CLASSIC PORTRAITS THAT ARE MORE THAN JUST PICTURES
You love the idea of commissioning a portrait of yourself. Thinking about it might make you feel confident, glamorous, powerful, alluring and attractive. Being the subject of a work of art is so appealing. But maybe when you think about scheduling your session, you worry people will think it’s vain or ridiculous. You might also worry that you won’t like how you look on camera or that you won’t feel comfortable, or that you won’t “use” your images. But we think that everyone deserves to be immortalized and celebrated, to be art. Your session will be fun, relaxed and exciting and you’ll be so glad you took this opportunity for yourself. Don’t let fear hold you back, schedule your complimentary digital consultation.
IT’S EASY TO COMMISSION YOUR PORTRAITS
STEP 1: SCHEDULE YOUR COMPLIMENTARY DIGITAL CONSULTATION
We’ll talk about how you want your portraits to look and feel. It’s ok if you aren’t sure what overall mood or style you want, Ben has plenty of inspiration images and visual guides to help you decide.
WARDROBE FOR YOUR PORTRAITS
As your session approaches, we’ll discuss your wardrobe, including your hair, makeup, and accessories. You might have some special items in your closet already, but you may also want to buy, borrow or rent some pieces. If you need help picking, we’ll be there!
STEP 3: GET YOUR HAIR
& MAKEUP DONE
The day of your portraits, your hair and makeup will be expertly handled by a professional makeup artist. Your artist will be on hand for your entire sitting to take care of touchups and adjustments.
STEP 4: A FULLY GUIDED PHOTO SITTING
With hair, makeup, and wardrobe ready, you’ll head to the shooting room where Ben will guide you through the posing session. You’ll feel so relaxed, comfortable and glamorous you’ll forget you’re on camera!
HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULD COMMISSION PORTRAITS
THE BEST PORTRAITS YOU’VE EVER SEEN
So often, people are convinced they aren’t photogenic. They couldn’t be more wrong. Seeing how stunning you look in your portraits will be life-changing. You’ll treasure your portraits for the rest of your life and you’ll be so glad you took did this for yourself.
YOU’LL BE AN INSPIRATION
Your sitting is about taking time to celebrate yourself. Think of how inspiring your self-care and celebration will be to your friends and family. You’l be setting a wonderful example.
YOU’LL FEEL INCREDIBLE
Stepping in front of a camera can be intimidating. People are nervous and think they need to be a model to have a portrait session. Your session will be guided and coached by Ben every step of the way. That means genuine emotions and reactions. Your portraits will let you see how amazing you truly are. You won’t believe how empowered you’ll feel.
YOU’LL HAVE FUN!
Doesn’t a day of being pampered and playing dress up sound great? Your session is the perfect excuse to break out some special clothes, get dolled up and have a blast.
WHY CHOOSE BEN AS YOUR LOUISVILLE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER
There are many reasons to sit for a portrait. Maybe it’s to commemorate a milestone birthday or achievement. Perhaps you want a formal bridal portrait to celebrate your wedding or anniversary. It might be family portraits to create a legacy or welcome a new addition. It could be you just want a pick-me-up or to have fun dressing up. Whatever the reason, we know you want your portraits to be beautiful pieces of art that celebrate and showcase. In order to make that happen, you need to feel comfortable and confident. The problem is that it’s easy to feel insecure or worry about what people will think. That can make you feel hesitant about scheduling your portrait sitting.
At Ben Marcum Photography, we believe everyone deserves to feel special and that everyone is photogenic. Ben has been photographing people for nearly a decade and he excels at creating a warm and comfortable atmosphere that leads to exceptional, genuine images. We understand that you might be nervous about a portrait session which is why we start with a complimentary digital consultation where you can meet Ben, ask questions, see the studio, and discuss your expectations and comfort level. There’s no obligation, your consultation is a chance for you to learn more and make sure this is the right fit for you.
Here’s how the process works:
- During your consultation, Ben will show you examples of portraits he’s created so you can see what appeals to you. His work ranges from timeless, classic portraits to contemporary images with more of a “Vanity Fair” feel. He’ll help you decide on just the right style.
- Once you’ve decided on general moods and vibes for your portraits, you’ll talk about wardrobe and ideas for hair and makeup. Remember, your portrait session is about you, and what makes you feel comfortable and confident, and that includes your clothes and accessories!
- Ben will talk you through the day of your sitting so you’ll know exactly what to expect and what to bring with you.
- Finally, Ben will show you the options for purchasing and displaying your portraits so you can start planning. You may want a custom folio album or you may want to frame and hang your images. No matter how you choose to enjoy your portraits, you’ll only purchase images you love at the end of your session.
Schedule your complimentary digital consultation today. In the meantime, sign up for the mailing list to receive your free styling guide.
Stop letting nerves hold you back. You deserve unique, stunning portraits of yourself.
AWARDS & ACCREDITATIONS
“Ben captured me the way I see my best self – strong, multifaceted, and beautiful in a way that transcends just my physical form. His images let me glimpse how others see me. It was truly a transformative experience.” –Amanda
“My room is like an art gallery created by Ben Marcum Photography. Nothing quite like being able to admire beautiful prints and to know these will last, to pass on to my children someday.” –Hope
“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
“Ben is optimistic, humorous, and creates such a welcoming atmosphere the second you walk into the studio. Confidence has always been something I lack, but because of Ben’s tremendous work, he allowed me to feel beautiful, and that is something I will cherish and hold onto forever.” –Lauren
A BEHIND THE CURTAIN LOOK AT A PORTRAIT SITTING
MEET LOUISVILLE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER, BEN MARCUM
I’m Ben Marcum, a portrait photographer based in Louisville, Kentucky. My job isn’t to just take a picture of you, it’s to create works of art that you will love. Having your portraits created in my beautiful downtown studio is unlike any other experience you’ve had.
I take a different approach to portraits, inspired by classical art and sculpture. Whether your portraits are intended to be framed and displayed proudly in your home as a one-of-a-kind work of art or enjoyed privately in a beautiful folio book, I will create portraits of you that you love and feel proud of.
Your session includes hair and makeup by one of our professional beauty artists who work with you throughout the entire session. You don’t need to worry about being photogenic or knowing what to do in front of the camera because I’ll be there to coach and guide you. You’ll have so much fun, you’ll forget your on camera.