Gilbert Lord Chesterton once wrote, "the essence of every picture is the frame." While we don't think that the frame--in this case, the studio backdrop that frames you -- is more important than you are, it certainly has an impact on the mood of the image and on how you look.
Do you want to be photographed on classic black, pure white, or something in between? Should we mirror the colors in your outfit, or do something boldly different? Do you like textured backdrops to add a dreamy, cloudy look? Would you like to replicate the backgrounds in the painterly Old Masters, or keep it simple on untextured seemless paper?
Several of the last images on this page have also been shot outdoors -- at sites next to, or within a block of, our studio building. There are many more possibilities, but hopefully this will get your creative juices and thoughts moving!
Take a look at these images--clicking to enlarge them, or checking the button at the top of the page to view them in color or black and white -- to help make your decision. We have many more in stock than these -- and hundreds of other locations we can visit -- but this will give you a general direction you can discuss with us before you come in for your shoot.