RENOWNED FOR CREATING TIMELESS PORTRAITS

We live in a world where everyone has a camera with them at all times and pictures are enjoyed as long as a social media cycle to then be forgotten. What happens when phones or harddrives fail or a social media platform is gone?

I create timeless portraits that are meant to be loved or lifetimes. I create an experience in my studio that is elegant, fun, and relaxed which enables me to capture the absolute best of you.

Whether you choose to display your portraits on the wall or keep them private in a lovley keepsake folio, you will have portraits that will keep bringing you joy for years to come. I will show you that you are art.

ABOUT BEN

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. 

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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.

Shannon Burnett

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.

Charity Anderson

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!

Katye Heim

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.

Jessica Day

PRICING

Your in-studio portrait sitting is $300.

This includes:

Pre-session cosultations
A professional makeup artist
Posing and expression guidence
A viewing session where you will selected the images you’d like to purchase

Prints from your portrait sitting start at $195 and go up from there.

You will only purchase what you love. There are no high pressure sales.

A digital, web resolution file is included with every print you purchase.

If you would like to have your portraits framed, I have partnerd with Brownsboro Framing and have discounted framing pricing for my clients.

FAQ

CAN I DO CLASSIC PORTRAITS AND BOUDOIR PORTARITS IN THE SAME SITTING?

Absolutly. 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.

Learn more about commissioning boudoir portraits.

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.