Since 1990, we have created stunning & beautiful portraits for families to hang on their walls... and never take down.
You deserve a better family portrait.
We can help.
What’s the #1 secret to a fantastic headshot?
A fantastic expression
Show the world your best self.
Project confidence & approachability.
Expertly Crafted Family Portraits
What we do differently:
Facial Expression Coaching. Expression is everything! We coach you to project authenticity, approachability, warmth and CONFIDENCE. Learn to harness the power of your eyes, your mouth, your jaw.
Unlimited Outfit Changes. Bring multiple outfits. It is better to have too many than too few. Capture a variety of looks in a variety of outfits.
Expert Advice. Work with a portrait artist who knows posing, lighting, and the most flattering angles. Experience professional headshots like they were meant to be.
Five-Star Experience. Experience our spacious, state-of-the-art studio, professional staff, expert coaching, and world-class retouching.
Professional Hair & Makeup. Look your very best. Our talented makeup artist smooths away the years and the lines. Done right at our studio, hair & makeup is 100% optional but recommended (for women only).
Session Preparation Guide. Get all the information you need beforehand, so you’re more than ready for your headshot session.
You're going to love the way you look. We promise.
Step 1: Choose Your Style
As you might guess, there are different styles of Family Portraits. Some are head & and shoulders, others show a little more character, and still others have a definite fashion flare. While you are not limited to a particular style, it's important to understand the differences and what best fits your needs. Click on the Learn More buttons to see the different styles and sessions.
Do you dread getting your picture taken?
Our Approach as Family Portrait Specialists
Do you enjoy having your picture taken?
Let's face it, stepping in front of a professional camera can be uncomfortable, intimidating. Even downright terrifying. Why? We feel vulnerable, as if the camera is seeing and judging all our flaws. Even if you are a confident person, when that big camera is pointed in your direction, it can bring up self-doubt and fear. Yikes! It's no wonder so many of us avoid the camera.
So, how do you navigate the anxiety and end up with a fantastic headshot, one that oozes with confidence? The answer is simple. It’s not your problem. We’re responsible for how you look. It’s our duty to make you look great. We coach you on the right eyes, the right mouth, the right posture, the right expression. Many photographers expect their client's to know how to look great in front of a camera. Not us. We’re here to help. Taking fabulous headshots is not what you do, it's what WE do–every day.
“But I’m not photogenic.” We hear that all the time. The truth is you don't have to be. All you need is a trained & experienced portrait artist who knows how to make your eyes dance, your expression sing. We accentuate your strengths and diminish your flaws. You’re going to love your portrait, we promise.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR SESSION
First things first - when you arrive at our spacious studio, you can expect to be greeted with a warm welcome and a big smile. All the while, we’re asking questions, reviewing your outfits, trying to better understand your work, your life, your brand.
If you've opted for hair & makeup, our stylist will welcome you and begin the beautification.
After you’re tuned up and ready to go, it's time to step in front of our lights. They can be rather bright at first, so we give everyone a few minutes to adjust. At the same time, we take a few test shots to make sure everything is just right. Then we coach you on a few simple techniques for looking your best.
Once you’re comfortable, the fun begins. We start shooting. Every session is a collaborative effort. Our goal is to elicit a winning look, a winning expression. We'll be pushing buttons, distracting you, offering tips, insights, and direction every step of the way. Maybe making a few silly jokes. Remember, getting you to look awesome in your headshots is 100% our job–not yours.
All of our advanced coaching and direction is designed to capture your authentic self and convey confidence, professionalism, and approachability.
As your session moves along, we’ll review a couple images to make sure that you love what we’re capturing.
This is a collaborative effort, so we encourage your feedback. Our #1 priority is to get you amazing headshots. We take no offense. If something isn’t working, it's easy to shift gears.
We will continue to review images during wardrobe changes. Expressions tend to get better as the session progresses and you get more comfortable. We never enforce a strict time limit on a session. We shoot until we have enough great shots.
What clients are saying
Hands down the best photographer I've ever worked with. You want to do this.
This was so out of my comfort zone, but he, Gretchen and the make up artist Amanda put me immediately at ease. He listened to my input, understood where I was coming from, and then added his expertise! The key here: He listened. I could not be happier with the results, and would recommend Lorei Portraits to anyone seeking a true artist of photography.
Paul is the ultimate professional. He captures a persona and creates an image to fit your personal brand!