ME - Grace Protzman and my little boo.
Meet your photographer
You want family portraits. Good family portraits. Beautiful family portraits. Not the casual snapshot that was taken at your cousin's wedding. Not an iPhone selfie with your daughter. You've been talking about it for years now. "We need a good family portrait." "I can never get Janie to smile." "Johnny won't sit still!" "I can take good photos but I'm never in them."
You need a professional photographer. And that's me! One who has the experience not only in portraiture but experience in today's digital age. Anyone can buy the latest Canon with a gazillion megapixels. But do they know how to use it? Do they know how to process .CR2 raw files and pull the best color, tone, and contrast out of their photos? Do they use Photoshop and only Photoshop? They shouldn't be. Do they know how to use natural light and supplement it with off camera flash or a reflector? You don't have to ask or understand all those questions. But it's your time and money and it's an investment. Take a look through my site. All images were created by me personally with the exception of the photo on the <<---- left or ^^ above, if you're on your phone. I create portraits, some in studio and most outdoors in the beautiful light nature provides. And I've been doing this for nearly 12 years since I left the U.S. Navy and had children of my own -- son, 20!! and daughter, 16! Where has the time gone?!
My experience ranges from weddings, corporate events, to commercial and commissioned work but my favorite, absolute fave, is family portraiture. Why? Because I'll have given you an heirloom piece, a bit of fine art for your family to keep and pass on to your children and their children. Let's work together! I'll help you make the time and it'll be FUN. Set up your free consult NOW before your son is taller than you and your daughter starts driving the family car! It goes by too quickly! CLICK FOR YOUR FREE CONSULT
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
My ultimate reward - numerous fine art portraits
displayed in family homes
(Why no awards 2014 - 2015? Simple, I didn't enter any contests.)
2013 Finalist Best of Photography Annual
2013 Alt Hotel Halifax Murals - 8 images selected
2012 Finalist, Best of Photography Annual.
2011 Winner, Photobook Cali
2011 Image Selected for Shoot For Good Exhibit
2010 Finalist, Best of Photography Annual
2007 Finalist, Best of Photography Annual
2006 Finalist, Best of Photography Annual
Located in Virginia Beach, VA
photos (at) graceprotzman (dot) com