Monifa, Headshot Portrait Session | Northern VA Photographer

Monifa, Headshot Portrait Session | Northern VA Photographer

Monifa, Headshot Portrait Session | Northern VA Photographer

When the lovely and talented Monifa (Mo) Hamilton needed a professional headshot, she reached out to our portrait photography studio near Vienna, VA & Bluemont, VA. After chatting with her, we knew just what to do!

The Importance of Professional Headshots:
A professional headshot represents and reflects you. Headshots are an investment in the image you want to portray professionally. Often, it’s your first opportunity to make a professional impression on others. It’s critical to get it right with high-quality, professional photography. Mo understood this which is why she hired us as experienced professionals.

• Professionals and corporate executives use headshots for many reasons including publications, business cards, websites, and even social media.
• Using a recent, high-quality portrait is important.
• Your headshot projects your professionalism.
• Treat them as you would any career investment.
• Professional makeup and styling can be invaluable for headshots.
• Don’t wait until you need a headshot or you might find yourself scrambling to schedule an appointment and get portraits back.

Using a Professional Photographer:
Always select a reputable photographer with experience in corporate or headshot photography. Yes, your friend who’s a terrific hobby photographer might be able to shoot your picture, but that doesn’t mean they should. A skilled photographer with the appropriate breadth of experience is best suited for professional portraits. Not only do they have the right set of skills and equipment, but they also have the best experience. They know just what to do and how to deliver a quality portrait appropriate for your specific needs.

When Mo called us to schedule her portraits, we took the time to discuss her needs and expectations. We were then able to choreograph her headshot portrait session accordingly. The results speak for themselves, but Mo later told us: “Both Mindy and Joriana were professional and coupled with their kindness and great spirit, the photo shoot exceeded my expectations.”

If you need professional headshots, contact our experienced portrait photography studio in Sterling, VA, near Vienna, VA. We would enjoy working with you to reflect your best professional image.

Headshot and Branding Gallery
 

 

Family Photographer, Portrait Photography Studio

Ever After Portraits is comprised of Mindy Belcher and Joriana Belcher Anderson, a mother-daughter portrait photography team located in Sterling, VA, near Vienna, VA in the Northern Virginia area. We specialize in timeless and emotive fine art family portraits.
 
Family means everything and capturing those precious moments to preserve forever will mean family heirlooms for you to share for years to come.

 
Best,
 
Mindy & Joriana – Contact Us!
 
Professional Photographer

One Family’s Wall Art Collection and Album | Northern VA Family Photographer

One Family’s Wall Art Collection and Album | Northern VA Family Photographer

One Family’s Wall Art Collection and Album | Northern VA Family Photographer

Our professional fine art photography creates remarkable portraits and amazing wall art. However, we’ll warn you that it can be challenging to select only one portrait during your ordering session at our Sterling, VA area studio. You will fall in love with so many of them! When this happened to Liz and Travis, they knew just what to do.

Curating a Portrait Collection:

As an experienced and reputable fine art portrait studio, we offer our clients various product options for their fine art portraits. You won’t have to limit yourself. Liz and Travis decided that one portrait wasn’t enough for them. So, they ordered multiple portraits and we created a beautiful portrait collection for their home. For the finish option, they went with the Frameless Gallery Wrap Finish because it blends seamlessly with their home’s style.

But they didn’t stop there! Liz and Travis also ordered an exquisite archival-quality portrait album for additional favorites. Their impressive collection of professional family portraits will live on as a legacy for their children. It’s a wonderful gift to give them when they are adults one day!

Preview of How Portraits Will Look in Your Home

We are happy to work closely with you on your selection process. As part of the service we offer all of our clients, you can see exactly how your portraits will look in your home. It’s simple! You snap a picture of the wall in your home where you’d like to display your art and send it to us using your smartphone. Using our interior design photography software, we can show you how your portraits will look on your wall. It’s a simple process with significant benefits. There’s no need to guess how your portraits might look in your home or even if they will fit on a given wall. We eliminate the guessing!

As a fine art photography studio in Sterling, VA, the customer experience is an important part of our business focus. You will have various options and our expertise to guide you every step of the process.

 

Family Photographer, Fine Art Photography

Ever After Portraits is comprised of Mindy Belcher and Joriana Belcher Anderson, a mother-daughter portrait photography team located in Sterling, VA in Northern Virginia. We specialize in timeless and emotive fine art family portraits.

