Q n A

In todays world of technology, we all have cell phones, digital cameras both dslr and point n shoot. These are great for sharing moments with friends and followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. However they fall short when it comes time to creating and sharing truly special moments. Where will the social media services be in 5 years, or the files you uploaded to them? What will they look like in 7 years, when you have moved on to your next stage in life, or gone to your next computer, phone, or tablet device, what will happen to all of those pictures?

For these reasons and so many more we still offer a full range of classic Print options ranging from, Traditional Pearl and Metallic Papers, to Museum Quality Canvass Wraps, to the Ultra Modern Metal Prints, by the way these are a must see! and onto Albums, and Coffee Table books. There is nothing like the tactile feel of a custom art piece.

The things that we do today, become the memories of tomorrow. Experience has proven first hand with many clients reaching out to use time and time again for favor physical images and albums.   Computers are lost or crash, Facebook and Twitter accounts are hacked changed or just disappear, remember Friendster.  In times of distress it is just too difficult to locate things that are stored by us or our loved ones digitally, really do you want to deal with logins and passwords when you are waiting to hear a voice to let you know someone is ok? Having a Physical print, a hand held book, is just simple and comforting when we want to relive out precious moments.In our own home I love to be greeted by the portrait of my partner Shigemi when she is not there!


Our Faimly sessions are opportunities to spend the day doing something fun with everybody.

We can play at the park, run in the sand at the beach, or even come indoors at our studio, you will get images of your family that you will cherish for a lifetime, you will also get to see your children play with each other, your husband, and with you!! These settings will ensure that everybody gets ‘quality time’ and you end up with Wall Art that highlights your entire family and each individual member.

Once your creative session is completed, we will head back to our production offices and apply our Artistic Vision to be sure you get to see truly unique memories of this special day.

When we next see each other in our Studio we will be able to show your entire family the images of that day projected life size on projections of your own rooms, with our unique display tools.

You will at this time have the opportunity to discuss what images you love and select what images will look best hanging on your own walls.

Once you leave our studio and step back into your world, we go straight to work on your images.

We select the best and most flattering images.

We then use our Artistic Experience to make them shine and add our unique vision to each image.

We will see you in  7-14 days after your session to PREMIER YOU, in a way you have never seen yourself before.

At this time we will discuss each image, let you choose your absolute favorites and decide what products you just love.

We will take note of any special editing that you may like, it cant hurt to ask, don’t worry we won’t tell anybody.

We will take care of any payments and then send your orders off  to print.

As we use only the finest American Suppliers in the country, we are sure you will love your custom prints, books, albums or speciality items.

Your order will be ready for pick up generally within 10-14 days after payment.

If you have ordered Wall Art, we will be happy to coordinate our professional installer to come to your home and take care of the installation for you.

Let’s get started

You will know you have found us, when you see your name on the welcome sign!

Please come in, we can’t wait to introduce you to your staff, your Make-Up Artist, The Portrait Artist, and Lighting Assistant

If you are considering any wall art, we will ask for the pictures of any spaces that you are thinking about hanging your art in at this time.

Once introductions are done we will gladly bring in any bags that you have brought. Yes, we are happy to provide Bell Services, most clients bring 2 or 3 suit cases and bags. We can’t stress enough – It’s better that you bring it and possible not wear it then to NOT bring it and wish you had.

Spread your things out in either our Make-Up room or in our Separate Changing room we have suite case and clothing racks for your convienience. Once you are done organizing your things Have a seat in the beauty chair and relax, traffic is behind you, any last minute delays are done, let our licensed Make-Up and Hair Professionals work there magic with you.

We will confirm our original call plans, and reconfirm what looks you have in mind.

We are happy to answer any last minute questions that you may have. There is no Question too silly or what ever, please just ask.

Once you love the way you look you will come into our set room to take center stage.  We will make any last minute lighting adjustments to be sure that you look your best. We will then show you the poses we find best for the sets you have chosen. Our suggestion is to have Duane show you each of them at least 2 times, because well its just fun laughing at him, (He doesn’t have curves). Seriously is much easier to see then to explain.

