Soul Art Photography by Tori James

Lifestyle & Documentary Photographer

Creative Portraits & Social Events

Charlotte Queen City

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Capturing the Beauty of Life.
Revealing the Beauty of Soul.

Creative Portraits

Soul Art Photography specializes in two styles of creative portraiture: Documentary Portraits & Lifestyle Portraits.

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Documentary portraits are modern, photojournalistic images that capture the natural candid story of you. There's no pressure for fancy poses because your attention isn’t on the camera, it’s on engaging with loved ones & enjoying life’s pleasures. With these storytelling images, my aim is to seize the moment so that you can concentrate on being in the moment. I accompany you with my eye focused & lens ready to catch the loving exchanges & delicate intimacies that make an ordinary day truly anything but ordinary.

Great ideas for documentary portraits:

~ Play time at home ~ A picnic in the park  ~  A romantic date ~ Celebrating holiday traditions ~  Any fun family outing ~

Lifestyle portraits are directed, camera-focused portraits that typically involve controlled lighting setups, posed body positioning, & unique wardrobe selections to produce original & inspired images. These guided sessions are best for creating portraits with an imaginative theme or specialized look, & are best for enthusiastic subjects who have distinct creative expressions that they’d like to capture. Lifestyle portraits can also be used for more relaxed & casual portraits for individuals, families, & couples. 

Lifestyle portraits are ideal for:

~ Creative artists, musicians, & models ~ Fashion & make-up highlights ~ Intimate & glamour portraits ~ Solopreneurs & small business professionals ~

Portrait Session Packages

The Essential Package


Choice of Documentary or Lifestyle portraits

2-hour session at your choice of location

25 professionally retouched images

14-day online viewing & purchase gallery

Gallery download of images in print-size format up to 8x10

The Basic Package


Choice of Documentary or Lifestyle portraits

1-hour session at your choice of location

10 professionally retouched images 

7-day online viewing gallery

Gallery download of images in non-print, web-size format

What To Expect . . .

Before the Session

We’ll have a pre-session “prep talk” to connect with each other & discuss image ideas, wardrobe choices, location selection, & what products you’re interested in. I’ll prepare you to be in front of the camera so you can fully enjoy the creation process.

Day of Session

We’ll meet at the chosen location & begin the session with a few test shots to get you comfortable & relaxed. We then ease into the awesome experience of creating your Soul Art. I’ll also have sample prints & art displays for you to preview & select your preferred styles.

After the Session

Now for the best part…seeing your images! I’ll set up a selection gallery of your best portraits for you to choose your favorites & place any additional orders. Once retouching is complete, you’ll be able to download your chosen portraits directly from your gallery.

Want more information?

Check out the Creative Services Brochure for full details on portrait packages & fill out the consultation request form to speak with the photographer directly.

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