I'm having the best time combining my two loves, photography with black and white painting. I am now in the process of offering this session to my clients. I want to share some behind the scenes info on a recent session and how you can get one too!
This session was a challenging one as I painted myself first and then had to wrangle up my nine year old son, Fisher, to paint him. It takes about an hour per person to paint. The white dress I wore worked perfect in this shoot. I paint from the waist up. So you can wear a bra or, or a white or black top or outfit which will be trashed after the session, or no shirt like Fisher. I am looking forward to adding hats to the mix...that will really be interesting!
Fisher was a trooper as I used him as my canvas. He kept spinning the stool to check out the progress in the mirror. It's exciting to watch the transformation!
The background is a new addition to my collection. It was also hand painted. Right now I have 5 different backdrops and plan on adding more.
When I finished art on both Fisher and I, I did test shots to make sure the paint photographed as I wanted it to. I usually touch up a little bit to soften or emphasize details i see missing. The photography portion takes less time than than the painting itself. I strive to get different expressions from my subject with one catch...they cannot show their teeth. As you see with this session and my solo session shown further down this page that the painting is all one of a kind. It will never look the same from session to session or sitter to sitter.
After the session is over there is probably about 30 minutes needed in the shower to wash off the paint. I have the coolest soap that I am offering as a gift to my clients to help speed up the process. It's my expert solution for the best clean up.
Once the images are captured, will do magic in my computer to complete the finished art. Then the best are narrowed down and available as various finished pieces.
So I bet you're wondering how to book your session with me and some specifics on it...
It is about four hours from start to finish for a solo session, and a little more if it is for two people in the image. We can discuss clothing ideas and the final feel of your image...sexy, stoic, modern, etc. Plan on tossing your painted top in the garbage as it will get ruined. Also I will paint your hair!
The body paints I use are industry standards. Please let me know of you want to do a sample on your skin to make sure no allergies show up if you are sensitive. I use fresh bottles and brushes each session.
Because the finished piece involves the painting, photography and the artwork combined together I ask that's no cell phones are allowed for grab shots that you may be tempted to take and post. I want your friends to see the finished art as one of a kind pieces by me. It's like if you were watching the Beatles shooting their famous Abby Road photo and you snapped an image from the side ...I want to put you on a one of a kind art piece. 🙂 I have an agreement that I'll send you to read and sign that goes over this and other points. No worries. It's only a little bit shorter than Willy Wonka has for guests to sign before entering his Chocolate Factory....Wink.
As a bonus with the session, I will include a Moving Pictures Video of you as you've seen me do, which is great for your own social media. It's almost as cool as the finished pieces! So this BONUS video is yours as part of the plan!
Here is the fun part! After the session if a shower is not available I will have towels and soap for your face. As you clean up I will prep and share images with you right then and have you choose your finished products!
Included in the session is the Moving Picture Video, and a Canvas Wap up to 16x16 in size. I also include three Social Media images for you to post and share with your friends ! You can order additional products if you wish.
This session is all about capturing YOU as the work of art that you already are. This makes a great gift to yourself or a loved one. Your one-time investment is, right now, at a limited time special price of $1150 for one sitter and $1250 for 2 sitters. (& tax).
This includes the Canvas Wrap up to 16x16, the 3 Social Media Files (not printable but unlimited personal usage on web) the Moving Picture Video (we can talk about what message you want.), the one of a kind Painting Creation Session, the Photo Session, and your very own.....Bar of DoTerra Oatmeal Soap!
Call, email or message me for more details or to book a session before the Holidays!