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SAN LUIS OBISPO FAMILY, BABY, CHILD, INFANT, KIDS, HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR AND PET PHOTOGRAPHERS: THE RIGHT PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOU


A picture is supposed to capture a cherished and meaningful moment in time. It should be touching, creative, full of personality, and be real. Your photography should be captured in an unforgettable way. Whether it’s for your wedding or you’re posing for portraits, your pictures should be perfect. Photography is more than just taking pictures. It’s also about telling a story with every picture. Your wedding only comes once and the fine art photography will be a very integral part of your entire day. I offer a personalized and accommodating feel to my photography that I’m told is rare. ProImage Portraits is the San Luis Obispo portrait photographer that will give you picture-perfect photos with the highest style and quality. Your photography should excite and move you. You deserve nothing less than the best.

Enjoy not only the photographs, but the service as well. With professional service to guide you every step of the way, you’ll be in good hands with ProImage Portraits- a great choice for photographers in San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Atascadero, Arroyo Grande, Paso Robles, Cambria, Cayucos, Templeton, Nipomo, Los Osos, Pismo Beach, Avila Beach and Santa Maria.



ProImage Portraits is your source for portrait photographers in San Luis Obispo, California. If you are looking for a San Luis Obispo family portrait photographer, a Arroyo Grande senior portrait photographer a Paso Robles child, baby or infant photographer or a Atascadero family portrait photographer - you've come to the right place. We provide our professional photography services to the following cities locally as well as Santa Barbara and Los Angeles when requested.

San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Atascadero, Templeton, Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, Shell Beach, Morro Bay, Los Osos, Cayucos, Cambria, Santa Maria, Oceano,




As a San Luis Obispo photographer at ProImage Portraits I seek to produce images that are rare and top anything I have done before. I give my best at each session providing the best quality possible. It is my hope to develop your photography into the image you want – while at the same time sculpting ever picture or set of pictures into a work of art. My goal is not just to capture photographs, but the highest quality of portrait photography - that moves you to emotion. - portraits that can be displayed with timeless beauty. To achieve award winning and elite photography one must always be learning, improving and discovering. San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande portrait photographers represent the highest quality in the industry.

Types of Photography: While ProImage Portraits specializes specifically in professional child, high school senior, maternity and family photography we also offer professional photography in many other genres, including photography for infants, children, kids, pets, sports, corporate and commercial photography, re-unions and popular events through out the county. Clients tell me that among photographers I am unique for my accommodating and attitude, hard work and exceptional photography. From the beautiful wineries of Paso Robles to the gorgeous beaches of Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, Avila Beach and Santa Barbara - it is my passion to bring the most beautiful photography I can.

For families we offer not only those cute portraits of your new born babies, but we also offer an added value to your family by making available individual high school senior portraits. Baby, family and seniors a like, present unique challenges. Much like every infant is a unique creation - working with infants, children and kids in general is a special time to be creative and get great fine art images. That’s one thing I love about being a children’s photographer. It also reminds me how fun it was to be a kid and how in each stage of my life - my highschool portrait, child portrait and senior portrait – were very important. Living in San Luis Obispo and near Santa Barbara affords me many opportunities for great wedding photography. High school senior pictures are some of my favorite to take. There is plenty of time and seniors are quite attentive and willing to do everything it takes to get to a great senior photography session.

There are other very important events in your life that we cover. No one looks forward to a funeral, but photographing funerals can be a very important time. A much more cheerful photo genre is a couple’s engagement session. Engagements are so much fun and wonderful because time is not as much an issues as it is on the wedding day. A child’s Bar mitzvah and Bat mitzvah is one of the most important times for the family as well as the individual child. Bar mitzvahs and Bat mitzvahs are filled with such celebration and joy. Another group of very similar events that we cover are the Filipino debutante balls as well as the Hispanic or Mexican quinceaneras. The balls and quinceaneras are like mini or major weddings in the scope and scale of what I cover. Sweet sixteen parties are fun as well. A child’s birth and subsequent birthday parties are important in a much different sort of way. We cover those as well. Re–unions are very significant. The re – union is a major life event and one that you will wish had been documented properly. These types of events are quite common in San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles and we are happy to offer top wedding photography services for these occasions.

In terms of maternity pregnancy photographs, this is an area I would love to develop. It is such an awe-inspiring thing to see and produce artistic portraits portraying the gift of a child growing inside the protection of their mother. If the father is brought into the portrait it is even more meaningful to portray what God has allowed them to create. It is important to photograph your child from infant, toddler and baby stages on up. Working together to produce amazing fine art images. We all know that family life is especially important in the San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria and Santa Barbara communities.

