shadow silhouettes came to me while I was in yoga class (at the Yoga Loft in Shawnee Hills, check them out!). The sun shone through the window behind me and my shadow was thrown onto the wall in front of me. How beautiful, I thought to myself. At that moment, I wondered if I could somehow reproduce this simplicity in the studio. I wanted the photos to be more than just silhouettes, but to somehow incorporate personality into each picture. I wanted the viewer to be able to discern who was in the photo, but still retain some mystery. So, I recruited my son, who plays the trumpet to pose for the photos. The bonus for him, being 16 years old, is that I promised that he wouldn't have to SMILE in the pictures (BIG selling point!). We played around with different types of lighting until we hit upon our unique lighting system. I love the results. I think these photos capture pieces of the subjects personality, while still maintaining their simplicity. These are not photos of clothes, facial expressions, or fancy backgrounds. These photos are simply you. Simply art.
Shadow Portrait sessions generally last about 30-45 minutes. You are welcome to bring props that you feel will enhance your photos. We have photographed dancers, yoga instructors, musicians, children, sports enthusiasts, pets and many more. The cost for a session starts at $125. The $125 dollar fee covers the session and 1 8x10 portrait (along with the corresponding lo res digital file). Prints, canvas portraits and other products are available a la carte. Any print or product purchased will be accompanied by the lo res file for that image, so your social media needs are covered! We are firm believers in printing your portraits, so digital files will not be available without a print purchase.