If at any time during your creative session you need something, want something, would like any assistance just let us know. During the session our Make-Up Artist is like to make small touch ups and hair adjustments to be sure you look your best. Duane or Sonya are likely to make small adjustments to the details of your pose or outfits to make sure you are perfect.

We will go through this with each set. We suggest that you allow for 4-6 hours for this session, Make-Up, Hair Artistry, and Creation.

Upon completion we will schedule a time for you to come back for your Premier.

Hint: Many of our clients plan a special night out afterwards as they look so great and feel so Amazing!!

Let’s get started

Now that you have look us over, you are probably wondering how this process works, just follow each step and before you can say 1, 2, 3 you can be our next Amazing Glamour Angel or Cover Model.

We suggest that you call us and get to know us as people and not just a website. Everything you see here we created for people as unique as you are. When you call we will;

1) Answer any questions that you may have about your session. – How long, What to Bring, What do people do with their art pieces, About our backgrounds, anything that you want to know.

2) Once you are ready, we will reserve the studio JUST FOR YOU. We are a completely PRIVATE and DISCRETE studio. There are NO LINES, NO WAITING, when you are in our studio, our focus is on YOU.  From our Make-Up artists, to our Portrait Artists we want you to be comfortable, relaxed, and having a fantastic experience. If there is anything we can do to make it better please let us know.

3) We will then send you a brief questionnaire so that we can get to know you a bit better and prepare the studio for your arrival.

Let’s get started

This is your first time, don’t worry, it will be exciting!! Your session works like this…

On your initial call we will answer any questions that you have at that time and we will reserve our beautiful studio at a time that is convenient for you.

You will come in the day of your appointment and our Make-Up artist will begin your pampering session*. If you would like any refreshments at this time just let us know!

We will help you choose the best outfits for the look you have chosen.

We will then create a custom lighting set-up just for you, on a set of your choice.

We will discuss any last minute questions or concerns that you may have. Don’t worry, everybody asks us how to pose or what they should do, we will get to that.

We will make Duane our photographer show you each pose, if he can make them look good, you will look incredible!!

As your session progress’ your Make-Up and Hair artist will make any needed touch ups to keep you looking your greatest.

After your session we will schedule a Premier Session for you to come back in, see just how beautiful your images are and you can then make any purchase selections at that time. If you know where you would like to see your images we can even show you what they will look like hanging there, just ask us about this amazing visualization service – it’s free.

We will then coordinate delivery or installation of your new artwork at a time that suits your schedule.

Let’s get started

The first rule of Glamour Photography is that there are No Rules, this is about celebrating you in an amazing way.


Regardless of age or body type, we specialize in offering all women an incredible opportunity to commission their own personal collection of stunning, modern glamour portraits. Flattering your best features, Shashin Photography provides you with something truly unique to show how beautiful you are. Every woman is very different and has something incredible to capture.


Our artistic retouching includes skin perfecting, body contouring and feature enhancement. Every detail is covered from wrinkles to acne, scars, cellulite and stretch marks. You don’t have to worry about these little imperfections. We have everything covered.


If you have a particular problem area that you’re not happy with, let us know. Our advanced posing techniques are designed to emphasize the positives and disguise problem areas. In addition we can perform a little “digital liposuction” in the retouching stage. We will not however completely change the shape of your body – after all that just wouldn’t be you !


On that note please let us know your favorite features as well. We will use our experience to be sure to pose you in ways to highlight your favorite traits that make you, will you!!

In preparation for your shoot, please think of the following things:

Hair touch-ups, waxing, eyebrow shaping, manicure, pedicure, tanning and moisturizing.  Once your session is booked, we will send you our Client Guide which goes into further detail regarding preparation.

We provide Glamour sessions, we want you to look AMAZING, that simply does not happen if you are uncomfortable. As this is for you, you are the one in control we will offer guidance on how to make you look your best, YOU are in control of your comfort and outfits, we will NEVER ask you to pose nude, or in any way that makes you feel uncomfortable.


You will start your creative session in your Special Evening Dress or your Favorite pair of jeans, and from there most clients move on to their sexy silks, and for those who are comfortable (most) are excited to show off those romantic little outfits, in the end it is entirely your call.


Sexy isn’t about how much you show, it’s all about how you show it !  Most people feel that leaving something to the imagination is much sexier than baring it all.

