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LUXURY PORTRAIT SESSIONS
Hello lovely, I’m so glad you’re here! I’m Jai Mayhew and I’m a fashion photographer turned luxe portrait photographer. I believe that all women are beautiful, without exception, and it is with joy that I am able to introduce each of my clients to a beautiful new side of themselves. Together with my stylists, I will create for you a custom session you will treasure. This shoot is about you, embracing your authentic beauty.
WHY CHOOSE JAI MAYHEW FOR YOUR PORTRAITS?
Jai is an award winning portrait photographer and an internationally published fashion photographer. Jai’s long list of of publication credits + happy clients clearly shows that she’s more than a photographer, she’s an artist with a unique vision for every woman she photographs. But it doesn’t stop at the final image, Jai believes that you deserve a luxury experience to accompany your celebrity style portraits. The time you spend with Jai, being pampered by a stylist and posed and photographed by a fashion photographer, is something that you will treasure for a lifetime.
WHY SHOULD I DO THIS?
You should do this for you.
Because you are beautiful. You are worthy. Darling, you are SEEN.
When you feel good about yourself you carry yourself differently, you talk to yourself differently, you love yourself differently.
Too many women avoid being in front of the camera because they’re used to being disappointed. I understand this, I’ve been there. But what would it be like to look at your images and feel pride, love, joy? I challenge you to let me take the most incredible image you’ve ever seen of yourself. I am a full time photographer. I spend my days, every day, creating beauty. I know what it looks like. I know how to bring it forward, and I know how to capture it with my camera. Allow me to create something incredible with you, it will change the way you see yourself. (And if your family benefits from it too, then wonderful! But this, my dear, is entirely for you.)
WHY IS THIS DIFFERENT THAN OTHER PORTRAIT SESSIONS?
Forget Glamour Shots and those awkward, been-done poses. My studio offers an incredible, full-service photoshoot like you’ve never experienced. I’ll capture you in authentic portraits that you’ll love. I’ll help you with posing to achieve natural looks and expressions (no fake smiles or awkward poses here). You’ll have access to world class makeup artists & hair stylists to help you look your best, and you’ll even have access to my extensive studio wardrobe to help complete your looks. It’s a day of pampering and celebrating YOU. This is a commercial experience created for private clients.
So how do we get started? First you fill out my CONTACT FORM. Then we'll schedule a phone consultation to chat about your shoot. I love learning about you and listening to what your dream shoot looks like. Let me know your likes and dislikes, your preferred styles and colors so I can craft the perfect session for you. When you’re happy with everything, and I have the finer details, we’re ready to book.
CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT MATERNITY SESSIONS?
Pregnancy is the most wonderful and unique time in your life and my desire is to capture your inner strength and beauty in timeless works of art. Maternity sessions are best captured between 29 and 36 weeks, but if your schedule does not allow for that I would be happy to work with you on timing. Feel free to contact me as soon as possible to book your luxe maternity session.
WHAT WILL THIS COST?
This investment in yourself starts at $350 and includes a consultation, a 4 hour photoshoot, a professional hair & make up artist, ice cold champagne and up to 5 outfit changes. Your portraits are available for purchase after the session with packages starting at $1600. Curious to know more? Let's chat about it! Fill out my contact form and we’ll set up a call to chat about exactly what I can create for you, what products would be right for you and what the pricing might look like. The final choice in packages and photos is yours. My collections are thoughtfully crafted based on my clients’ most frequent purchases as well as the high demand and limited availability, but there is no sales pressure in my studio. Come in and let me wow you with your own beauty. Do this for you. Let me lift you up through photography. You will never look at yourself the same way again. Interested in payment plans? No problem! Just CLICK HERE.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY PORTRAIT SESSION?
Your session includes:
One on One consult to design your DREAM shoot
Champagne and hors-d'oeuvre
Professional Hair and Makeup
Multiple sets and outfits
Access to Jai’s extensive STUDIO WARDROBE
A premier sales and ordering session
WHAT IF I WANT A MASTERPIECE PORTRAIT?
