Rethink your relationship with portraiture

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SACRED PORTRAIT SESSIONS

Personal Branding PORTRAITS

images that speak deeply to who you are.

I am passionate about illuminating your true essence through my work as a portrait photographer.

I specialize in natural light personal branding portraits that showcase the true YOU and tell the story of who you are and what you offer to the world.

Whether the story is about your business or your personal journey,  I am so excited to work with you!

Please take a look around and do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. I will work to customize the experience to your needs.

 
 

Margie changed my picture life! She made me feel so comfortable and she made me laugh and feel beautiful. The photos are incredible, and I’m so grateful for her. Working with Margie took all the fear out and was actually fun!! I can’t recommend working with Margie enough! She’ll put you at ease and get the best pictures of you ever!
— Sheridan Semple, Aspen, CO
 

What is a sacred portrait session all about?

Hiring me to take your portraits goes way beyond a traditional photo shoot. I believe that photography and the relationship that we co-create when you decide to work with me, is the perfect alchemical recipe to support your light and strength to shine through. I will capture the power, magic and beauty of wherever you are in your life’s journey.

I specialize in translating your vision into imagery that will reflect and support your personal or professional mission. Whether you are a speaker, coach, artist, entrepreneur, actor, writer, philanthropist or anything in between, we will co-create an experience that will accurately reflect exactly what you are offering. I will tailor your session to your specific needs and we will create images that tell the story of you and your brand.

The bottom line is that we will create images that reflect how you want your ideal clients to perceive you and your offerings. Whatever your needs, my commitment to you is to ensure that our experience together makes you feel seen, understood and beautiful. You will walk away with more images than you can imagine that reflect the full spectrum of YOU!

Where do you Shoot?

My sessions are all natural light and shot on location. We will agree on location(s) that suit your individual needs. Whether you need professional headshots, branding photos for your website or personal portraits, I will find the perfect location to reflect YOU. Your location could be anywhere from a magical beach scape to a sailboat, to a funky urban alley to a five star hotel.

What if i have never done this before?

Your session is unique to you and your needs, and my main goal is to help you to feel relaxed, comfortable, and 100% YOU in front of the camera. Even if you hate having your picture taken, I promise, this experience will gently change that! I always say to my clients when they tell me that they hate having their picture taken:

“I specialize in people like you!”

..I really do!!

 All you need to do is show up with a willingness to step into this adventure with me!

Working with Margie is truly a delightful experience! Margie is the consummate professional- thoughtful and reliable. She is also an amazingly talented artist. Her photos always tell a particular story...even if they are a simple headshot, there is a freshness to her work that really sets her apart. I would recommend Margie to anyone for any occasion!

-Becky Strahan

Margie is a jewel who captures pure beauty with her camera.  I've never seen someone so able to capture essence with a camera and when you meet her and see the sparkle in her eye, you can FEEL she knows that spark within you that lies beneath the surface.  I grew up feeling as though I looked "weird" and while my mom always told me I was beautiful, I never believed her.  After spending time with Margie, I felt comfortable enough to smile, laugh, frown and make funny faces while she shot away.  I never felt like I was being photographed... it was more like a supportive exploration of who I am.  When I got the images back, I was overwhelmed that someone could show me an image of the beauty and love I found within myself.  Thank you, Margie, for sharing your gift with us.

–Trina Hall

 

Margie

(the Photographer)

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Photography is in my veins, from my early years in the dark room or out in the Hawaiian landscape with my photographer dad, to a lifetime of documenting every facet of my own life, to now running a portrait photography business in Venice, CA. Not only has photography always been a huge part of my life, but it also provides an opportunity for me to do what I love the most which is to connect with people.

I am so honored when someone chooses me to take their portrait. My life is enriched every time, because with each click of my shutter, I get to share in their amazing energy, beautiful spirits and most of all their LOVE! For me photography is a way to reflect people's inner beauty back at them. It is a way to document the magic that is love and make it tangible for the world to see.

I am based in Los Angeles, but i travel to PHOTOGRAPH radiant women all around the world !

ABOUT

The Process

I will walk you through the entire process, starting with our complimentary 30 minute consultation call. I will get to know you and your needs, and then from there, I will find location(s), help you to prepare, choose clothes, decide on hair and makeup options, and anything else you might need. On the day of the shoot, all you need to do is show up with your clothes and a willingness to step into this adventure with me! I will gently guide you and help you to get comfortable in front of my camera. I’ve got you!


Here is a sampling of recent adventures with my wonderful clients.

 
An experience like nothing else
— Reina
 
 

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Sacred Portrait Sessions

Packages


 

Hair and Makeup referrals are available!

SESSIONS

Whichever session you choose, I will be by your side you throughout the whole process so that you feel comfortable, understood and seen. All of my sessions include an in depth consultation with me and a web gallery of thoughtfully edited and curated images, which will be available to you for viewing and downloading on a password protected web gallery.  

