"After all those years as a woman hearing ‘not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,’ almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, 'I’m enough.' " Anna Quindlen
Photographing women has always felt natural to me. Call it a knack, but I instinctively sense how to elicit the response she is looking for in the finished piece. A woman often feels vulnerable when being photographed, especially by a man.
If you’re nervous or apprehensive about your session, that’s normal. If we can talk face to face beforehand, that’s great. Otherwise once you arrive, after a few minutes you’ll begin to feel more comfortable and relaxed. Once this happens, you’re going to have a great time!
Impressively sized wall portraits of women have been popular since the fifteenth century, initially as paintings, but today most are done photographically. Parents, husbands and children still welcome having beautiful portraits of their daughters, wives and mothers to serve as focal points in their homes. Depending on the style, women’s portraits can grace a foyer, a living or dining room and sometimes quite appropriately, the bedroom.
“ I knew when it came time for my special portrait, there would be no other photographer but Al Buschauer that I could trust to do it exceptionally well. His portraits are works of art. He has a way of capturing a mood, telling a story and bringing out the best in you. He’s easy to work with and has a great sense of humor. " Iolanda Goodfellow – Barrington, IL
"Al is an excellent photographer. I can't say I have met a photographer with more personality and humor. He is super friendly and really knows how to capture your best look in his portraits. If you're nervous, he will say just the right thing to help you relax! " Jennifer Gibson -Naples, FL