ARTISTIC LUXURY PORTRAITS
Today, many people have a camera with them at all times, meaning pictures are often enjoyed briefly, shared to social media, and then forgotten.
In my studio, we create luxurious fine art meant to be loved for lifetimes, preserved from failed hard drives or antiquated digital platforms.
From personal consultations to professional makeup application to white-glove printing service, your elegance within radiates outward for the entire day.
Whether you choose to display your portraits on your walls or keep them private in a keepsake album, your artwork will bring you joy for years to come.
You are the art.
I am Ben Marcum, a portrait photographer based in Louisville, Kentucky. My goal is not to just take a picture of you. I want to create works of art that you will love. Having your portraits created in my beautiful downtown studio is unlike any portrait you’ve had. A professional makeup artist is included for your portraits. I will pose and guide you through the entire sitting and will work with you to elicit genuine expressions. There is no need for you to know what to do in front of the camera.
Portraits are so much more than someting to post on social media. A portrait can reconnect a person to themselves, let them see how others see them, be a part of a legacy, bring joy,be a stunning piece of art displayed in your wall or enjoyed in private, I invite you to my studio for an experinece that you will never forget where I will create portraits you will love forever.
WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
I wasn’t prepared for how amazing they made me feel about myself! Everyone should do this…to be able to have an experience like this where they actually get to see their personality come alive.
I felt like I was looking at a movie star version of myself. Ben and his team far exceeded my expectations. I have a new confidence after working with them. I would do it again a thousand times over and tell all of my friends to do it, too.
While it’s fun to be able to send a picture instantaneously via your smartphone, there’s something really, really cool about the patience of waiting to see your photos live and in person. I highly recommend it. A portrait session like this one is something that I would do again in a heartbeat. I’m really looking forward to sharing these photos with my family and friends for many years to come. Take the time for yourself!
There she was! There was the lover. There was the fighter. There was the mother. There was the badass. He’d captured my soul. I couldn’t believe it. I walked out that day on cloud nine. I will be forever grateful for this gift. It was an experience that every woman should have at least once in her life.
CAN I DO CLASSIC PORTRAITS AND BOUDOIR PORTRAITS IN THE SAME SITTING?
Absolutely. During your pre-session consultations, we will talk about the different ways you would love to be photographed. I am more than happy to create portraits with multiple looks for you.
CAN I BRING SOMEONE WITH ME IF I AM NERVOUS?
Yes you may! I know there can be some nerves that come along with stepping in front of the camera. If you’d like to bring a friend along, they are more than welcome. I have seen cases where someone having portraits taken can get a case of “stage fright” if a friend or family member watches the portraits being created. So I may ask you and them if they would like to wait in my sitting room, which is connected to the studio space, while we are working.
WHAT IF I DON’T KNOW HOW TO POSE?
There is nothing to worry about there. Most people who are not professional models don’t know how to pose. The good news is I do know how to pose you and will guide you through series of flattering poses. Some poses may “feel strange” while we are working, but will look amazing on camera. I promise I will not let an unflattering image leave the studio.
HOW DO I COMMISSION A PORTRAIT
You can fill out the contact form below. Be sure to tell me a little about how you might like to be photographed. You and I will then scedule a time for a phone/ facetime chat or a time for you to visit the studio. At that time we will talk more about what you can expect, I will show you what products I offer and we can find a day for your sitting.
GET IN TOUCH
I WOULD LOVE TO CREATE BEAUTIFUL ART FOR YOU THAT YOU WILL LOVE FOREVER. CONTACT ME TO FIND OUT HOW TO COMMISION YOUR PORTRAITS.