I have always loved a challenge. I love troubleshooting and finding creative solutions. I also love portraiture. Wondering what those two things have in common? People.
I love providing my clients with an experience they love and images they treasure. It is such a fulfilling component of this profession! The ONLY way to do this, however, is to build a relationship and help my clients get to know me and trust me. That, in and of itself, can be challenging.
My favorite clients are the ones who are direct: “Can you slim my arms?” “My prescription glasses are tinted – can you make them clear?” “Can you minimize the bump on my nose?” “Can you clear my skin?” And even the ones that push it further… “It’s really gray out. Can you replace the sky?” Photoshop is limitless and I’ve spent over a decade learning the finest nuances of the program. Yes, give me that challenge and I’ll happily step up and make those changes.
Normally, my retouching consists of adjusting the contrasts, and removing blemishes and distractions in the image. But we can take it as far as you want!
More often than not, the challenge comes from the people themselves: “My daughter is shy.” “My son won’t listen to anyone.” “My teenager would rather scowl than smile.” “My baby is colicky.” “My husband hates having his picture taken.” Seriously, I’ve heard it all. I am blessed with a lot of patience. Folks, I taught middle school for six years and have four kids of my own. I can work with your children.
So, bring it on! What is it that’s holding you back from a having a home with portrait art gracing the walls? Call me and let’s have a chat. No fear, I love a challenge!
"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.