I wish I could give this 100 stars.
Never in my life could I have imagined the incredible product produced by Alan Weissman (photographer) and Stephen Dimmick (hair/makeup). I walked in truly not knowing what to expect because I had actually already had a "professional photo" taken that I was not happy with. I guess this was my final try.
I AM SO HAPPY I GAVE THIS A TRY!! The photos turned out 1000x better than my expectation.
Alan and Stephen were very professional, very fun and kind as well as funny. I walked in feeling a bit nervous but with some coffee and some chatting, I immediately felt comfortable with both of them. I felt like they were both on my team--trying to get the best photo possible! Not once did I feel rushed or uncomfortable!
The photo shoot is done in Alan's beautiful home--he has an assistant, who was sweet. He has a whole room set up as a studio with all the lighting made to be perfect!
I highly recommend the makeup and hair artist Stephen too because he made my skin look so beautiful and fresh and he even did several makeup touch ups during the shoot! He was constantly jumping in to fix my clothing just so or to move my hair to make it perfect.
Alan took his time during the shoot, he made me feel special and as though I was inspiring him--he is a true and genuine artist, you can tell he loves his work. He gave me the perfect amount of direction: turn your head this way or tilt your head that way. His attention to detail was amazing!
After the shoot, I called my mom and she told me she could hear the confidence exuding from my voice! I told her that I thought the whole experience was worth 4x more than it costed me...
How much would you pay for the PERFECT shot?
P.S - I was getting a professional shot for application to residency from medical school and I highly recommend this for the ERAS application. The final shots that Alan got just scream "I am intelligent, confident, and you WANT to hire me." This was exactly what I wanted and exactly what I got. I will be recommending Alan to all of my medical school friends.