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Portraits are an expression of self, and of love.

The furniture you chose to put in a room makes a statement about the people that live there. But portraits are a history of those people, a captured moment in time.

The story behind a face intrigues me. It always has. It is the reason I am a portrait photographer. I love to learn about a person’s story, about their relationships, and then wonder, “How can I visually express that story in a meaningful way?”

Making the decision to have a portrait created is not easy. I remember the first time I commissioned a portrait. You worry about the reason you’re doing it. You wonder if it will really be appreciated. During the session you worry about how you look. I get it. I know how you feel. That is why I take this journey with you, every step of the way to insure you get the image that you want.

Everyone has their reason for having a portrait created at a particular time. Some are joyous. Children and grandchildren are photographed because they are an expansion of the family and an extension of us. Yet I can’t tell you how often someone has come to me for a portrait and informed me, “this is for my casket.” It wasn’t because they were dying; it was because they saw in their own minds the way they wanted to be remembered. They wanted a legacy.

A John Mitchell portrait is a unique experience, and requires a commitment on the part of the subject to join me on a journey of discovery and expression. It takes time because you’re one of a kind. I don’t have a “portrait lighting set-up” because your face is as unique as the story behind it. I don’t have a lab that mass produces my portraits, because fine art is not mass produced and you are a piece of art.

Most important, your story deserves to be told.

Portrait commissions begin at $300. (Conditions apply) To learn more, please contact me.

 

John Mitchell PhotographyPortraits with Personality – Portraits with Personality are black and white studies of the personalities and the relationships that make life so special. One of a kind art pieces are hand printed by John on the finest museum quality rag paper. Just as fine woods are varnished to bring out their character and detail, each “Portrait with Personality” receives multiple layers of varnish to bring out the richness of detail and tone. Finished portraits are bound to hard board for preservation and presentation. It is ready to be framed for hanging on your home or office wall. – Learn more …

 

John Mitchell PhotographyImages for Business – Rich, exquisite and evocative business and promotional photography opens the door to your business. And there’s no better way to welcome customers in than with the image-defining photography of John Mitchell. – Learn more …

 

John Mitchell PhotographyColour Studies – Every colour study begins with the finished image and works backwards to planning. Commissioning a portrait can be a daunting decision. I get that. That’s why I am there with you every step of the way to offer guidance and feedback. After all, a portrait is collaborative effort between artist and subject. – Learn more …

 

John Mitchell PhotographyCollections – While a picture is worth a thousands words, sometimes you have a bigger story to tell. That’s when you need an album or cluster of images. Here is my current Featured Collection. – Learn more …