Hair and makeup and extensive professional re-touching (anything beyond my basic re-touching, which includes blemish removal and light skin smoothing) services are available at an additional fee. I will provide you with referrals for each upon request.

To book a session with me, please purchase the session of your choice, or sign up now for a free 30-minute consultation, so I can answer all of your questions and get your session on the books!

I also have gift cards available. Purchase a gift card HERE!

You GLOW girl! (1 hour)

850.00

This session is perfect for you if you need fresh images for business or personal use, and a shorter session works better for your schedule. You will get the same love and care that I bring to all of my sessions, but we just pack it into a shorter time frame. No matter how long we shoot, my goal is to nurture and support you and to shine your beauty right back at you!

Includes:  

  • A 30-minute consultation planning our session

  • One location 

  • 2 looks

  • 2 week turn around for editing

  • Over 20 edited* and curated high resolution images 

(Please note: The editing does NOT include extensive retouching. Please inquire if you are interested in this as an add-on.)

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SHINE, Personal Branding Session (2 hours)

SHINE, Personal Branding Session
1,250.00

This is my most popular session. It is ideal for you if you want a little more time to get comfortable and to express the gamut of what you have to share with the world. I specialize in translating your personal or business vision into imagery that will reflect and support your personal or professional mission. Whether you are a speaker, coach, artist, entrepreneur, actor, writer, philanthropist or anything in between, we will co-create an experience that will accurately reflect exactly what you are offering. I will tailor our two hours to your specific needs and we will create images that tell the story of you and your brand. The bottom line is that we will create images that reflect how you want your ideal clients to perceive you and your offerings.

You will also have more time for outfit changes as well as the bonus of a second location. The fun part for me is that we will get more time to hang out together, and in doing so, I can capture and translate your unique beauty into a beautiful portfolio of images for you to use for all of your marketing needs! 

Includes

  • A one-hour consultation planning our session

  • Two locations

  • Up to 4 looks

  • 2 week turn around for editing 

  • Over  50 edited* and curated high resolution images 

(Please note: The editing does NOT include extensive retouching. Please inquire if you are interested in this as an add-on.)

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RADIANCE session (4 hours)

1,800.00

This session is luxurious, and you can relax into an easy pace in the four hours we willl share. We will have all the time in the world to get to know each other and create a story of you through beautiful images! I find that 4 hours is the perfect amount of time to travel between up to three locations, and capture a gamut of looks that represent your brand and where you are in your life. This session builds on the SHINE session, and works well if your brand encompasses many different aspects of your personality, or if you just want more time to experience a nurturing experience of being seen and celebrated through images. In this session we will have the time to explore and represent all of your unique and beautiful facets and translate them into a beautiful portfolio of images for you to use for all of your personal and marketing needs! 

I will provide water and snacks, and guidance for you throughout

Includes:

  • A one-hour consultation planning our session

  • 2-3 locations, depending on proximity 

  • As many “looks” as you can comfortably fit into our 4 hours

  • 2 week turn around for editing

  • Over 100 edited* and curated high resolution images 

(Please note: The editing does NOT include extensive retouching. Please inquire if you are interested in this as an add-on.)

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SISTERHOOD session (4 hours, up to 4 people)

2,500.00

I love working with women who are either in a sisterhood for business, family or friendship! In our 4-hour session, you can bring up to 3 friends or business colleagues . This is great for co-founders and business partners. You will walk away with individual images as well as images with your group together. (please ask me for a custom quote for larger groups).

Includes 

  • A one-hour group video consultation to plan our session

  • 1-2 locations, depending on proximity 

  • As many “looks” as you can all comfortably fit into our 4 hours

  • 2 week turn around for editing

  • Over 200 edited* and curated high resolution images, including group and individual shots

(Please note: The editing does NOT include extensive retouching. Please inquire if you are interested in this as an add-on.)

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 (*edited does NOT include extensive retouching. Please inquire if you are interested in this as an add-on)

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Testimonials


I did a personal branding session with Margie, and had a delightful time doing so. I'm a person who normally doesn't really like being photographed, but Margie put me very much at ease with her down to earth way of interacting. It felt like a collaboration, as we both shared ideas and bounced off of one another. I got multiple wonderful images: headshots and full body shots, in outdoor and urban settings. She captured my essence & made me feel and look great. Total professional.

Christine Schiele

We love Margie Woods! Margie possesses much more than just photographic talent. She has an innate ability of capturing her subjects essence . Margie is a true gem to work with. The atmosphere she creates is stress free and comfortable. Working with children is no small feat but Margie navigates this task with ease. My children ask when Margie is coming back to take their pictures! We are thrilled to have found such a wonderfully talented photographer.

-Nicole Dixon

 

Margie Woods is a natural! She is easy to work with by coming to you and creating an easy atmosphere. She is creative with her photography by finding interesting visually artistic viewpoints. She has an uncanny ability to find that special light within and she captures it through the eyes of her subjects in that moment of time.

