Ciril Mathew: Photographer
For a few hours a week, I am a lifestyle and portrait photographer, specializing in people and small event photography. The remainder, I remove my glasses and put on my cape to take on responsibility as a stay at home husband and father. I love to cook other people’s recipes but with a twist. Besides photography, I am a Geek by trade. I love anything technical, sci-fi tv shows and movies, and wear a hoodie with sandals.
I value my customers opinions, catering to be a client-friendly and service-oriented business. My business is based in the surrounding Philadelphia Metropolitan Area, although I am open to travel to any location (appending travel fees).
My style is about using both natural and studio light, depending on the location. My goal is to become a narrator for your story. I want your images to document your moments, which continues to remain vivid from generation to generation.
Thank you for taking your time to look up more information about my sessions. My portrait sessions are priced differently depending on the type, and includes:
Step One: Pre-Consultation
Step Two: Your Portrait Session
Portrait Sessions are usually scheduled for 1-2 hours (depending on the amount of people). We make each session relaxed and enjoyable for you and your children. As a father, I understand that some children may need to take time to warm up. The shoot will be a mixture of lifestyle and traditional portraits. My main goal is to capture your personalities into your images, which you will cherish.
Step Three: Post-Consultation
What happens if the weather doesn't permit us to take pictures outside? Do you keep the money and run?
Is there some type of deposit I need to pay?
What types of payments do you accept?
What about props? do you provide any? should I bring something?
Do you own a studio?
Do you use natural or studio lights?
What is portrait and lifestyle photography? Why do you do both?
Generally images should be edited and ready by two to four weeks. The amount of times depend on the type of photography we do together, and the amount of pictures taken at your session. We will schedule a time to meet together and see all the edited images.50.
What should I wear?
Wear outfits which reflects your personality and style. Families, though its not required, wearing similar tones of clothing is best and my recommendation. Make sure you also include some neutral colors (black, white, brown, or gray). What I strongly recommend is not wearing anything that draws away from your face (i.e.: busy patterns, logos, cartoon characters).
Here is a small list of ideas of what you should wear:
- wear solid coloured clothing
- choose muted tones that are a bit subdued
- choose similar tones for your top and bottom (both dark or both light)
- choose 1-3 colours for your group portrait, ones with similar tones that go nicely together and have everyone work within that colour palette. For example: dark green, navy, and burgundy – all dark jewel tones. OR tan, a lighter olive green, and denims – all lighter, softer tones.
- choose a top with sleeves at least to the elbow
- choose long pants for men/ladies or a skirt below the knee for ladies
- choose dark socks and footwear (unless it’s a barefoot photo on the beach)
- keep jewelry simple and minimal
Still looking for ideas? Click the following link to see more examples of what we mean above.