I'm a portrait photographer serving High Point, Winston Salem, Greensboro and Kernersville. My specialties are studio and location portraits, including professional headshots, for individuals, couples and families. I strive for images that are creative and flattering. All are beautifully finished to bring out the best in my clients.
Photography is not my full-time profession, but I invest many hours each week in this wonderful art. I am pleased that this arrangement directly benefits my clients through reasonable pricing, both for my time and for printed products. Exceptional quality, above and beyond service, fair prices, no surprises - that's what you can expect. Reach out anytime - I would love to help with your next project! John
My goal is to create positive, affirming partnerships with clients who value preserving the special landmarks in their lives. I take pride in offering the highest levels of service and quality at reasonable costs. All 5-star reviews on my @decoroimages Facebook page.
Every meaningful endeavor begins with a first step. If there is a photo project that interests you, I would love to be your resource. There's never any pressure - just honest answers and good advice.
John is delightful to work with. He made me feel comfortable in front of the camera and knew which angles would be most flattering in photos. He communicates very well & was able to listen to my goals for the photoshoot & create what I envisioned very easily.
I had a great experience working with John. His knowledge of photography and lighting was a great asset to my out of date portfolio. John has many creative ideas to make sure you get the pictures you need to be successful. I look forward to working with John in the future and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer.
John took the time to really get to know what my daughter and I wanted, what are expectations were. We were able to meet prior to the actual photo session to plan accordingly. The pictures are beautiful! John offered a variety of editing options as well. We couldn't be more pleased!
He’s helped me build my modeling portfolio and his work is great. Super easy to work with, very professional, and talented!
I like to begin with a meeting or telephone conversation to discuss the scope and style of the project. We cover expected costs and establish an initial timeline. Next, I scout for locations and confirm dates and times for the shoot. After the shoot, my client and I review the raw images so they can select their favorites for editing. Turn-around is usually only a couple of days and the final images are posted to a personal, on-line gallery. From there, the client can download, share and order prints.
On-line training with Sue Bryce Education Series, Creative Live classes, Phlearn. Instructional books by Syl Arena, Neil Van Niekerk, Roberto Valenzuela, Bryan Peterson.
My commitment to clients is to always keep my pricing structure reasonable and simple to understand. I charge by the hour for shooting and by the edit (clients always choose) for processing. I have a modest trip charge of $15 that covers my expenses for locations.
My serious interest in photography goes back to the birth of my first child, 22 years ago. Since that time, I have been on a enjoyable journey to improve my abilities. As my skills developed, family members and friends were always asking me to take portraits or to photograph special occasions. I came to realize that I wanted to take the next step - to challenge myself by offering services professionally. So, three years ago, I began working with clients. That big step, although frightening, was the catalyst for so much additional growth in my skills and creativity. I love what I do and the results that I can achieve for my clients.
Seniors (portraits), Families (portraits), Real Estate Agents (head shots), Accountants & Auditors (headshots), Business Execs (headshots), Couples (portraits), Models (portfolio)
In early 2018, I completed professional headshots for all 65 staff members at Smith Leonard PLLC (offices in High Point, Winston Salem and Lexington). The job required 2.5 days on location. The results were excellent and the client was well pleased with the quality and the price. I enjoyed the photography (of course) but I also really loved meeting and working with each individual.
1) Look at their portfolio, particularly where it matches the style of photography that you are interested in. It is fine to ask for additional images since most photographers only share a small set of their work.
2) Be attuned to the photographer's personality and evaluate whether you would enjoy working with this person.
3) Ask the needed questions to get a good feel for your overall cost. Not all photographers are up front about charges and you don't want a bad surprise at the end.
4) Be as specific as you can about what you are hoping to achieve.
1) It is always preferable to work from specifics (style, location, purpose of the image, etc.) The more detailed you can be about what you want, the more likely your photographer can deliver it. Sample images from Pinterest, for example, are a great idea!
2) Budget - a good photographer can help you decide what is achieveable for the budget you have. Then, you can prioritize, if needed, to ensure that you get the images that are most important.