Everyone has heard the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Though I believe that to be true, I also believe environmental portraits are worth more than just words – they’re worth telling an entire story. To me, portrait photography is more interesting when it includes more than just a person’s face.
How Should I Tell My Story?
The term “environmental portrait” is fairly new, though the concept has been around since the beginning of photography. A traditional portrait focuses mainly on the person’s face while eliminating possibly distracting background elements. However, an environmental portrait includes a person’s surroundings because they help communicate that person’s story. They show a side of a person that traditional portraits cannot capture.
To me, environmental portraits give viewers a reason to revisit a photograph time and time again.I love creating portraits like these because I enjoy getting to know people, learning their stories, and capturing them in their natural environment. Telling your story in a photograph is a unique and exciting experience.
- Do you have an interesting career?
- Do you have an interesting hobby or collection?
- Are you an athlete, musician, dancer, etc.?
- Do you work or play in an interesting environment?
Answering ‘Yes’ to any of these or similar questions means the opportunity exists to create an interesting environmental portrait.
Booking An Environmental Portrait Photo Shoot
Sure, there are plenty of portrait photographers in the Richmond, VA area. However, if you’re looking for a more interesting way to capture a particular aspect of your life in a photo, consider an environmental portrait over a traditional portrait.
During a brief consultation, we’ll get to know each other and I’ll learn a little more about your story. We’ll talk about the location you want the photos created in and brainstorm ideas to create the best possible images. Finally, we’ll choose a date and time that works best for everyone involved.
For $200 you’ll receive an hour-and-a-half, on-location photo shoot. The more interesting the location the better. After the shoot I’ll retouch the images and send you digital versions. You can choose to print them or share them online with your friends and family.
Tell the world your story through photography. Book your environmental portrait photo shoot today!