About jim paussa
It seems like I've had a camera in my hand since high school photo class. After school I turned everything upside-down and began cowboying around ranches in the mountains of Montana. I experienced the amazing light of sunrise and sunset and storms and stillness. Being outside all day everyday means I didn't only view nature; I lived the wind, heat, rain, snow, and serenity. It was authentic. Later, I made my first trip to Italy. I returned each year for the following ten years. What can I say? It's Italy. Maybe all travelers to Italy return with a different sense of what is important in their lives. I turned professional 20 years ago. My specialty is portraiture. I enjoy the challenge and complexity of dealing with people. Some love the camera and others hate it. I like to joke, "If you hate getting your picture taken then I'm your man." Since I love what I do my portrait sessions are always fun. Anyone can operate an automatic camera. The professional photographer has technical skills such as lens choice and lighting ability. The fine-art portrait photographer also needs patience and intuition to make a beautiful photograph. I also add a combination of relaxed fun and creativity. Services: We do family photography, children photography, pet photography, fashion photography, and, of course, all forms of portrait photography. We also specialize in small wedding photography, elopements, and engagement photography. Did I forget anything? I'm sure we do that too. Pricing for every budget. Contact us with any questions. Fashion Portraits: For the most conceptual and creative portraits we combine the elements of a fashion shoot: background, lighting, make-up, wardrobe, and retouching. This is the only way to achieve the polished look of great images like a Vanity Fair magazine cover or high-end ad campaign. It may sound complex but it isn't. It's simply working with people who are professionals at what they do. Please call to discuss your ideas or project.