About Erica J Mitchell’s Headshot Photography

About Erica J Mitchell’s Natural Light Photography Style

Erica photographs in a natural light studio or on location using available light to create a soft environmental look for each of her clients. Classic photographic techniques that utilize the sun are used onsite to enhance the light quality.

When and Where to Shoot

For outdoor and on location sessions the best time to photograph is in the late afternoon when the sun is low in the sky, early mornings are an option also. With the time of year in mind, the best shooting time is 1-2 hours before sunset, depending on the length of your session. If large window light is available on location early booking times are possible.

Outdoor and On Location Headshot Examples

For natural light indoor studio sessions, midday to an hour before sunset works best. Morning and early afternoon times can work well also.

In Studio Natural Light Headshot Examples

Please note: The Natural Light Studio is available for headshot sessions at an additional cost of $60 per hour.

After the Session

A proof gallery is emailed for you to review and choose your selections.

Each image ordered outside the images in the package are $55 each, retouching, formatting for print and web use and copyright included.

Once selections are made they get professional retouching and then are prepared for delivery. This can take 3-7 business days depending on quantity and scheduling.

Delivery Details

Each photograph is retouched and then formatted in file formats for print and web and delivered through Dropbox for easy and quick use.

You will receive multiple crops as options for your photograph.

Schedule Your Session

Okay! Now let’s schedule your session!

To book a session, a 50% deposit is required. Contact Erica by email at ericajmitchell@gmail.com or by phone at (831) 402-3895 to learn more.

Have a question? Visit our FAQ.

Outdoor and On Location Examples

Natural Light Studio Examples

It’s raining. Now what? Use the Natural Light Studio for Business Headshots

When it rains, it pours right? Well, in Portland, Oregon it does. And this year even snow. This presents challenges in booking an outdoor on location headshot.

So what do you do when it’s raining or even worse snowing the day of your headshot photoshoot?

Our solution is the light and bright natural light studio located in NW Portland. With a few light modifiers, a couple poses and you are all set with a new headshot.

The photographs below were made using the studio with large windows to allow the south facing light to illuminate the space. You can choose from a handful of background colors as options for your portrait.

Natural Light Studio Examples

Living History Portrait: Cece Otto

This year will mark the hundred year anniversary of when women receive the right to vote in the United States. Cece Otto is a living history singer with her new act focusing on the women’s suffrage centennial.

We made this portrait for her upcoming tour throughout the United States using in studio natural light.

She is wearing a custom made outfit with a suffrage sash and button as women did while protesting their right to vote.

Visit American Songline – Cecelia “Cece” Otto on FB or her website https://americansongline.com/ to learn more.