About Lea, Le Studio’s Professional Portrait Photographer

Hello, my name is Lea, the founder and portrait photographer of Le Studio NYC. I specialize in editorial, headshot, and portrait photography. Before opening the studio in 2007, I completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts and earned my Masters in Photography. Le Studio has since established a reputation in New York City and has been the recipient of many awards. I work with the best technology on the market and use a candid and relaxed approach. I value getting to know my client and understanding exactly what they need. Whether you like exploding colors, timeless black and white beauty or a fun vintage retro look, I will craft the perfect photo for you. I will capture your story in natural and professional portraits that you will cherish for life.

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Portrait Photographer’s Approach

Great Photo Technique: I use Profoto strobe lighting, the best technology on the market. I create crisp, beautiful lighting that flatters 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 to feel at ease. I am there for you and strive to make the shoot focused on you and your needs.

Clear Direction: Being a portrait photographer is more than just taking the picture. 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 for the camera. During the shoot, I will give you ample opportunities to review the images in order to get the exact portrait you are looking for.

FAQ

What if I need to cancel or reschedule?

Your appointment can be rescheduled without charge up to 48h before the shoot. The deposit is fully refundable within a week prior to the shoot.

What is the difference between Basic Retouching and Artistically Retouched images?

You will receive all the photos taken during your photo shoot, I will edit out the blinks, blurs, and obvious ‘in-between shots’ that sometimes come with my style of direction. All the images in this selection will be treated with a Basic Retouching, they are cropped, color corrected and ready to print. 

Each package comes with a fixed number of artistically retouched images. I can also retouch extra photographs for $25 per image. I like the retouching to look absolutely natural. 

Good retouching is imperceivable. My retouching style retains skin texture while keeping shading and highlights natural. I will remove blemishes, smooth out wrinkles, and dark circles. Furthermore, I will be happy on request to hide double chins and extra weight, as well as whiten teeth or improve the look of your hair by removing frizzy hairs and improving the overall appearance of your hair. I strive to make you look your absolute best while still looking like yourself.

Which place do you recommend for printing?

I recommend Adorama for prints of your photographs. Their online service is convenient, reasonably priced, and of 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.

Where will the sessions take place?

As you book your session please choose your preferred location between Brooklyn and Manhattan.

When will I receive my digital images and my prints?

Within 2 weeks after the shoot, you will receive a download link with the photographs from our session. You will receive your prints in 30 days. Rush delivery is available upon request.

What are my using rights for the photographs?

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. Please tag us on social media publication! For credit us please add www.lestudionyc.com.

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