Portraits are very unique. Sometimes they are planned, and quite often they are accidentally created. Portraits have a unique framing and usually focus on one special aspect of a person’s character. I use the camera, environment, lighting - all to accent a specific part of an individuals personality. It is in portraiture that I believe a photographer has much more license to play in post production. (Using different software capabilities to help highlight a portraits uniqueness.) To create a great portrait, I spend more time getting to know the subject - discovering your likes, your sense of humor, your passion - I try to find out as much about those things that make you special, always watching for what brings that spark of fire to your eyes. Portraits can be very specifically staged and sculpted; or they can be more improvisational - placing you in an environment that helps to relax and release what you are wanting captured!!