Dealing with Covid 19

We have taken extra precautions at the studio to keep everyone safe and comfortable during the covid outbreak.  The space is clean and sanitized after every shoot.  For more information see the covid response plan HERE.

Magazine style portraiture

Vanity Fair and Vogue inspired photography is for everyday people just like you.  As a photographer, I believe everyone is photogenic whether it’s a child’s fine art portrait, family portrait, or contemporary glamour.

Every session is done with a studio team, just like an editorial fashion shoot.  Wardrobe styling, hair & makeup, and studio lighting come together to create photos that look like they belong in a magazine.

I’d love to show you what my team and I can do for you.  Curious about how it all works?  I’d love to hear from you.

Erik Patton
Photographer

How it Works

1. Consultation

We get together to discuss your goals for the shoot and develop the look.

2. Photoshoot

The day of your shoot includes hair and makeup and wardrobe styling.

3. The Reveal

During your reveal you'll see a selected set of proofs from which you'll make selections.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What happens at the consultation?

During the consultation appointment we’ll go through your goals for the shoot, discuss styling options, and look at some sample products for displaying your photos.

What should I bring to the shoot?

For your session be sure to bring a variety of outfits so that we can get the most out of your shoot. With a variety we can make sure we get the right look.

How long is the shoot?

Most sessions take about three hours from beginning to end.  This is enough time to do makeup and do outfit changes.

 

Do you do online galleries?

Unfortunately no.  Part of the experience of working with us is our expertise in selecting photos and the best display options.  We have found clients are much more satisfied when they view proofs in person.

Where is your studio located?

The studio is located at 50 Terminal St in Charlestown not far from the Schraffts building and Sullivan Sq.  There is plenty of parking!

 

Is makeup included with the shoot?

Hair and makeup is included in your session fee.  You’ll look like a million bucks so be sure to book a night out afterwards!

When do I get to see proofs?

Your proofs will be available a few days after your session.  We’ll go over them together, either in the studio or online.

Do you offer payment plans?

We do!  Let us know if you’d like more information.

Raves and Reviews

Studio Location

The studio is on the Charlestown waterfront not far from the landmark Shrafft’s Building. There is plenty of parking and is a few minutes walk from the Sullivan Square T stop.

Meet the Photographer

My approach to portraiture 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 magazine quality 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. 

Get In Touch

Get in Touch

 

 

Doing a photo shoot doesn’t have to be complicated. Drop me a quick note to get more information on things like cost, scheduling, and wardrobe recommendations.

Look forward to hearing from you!

~Erik