Jeff Norris Photography captures the beauty of the folks of South-Central Indiana.....
We're blessed to call this area home. Our small towns, abundant rich farmland, tranquil lakes, hundreds-of-miles of national forests and state parks, our iconic university and the wonderful options available throughout Monroe, Brown, Lawrence, Green and neighboring counties...
Artists have long been drawn to this magical region. South-Central Indiana appeals to the naturalist, the intellectual, the family, the student, the retired and the curious. The land and its communities blend peacefulness with excitement.
What might make me different from your other options in choosing a photographer? Why should we work together? I admire many of the talented regional photographers. Each has his/her own distinct style and approach. I often recommend other photographers to folks, in fact, based on what you might want. Here's four reasons though, for starters, that you might choose to work with me...
First, your experience will be fun! For portraits, as an example, I've got a nice studio right on the charming Courthouse Square in Bloomington. After your shoot you have a fantastic choice of restaurants, shopping or leisurely strolling through town and campus to celebrate your new beautiful portraits. Or, in contrast, I'm also 100% happy (encouraging, in fact!) to photograph you at a place or places that are special to you. Your photographs will be more natural in a non-studio setting and, ultimately, perhaps more personal and familiar for you. From your own home to perhaps on a boat on Lake Monroe, from Brown County State Park to maybe the B-Line Trail or other, I'm committed to capturing images of you as.... well... as you.
Second, I do only a single assignment each day. There's no time pressure, whatsoever, for our session. I'm delighted if we were to meet at Uptown Cafe for breakfast (who isn't?), enjoy lunch in an iconic Nick's booth or have a fantastic dinner at FARM Bloomington, while simultaneously capturing hundreds of beautiful images of you throughout town, campus, countryside and lakeside.... Whatever you’d like! Conversely, I'm equally committed to a high-quality 10-or-15 minute portrait sitting for those who know exactly what you'd like and/or have a tight schedule. We'll produce photographs equal in excellence to a longer session, but in a fraction of the time.
Third, my costs are designed to be inclusive and sensitive to the financial demands of our community. As simplistic as it sounds, wealth is, for me, the joy I can help cultivate through offering gorgeous images to folks who call South-Central Indiana "home". You'll have dozens of photographs that you'll be proud to share (and will cherish for decades) all for about the cost of a special weekend night out. I’m strongly opposed to photographers who charge high prices, mandate minimum print orders and/or limit the number of images you’ll receive. I’ve been blessed, and, in turn, love to give back to others through beautiful images at a fair price. I don’t have hidden fees, require minimum orders or restrict your number of images. Your cost is clear, all-inclusive and affordable!
Fourth, my work is gorgeous and thoughtful. I’m keenly focused on the marriage between how you’ll look in the photograph and ensuring technically perfect lighting/structure/composition in the image (Thank You, IU Photojournalism degree!). I’m particularly drawn to eyes, and aim to showcase your eyes to help tell your own personal story beautifully!
This next paragraph is for high school and college seniors and their families: Scary decision, huh? There's the ever-present need to present X about yourself while perhaps preferring to present Y.... I get that. Let's satisfy both sides of your brain (and family!) and work together to create images that'll show you enjoying your interests, while also getting some "academic" shots to please that contingency..... It'll work out perfectly, you'll see.
Whether engagements/weddings, family portraits, corporate headshots, business/commercial assignments, sporting events, wildlife excursions or all-day outing, let me help you preserve your own love of time, place, moment and identity. I look forward to working with you.
(One final advantage of choosing me as your photographer, by the way? I offer a 100% guarantee on every portrait shoot. If you're not thrilled with your photos, we do a re-shoot and you pay nothing for the first session. Our goal is identical -- to achieve photographs that you'll love.)