Family means everything and capturing those precious moments to preserve forever will mean family heirlooms for you to share for years to come.

Best,

Mindy & Joriana – Contact Us!

Professional Photographer

Celebrate Invisalign Day with Lowes Island Dentistry! | Northern VA Family Photographer

Celebrate Invisalign Day with Lowes Island Dentistry! | Northern VA Family Photographer

Celebrate Invisalign Day with Lowes Island Dentistry! | Northern VA Family Photographer

As a family photographer in Sterling, VA, we’ve had a wonderful relationship with Dr. Uzma Ansari of Lowes Island Dentistry! Dr. Ansari mentioned an upcoming special she’s having at her practice, and we thought we’d share it with our clients and blog readers!

How would you like a straighter smile?!

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Lowes Island Dentistry is having a “Celebrate Invisalign Day!” from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

You’ll also get a chance to meet DC’s Most Eligible Bachelor and Mrs. DC 2017!

In addition to some wonderful Invisalign offers including $750 off of Full Case Invisalign and $500 off of Express Case Invisalign, Lowes Island Dentistry is offering a “Whitening for Life” special. It’s being offered to any new patient after they have a comprehensive exam.

Everyone is invited to this special event!
Celebrate Invisalign Day
November 8, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Lowes Island Dentistry
20789 Great Falls Plaza
Suite 104
Sterling, VA 20165

 

 

Family Photographer

Ever After Portraits is comprised of Mindy Belcher and Joriana Belcher Anderson, a mother-daughter portrait photography team located in Sterling, VA in Northern Virginia. We specialize in timeless and emotive fine art family portraits.

Family means everything and capturing those precious moments to preserve forever will mean family heirlooms for you to share for years to come.

Best,

Mindy & Joriana – Contact Us!

Professional Photographer

Winter Season Sessions – Book Yours Today! | Northern VA Family Photographer

Winter Season Sessions – Book Yours Today! | Northern VA Family Photographer

Winter Season Sessions – Book Yours Today! | Northern VA Family Photographer

Professional photography doesn’t have to be seasonal – even here in the Sterling, VA area with our winter weather. You can remain outdoors and exploit winter’s dramatic landscape, or come inside to our fully equipped (and climatized) professional studio. Either way, you are guaranteed a portrait to love and treasure for decades.

Fine Art Photography – Indoors:
There are some benefits to doing your portraits indoors with a reputable photography studio such as ours. Here are a few:

• You can select from a variety of studio backdrops for your portraits.
• We can get creative whether you prefer color or black and white.
• Weather won’t affect the results of your portrait session. If you can get to our studio, we can do your portraits!
• Our equipment will be ready when you arrive. We will be, too!
• We can control lighting and have easy, immediate access to all our equipment.
• Lastly, our studios are heated!

Your Indoor Portrait Session:
But, before you even arrive to do your session, we will have discussed with you your vision for your portraits, where you hope to display them, or how you hope to use them in your home. Getting to know our clients before their portrait session is key to a successful client experience and show-stopping photographic artwork. Here are some examples of our fine art family portraits!

Reserve Your Session Date
We recommend that you contact our studios to reserve your time slot for your professional photography this winter at either of our indoor studio or outdoor portrait park in the Sterling, VA area.
 

 

For more info on our Winter Season Sessions, visit these links below:

Today’s Classics

Fine Art Black and White

Family Photographer, Professional Photography

Ever After Portraits is comprised of Mindy Belcher and Joriana Belcher Anderson, a mother-daughter portrait photography team located in Sterling, VA in Northern Virginia. We specialize in timeless and emotive fine art family portraits.
 
Family means everything and capturing those precious moments to preserve forever will mean family heirlooms for you to share for years to come.

 
Best,
 
Mindy & Joriana – Contact Us!
 
Professional Photographer

What do I look for to find a great photographer?!  | Northern VA Family Photographer

What do I look for to find a great photographer?! | Northern VA Family Photographer

What do I look for to find a great photographer?! | Northern VA Family Photographer

As a professional portrait photographer in Northern VA, in Sterling, VA, we used to think a lot about what constitutes bad photography or a bad portrait photographer. Let’s just say that we have had personal experience with both. At some point in their career, every photographer has been too familiar with it! However, like most portrait photographers, we have grown a lot since our early years, and we have learned from our mistakes. We have also heard from colleagues about their mistakes and made it a point to learn from them, too.

