Why should you do a senior portrait?
Beyond symbolism, graduation will bring real changes to you family life. The truth of the matter is, if they are going to college, you will now see your son or daughter only 3-4 times a year. And every time you see them, you will catch yourself on a thought of how quickly they are turning into an adult. And if they are graduating college – consider yourself lucky if they stay in the same state. This really is your last chance. If you ever considered commissioning a formal portrait of your child, the time to act is now.
Why commission a senior portrait with Rothschild Portraiture?
Rothschild Portraiture is the only studio in Miami offering fine-art painted senior portraits. Simply put, nobody else comes even close. Executed in a reserved classical style with real brushwork, your Rothschild portrait will become a family treasure.
But we’ve already arranged for our portraits through the school photographer
By all means go ahead and follow through with it, but consider if a mass-produced photograph could ever compare to a hand-crafted painting from our studio. Keep in mind that the two services are not exclusive of each other.
But we’ve arranged for a well regarded local photographer
Compliments on taking the initiative. Once again, please follow through with your plan. But consider if a formal painted portrait is different enough, that it could compliment the other images that you might be getting.
Dressing up for your portrait
Your wardrobe plays an essential part in the creation of a timeless look in your portrait. When selecting your wardrobe, think long term, avoid fashion fads, and stay with time-tested classics. Subscribe to our mailing and we will send you a detailed guide on how to prepare for your portrait session.
You may commission your Rothschild portrait in one of the several classical sizes. A size that you choose is mainly dictated by three factors: viewing distance, a number of people in a portrait, and how a portrait is cropped. The main consideration is that a person in a portrait remains within 75-100% of their real life size.
Keep in mind that longer viewing distance increases recommended portrait size. For example, at 20 feet, 18 x 24” becomes a recommended minimum size for a one-person portrait (instead of a 16 x 20”). You will have a chance to preview your portrait in each size before making a decision.
The following are the recommended sizes for young adult portraits.
24×36″ – perfect for a 3/4 length portrait
22×28″ – perfect for a portrait cropped at a waist
18×24″ – perfect for a chest cropped portrait
Smaller sizes are possible, but are not recommended if a life-like presentation is to be preserved.
Sizes at a glance
|Area||80 sq. in.||154 sq. in.||320 sq. in.||432 sq. in.||616 sq. in.||720 sq. in.||864 sq. in.||1200 sq. in.||1728 sq. in.|
Every Rothschild portrait is a piece of original fine-art and is priced accordingly. I create portraits in several sizes that can accommodate almost any budget. Installment plans are an option. Leave your email and I’ll send you my complete price list.
Heirloom Fine-Art Frame
This elegant handcrafted wood frame has a classic decorative profile embellished with fine relief detail, complete with distinctive ornate sculpted corners, will take you back to a bygone era of craftsmanship. 3 1/2″ wide. Available in 5 finishes.
What to expect
Chances are, you’ve never had a painting done. Not to worry – the process is pretty straight forward.
Meet the artist
Rothschild Portraiture is headed by Alexander Rothschild. He lends his 10 years of experience as a photographer and a portrait artist to creating artwork of the most captivating quality. Student and admirer of classical visual arts, he has just the right touch for infusing his portraits with the aura of the bygone era. As a result, a Rothschild portrait wouldn’t look out of place 100 years ago, and would not look dated to a future generation.
Have you had any of these questions come up in your head?
- I don’t know what we should wear for our portrait…
- We’ve never posed for professional pictures before, let alone for a portrait…
- I’m not sure if my family would appreciate a fine art portrait…
- I’m not sure what portrait size we should get…
- I’m not sure if we should commission a full-length, 3/4 length, or some “other length” portrait…
- How can my family take full advantage of this opportunity and be 100% prepared for our portrait sitting session?
Glad you asked. These are all great questions, and we have you covered. We’ve developed an information-packed email series that address all of these. If you are at all considering a portrait from Rothschild Portraiture, these emails are a must-read. Fill out your information, and keep an eye on your inbox (emails may arrive in your Promotions tab).
Bonus: Every month we raffle off one of our portrait frames to go with a future portrait commission. Sign-up to enter. You could be our next winner!
Schedule your risk-free portrait session
I offer my portrait sitting sessions at no cost to you, because I want you to experience my process and truly appreciate what I can offer to you and your family. Simply fill out this form, and we’ll get in touch with you to discuss all the details. If you prefer, you can reach me directly at 347.913.3837 (I can’t always pick up the phone though…) My regular portrait session days are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.