Ginny and Perry Osman are a delightful couple who have been a staple in the Melbourne area for most of their lives with Osman Lincoln-Mercury, the involvement they have had in the community, and with their three children and grandchildren. With a growing number of grandchildren and limited wall space, Ginny was concerned about hanging another portrait on another wall, understandably so. In talking about her options, we decided upon a footprint wall. She brought out the portraits she had of her children and grandchildren and Greg arranged them first on the floor and then on her wall. Happily, Ginny said over and over, “This looks so warm and inviting”. The Osmans enjoyed the new wall with a family dinner that very evening.
Stephen Covey states in his book, 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, "Begin with the end in mind. " The whimsical portrait of beautiful Miss Savanna Ware, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Ware, exemplifies this principle to the tee. We began this journey with Marcia's visit to the Gallery for a Design Consultation. After discussing many different options, we decided that their home would be simply the perfect location for the camera study. After all, it does play a rather large role in who they are. We knew where Marcia had set her heart on hanging the image so we started with that in mind. The portrait size was determined by the space above the mantle, just where Marcia had envisioned it. All of the colors in the image itself, are represented in the Ware's home and compliment her style beautifully. When it came time to choose a frame, the family chose an enchanting wooden piece daintily finished with ornate roses that would sweetly bring out the pattern in Savanna's dress.
We were commissioned to create an engagement portrait depicting these two, Amanda and Nestor, individually as well as a couple. They are both professionals in their own fields, Nestor is a ballet dancer and Amanda is an ice skater. I think we were very successful!!!
“The entire experience was exceptional. Both Greg and Lesa had us smiling and laughing the whole time. Their professionalism made everything easy. The portraits are amazing, and we created great memories together”.
Amanda and Nestor
We were familiar with Gregory Daniel’s work from family and friends over the years and had always admired their portraits. We always knew that one day we would love to have one in our home. When I saw the package at the Derby Day auction I knew this was our chance and I had to win. Fortunately I did and soon after met with Greg and Lesa to plan our session. We decided to do a portrait of our daughter Emerson. She is 2 ½ and we wanted to capture her at this special stage of no longer being a baby and becoming such a fun little girl. We were a little nervous how she would be during the session. Greg and Lesa were so amazing with her! Lesa kept her so entertained she thought she was on a play date and not a photography session. She was always excited to go and “play” with Mr. Greg and Mrs. Lesa when we met for the design and reveal appointments. The portrait is stunning to say the least! It is something that we will treasure for the rest of our lives. We are so thankful we had the opportunity to work with Greg and Lesa and look forward to working with them again.