Michelle Smith-Lewis Portfolios
Traditional Portraits 
This style of photography is usually focused directly on the subject. All the information is coming from their expressions and poses. Traditional portraits are more accessible to the majority of people. Examples might be family portraits, engagement/couples portraits, or senior portraits to list a few.

Creative Portraits
With this style of photography there are elements added to tell a story and draw the viewer into that story. These include props, backgrounds, costumes, creative lighting, and digital elements. In my sessions I take inspiration from 16th and 17th century artists. They often depicted their subjects as figures from Greek Mythology or in heroic settings. Creative portrait sessions tend to be more involved, slower pace, and a more intimate experience.
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The best way to understand creative portraiture is by comparing it to traditional portraits.
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What is a Creative Portrait?

4/14/2022

Traditional Portraits 
This style of photography is usually focused directly on the subject. All the information is coming from their expressions and poses. Traditional portraits are more accessible to the majority of people. Examples might be family portraits, engagement/couples portraits, or senior portraits to list a few.

Creative Portraits
With this style of photography there are elements added to tell a story and draw the viewer into that story. These include props, backgrounds, costumes, creative lighting, and digital elements. In my sessions I take inspiration from 16th and 17th century artists. They often depicted their subjects as figures from Greek Mythology or in heroic settings. Creative portrait sessions tend to be more involved, slower pace, and a more intimate experience.