Portraiture

Our Approach

Portraiture is not just about taking a photograph. It can be a transformational experience that gets you to the core of who you really are and shows you in your truest form.

A photographic portrait will serve you for the whole of your life and so it is important. It is something that will capture you at this moment in time and that will live on forever. It is a sacred experience that, like life, is also playful and fun.

My approach is capturing who you really are, your essence, and once this is done then your portrait will work for you in whatever capacity that you use it in. People I have worked with have said after working together they see themselves in a new light.

Everyone struggles with their own image and if you do not enjoy having your photograph taken that’s ok. Most people are exactly the same. I see it as my responsibility to, by working together,  get you to place where you feel comfertable in front of camera and can express who you really are so that this shines from your eyes and radiates from your photograph

In the session we can focus on one portrait or we can do several different scenarios showing the different sides of you. It is really up to you and what you want from the session.

The Process:

The process starts with a phone call  or meeting in which we set the context for the portrait. It is important to know what you wish to use it for and what you want it to say about you and who you are. This initially might not be clear and that’s ok but just addressing these questions is important so something real can emerge.

What arises from our conversations will help to set the context and intent behind the portrait, and in effect lays the foundation for what we create together.

During this call or meeting we will also look at locations and book in a date.

On the day the process can last from  3-7 hours. We will take the the time to get to know each other,  so that you are relaxed and comfortable. We will look at your wardrobe and decide on what you are going to wear for each location. We will work together

Often it’s appropriate to share a meal, to break bread together, this is a sacred human tradition that will set the context for your portrait and help you to be grounded and present for your portrait session.

Once complete the set of photographs from the day will be published in a private online gallery where you can download all of the images. My policy is to give you all the photos taken on the day  – they are yours.

The Cost: 

I offer two rates one for charities, masseurs and therapists and the other for the commercial sectors. Please click here to enquire about rates.

To book a session you will pay a 25% deposit which is non refundable. Cancelations must be made before 48 hours of the shoot date except in exceptional circumstances.

We can also print and frame images using our specialist service at an additional cost please click here for enquiries.

 

 

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“The most life affirming, enlivening, and dynamic experiences. Enter into a magical timeless world of self expression, friendship, fun, confidence, human dignity, and the intimacy of revealing the treasure of your true nature. True liberation and commitment to the self”
Victoria Lambah-Stoate

“Ansel is fantastic! He exceeded all expectations in every respect, and I would recommend him to anyone and everyone in an instant. Thank you again for the incredibly important part you played in the most important day of my life.“
Eva O’Leary — Recently Married

“Ansel is fantastic! He exceeded all expectations in every respect, and I would recommend him to anyone and everyone in an instant. Thank you again for the incredibly important part you played in the most important day of my life.“
Eva O’Leary — Recently Married