Proper Portraits 2023

This photo session will be a return to some “traditional” portrait looks (like you see on this page & in my portfolio)

Sessions will be 25 minutes each and cost $200 + $20 gym/studio fee.
This is bookable via Aerial Dragons on MindBody. If you don’t have an account there message me on Insta and I’ll get you set up @_theJames

If you haven’t seen my aerial photography portrait work before, check out a few of my favorite photos on my portfolio page, and the photos on this page are from previous sessions.

What do I get?

  • Private 25 minute photo session on your chosen apparatus (silks, lyra, straps, trapeze, chains, acro, theatrical posing, something else?) 
  • Colored lighting of your choice (I’ve got dozens of colors to choose from) 
  • 4 retouched high resolution photos (Info on editing vs retouching)
  • Additional photos are $30 each 
  • Unedited photos are not available for sale

How to prepare:

  • Have a plan! Come in with 3 or 4 poses that you know well and have practiced
    • More isn’t better. You’ll be in & out of these poses a couple of times as we shoot & review the images
  • Practice your poses! I suggest that you take video of yourself in the poses that you have in mind for your session, and have a vision of what looks best to you. And if you can show me a screen grab when you show up for your session I can shoot with that in mind!
  • If you want to do an outfit change or apparatus change thats fine, we just need to plan that into your time

On the day of the shoot:

  • Give yourself time to warm up before your session
  • 25 minutes might sound short but posing in the apparatus is totally different than just doing a trick, so be sure to practice your poses in advance!
  • This is open to all skill levels, but this is not a “teaching / learning environment”
  • There will be an aerial coach there to help guide your posing and lines, but you need to have your poses planed and practiced beforehand
  • Show up “stage ready” with your makeup, hair, and costume/outfit ready to go
  • I will be shooting “tethered” to my computer so that we can review the images in real time… and give you a small break from posing
    • My typically workflow is: we’ll shoot a pose, review the images, make notes on how to improve the shot, shoot it again then move on to the next pose