What is fine art photography ?
Fine art photography is not about capturing what the camera sees but capturing what the artist sees. The artist uses the camera as a tool and creates a beautiful work of art through his unique vision.
“A fine art portrait is intended for wall art. It can sometimes be described as “decor photography”. Fine art photography delivers maximum impact and depicts emotion in a very distinctive style. These portraits are timeless and capture the essence of the subject’s character in a vision created by the photographer. Ultimately, fine art portrait photographs are the family heirlooms of the future.” (fstoppers magazine)
Stephany Ficut is a fine art portrait photographer specializing in maternity, newborn and family sessions. Our goal is to offer each individual client a unique experience from start to end. We go through several steps until the actual “session”, steps that help us get to know YOU, your style and your family.
Stephany loves to customize each session to create a unique work of art that represent and is a part of you. As we like to say, we put a piece of our heart and a piece of yours in each image.
The first and most important step in the fine art experience is the Design Consultation. This is where we get to meet each other and we get to learn more about you -what your personality is and how we can show the most of YOU in each image.
At the design consultation we will go over every little detail of your session. We will go over several locations and pick the best one that fits your style. Stephany likes to show you how each specific location looks the month of your session and will show you examples from each one.
Most importantly, at the design consultation we will help you find the best way to preserve those beautiful memories that we create specifically for you. We offer several heirloom products like portfolio boxes with museum quality fine art prints, heriloom albums, hand made museum quality canvases, modern acrylics, wood art pieces and more.
The second step in the fine art experience is our Gown fitting appointment that happens 1-2 weeks before your session. Stephany has a beautiful collection of over 75 designer maternity gowns that are available exclusively to our clients. We want to offer you the very best and we are constantly updating our closet with the latest styles and trends.
At this appointment you will be able to pick your favorite gowns and accessories to match. We will also help you plan your family’s outfits to ensure a proper color coordination.
Also, at this appointment Stephany will remind you all the little things that you need to bring for the session and everything that you need to know so you feel very well prepared.
The third step in the fine art experience is your Session. This is where all the fun happens and all the beautiful memories get to be created.
We offer outdoor sessions on location as well as indoor sessions, in our studio located in Hickory Creek, TX.
Maternity sessions generally last about 1.5-2 hours and newborn sessions can last up to 3-4 hours (it’s tough work being a model).
The forth step in the fine art experience is the Reveal session. This is our favorite part out of the whole process because you get to see the beautiful images we created for you! There is always so much emotion in the air and we often see many tears (happy tears, of course).
The reveal session typically takes place about two weeks after your session. We always start by watching a beautiful slideshow of your gallery. We will assist you in selecting your favorite images and make the final decisions on how you want to preserve them.
We love to offer our clients the option to view those beautiful images on their own walls before making any decisions and our software lets us do just that! We can show you exactly how an image will look like, on your own wall, at different sizes so we can absolutely design something perfect for your space.
The fifth and final step in the fine art experience is the Delivery! The day you’ve been waiting for!
We really love to take care of our client so we personally deliver everything to you and we install all the beautiful art work on your walls.
What’s left from here on is to enjoy those unique memories for many years to come and share them with your dear ones!
We would love to get in touch and design your unique story. Please contact our studio here to schedule your design consultation!