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The Strauss Peyton Difference

The Strauss Peyton Difference – Over One Hundred Years in the Making!

A portrait, by definition, should portray. It should go beyond showing just a view of a face; instead it should reveal the personalities of the subjects. Anyone with a camera or a phone can take a snapshot, but it takes a special degree of sensitivity and a mastery of art, design, composition and lighting to create an image that stirs the emotion of the viewer.

This is the goal we have for everyone who sits before our camera – to bring out the inner beauty and personality each of us posses. For some, it might mean showing the closeness of a family or the bond between a mother and child or the love shared by a couple celebrating an engagement or anniversary.  If the final portrait is to be a gift, it becomes our duty to ensure that the feelings the subjects have for the recipients are brought out in the images.

Our unique approach to location photography involves a planning and design conference at our studio. This aspect is key to the success of the portrait sessions as we will address your needs, your desires, your fears and your objectives.  The more prepared you are for your session, the easier it will be for you to be relaxed, look better and end up with a portrait you will be proud to own or give as a gift.

The difference between creating a great portrait and a mediocre one goes far beyond using the right camera or knowing all the tricks to make people smile. Rather, it requires a supreme command of the craft and tools plus a strong commitment to excellence in every detail.

When we purchased Strauss Peyton in 1977, we aspired to produce the finest photography possible, without compromise. We have never regretted that decision.

First class portraiture does not go out of style. It costs less in the long run and is always appreciated by those who know the difference. If you commission us to create your portraits, it is because you have seen our portraits and recognized that difference.

We want to earn the trust you place in us by working with you at every step along your portrait experience. This personal approach is what will make your portraits unique. Thank you for your confidence, and we look forward to your sessions.