Defining Photography

Simply put, photography documents or captures imagery. So, how can you get that wrong? How can it be “bad”? Well, there are many ways in which photography can go wrong or be considered bad. (We can say the same when it comes to bad portrait photographers!)

What Makes Photography Good or Bad?

We know that to produce good photography, we have to invest ourselves in the subject and the portrait. Without that investment, the photograph is likely to lack a certain level of depth and dimension which makes photography transcend ordinary to become good or even great. Without these, you’re likely looking at only average photography.

But, there’s more:

• A technically perfect picture (composition, balance, etc.) doesn’t always equal a good picture. There are several reasons why that is.

• We learned early on that there’s a lot more to good (or bad) photography than perfect composition.

• Bad photography falls flat (remember we mentioned the need for depth and dimension?). It doesn’t evoke emotion or capture depth – whatever its subject.

• A bad portrait doesn’t reflect its subject’s personality. There’s no authenticity about the subject, and it’s especially evident to those who know the subject but, in some cases, to the average viewer as well.

• Whether a portrait is of a building or a baby, a photograph should draw the viewer into the picture – an invitation to step closer and look more intently. It should feel as if there’s a connection of some sort – one that draws you in for a closer look. (Bad photographers don’t do a good job with this.)

• A good photograph should pull at you either emotionally or intellectually.

• A good photograph stops you in your tracks like a great piece of art.

• The subject doesn’t have to be looking at the camera for the shot to be good. Sometimes the best portraits are the more candid ones, without anyone looking right at the camera. That offers a certain level of intrigue or interest, and a good portrait photographer can accomplish this well.

• Good photography is a piece of art and could be and should be displayed prominently in your home. What better art than images of your family?
 

 

How to Choose a Great Portrait Photographer and Avoid Bad Photography

If you’d like to avoid bad photography, you need to start with the right photographer. There are some things to keep in mind when selecting a professional portrait photographer and portrait photography studio:

• A good portrait photographer should want to know at least a little bit about you before you arrive for your session. The more invested the photographer is with their client, the better the outcome. They should ask you some questions – including what your vision or goal is with the portraits you are commissioning from them; where will you display them; are there specific products or sizes you want; and even if there is a budget in mind. A good portrait photographer cares about their client and will want to connect with you at some level before you arrive for your portrait session, not only at the session.

• You should select a portrait photographer with which you are comfortable. You’ll be more relaxed, and your portraits will come out looking more natural and candid. If, when you call to schedule your session, you don’t feel at ease with the person on the phone representing the photographer, or don’t feel comfortable with the photographer (you can ask to speak with them), you might want to search elsewhere for a photographer.

• Experience, reputation, and style matter significantly when working with a portrait photographer. Feel free to ask them plenty of questions such as how long they’ve been in business. Review their website to ensure you like their style. Ask for references, if you have any doubts or questions. Just as they should ask you questions, you should feel free to ask their studio questions as well.

• Lastly, there should be full transparency with any photographer. If you feel they’re not forthright with you, consider going elsewhere. (We are as transparent as we can be with prospective and current clients. We believe communication is key to a successful client relationship, no matter what the business) Fine art photography is an investment and clients deserve answers to any questions.

Portrait Photographer, Northern Virginia

We enjoy working with new and past clients, and we’re always happy to answer any questions you might have before your portrait session. Great photography and a great portrait photographer are about more than just skill producing a product. It’s about creating family fine art through building relationships with clients.

If you’d like to work with a reputable and experienced professional portrait photographer in the Sterling, VA and surrounding Northern VA area, contact our studios for some great photography!
 

 

Family Photographer, Professional Portrait Photographer

Ever After Portraits is comprised of Mindy Belcher and Joriana Belcher Anderson, a mother-daughter portrait photography team located in Sterling, VA in Northern Virginia. We specialize in timeless and emotive fine art family portraits.
 
Family means everything and capturing those precious moments to preserve forever will mean family heirlooms for you to share for years to come.

 
Best,
 
Mindy & Joriana – Contact Us!
 
Professional Photographer

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