People are fascinating photographic subjects. Everyone is unique, and each new portrait provides new opportunities and challenges. Every day brings a little bit of change to our lives. A good portrait is something you'll have to cherish the rest of your life, eliciting memories of a time past but never forgotten.
I want your portrait to show you at your best, but I also want it to show the "real you". I'll work closely with you to create the right mood and set of ingredients to make a great set of images. The most compelling portraits come when everyone is relaxed, having fun, and we're able to be creative! We'll try a number of settings and ideas, and maybe just take a walk to see what happens. I don't have any limits on the number of poses, or number of images
A good portrait should appear natural, effortless and exciting. My strategy is to discover new angles and unique framings that help make a compelling image, and bring out your personality. I consider good communication to be a key element to a successful portrait session - I'll work with you to get the right light, the right setting, and the right moment to come together.
I hope you'll take the time to go through my web site, and see some of my sample images. Feel free to contact me if you have questions - even if you aren't sure what you want. It only takes a moment!
- Jonathan Ley
(Portland local) 971-222-6426