About Flash Frozen Photography!
Hello, I am Kathy Rappaport of Flash Frozen Photography. I have loved the Art of Photography from childhood. I love to tell stories with my camera and connect with the people or pets who are on the other side of the lens. The experience I create for my clients is not only fun but the entire process is set up so that you will enjoy every aspect of the time we spend together. From planning wardrobe, a concept, some pampering and finally either dressing up or not depending on the story we are creating.
I have owned my studio since 2006 which originally was in Woodland Hills but in September 2017 my husband and I moved to the Palm Springs Area. When we got settled in our new home, I found the perfect spot to open my new studio on El Paseo in Palm Desert. I am still going back regularly to Woodland Hills as well to serve my clients there by appointment. When we plan a session, we decide on the location - my portrait studio, your home or business, a park or somewhere meaningful. We plan every detail so that it's a good experience for you and the end results will be what you were expecting.
Photographs of people should tell a story about them and show some of their soul and being. An expression on the face, maybe a smile or not, a look in the eyes that only they see, a gesture.... or for your business, the look that is appropriate for your brand.
I want to evoke emotion in my Portraits. That story about you and those you love. And history. Your personal and family history in the making to be preserved for the future: A pet who is a part of your family, your new baby, the images of you at whatever age you are, as you are, because it is a part of your story that your loved ones will cherish and most of all you will too.
I want to make images that you will say are the best photographs you have ever taken. I love to capture families at a milestone time or for no reason except to say these are the people I love, or to photograph your children growing up because their time is fleeting and you will one day blink and they will be adults. Or just because you have a vision and want to play. Maybe some old Hollywood Glamour or a painting from the museum as inspiration.
When was the last time you were photographed professionally? I always want to remind you that your children don't remember you from your Wedding Day. You owe them photographs of yourself, as you are NOW, so that they will remember you as they see you. They don't recall the day you got married.
Set up a complimentary consultation with me and let me show you why I should be your first choice person to photograph what is important to you.
Let me show you what good photography is and how to tell the difference with lighting, and paper, and finishing. I print most of my own work in house because I want to make sure that it's perfect. Printing is an important aspect of the process. I want images to last for generations. I use 100 year archival paper. I use albums and canvas that are hand crafted And as full service photographer, I have beautiful frames that work with any decor and budget too. When you purchase your portraits from me, you will also get the fully edited digital file too. Not just a disk of images that will degrade and one day be obsolete that you won't know what to do with after the session.
My experience is designed to make my clients feel pampered and comfortable. I believe that intimacy is important to creating a good image. Every session I do is designed just for you, my client. My sessions always include planning ahead of time so you will know what to bring and what we are creating together. You will not have to worry about how to sit or stand. I will direct you every step of the way so the best version of you will come through to my lenses. I never want to make people feel they are going to an image factory. There is a reason the kids I shoot want to come back. I make it fun for everyone. Read my online reviews - I have very happy clients for a multitude of reasons.
I have always loved storytelling. And writing. And reading. In high school, I took my first photography class. When my husband bought a camera for a trip to Alaska in 2001, I borrowed it and started seriously studying all aspects of photography - from Actor's and Executive Headshots and Personal Branding, to Glamour with Dennis Kirkland who did images of Marilyn Monroe in the sheets. An LA Times photographer I studied with taught a street portraiture class and encouraged me to open a Portrait Studio photographing Children and families. In 2006 I opened my portrait studio in Woodland Hills. For fun, I love to travel and my hobby is street portraits and architecture, wherever a plane or ship will take me. As an animal lover, my dogs are usually pressed into model service. I love good food and cooking and music. And kissing babies. But then, who doesn't?
I invite you to call me, make an appointment to see for yourself. Let's plan out your session -park, your home or my studio or something on my list of 100 places that are photography worthy. Let me help you preserve your personal history in a beautiful way you that you will be able to treasure forever. I guarantee you will love the portraits we make together.