"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still." DOROTHEA LANGE
A portrait session is a great opportunity to capture your family's special milestones and personality. Photo sessions are relaxed and I try to make them as fun as possible for young children. My aim is to create portraits that evoke emotions, to capture spontaneous moments that have a story to tell and to make photos that reveal the inner and outer beauty of your family. I use natural outdoor light and my experience in photo editing to create artistically beautiful portraits that will provide a lasting memory that you and your family will cherish for many years to come. Portrait sessions usually take place in various outdoor locations that may have a particular meaning to you and your family and under natural day light, amidst the lively colours of nature or the urban settings of the city, but can also take place in the comfort of your home.
HOW TO DRESS
Clothing is important for creating beautiful portraits. I suggest you use simple and classic clothes that reflect your style, as well as ruffles, rich textures and accessories, anything that you feel comfortable in and best describes your personality. I recommend wearing neutral and soft colors, as they contribute to making better photos when contrasted to the colorful outdoors settings. You can bring different outfits, toys, headphones, a musical instrument, anything that will make your photo session more personal and meaningful. For family portraits it is highly advised to match your outfits with complementary colors.
ARTISTIC EDITING, PRINTS & DISPLAY
The images take time to edit! After your photo session, I spend a lot of time comparing the dozens of images I have captured, to select the best ones based on facial expressions, sharpness and posing. These selected images are then edited one by one. Depending on the package you have selected, within 2-3 weeks after your session, I will email you with a password for your private online proofing gallery of beautifully edited and artistically enhanced portraits. The online gallery will remain active for 10 days, so you can select the digital images you would like from your session and any prints and albums can then be ordered. Once the gallery has been closed, there will be a €20 fee to upload your gallery for an additional 7 days.
For information about portrait sessions fees, print materials and sizes, please visit our SESSION INFORMATION page.
"What really amazes me about Despina's work is her ability to capture the tiniest details as well as focus on the big picture. Her creative eye always adds the extra elements that are intentionally used to improve the photo from its original state. Last but not least, her memorable photos succeed in evoking a full range of emotions. The whole family enjoyed her work! " Efi.M.
" Despina"s approach to the photo session of the girls was thoughtful and gentle. You wonder if she's caught the best images as she's softly spoken ..... but then you see the results .....they were dynamic and beyond expectations. She caught the spirit of my girls" N.C.
"Whenever I send out a card featuring a family portrait by Despina, people comment on how fantastic the photograph looks. I get asked how we achieved the Hollywood glamour! The answer is that with Despina glamour is effortless, with her advice and talent everyone looks their best. And working with her is a pleasure, as she knows how to put people at ease, whatever their age." Marina P.