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USNA Portraits

“Creating iconic images today, for our leaders of tomorrow.”    

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Your Midshipman will be graduating from the Naval Academy before you know it. Now is the time to invest in a fine portrait … a quality portrait that you can proudly hang in your home or office. Your Midshipman will never again wear the USNA parade blues.  Now is the time to schedule this once-in-a-lifetime commemorative session.

Fine portraiture requires time, creativity, and expertise. The typical graduation portrait photographer has only minutes to work.  Dave spends the time necessary with your Mid to properly capture the expression of pride against the background grandeur of the United States Naval Academy. We encourage portraits in full dress FDB uniform – this uniform says USNA!

(See FAQ below.)

Be sure to visit our Blog for the most recent sessions and upcoming events!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are you the photographer who helps sponsor Commissioning 101?
A: Sure am! And, it’s always a great event!

Q: I like your scenic portraits. Does the Academy provide this service?
A: No. The Academy contracts a large photography company for typical senior head shot type portraits on a painted background. (That portrait is also used in the Lucky Bag year book, although they will accept ours as well.)

Q: How will my son/daughter be contacted?
A: He/She will be phoned or e-mailed with information on the right uniform to wear, and how to schedule for a convenient time.  Because of your Mid’s busy schedule, they can book their session online 24/7.

Q: What is the fee for creating the portraits?
A: The Session Fee for on “the Yard” appointments is $225, and must be paid to reserve the date and time for the session.

  • This fee covers reasonable reschedules due to weather or because your Mid can’t make the original date.
  • It does not apply toward the purchase of finished portraits, but we guarantee your complete satisfaction with the results.
  • (In-studio sessions are only $125. We have US, USNA, USN, and USMC flags available if desired.)

Q: How much do quality finished portraits cost?
A: We offer the very finest portrait finishes available anywhere, and we have no minimum purchase:

  • Individual portraits start at under $150, but most people need several portraits so we offer cost-effective Collections starting at just $295.
  • Beautiful Wall Portraits are available from $495, but can also be included in Collections for greater savings. Our standard Embassy Finish offers a durable textured surface, but we also have a variety of gallery canvas and other finishes available as well.
  • Because there are often a variety of great poses, many parents also opt for our handcrafted albums ($495 – 1295+, depending on options).

Q: How will we view the portraits?
A: Dave will meet with you in his studio on your next visit to Annapolis or during Commissioning Week to show you various sizes, finishes, and frames for your portrait.  Using his unique projection system, there is never any guesswork as to which sizes and poses are best.  In special cases, we may post previews online.

Q: Can we schedule a family portrait on the grounds at the Academy?
A: YES. Although it’s a busy time for you (and us), we can accommodate a few families during Commissioning Week, or for another time you are in town.

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