My heart is in artistic, storytelling, dramatic and/or painterly portraiture. I enjoy creating storytelling portraits for your website and social media channels or fine art portraits of you or your family in my studio or on location. My portrait sessions are a collaboration where we work towards your goals for the final image or set of images, but the proces of creating and finalising the images continues in my digital darkroom and usually takes at least at long time as the session itself. If you like what you see and would like to know more read my FAQ of portrait sessions below and contact me for booking.
So how much do you charge?
My starting price is 1875 dkr. (1500 plus 375 VAT) for a 2 hour portrait session in my studio including 2 retouched digital images (high res). For painterly fine art images created in the studio my starting price is 2900 dkr. for session and artistic retouching of 1 shot, excluding print. All customers have different needs and fine art projects wary a lot. The price generally depends on how many finished images you need, how much time is needed for research before the photography session (location, outfits, props etc.), whether you need to change clothes and backgrounds along the way and whether props need to be set up for the session. Some images require compositing several images together which is more time consuming. It is always best that you contact me so we can talk about you needs. The price does not include make-up. Driving to a location is added if it is outside the Roskilde area. More images can always be purchased - the price depends on how much time is needed for extra retouching. We decide and agree on all this when booking.
Where are you based?
In Roskilde, Denmark. 15 min. walk from the train station. Near the harbour.
How long does a shoot take?
Good question. Somewhere between one to three hours. There really isn't any point in rushing it. If you like I will take photos in a variety of clothing.
What should I wear?
Anything you like BUT bring a few options. Your clothing can totally transform a shoot and we want to get the best images possible. Also, don’t be afraid to bring some colour. Some people are afraid of it, but not you. Add accessories for more fun (hats, bags, umbrellas… your choice).
I hate having my photo taken. I'll be all nervous....
This is indeed the case for lots of people but don't worry about it. This is a very relaxed session with no time pressure. We will drink coffee and start shooting when we are good and ready. No stress.
How many pictures do you take?
Usually minimum 200. I will then go through them after the session, weed out any weird ones and send you the rest to peruse.
Make up, beards, hair, eyebrows, what should I do?
If you wear make up day to day then come in what you feel comfortable wearing. You can always apply more if the mood takes you. There is plenty of time for all that jazz.
Can I bring my dog? Or a dog?
I prefer not in my studio since we have a cat and they might not get along. I can come to you if you would like to include your dog.
Your pictures are all in colour and I'd like some black and white ones too. Can you do that?
I certainly can. If you're old school and you would like some retouched in black and white then just let me know.
Will you change the colour of my eyes and make me appear as Venus?
For regular portrait sessions I want you to look like you. I colour grade, remove minor blemishes, fade wrinkles and banish stray hairs but I'm not in the business of making you look like someone else. If you want to create a fine art portrait anything is possible though, it will take me some more time in the darkroom, but I love a challenge.
Can I choose my backgrounds etc?
I shoot on hand painted canvas backdrops, papers and colourful fabrics. We will use whatever works best with you and your look. If you have a preference then just let me know.
How do i best prepare for the shoot?
Before we meet we will discuss your needs or ideas, so I know what you are looking for. I will then come up with suggestions on how we can get the right atmosphere, what location or background we can use, etc. You are also very welcome to show me pictures that inspire you. I can also point you to sources of inspiration.
It takes me ages to choose my photos. Is that ok?
Yes. It is. Take your time. Show your friends. Show your agent. Show your aunts. No rush. You pay a deposit of 1000 dkr. at the time of booking and the rest is due when the finished product is delivered.
Do you do discounts?
Yes. I do. For students or if you are willing to let me use the photos for competitions, exhibitions and printed artwork. Its always nice to do someone a deal. Drop me an email and we can chat.