Rene’ Hawthorne

 

I have worked with Margie many times and have always LOVE my experience. I have used Margie for business, covering a conference that my company holds as well as personal, taking my professional head shot and family photos. I don't know how she does it, but she ALWAYS captures the persons personality in her pictures. In my profession, I have worked with many professional photographers and Margie really is top notch. She provides the most beautiful work all while being very pleasant and professional. She is brilliant and creative with her work and thinks outside of the box of "typical". She also is fast with her turn around time. I HIGHLY recommend booking Margie.

Melissa Papaleo

 

 

I was lucky enough to find Margie for my new business pictures for my company, www.takeasmartstep.com. Margie was amazing! She managed to capture the real me better than any photographer ever has. She was a joy to work with, great at communication and we just had a great time! I will hire her the next time I need new business photographs, and would recommend her to anyone needing to create a visual story of them and their business.

Andrea Travillian

Margie has a way of putting you at ease, making you feel comfortable and relaxed, and allowing you be yourself. There is no "posing" involved beyond some helpful suggestions of what might make for a good photograph (setting, lighting, etc) and she does a wonderful job of talking you through the process and keeping things fun and light. It doesn't feel like a photo shoot at all. My favorite thing about her photography is how she is able to capture that moment when you let your guard down and gets that shot of the REAL you coming through. Her technical skills combined with her personal warmth, honesty and love for what she does comes through in her photographs.

Jaye Brown

 

Margie was able to bring to light the individual personalities of our family members. They were natural and in the moment. It was unbelievable how she captured candid sparks of love, sheer joy and the realness of just being an ordinary family.I am truly blessed to know this great photographer and love her charismatic personality blended with her intrinsic and artistic abilities in photography. She truly creates, blends and transforms a memorable moment into a lifetime memory. We are most grateful for the amazing results and highly recommend Margie Woods for any photographic needs.

Sydney Stevens

 

Wow! The photos are great! My friends who have seen them have said" she really captured your essence"... Thanks again Margie...

Gay Phinny

 

Working with Margie is truly a delightful experience! Margie is the consummate professional- thoughtful and reliable. She is also an amazingly talented artist. Her photos always tell a particular story...even if they are a simple headshot, there is a freshness to her work that really sets her apart. I would recommend Margie to anyone for any occasion!

Becky Strahan

 

Margie is an amazing photographer! She's done head shots for me, maternity shots, newborn pics, family shots and our one year photo shoot for our son. We highly recommend her. She's so fun and sweet and really gets to know you as an individual and as a family, and that really shines through in the portraits. Her flexibility and willingness to get creative really produced some lifelong memories that are now hanging in our house! You can't go wrong with Margie!

Ashley Hesseltine

 

I absolutely love my photos! I worked with Margie to photograph personal branding headshots for me. My goal was to use them for both personal and professional purposes. Goal accomplished! Margie made me feel so comfortable, and as a result, the shots turned out fantastic. She pulled so many aspects of my personality through the photos. ... and I was amazed at the depth of the colors and artistry of the shots. So very well done! Thank you!

Kirstie Johnson

 
 

FAQ

Q & A

Q: What do your sessions include?

A: All sessions include fully edited and color corrected images for your use. I lovingly work with each image so that everything you receive will look professional and polished.

Q: What are your rates?

A: My rates start at $1100 for a 2 hour portrait session. From there you can choose a half day or a full day. All packages include editing and all edited images for your use. Please contact me for a list of my packages.

Q: How do I book a session with you?

A: Contact me to book a free 30 minute consultation to discuss your needs, and we will go from there

Q: How long do sessions usually last?

A: It depends on which package you are interested in. My shortest session is 2 hours

Q: What if I need to reschedule?

A: No problem! As long as you give me 3 days notice, your session fee can be applied to another date. If you must cancel within 3 days, you will have to purchase another session to reschedule.

Q: What is included with the session fee?

A: A phone consultation, your chosen session (each one has its own perks), All editing and basic retouching (basic skin smoothing, color balancing and removal of blemishes) of images, and a personalized, password protected web gallery of all of your images for viewing. Extensive re-touching is not included, but is available at an additional fee.

Q: Do you do “studio” style portraits?

A: I specialize in natural light portraits, and do not shoot in a studio or with studio lights. You will be pleasantly surprised at the effects we can create using natural light an unusual locations.

Q: How do I get the images after the session

A: I will deliver them to you via DropBox or a personalized web gallery

Q: How long does it take until I can view my edited images?

A: 2 weeks, unless you opt for extensive re-touching, and then it takes longer (based on my re-toucher’s time frame)

Q: Do you “Photoshop” the images?

A: What people usually mean by this is do I do extensive re-touching. I carefully and lovingly edit and re-touch each image. I do light re-touching which includes skin smoothing and blemish removal. . If you want more than that, I outsource extensive re-touching at an additional fee.