THIS IS ABOUT YOU.
EMBRACING YOUR AUTHENTIC BEAUTY.
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 my great joy to uncover that spark of beauty within each and every one of my clients. Together with my stylists, we will create for you a custom session you will treasure the rest of your life. This is not a makeover, instead it’s an enhancement of your beauty and an artistic take on portraiture. It’s about looking like yourself but feeling like a model in the best possible way. It’s an internal transformation, it’s about YOU, embracing your authentic beauty.
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As of June 2019 my packages and print offerings have changed.
I can’t wait to share these incredible new products with you!
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 when was the last time you loved a portrait of yourself? 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. It’s a day of pampering and celebrating YOU. A day of beauty of confidence and of transformation. I want you to look upon this day and see great love (and a seriously gorgeous woman) looking back. This is a Vanity Fair experience created for private clients.
So how do we get started? First you fill out my CONTACT FORM. Then we'll schedule a FaceTime 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.
HOW MUCH IS THIS GOING TO COST?
This investment in yourself starts at $375 and includes a consultation, a 4 hour photoshoot, a professional hair & make up artist, ice cold champagne and up to 5 outfit changes. 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 and what the pricing might look like. There are no hidden or surprise fees in my Studio, I want you to have all the information up front so I can answer your questions. From there we can discuss what your dream photoshoot looks like!
The final choice in packages and photos is yours. My packages 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.
* Please note, digital files are not available to purchase separately, but are complimentary with all orders.
** Once you receive digital images that you purchase, please know there is a no exchange and no refund policy.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY PORTRAIT COUTURE SESSION?
Your session includes:
A pre-shoot consultation prepare you for your photo shoot
A professional hair & makeup artist to help you look and feel your best (your own glam squad basically)
Gourmet goodies to snack on throughout your photoshoot
Directed posing to show off your beauty from the best angles
A premier sales and ordering session
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING MY COUTURE 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.
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. 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 (many of whom, I promise, were each as nervous as you may be now. They loved their sessions and many have returned for second (and third) photoshoots!)
WILL YOU PHOTOSHOP OR RETOUCH MY IMAGES? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
Yes, every image presented to you will have been retouched. Professional retouching goes far beyond removing blemishes or whitening teeth (you know, the senior portrait “add retouch” check list). Retouching is an art form that elevates an image from looking like an amateur snap to looking like an image you’d see in Vogue. It’s a time intensive, luxury 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.
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 YOUR STUDIO OFFER?
I’m proud to offer a variety of high end products through which you can display your portraits. I offer handmade leather folio boxes that will hold your professionally matted prints. I offer framing services and digital software that will help us to create a gallery wall for your home. I offer luminous metal prints that yield vibrant colors, rich blacks and a high shine finish for those who want a more modern alternative to framing. I also offer beautiful albums in a variety of sizes that can decorate a coffee table or be given as a gift to a loved one. No matter what you’re looking to create, I will help you bring your stunning portraits to life.
DO YOU TRAVEL FOR PORTRAIT SESSIONS?
YES! I don’t travel as often as I used to, but if you have a dream location in mind I’d love to make portrait magic with you there! National, International… have bags, will travel! Travel fees are extra but hey, get a couple of your friends to book sessions, too, and you can split my travel fees.
WHAT ABOUT SENIOR PORTRAITS?
I love working with seniors! Together we'll create a session that blends portraiture and fashion to give your senior a model experience she'll never forget. Whatever style you're looking for, we can plan something stunning both you and she will love!
WHAT ABOUT MATERNITY PORTRAITS?
I have such incredible love for Maternity shoots and I would love to create an intimate, Fine Art experience for you and your growing family to treasure. Maternity sessions are best captured between 31 and 35 weeks, but I will work with you to schedule whenever your schedule allows. Please contact me as soon as possible to book your session!
WHAT ABOUT ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS?
Congratulations! I would absolutely love to be the one capturing this special time for you. An engagement session is all about celebrating your love for each other. The wedding will be a fast-paced, amazing time with your family and friends, but this shoot is a slow savoring of your love and romance and excitement for the future. Whatever your dream session looks like, we can make happen. It's your marriage, your engagement, your dream photoshoot. Contact me now so I can get your date on the calendar!
**Once you receive digital images that you purchase, please know there is a no exchange and no refund policy.