MY THOUGHTS ON FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

For almost 2 decades I’ve had the pleasure of photographing countless individuals and families from all walks of life capturing moments that will last for generations. As a family photographer I enjoy creating lifestyle family portraits that tell stories of life, love and laughter and having families return over and over to have me document their lives. Over the years I have learned not to focus so much on capturing the posed moments but the in between moments that produce real moments of human interaction that can’t be duplicated. I chose the name, natural expressions photography because it speaks to the art of how I create and capture my clients unique personalities and intimate moments. From vibrant rich tones and colors to the depth and contrast in each of the images I capture. I pride myself in creating a comfortable, enjoyable environment that allows my clients to interact naturally with each other as if the camera is not there.

Nationally published photographer, based in the Fort Worth, Dallas, DFW area, traveling regularly to Atlanta, California and New York, New York.


Schedule your family photography session with our Dallas Fort Worth studio and create an unforgettable experience. Once your family portrait session is complete, we prepare the images and invite you to view your photos online prior to purchase.  Click the following link For Pricing and Availability   

What to Expect.  CLICK HERE

Email us at chrismcbrown@nepstudio.com for inquiries.

rated as one of the top 10 african american photographers for MORE THAN A decade we are BLACK owned and operated, AFRICAN AMERICAN Family Portrait PHOTOGRAPHER, African American BLACK BRIDE, DFW, dallas, FORT WORTH BRIDAL photographer

My shooting style for family portrait photography is to keep it simple with a high energy and fun environment.  I have a laid back personality and I instinctively give directions of what my clients need to do for me to capture them in the right positions, emotions, and environment. My background of more than 10 years as a fashion and product photographer has given me a skill set that allows me to coach up my clients during the shoot so they feel comfortable and informed when it comes to creating those lifestyle and impromptu to moments. Don’t tell any one but I have no problem doing a pose or 2 myself for my clients to see in order to get the shot right. If you have any more questions or you’re interested in scheduling a consultation or session, give us a call at 817-320-8939.
 
How do I pay for for my deposit and package?
CASH or Check
If paying by check Please make the check out to Natural Expressions Photography and mail the check to:

1617 Arbor Ridge Dr.
Fort Worth, Tx. 76112

I also accept deposits via the following mobile apps:

  • Cash App - $Iseelight

  • ZellePay or Chase App - chrismcbrown@nepstudio.com or 817-320-8939

 

If you're looking for Commercial or Corporate Advertising Imagery.  Please reach out to me directly at 817-320-8939.

Onsite sessions do not include site rental or park entrance fees.  A travel fee maybe added for locations farther than 15 miles from zip code 76112. Session fees, prices, and business policies are non negotiable.  


PORTRAIT FINISHES

CANVAS:  The beauty of a painting with the detail of a photograph.  the same quality as a custom portrait which is bonded to an artist's canvas and mounted on a stretcher frame.

CUSTOM:  Each print is hand printed to your specifications, custom cropped, and protected with a lacquer spray, 10 x 10 and/or larger portraits are mounted to an art board.  retouching will include removing blemishes and softening of harsh facial lines (correction of hair and clothing are not included).  All black and white prints are custom.


MACHINE:  A beautiful portrait without the expense of hand finishing.  All prints are cropped.  5 x 7 and/or larger portraits are sprayed with a protective lacquer.  10 x 10 and/or larger portraits are mounted on art board unless otherwise indicated.

TRAVEL FEES are only applied to distances of 15 miles or more from our studio, which is located in Downtown Fort Worth, 2 miles north of the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens.


HOLIDAY FEES - Any services falling on a holiday weekend will incur a flat rate of $200 in addition to your portrait package.  There is also a $500 minimum for photo sessions on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day.

RETROUCHING

About Retouching – Photographs usually do not depict people the way our eyes see them. Facial lines and blemishes are exaggerated. Minor wardrobe and set defects appear more pronounced and are more distracting. Because the camera transforms a 3-D person into a 2 dimensional image, the subject may appear slightly disproportionate and possibly heavier than he or she truly is. Retouching allows us to present people in a much more realistic fashion.

STANDARD RETOUCHING applies to original image only – includes:
·removing blemishes
·softening facial lines
·removing stray hairs
·removing facial shine
·adjusting jaw lines

ADVANCED RETOUCHING: $55hr
Substituting heads, faces, eyes, etc.
Opening eyes (some limits)

Digital Art and Graphics $55 per hour, ½ hour minimum:
Partial coloring (eyes, clothing, flowers, etc.)
Adding effects (like butterflies)
Making composites
Complex text overlays
Simple text overlays

DIGITAL PROOFS may be purchase for download via our secure website.  
Hi Res Images are available for download via Internet for 30 days.  CD's can be burned and made available for $20.  Add $5 for shipping if mailing is required.