When?

Book your fine-art portrait session now!  Bellofoto is booking photo-shoots Monday through Saturday, closed on Sundays. Due to high demand (and only so many weekends), please notify me by phone (or an email including your phone number and desired time to be reached), with your desired type of photo session. After a brief phone conversation, we will book your consultation with a $50 retainer that may be applied towards your photo-shoot. Your photo-shoot will be scheduled at your consultation with a down-payment and a signed contract.


What does superior quality look like in a modern life?

Fine-art portraits are something special. These days we snap so many images on our cell phones, and then drop some pre-fabricated filter over it, and text it off to our friends and family, or upload it to social media only seconds later. Don't get me wrong, the convenience of this process has kept us in touch with each other, especially those long distance friends and family members who now get a quick sneak-peek into our lives.  Although, this by no way, replaces a professional, fine-art portrait. Years from now, generations later, what will be left of you and your loved ones to see?  What prints will actually have been made with a timeless quality that echoes into the hands of future generations? This is the quality that I am offering you. With 20+ years of progressive photography experience, 30+ years of equestrian experience, seamless professional editing, and the nation's highest quality prints; along with an adventurous spirit of creativity, that counts every detail, we are certain to compose a superior fine-art portrait.


What does preparation look like?

Each fine-art portrait session is unique. It begins with an "on-location" consultation where we discuss, prior to the photo-shoot, details such as mood, location, wardrobe, hair and make-up (if needed). Equine portrait consultations will include a "meet and greet" with the horse, where I am able to get a visual assessment of light, location, conformation, and have a moment of connection, as well as an "introduction" to your horse's training and personality.  An important aspect that I also consider in the creative process is the intended outcome of the final product. Even your style of home and where this portrait, or series of portraits, will be hung. Highly recommended for accurate interior design expertise, is to meet at the location where the images will ultimately be hung. What size will compliment the space? What colors are we imagining? What framing? What medium for print? If it's a personal portrait; what you love or hate about your face, body, personality, character or accomplishments... Yes; we really get to know one another! Encouraged is also sharing any inspirational pieces that you are positively moved by. Regardless if it's a photo of a face, a couple, a home, a song, a quote, etc... All these things will be discussed to assure you get the professional advice and preparation for a successful creative portrait session.


What does the payment process look like?

Please first notify me by phone (or an email including your phone number and desired time to be reached), with your desired type of photo session. Weddings must include date and venue information.  After a brief phone conversation, we will book your consultation with a $50 retainer that may be applied towards your photo-shoot. Your consultation will also include: booking a date for the photo-shoot, signing the contract, and placing payment for the non-refundable retainer. Prior to, or on the day of your photo-shoot the remaining balance will be due before the photo-shoot begins. Depending on the nature of the photo-session, you will be notified when your private online gallery goes up! Equine portraits do not include a private online gallery, but you will be notified and able to view the final fine-art image(s). You will receive a password for entry, which will allow you to see which images you favor, and are interested in having printed. When you notify me of the image #'s chosen, payment will be taken, and your order will be placed. I look forward to decorating your walls with beauty & life!

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