“MY PASSION IS CREATING DESIGNER PORTRAIT HEIRLOOMS FOR FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS THAT WILL BE CHERISHED FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.”
— BRENT DESHAZER
In 2014 I moved from the Midwest to just outside of Yosemite National Park in Mariposa, California and for a few years I “retired” from photography, but it was not long before I felt the calling to return to making great images and Sierra Portraits was born.
Soon I began getting a wide range of requests and referrals, and as these continued to roll in, I eventually opened my own studio, becoming one of the top, most sought-after portrait artists in my area thanks to my unique eye and “fashion” style.
Thanks to the smart phone, almost everyone has a camera with them at all times these days, and more photos are taken and shared on a daily basis than ever before thanks to the Internet and social media sites. Unlike many of my peers who resent this intrusion into “their” world and the “downfall of the industry”, I think this is absolutely awesome! The ability to capture moments at any time is so important and so powerful, it is truly a great time to be alive! Everyone is a photographer!
However, no image taken on a cell phone can compare to someone with the right knowledge of lighting, posing and “seeing” a scene however. These knowledge and skills built over years of experience creating great images are why I am a Designer Portrait Artist and not just a “photographer”. If you look through the images in my web site galleries it is easy to see the difference between the portraits I design and the ones you posted on Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat today. Both have their place, and together combine to tell your story.
Please visit my website to book a session or an event with me.
Contact: Brent DeShazer
Email Address: email@example.com
Phone: (559) 580-9808