Our Process

How we book, plan and photograph your story.

Mother and Son Portrait

Choosing Us for Your Portraits

When you are choosing someone to photograph a portrait, you will have looked at many artists and compared creative styles, personality traits of the artists and other factors, such as pricing most likely.  We have been through this process ourselves, and we know how daunting it can be. It's an investment, and you want to be certain that you are going to be thrilled with the results of your effort, time and expenditure.  You may have asked for recommendations from friends whose visual style you mesh with or trust, and now you're ready to bite the bullet and book with someone.  People often dread having their portrait made, whether because the process seems awkward or unnatural, or because they are corralling several children and the stress of it makes it seem a bit like torture. We understand.  We have been through it (lots). At Greyline Creative, our goal is to bring forth the most natural and comfortable expressions and emotions, so we strive to build personal relationships with every single client. When the shoots are personal and natural, subjects are able to give raw emotion, real expressions and we are able to photograph REAL portraits. Portraiture should be something clients enjoy and have fun with. We say a lot of inappropriate things to get kids (and dads) to laugh, we mess around and chit chat until nerves relax and we make sure we have FUN so that the images reflect that.

Booking Portrait Sessions

We offer different packages for our portrait offerings. We have bundled our most popular products into our package options in order to simplify the ordering process for our clients. Just drop us a line in our contact tab on our website and we will send you our pricing guide. Standard portrait packages begin at $480 and we have a la carte products and options which can be combined with our packages. We can help you to decide which option is best for you. Once you choose your package, we set the date to shoot! We shoot two sessions per week, in order to devote the needed time and attention to our clients, so expect to book your session about 3-5 weeks in advance usually. We will have a phone consultation or via email to discuss locations and answer any wardrobe or planning questions you may have. 

Booking Fine Art Portrait Sessions

Our argument for Fine Art Photography Portraiture is this- Our world is SATURATED with images today. From iphones, to ipads, to digital cameras, we can have a pretty good photo of ourselves or our children at any given moment. We wanted something totally unique, which is customized for each client. We wanted to create worlds and scenes which we dream about, and see in our mind's eye, but which cannot be achieved with standard photography. We have combined our history and training in art, painting and design with portrait making to achieve some of these surreal and otherworldly visions.

The Fine Art Portrait package is a bit more involved in terms of the planning and development, so we will have an in person consultation whenever possible to work out these details. We work with our clients to plan and develop these custom portraits. This is an outrageously fun process, and we've found that clients love the planning as much as the shoot often times. The process is interactive and we build a digital mood board to share and collaborate with clients in order to have visual cues for the look, feel and subject of the final piece. These portraits are not your standard photography, and they are not for every client. Whereas many photographs may be displayed in homes for just a few years at a time, and replaced with newer, more updated images, a Fine Art Portrait is a piece of original art, and our intention is for these pieces to become heirloom portraits to be enjoyed for decades. Each portrait of this type tells a story, often a private one for the client, and we help curate this story and piece of art by guiding and asking questions and getting to really know our subjects. Every single person represents many amazing stories, and we want to create this visually, the way the classic portrait artists of long ago did the same. No concept is too difficult or unusual for us to work on, and we work with clients to ensure the final image exceeds their expectations. The investment in Fine Art Portraiture is a wonderful and unforgettable experience which produces award winning images and timeless treasures. Starting at $1200 US.

Payment Plans

We have chosen to offer payment plans for our clients, because we want everyone who wants beautiful portraiture to be able to obtain it. We will gladly work with you to make your choice in packages achievable for you.