soul shine portraits

Soul shine portraits: I have always been passionate about capturing the beauty of each individual that I photograph, inside and out. This intention has expanded as I have moved forward in my life experience, synchronicity has led me one step to the next . Art is such a personal medium, as an artist grows and changes, so does their artistic expression and message. In the Soul Shine photography sessions that I offer, my intention is to capture each individuals unique energy signature, their beauty inside and out, the essence of the soul. A pretty photograph is nice, but a Soul Shine portrait helps others to connect with you on a deeper level, with more understanding of your offerings, envisioning themselves working with you. 

Art exudes energy! This is why you are either drawn to a piece of art, or you may even be repelled. The energy of the artist, their expression, their emotions are captured in the piece and this is what we find resonance with.  Art reminds us of something in ourselves, not just visually, but emotionally and energetically. In a photograph, the energy of the subject can also be seen and felt! It is my intention to capture a glimpse of the soul self, vibrancy, passion, joy and beauty. These soul shine portraits can help others to resonate with you, as they can see and feel your energy through the images. 

I've been photographing people professionally for over 14 years now, moving from fashion photography in N.Y. and L.A. , back to N.C.  Weddings and portraiture have been my specialty since returning to the south.  I have also offered my services as a makeup artist to my clients. Being able to touch their faces and look them in the eyes while applying their makeup, helps me to connect with them personally. This helps so much with their comfort and confidence level. This level of comfort, allows me to capture very authentic images of each individual. 

One other form of portraiture I have done much of over the years has been taking head-shots. What an impersonal term, "head-shots". The past few years, I have been attracting many clients that are starting businesses, small business owners, artists, healers, authors, actors, coaches....lots of heart-centered people! "Soul Shine portraits" are my version of taking head-shots to a new level. The feedback I have received about how much the photographs have helped my clients has been astounding.

Several years back, I started combining my documentary style of photographing weddings with my portraiture. Not only was I taking a "head-shot" portrait (a close up looking at the camera) I also started taking "lifestyle" photos of my clients.  I was photographing people with products or art that they had created,  exemplifying their unique work , products and  passions.  I was not only capturing the true essence and energetic vibrancy of each individual, I was showing so much more of their personality and their unique offerings.  Many of my clients who updated their web sites with the  images we took,  reported back several months later that their business had grown dramatically, attributing  a great deal of that success to the new images! 

Almost all shopping is done online, so adding these images to a business web site is more important than ever.  Not only do the images help to attract your perfect clients, they help them to envision themselves working with you. 


I have now come to understand that these  Soul Shine portraits are not your typical "head-shots". These images hold an energetic imprint that people are drawn to.  I was literally helping each recipient of these sessions to attract their perfect clients, like a magnet! 

 If you are interested in your own Soul Shine portraits, please email me and we can set up a time to discuss ideas. Pricing can vary depending on how complex the session is and how much time is involved. Basic pricing is below....

Soul Shine portraiture session - $250 

- Up to two (2) hours of portraiture photography. 

- An online web gallery to display the final, edited, print-ready images.


 **Professional prints and individual high resolution files are available for purchase separately, through your web gallery.  I also offer the purchase of a USB drive including all of the final, edited, print-ready, high resolution image files.  Light re-touching for up to ten (10) of your favorite images is included with the purchase of the USB drive. The re-touched files will be included with the rest of your image files on the USB drive. 


**Add makeup application to your session for an additional $100.