Portrait Photography

I offer custom portrait photography for clients who prefer a more personalized experience and who wish to take a more active role in the creation of their portraits. I believe in a  “Life is Not Posed” philosophy. I try and give minimal direction when taking photographs because I want you to shine in as natural and beautiful way as possible. I don’t want to pose emotion, I want to capture it. It really is as simple as that. I believe this approach lends itself to a more compelling image which ultimately makes for better photographs.  I believe it is important to document different stages in life over time because you’ll have one chance to do it, which is now.

Take a look at my portrait photography portfolio. Notice the candid and effortless nature of my work. My images are not overly photoshopped, not overly posed, just real moments in time. I shoot images depicting real people and families who want to remember life as it truly was. My goal is to capture timeless images, not trendy pictures that will fade over time.



Life is Not Posed.

Sessions start at $500

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This package contains:

• Sitting Fee

• (10) Selects – Photos selected for editing and retouching

• Online Delivery via Dropbox

• $100 Credit

• Web Copies of Selects with Johnny Q Photography Logo

• Selects Backed Up and Stored


Sitting Fee

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The sitting fee includes a 1-2 hour session on-location in the Mcallen area. Additional time is available for $100 an hour. For convenience, I prefer sessions take place in and around your home or near by location. This helps with clothing changes, taking little breaks, shooting a variety of photos, and most importantly, the photos will mean more over time because of the familiar locations.



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Selects are photos that you choose from a online proofing gallery to be edited and retouched. The final product of each select is an edited, high resolution, printable, digital photo. Depending on your shoot, 25-50 proofs will be available in the proofing gallery. This package contains 10 selects. Additional selects beyond the included 10 selects can be made for $20 each. Again, I will only edit and back up selects that are made. All other photos will be unavailable once processed.


Online Delivery

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A folder with your edited selects will be uploaded to Dropbox and a link will be emailed to you for downloading. YOU WILL OWN YOUR EDITED PHOTOS! The link to download your photos will be available for two weeks, then it will expire. If you need more time just let me know before the link expires and I will extend it for you. After the folder of photos has been downloaded, it will be your responsibility to back up and store this folder for future use. For your convenience, I offer an “Add On” DVD service for $125 each.


$100 Credit

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For each $20 select made, a $10 credit will be applied to your print order. This package contains 10 selects for a credit of $100.

To get an idea of cost, here is a partial price list:

Photo Prints
4×6 – $7 | 5×7 – $15 | 8×10 – $25 | 16×20 – $100 | 24×36 – $150

Canvas – 1.5″ gallery wrap (unframed)
12×18 – $210 | 16×24 – $300 | 20×30 – $375 | 24×36 – $480


Web Copies with Logo

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A web copy will be made of each select and will be delivered via Dropbox along with the print copies. Web copies are not printable photos. They are smaller files created for sharing across the internet. Web copies will have a small Johnny Q Photography logo on the bottom right corner.


Selects Backed Up and Stored

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Selects will be backed up online for one year.