I love portraiture. I love it more than candids, more than events, more than landscapes... Don't get me wrong, I LOVE capturing the images around me. I love sharing what I see through the viewfinder. I love a nice, tight macro image of a blossom. But I truly enjoy the expressive nature of people. And that is found in portraiture.
While I am perfectly capable of creating a stunning formal image, I really love something that feels natural and looks relaxed. So when I find a subject who is happy to play along, well... the possibilities are endless!
And this takes me to decisionland. How far do I take an edit?
It doesn't matter what I'm editing - I always have to ask myself how far I want to take it. And of course, what is my purpose? If I'm creating an image to print and hang on a wall, that background is definitely getting replaced. If I'm at an event and take some beautiful images, then I might want to leave the background as it is, in order to convey the story. And if I'm sharing the image with the subject and have no idea how they might want to use the image, then somewhere in between.
This is Maribel Rubio. I met her at the Rockport Festival of Wine and Food and heard her sing. AMAZING voice! She is the front woman for several bands and has a voice like silk. If you haven't heard her music before, I suggest going to some of her pages to find out what you've been missing!
Click HERE to read more about Maribel!
"Lori is an exceptional photographer, and was my first choice for capturing images of my son for his senior pictures!! She made him feel at ease immediately, traveled to the locations he was interested in, and captured who he is perfectly!" ~ Tonia R.
Lori Stead is a fine art portrait photographer in Corpus Christi, TX. She enjoys creating maternity, newborn, seniors, couples, family, children, and boudoir portraits. She is also a wife, mother of four, and adventurer.