Capturing personality and telling stories - these are the primary goals of images captured by Varve Studios. In addition to portrait and event photography Varve Studios provides product, location, and historical/heritage photographic services.
Many of Varve's clients also combine these photograpy services with custom Web design services allowing for seamless project solutions.
A selection of some recent work is presented in the scrollable gallery below. Click on any image to enlarge. For additional information, or to book a session, contact Varve Studios at anytime.
I am often asked about what type of equipment I use or what style of photography I produce. I approach each photo session with compositional ideas unique to that session. The equipment is selected around the needs of the ideas for each session rather than limiting ideas to equipment. In some instances natural daylight is used, in others flashes, and sometimes a combination of multiple lighting elements. Artistic photo sessions often lend themselves to creative expressions that may be much different from a documentary style of photography. As a result, pre-planning and story-boarding often play a large role in my photography regardless of the style being used. Portrait sessions usually also contain opportunities for natural spontaneity, which I especially enjoy capturing as I find this is when personality really shines.
Expect fun, light-hearted sessions at locations of your choice. Prior to the session we'll talk about you, your family, or your business. This enables an understanding of your interests and allows your personality to be complemented in the photos. For family and child photo sessions I recommend informal settings where your relaxed dynamics can really be expressed.
Similarly, for business settings less traditional photos that show character are increasingly popular. However, I often capture requested "headshot" business photos that focus on you and your company and remove the formal barrier that staged photos can often produce.
You often invest a lot of work and effort into family and business events...go beyond snapshots and have some memorable, professional images to remember the good times. Complete event packages are available for everything from casual birthday parties to full formal business events.
In today's marketplace your product is your marketing. I combine my marketing experience with photographic design to deliver images that not only communicate your products but work to build long-term branding relationships with your clients.
Historical and archaeological sites continue to grow in importance around the globe. Aside from sustainable local economic benefits often generated by tourism, many of the locations and artifacts excavated from these sites connect us to our past. Preserving and communicating the past with images is especially vital for publications and online reference communities. A formal background in art and archaeology is integrated with both creative imaging and color-calibrated, reference photographic services.
On-location portrait session package: $225
Includes the following:
Requested services often vary for event, product, and heritage photography. As a result, please contact me to discuss your photographic needs for a complete pricing quote.
From artistic expression to reference realism, Varve Studios can provide you with images designed to suit your preferences and goals. Contact Varve Studios today to learn more or to book a session.
One-to-one training and coaching: $85/hr.
My passion and enthusiasm for photography extends into my personalized one-to-one training and coaching services. Experience comes with practice and understanding. If you are new to photography and related digital post-processing, your learning can be accelerated with dedicated hands-on coaching and instruction.
These sessions are tailored to your goals and skill levels. I design customized sessions to maximize your learning and skill development in the areas that interest you. Whether you are new to photography and learning the essentials of operating a DSLR, understanding aperature and shutter speed, exploring compositional approaches or ready to tackle off-camera lighting techniques and accelerated digital post-processing I can help you develop the skills you need.
If you are interested in booking a photo session, please let me know your preferred dates to help ensure availability. Coaching and training sessions are customized to your interests and require up to two weeks advance notice. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me at anytime.