Digital photography has also led me to offer documentary photography at corporate events, as well as for advertising, product advertising parties, graduations and a host of other genres. Head shots are another genre that I offer and can be your key to landing an acting role, developing as a model and or launching your modeling career. A headshot can also personalize and represent the face of your business. When graduation time comes around the investment of hiring a professional photographer is always worth it. Imagine how much you and your family would enjoy looking back on your graduation photographs. Your graduate will love them. Whether you or your son or daughter is graduating from San Luis Obispo High School, Cal Poly or one of the schools located in Santa Barbara - we can offer you the photography you need.

Natural lighting is used as much as possible weather in Paso Robles, Arroyo Grande or Cambria. The climate is perfect for taking portraits in San Luis Obispo and Atascadero. Photographers are so blessed to live here: with the great out back look of Atascadero and Paso Robles to SLO Towns green hills, creeks to Avila and Pismo Beaches sandy shores.

Your dog, cat, bird, snake or other pet can make for great pet or animal portrait as well. As a lifestyle photographer it is important to provide documentary coverage and a photojournalism that paints a picture of who you are and what relationships are meaningful to you. The relationship between you and your child, infant, pet or lover beautiful when artful photography is used. Artistic sports photographs are exciting also. In California, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara is home to some of the most talented artists you can imagine.

Wedding Photography Style: My style seeks to develop timeless images that combine posed, informal, classical, traditional candid photographs with the fresh, creative, modern, candid, informal photojournalistic shots that form an original, creative, emotional, top rated, contemporary marriage of styles into a vibrant photojournalism supplemented with poses when needed. I have found this artistic method to be successful, popular and unique. Clients through out San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Francisco seem to appreciate this style.

Photography’s Technical Side: There is a technical side to photography equipment that one must master. The four most important settings on the camera to master are the aperture, shutter speed, ISO and flash. Reviewing my work over and over again I have learned what works and what does not. I have developed a method to using flashes, strobes, an assortment of lenses – as well as angles, composition, poses, cameras, textures, lighting Photoshop and lightroom in post production. Black and white, sepia and adding textures can enhance many photographs. Once the photography is accomplished the photographs are ready to be made into proofs, prints, enlargements, guest books, matted albums, flush mount albums, a framed or stretched canvas enlargement. My professional lab, Pro DPI in San Luis Obispo offers the highest quality reprints available.

Every person at your wedding is very important from the bride, groom, guests, best man, bridesmaids, maid of honor, father of the bride bridal party all the way down the ring bearer and flower girl

Wedding Organizations: It’s important to be aware of the rest of the photography world. There are many great photography organizations such as the Central Coast Wedding Professionals (CCWP) (encompassing San Luis Obispo, Atascadero, Paso Robles, Templeton, Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, Shell Beach, Arroyo Grande, Cambria, Cayucos, Los Osos), Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), Professional Photographers of America (PPA), The North American Nature Photography Association (NPPA), Santa Barbara Event Professionals (SBEP). Brooks Art Institute is also a great source for knowledge. Weather looking for a photographer in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Atascadero, Cambria or Santa Maria, the Better Business Beau can provide a good reference for photographers. Wedding Fairs, and Bridal Expos such as the Wedding and Special Events Faire and the Central Coast Bridal Faire are a good place to compare services.

Wedding Diversity: Today we live in wonderfully diverse ethnic landscape. From Indian, Asian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Italian, German, African, Jewish, Filipino, Mexican, Spanish, Latino, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Hawaiian, Arab, Muslim, Hindu, or Christian – people of all ethnicities, languages and religions have weddings and may need professional photography at some time in their life. It is exciting to photograph the interesting customs and traditions of all. San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles and especially Santa Barbara seems to be a melting pot of many of these ethnicities.


Budgets: Money is always a large issue in planning a wedding. However, cheap usually means the product you get will not be what you want. A reasonably priced package may be a great bargain if the product is exceptional. Wedding photography prices very as they do with all services in today’s world. Economical photography may or may not be the way to go. You don’t want to skimp on one of the most important parts of your wedding by getting a low priced photographer. Some photographers may offer a discount of sorts. I offer a Friday and non-Saturday discount. I find this to be reasonable on average. You want to find an affordable photographer but not at the price of having bad results. I also offer a military discount. A photographer who caters more to the high end market is more likely to present you with a refined and quality product.


I hope that this will be helpful in your portrait photography - whether it is in the beautiful city of San Luis Obispo, the country setting of Paso Robles and Atascadero, the sandy shores of Pismo, Avila and Shell Beach, the wooded areas of Los Osos, Cambria and Cayucos, Arroyo Grande, Santa Maria, Templeton, Monterey, Ventura, the beach community of Santa Barbara, exotic San Francisco, The Bay area, or Los Angeles. High School Senior Pictures Photographers
 

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