Evans Photography & Design
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This past Memorial day I had opportunity to finally do a pin-up photo session for my boy friend who will be overseas for 6 months. I had the idea of sending him a little naughty selfies to remind him of me and make him smile. I took some iphone shots to print and was not happy at all. Then found Doug online after it turns out a friend lives near his helper who told her about his photography. Checked his work and website and finally emailed. After trading ideas and wanting to do something more artsy or pin-up, not cheesy bedroom pillow hugging pictures, a little edge and sexy no '80s glowy pictures. Doug put samples & ideas together that showcased just the right features a runner has and even implied some extra "asserts" where they're lacking. :)) I was a bit worried when I saw his samples, cuz I don't have a bod like that. But now, I have 8 big photos that made me blush! I look pretty darn good, was worried cuz I ended had no idea where he was going with them. Now, 12x18 mini-posters (1 with a caption and my "autograph", on really nice paper to send (he supplied sleeves to protect them and even cardboard mailers just in case). Doug put digital files on a little flash drive for me too I was getting a little anxious when it took him awhile to finish them, but he emailed regularly and all was delivered in time. I love the grainy look of the images, 2 b&w are beautiful and look silky. Doug is a really nice guy who you'll feel right at ease with. My friend came along for "encouragement" - Doug included her in the process as she was in charge of moving a light box. Assistant for a couple hours then we got some fun free portraits for her help. Oh, his studio is a home, but big open and bright and he had waters and snacks out. He told me up front he has a disability, but it doesn't appear to affect him at all; his work is Beautiful! Thanks Doug!! KrisAug 15, 2016
Thank you Doug for all the extra time shooting to get the looks I was hoping for, thank you for your patience with me as I dealt with my nerves and especially thank you for your finished product and; Prints of myself I could never have imagined. Not your typical glamour shots, they look and feel like something I would see in an art book. It may have been nerve racking at time, but I am proud of them all even the portrait pictures and especially surprised and pleased with the Pg13 pictures. AlyssaAug 14, 2016
He did several shots for me.i went to his studio.We had 2 sessions.I was very impressed with the service.He was prompt . Quality was outstanding. I had 2 8x10 photos .I would recommend him to my friends .Jun 14, 2015Doug E.'s reply
Thanks Kathy! It was a pleasure!
I needed some clean, basic headshots for my company bio page and a newsletter being printed. We were asked to submit our own favorite images. I have none but, I know Doug through a friend and he only live 20 minutes from me. I'm not thrilled with the whole studio photography process or having my picture taken at all for that matter. Doug did a nice job of chatting, letting me reschedule several times and meeting me before the photo shoot date. We did about an hour of talking and an hour of shooting that wasn't too bad. I was able to change my top and hair as many times as I wanted, Doug was wonderful with helping me go with the best looks. I now have the first, halfway decent photo of myself that I actually like. Oh and being able to schedule in the early evening helped me also as I see another person needed that. Barb J.Apr 26, 2016
Doug helped me schedule an early evening shoot that was perfect. I could never have broken away from work during the week and have kids home all day on the weekend. This might seem like an odd perk, but his late afternoon to evening availability made my sessions possible. I found Doug through a simple Google search for pin-up photographers. I was overwhelmed, but found his website and liked the work (and know the town he photographed the fishing shack in, love Rockport). Emailed Doug to learn he has a disability and for some reason, I felt less intimidated as my cousin is in a wheelchair. I was able to bring a girlfriend for moral support and courage which was nice. She even helped Doug move a light stand and was involved in the shoot. We did some PG13 fun pin-up shoots that I plan on giving to my husband for his birthday as he has a book by an artist named Vargas that he loves. So, we took ideas from the book and made 5 8x11 prints and 1 "special" 16x20 print. Doug shot a nice head shot for my friend and gave me a print to give her. He let me bring some CDs I had of old 1950s music that was silly, but really fun too. Okay, the photographs, can't boast about myself but I will say, Doug artsy touches somehow made my pics look like they were photos from that time and I absolutely love the shots! I think I read another review who said she was going back now feeling less intimidated, well, me too! Doug's "studio" looks pretty basic, a setup in a a big room in a big house, I was expecting more um, stuff and props, etc. But once music was playing and lights were going off, it was cozy and fun MelissaApr 26, 2016
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My pricing is in fact fairly standard, the only variable that comes in is around the actual finished product; Print size and quantity. Books. Digital files. etc. These products all influence the final cost.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Phone call to simply chat, familiarize and discuss the project. Often clients are more comfortable with email, that's fine too. Then, we do exchange email in order to trade a few ideas via images for reference.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Constantly! Workshops, seminars, online classes and ongoing tutorials and reading.