Jai’s MASTERPIECE LINE was created for clients who wish to commission their own larger than life, statement wall art. These images are full of beauty, creativity, fashion and emphasize Jai’s uniquely editorial style. These incredible portraits are meant for the fine art connoisseur who is looking for a select number of impactful wall art pieces and Jai will work with you closely to craft portraits that are both jaw dropping and legacy making. Framed masterpiece portraits start at 3000.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING MY PHOTO SHOOT?
Your photoshoot is a pamper session—the ultimate celebration of you! You will sip champagne throughout the shoot and enjoy the services of a professional stylist. Expect to laugh, have fun and create images you'll treasure the rest of your life! (A few kind words from my former clients available here!).
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Just like every woman is unique, so is each photo session. Together we will design a shoot concept that both excites and flatters you, then I will let you know what to bring to the shoot.
But in addition to what you’ll bring, I have an extensive collection of gowns, dresses, bodysuits and accessories I’ve carefully curated over the years and they are all available to you during your session! Take a look through them HERE.
I'M SELF-CONSCIOUS ABOUT MY BODY, SHOULD I STILL BOOK A SHOOT?
As women we're our own worst critics, but you are beautiful right now, just as you are. I’ve heard every excuse out there as to why now isn’t the right time to be photographed (“I need to lose weight” “I’m not photogenic” “I don’t like my smile”) - I promise you not a single one of my clients walked into the studio saying, “Now that I’m perfect it’s time for a shoot.” Of course not! The women on my website are real women - moms, sisters, daughters, grandmothers. And they are extraordinarily beautiful. Trust me, you’re in good hands. You will love your portraits.
If you're nervous, don't be. I will strategically pose and light you in ways that will be flattering to you. To help you visualize the process, here are some of my BEFORE AND AFTER transformation images and here are some words of praise from past clients.
WILL YOU PHOTOSHOP OR RETOUCH MY IMAGES? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
Yes, every final portrait has been professionally retouched by me. Professional retouching goes far beyond removing blemishes or whitening teeth. Retouching is a luxury art form that adds the same professional polish to your images that you see in Vogue or Vanity Fair portraits. It is a time intensive, high end service, but I believe your images deserve the best.
* Please know that the purpose is to enhance your images in subtle and beautiful ways, not drastically alter them. I retouch conservatively for a natural look but will edit your images to your liking. For more information about retouching, click HERE to take a look at a few of my befores & afters.
When you come back for your Reveal, you’ll see a handful of retouched images (so that you can see exactly what the final version will look like) in addition to many unretouched options so that you can choose from a wide variety of poses and crops and expressions. Together we will select your final images and print products, then I will retouch the rest of the images you have chosen. I do not release unretouched images and will never give away (or sell) the raw files. I think of it like this— Louis Vuitton wouldn’t put an unfinished handbag in it’s showroom, they’re only going to offer you the best and most exclusive pieces. I prize your portraits just as highly! I would never lessen your images by presenting something that didn’t live up to my own standards. Everything you receive from me will look like it’s destined for the pages of Vanity Fair! (my darling, this is YOUR cover girl moment)
HOW DO I BOOK MY PORTRAIT SESSION?
I’d love to talk about ideas and availability!
To book your session a non-refundable retainer will reserve your date. I accept a limited number of commissions, so most clients inquire well in advance to reserve their date.
WHAT KIND OF PRODUCTS DOES THE STUDIO OFFER?
Printed products are a luxury in this digital age and they’re of the utmost importance to my clients. Your portraits deserve to live in the real world, not to get lost on a hard drive. With that in mind, I’m so proud to offer a stunning collection of products for you to choose from. From beautiful printed Albums that can decorate a coffee table or be gifted, to Folio Collections that hold matted prints to Framed or Metal artwork - I will bring your stunning portraits to life in the way that best compliments your home and lifestyle! Are you ready to get started?
**Once you receive digital images that you purchase, please know there is a no exchange and no refund policy.
I’m honored to be your photographer and I believe in paying it forward. 10% of every portrait purchase is donated to a service organization intent on helping women, children and animals both in our community and around the world. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to support those making a difference!