Hello, my name is Lea, the founder and photographer of Le Studio NYC. I specialize in editorial, portrait, and headshot photography. Before opening the studio in 2007, I completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts and earned my Masters in Photography in Paris. I have since established a reputation in New York City and have won many awards. I work with the best technology on the market and use a candid and relaxed approach. I value getting to know my subjects and understanding exactly what they need as we work together. Whether you like exploding colors, timeless black and white beauty or a fun vintage retro look, you will have images reflecting your style and personality. I will capture your story in natural and professional portraits that you will cherish for life.
Great Photo Technique: I use Profoto strobe lighting, the best technology on the market. I create crisp, beautiful lighting, flattering your skin and features. With the very best lenses, I use shallow depth of field to emphasize your eyes and bring out your strongest features.
A Relaxed Subject: My goal is to make you feel at home with a welcoming and relaxed team. I invite you to bring your own music, take breaks when you want, whatever you need. I am there for you, and strive to make the shoot focused on you and your needs.
Clear Direction: I will help to bring out the best in you. I encourage lots of movement and playfulness, and will follow your lead. If needed, I will help you with clear direction to capture the perfect expression. I never want you to feel that you are holding a pose or a look for the camera. During the shoot I will give you ample opportunities to review the images in order to get exactly the portrait you are looking for.
Clothing: It is important to select clothing that you love, something that makes you feel and look good. I recommend bringing at least five outfits to the shoot. You can never have too many to choose from! Clothing can make a real difference, so it’s worth spending some time selecting and shopping for clothes before the shoot. I recommend avoiding logos, signs and other types of branding that will date your portraits. For group portraits I recommend that everyone wear similar clothing styles in tones that are similar or complementary. This helps to coordinate the aesthetic and also reduces any distraction that ‘clashing’ clothing may cause. Feel free to refer to our portfolio for inspiration.
Makeup and Hair Styling: I recommend natural makeup that perfects your skin tone and enhances your features. You can do your own makeup, or bring your own makeup artist. I also provide makeup artists recommendations upon request. A good makeup artist should have extensive training, experience, and a calm, positive demeanor.
On Set: To help get exactly the portrait you are looking for, I will give you ample opportunities to review the images. We will go back and forth between shooting and reviewing the images until we get the perfect lighting, expression and style for your portrait.
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AFTER THE SHOOT
Proofing and Editing: Within 10 business days after the shoot you will receive a download link with the photographs from our session. Rush delivery is available upon request. I edit out the blinks, blurs, and obvious ‘in-between shots’ that sometimes come with our style of direction. All the images in this gallery are cropped, color corrected and ready to use. You are free to use these images for your personal use and self promotion. Even though Le Studio maintains the copyrights, we are very flexible and want you to get the most use out of your photos.
About Retouching: Additionally, I offer retouching on your selection of images. Packages include about 1 to 8 retouched images based on the package you select. I can also retouch extra photographs for $25 per image. I like the retouching to look absolutely natural. A good retouching is unnoticeable. My retouching style retains skin texture while keeping shading and highlights natural. If needed, I can remove blemishes, even and smooth skin tone, whiten teeth, and enhance colors. I strive to make you look your absolute best while still looking like yourself.
Prints, Card, and Specialty Products: Le Studio Portrait Photography specializes in high-quality photography, and refer you to trusted specialists for printing. I recommend Adorama for prints of your photographs. Their online service is convenient, reasonably priced, and high quality. Information about their services can be found here: www.adoramapix.com. For greeting cards, postcards, and specialty products, I recommend Tinyprints. Their website is www.tinyprints.com.