The contemporary portrait, elevated.

Kids and Family Portraits

As my own children are growing, I kept wishing they would stay certain ages forever. But they’re only this age once. Build a family legacy through artful photography that will last forever.

With an emphasis on comfortable elegance, your family will be able to relax during the session and just be themselves. By letting kids be kids, the result will be an elevated portrait of your family like you’ve never seen before.

Modern Glamour
Contemporary glamour portraiture has come a long way since the days of the 80’s shopping mall photos.
Today’s elevated glamour is contemporary and elegant with a magazine style look that will show the world how gorgeous you are.

Our glamour sessions include hair/makeup and a wardrobe consultation so you’ll look amazing.

Professional Headshots
Professional Headshots
Need an updated headshot for work or social media?
Different session options are available. Visit the headshots page by clicking HERE for more information.
Personal Branding
Personal branding takes the head shot to a whole new level.Big brands work hard to communicate their message in print and online through still photos.

You can do the same thing as the big guys by using imagery that shows off your personality to stand out from the crowd.

Studio Location
The studio is located at 50 Terminal St in Charlestown not far from downtown Boston. It is a full featured studio space in a renovated industrial building right on the water. Bright and airy, it can accommodate large groups.

About the Photographer

The idea of an elevated portrait was developed as a reaction to the cell phone camera snapshot and the viewing of photos on screens rather than on paper. It’s my belief we are losing the history of our families to the digital age; pictures of loved ones sit on hard drives in the cloud rather than being printed. Social media companies are warehousing our photos for the purpose of gathering data so that it can be used for advertising.

I believe we can do better. I want you to look at your photographs every day by putting them on your walls. I want you to see the depth of a fine art print that a computer screen will never be able to copy. And I want you to have a visual record of your family history that outlives the latest social media trend. This is what elevated portraits do.

I was formally trained in portraiture at the New England School of Photography (NESOP) and have been a professional photographer for close to ten years. I love it just as much today as the day I started. My wife and I have two great kids and a fat white cat.

Erik Patton
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Erik just recently did headshot photos for our faculty here at Tufts University. He was very accommodating to the needs of the department, and the photos came out great!! The turnaround time was excellent, as well. We will definitely use his company again!!

–Jeanine V., Tufts University

Erik is very creative and came up with great ideas to make the picture look different. He was easy to work with and sent us final images very fast. It was a fun experience and I would highly recommend working with Erik!

–Julia F., Opus Design

What an amazing experience I had with Erik! While initially I was a bit nervous about the shoot Erik put me at ease within minutes. He took the time to speak with me prior to learn what I wanted to capture, and the day of the shoot I was completely comfortable and confident.

–Nicki N., Personal Branding


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