I had a need for a basic "corporate" looking head shot photo for my own professional resume both online and print and for use on my place of works website. While I did not see an example on Doug's website of what I wanted, I could see he was a fine photographer and emailed him. Doug did assure me he could easily give me a series of neat images with a proper feel. It took me awhile to manage my schedule, Doug was very accommodating and was able to shoot with me in the early evening at his home studio. We chat for a bit, he's very soft spoken and humble which I like. He had waters and little pre-packed snacks which was nice. A rock station was playing quietly which was also nice. He asked me before our session what I liked for music and invited me to bring music, no time and quiet rock was fine.
For those that don't know, Doug is in a wheelchair but has all well in hand. He also had an older, very friendly female assistant there who helped move lights when he needed, but that was just once. The house studio is open, warm and friendly. Our session lasted about 90 minutes from at the door to leaving, I was invited to stay longer for shooting time but had to run. During the session Doug coached me which helped immensely. I was able to use a bathroom for a few changes (I had multiple tops to try, which I was glad I brought) and "touch up." Doug is very generous with ideas and his time. He invited me to view a few shots to show me the direction we were going in, but I really wasn't sure. So he took the reins and I'm glad he did.
Okay, the photographs. Just perfect, nice white backgrounds, one black and all sharp. He sent me finished pictures from a link he provided to download in about 5 days. They are exactly what I need and way better than I was hoping for or expecting. Not usually thrilled with having my picture taken, it wasn't bad and I actually really like my images. I've also got 5 wonderful 8x10 prints that arrived in about a week. I may actually frame one or two. In fact, I am going back for myself to do a a couple b&w pinup shot before I get any older and I suppose for my husband.
Doug is wonderful and I'd highly recommend him for any portrait work.