What is Contemporary Portrait Photography

Often, when I meet someone for the first time, a conversation similar to this happens -  Them: "What do you do?" Me: "I'm a portrait photographer." Them: "Oh.  Like Glamour Shots?" Yes, "like Glamour Shots" in the sense that much of my work is of a studio photo of one person [...]

What is Contemporary Portrait Photography2018-08-19T10:46:22-04:00

Portraits Inspired by Joseph DeCamp’s “Woman Drying Her Hair”

A couple months ago, my wife and I took a day trip to Cincinnati to visit the Cincinnati Museum of Art.  Walking around the museum was inspiring and I thought, it would be a fun experiment to recreate/riff on some of the pieces that grabbed my attention.  The first that [...]

Portraits Inspired by Joseph DeCamp’s “Woman Drying Her Hair”2018-05-31T17:49:39-04:00

Jessica Day’s Portrait Session

[pexyoutube pex_attr_src="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aLGFAreEOQ" pex_attr_width="1920"][/pexyoutube] I've shot Jessica's headshots a couple times and was excited to learn that she had been given a gift of a portrait session with me.  Before her session, we spoke about how she wanted to be photographed. That conversation about how stunning portraits can be very powerful for [...]

Jessica Day’s Portrait Session2018-11-11T08:49:24-05:00

DeAdrell’s Portraits

The idea of stepping in front of a camera for a personal portrait session can be intimidating.  It can also be uplifting and empowering. Then seeing your printed images can be an awe-inspiring moment that you would never be prepared for. After DeAdrell's portrait session, then seeing her printed images, [...]

DeAdrell’s Portraits2018-11-11T08:49:35-05:00

Bethany Kooyman Portrait Session

[pexyoutube pex_attr_src="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awsJIv3jahk" pex_attr_width="960"][/pexyoutube] When Bethany came back to the studio for the printed reveal from her portrait session, she brought her husband, Adrien, with her.  Later that evening, I received this email from him. See Bethany's portraits below. I wanted to take a minute and write to you to let you know what [...]

Bethany Kooyman Portrait Session2018-11-11T08:49:44-05:00

Jessica Piasta Portraits

This was originally posted on Jessica's social media.  I am reposting it here with her permission. See images from her portraits session by scrolling to the bottom of the page. After reading about Jessica's experience you can schedule your own! [pexcirclecta pex_attr_button_text="Request More Information" pex_attr_button_link="https://benmarcumportraits.com/request-pricing/" pex_attr_button_link_open="new" pex_attr_button_color="f7952d"][/pexcirclecta]   I recently [...]

Jessica Piasta Portraits2018-11-11T08:49:55-05:00
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