With enough perseverance, anyone can capture a great image occasionally. However it takes a true artist to pre-visualize a concept, implement all of the components of that vision and transform it into an archival work of art crafted from the finest materials available. When you hire Holcombe Photography to create a fine art portrait for you, that is exactly what you can expect. It all starts with a planning consultation. This is where we will sit down and talk about the possibilities and develop a concept for your custom work of art.
The first step will be to decide on how you would like to experience the images in the future. Would you prefer larger images that become a focal point within your decor? Or would you prefer smaller, more intimate images scattered throughout your home? Perhaps you would prefer images that document an experience and tell your story in one of our handcrafted books. Before your session we will sit down together and decide on the best option for you to display your fine art portraits that compliment your taste and decor so that they become family treasures that increase in value over time.
The next step is to decide on a location for your session. The location will set the tone for your portraits and play a significant role in the look and feel of your images. A sunny winter day on a glacier, with barren branches reaching across the scene will have a very different feel than a cloudy fall day strolling through an aspen grove, and both will compliment different types of decor. Each of our locations have an optimal window or season when they are at their prime. Many times we schedule our sessions a year or more in advance so that we can schedule your location of choice at the best time of year.
Once we decide on how the images will be displayed and when and where they will be created, it is time to focus in on all of the details that really will make it a work of art. The first is determining the time of day when the light is perfect for your location. While we can photograph anytime, there will be a small window each day when the light is at it’s best. We will also make clothing recommendations that compliment the colors of the landscape and accentuate your best features.
At the session, our relaxed and playful demeanor will put you at ease and allow your natural personality to shine through. We will sculpt the light and adjust your position to ensure that you look your very best in your portraits. Just sit back, relax and have fun and we guarantee that you will look great and love the images.
After the session we invite you into our client theater for your image unveiling. We will sort through the images together and offer artist recommendations on which images will be best for your fine art portraits. There will be a lot of great images to choose from and we will share our experience and expertise in selecting the images with the best composition, lighting, and expression for the final pieces, so that you have a custom work of art that your family will treasure for generations.
Once we have designed the perfect piece for you, we collaborate with master craftsmen throughout the United States, who are experts in their field to produce your finished fine art piece. We personally inspect each piece to ensure that each of our fine art portraits meets our exacting standards. Only then will we certify that it is a Peter Holcombe Original work of art with a lifetime guarantee of quality and craftsmanship. If for some reason one of our pieces fails to meet your expectations, we will replace it at no charge.
We look forward to working with you and creating an original work of art of your family. Sessions are extremely limited, so call today to begin planning your fine art portrait today.