No we don’t supply wardrobe but have some great suggestions on what to purchase and bring with you. Please bring a variety of Dresses, Evening wear, lingerie, fun-playful outfits, shoes and jewelry. We will work with you to create the look you want. When you are choosing lingerie, consider choosing more than one set to get a variety of looks. We have a full make-up and changing rooms for you to lay out all that you bring. It is better to bring more and not wear then to wish you had that ‘special lil thing’ with you.


Lingerie can include bra and panty sets, a corset, teddy, chemise, camisole, garters, thigh high stockings and robes. While black is the standard in sexy, all colors are great and give a nice variety of looks to your final images.


For brides, consider bringing your favorite white lingerie.


For fantasy sets, bring your fun-outfits, costumes and accessories, we will discuss this session with you well in advance of your appointment.


Other items to bring include a variety of high heels, high boots, jewelry, scarves, hats, ties. Feel free to bring anything with you to accessorize your shoot and make it a more personalized experience. A piece of your mate’s favorite apparel – shirt and tie perhaps or a sports jersey – he’ll love it ! Have a look through our galleries for inspiration.

Yes we do. We feel so strongly about hair and make-up professionals that we include a full make-over with most packages. Hair can be added to any package at a nominal fee. –  it really makes a difference in the final images. Make-up done for photography is applied differently than traditional daily make-up application.

You see yourself everyday, a glamour session is for you to create a special moment that you will cherish for a lifetime. That moment begins with making sure you look   amazing and feel wonderful, what’s better then to have a professional cater to you. Our make-up professionals will not only create that special look when you arrive, but will stay with you through your entire session to be sure you are just perfect, and feel as good.

Glamour portraiture has been gaining immense popularity in recent years. As women, we spend endless amounts of time and money pampering ourselves with beauty products and services, clothing, accessories, fitness and even plastic surgery to make us feel beautiful. By investing in portraiture of ourselves, we can capture and document our beauty to treasure for a lifetime.


Regardless of age or body type, we specialize in offering all women an incredible opportunity to commission their own personal collection of stunning, modern glamour portraits. Flattering your best features, Shashin Photography provides you with something truly unique to show how beautiful you are. While our sessions are designed to create a personal, romantic gift for your significant other to cherish for a lifetime, they are truly designed for you.


With the time and money women spend to make themselves look and feel fantastic for a day or an evening, a glamour session is your opportunity to do away with any rules women know about beauty, this is your chance to be the most beautiful you, that you or your special someone can image, you can be that super-model, the fantasy princess, the goddess of desire… Your glamour session is for you to have fun and show your ideals of beauty.

Each of us are many people at once, A Wife, A Mom, A Role Model, A Someone Special, Don’t let who you are today fade away with tomorrow…

How would you like to surprise that super special person in life with something that makes you look even better than how you see yourself? Your husband, your fiancee, your someone special has a way of seeing you every time they look at you that makes you greater then how you appear every day. A creative portraits can bring that vision to reality.



Our children, College, Career, 1st. or even our 4th home, Retirement… No matter what stage in life you are at, these things all seem so far off, that is until they arrive.  Then they are memories. How will you share your home where you brought home your first child, when they graduate college? When your Son or Daughter bring home their new new spouse? When you are sitting in front of the fire with your husband or wife of 50 years and want to think back to your first years together.

We quite often don’t know what turns life will bring us, what changes we will go through, Professional Portraits are slices of your life as you want them to be remembered, as good as those time may be, in some cases even better! How often can you get the entire family to sit in front of you for a picture? If they are in front of you, aren’t you behind the camera? If your neighbor is pressing that button for you, do they know how to look for those details that a Professional Photographer sees instinctively?


duaneHow do you want people to see you? As a professional do you want people to see you from a FB party picture or in a Professionaly Created Portrait. In many cases, your first impression with somebody is before you ever meet them. A resume, A Business Card, Linked-In, FaceBook, A Flyer, A Poster, A Website. In today’s world of business and Social Media most people see us for the first time by some other means than in person, the impression we make there will quite often determine if we ever get to meet face to face. Do you really want them to see you in that party picture the first time out. You deserve better!!