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A portrait session at Les Henig Photography is not just a simple documentation of a face. We want to record the inner you; to show something of your personality. Whether we’re creating a simple head and shoulders business portrait, a family grouping or a child’s portrait, we want to see who you really are.

We also want to create a portrait that’s well suited for its intended use. Just as a close-up business portrait would look odd in a large wall-sized print, a scenic family grouping would also seem out of place as a desk sized print. Knowing how the portrait will be displayed will help guide the planning process.

Think about where in your home your portrait will be displayed. Portraits displayed in more formal spaces are more effective when such portraits are more formal in style and clothing. Portraits to be displayed in more casual areas, on the other hand, will be better if the clothing and relationships within the portrait are more casual.

A planning meeting will cover clothing, location and best time for your portrait. While some sessions are best done in the studio, we’ve found that in many cases people are more relaxed in the familiar surrounding of their home or a favorite outdoor location.

We want to create a portrait that doesn’t immediately date itself based on clothing styles, so we encourage you to carefully consider the choices of colors and styles of clothes that participants will wear.

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