It is my goal and passion to create unique artistic images
of breathtaking beauty for every person, Creating compositions with delicate and dramatic lighting for a visual impact that will evoke overwhelming excitement and joy.
Jim Ferguson portrait artist
The Consultation with Clients
This interview is to discuss your needs and preferred portrait styles. We will discuss the best possible places for creating your portraits. You may have your portrait created in our Studio or the beautiful outdoor scenic areas. You may choose such places as sandbars on a lake, the beach, lush gardens, scenic areas or other interesting places you may prefer.
The Professional Fee
The photographer works by appointment only. The professional fee retainer pays for your previledge of getting access to 30 years of expertise and unique creative talent of the photographer with his equipment. As a result, he will create a set of unique custom images for you to choose. The professional fee must be paid at the time the session is booked. The professional fee does not pay for any portraits. This fee is non-refundable. We will reschedule your session due to unacceptable weather conditions or if you need to reschedule due to personal circumstances if you give us at least a 3 days advance notice. At the time of the booking you may also be required to make a prepayment towards your package. All sessions are custom created and initial professional fees set accordingly. Call to discuss your creative ideas with us and we will make it happen.
Booking the Portrait Session
We will discuss a session that will best fit your budget and schedule the necessary time to create a set of custom images. On average your portrait minimum obligation will build at a rate of $300 dollars in portraits for each hour that we photograph taking in account your portrait minimum. We will also guide you in setting up the best time of the day and location to create your portraits. We will discuss the necessary clothing and things you will need to prepare and bring to the session. Location images require different lighting effects for different projects and will be taken into consideration when booking your session time.
The Photography Session
This will be a very exciting and fun experience. You will be treated with honor and dignity. Your uniquely created poses will most likely be some of your most beautiful and breathtaking images you will ever have made. We create images using the fine art techniques of composing; the setting, clothing, colors, texture and many other factors along with your personality. Your beauty will also be enhanced with the illusions of art using graceful and or dramatic patterns of light and shadow. Don't worry about the posing. You will be directed just as the conductor directs an orchestra.
The Presentation and Selection of your Images
You will be invited to view your dynamic images within about a week following your photography session. Your images will be presented in a beautiful digital slide show. The presentation is designed to aid in the selection of images and wall portraits. You will be shown only a select group of the best images which will produce the most beautiful impact. This is the time when you will need to make all of your decisions for the different size portraits and finishes. Everyone who will have a roll in the decision making process and to make payment for the portrait package must be present at this time. This process may take a couple of hours.
The Portrait Payment
Nothing leaves the Studio without being paid in full and !00% of you portrait order must be paid at the time when your order is placed. We accept both cash and credit cards. All sales are final once the order has been placed and the artwork has begun on the images.
The Finished Portraits
Your portfolios, desk size portraits and wallets shall be fully art worked, printed and ready for pickup approximately two to three weeks after your order has been placed. The wall portraits may take four to six weeks to complete dependent on the amount of artwork and finishing methods necessary. We are dedicated in producing the very best portraits possible. If you are pressed for time, we can rush the lab for a fee.
The Framed Wall Portrait
Your wall portrait is not finished until it is creatively framed. This makes its presentation a dynamic unit for viewing. We offer a wide variety and selection of Italian, fine art, contemporary and modern frame stock available from which to choose and purchase. Having your portrait framed properly is just as important as the creation of the image.
We look forward to setting up a consultation and session with you in order to create you some breathtaking images of which you will be extremely proud. So call to discuss your creative ideas with us and we will make it happen.
Commercial Jobs are priced according to standard commercial practices and our commercial policy and prices will be explained upon request for your particular business needs.
The photographer possesses the copyright to the image the very instant the photographer presses the shutter release on his camera. The United States Copyright Law gives the photographer all rights to copy, distribute, publicly display or create derivative works from the original image. The photographer owns the image and full control of its' reproduction and its' public display.