Two bothers pose wearing Hamilton Costumes, older brother has younger brother in a loving headlock. Portrait by Brisson Imagery.

The Art of Studio Portraiture

Baby girl with monogramed diaper cover looks over her shoulder at the camera
Fine art studio portrait of a girl wearing a black diamond tiara
High School Yearbook Photo by Brisson Imagery

Studio portraiture is an art form that requires both technical precision and a deep understanding of human expression. Our photographer meticulously crafts each shot, paying attention to lighting, composition, and every detail that adds depth and character to your portraits. We use state-of-the-art equipment and innovative techniques to ensure that every image exudes a sense of sophistication and elegance.

Our studio is more than just a place to take pictures – it's a creative sanctuary where we collaborate to bring your vision to life. We take pride in creating a relaxed and comfortable environment that allows your true personality to shine through. Our team knows how to capture your essence, whether it's a genuine smile, a contemplative gaze, or an infectious burst of laughter.
Tonya Brisson, Professional Photographer from Charleston SC
Tonya Brisson
Owner, Brisson Imagery, LLC
Black and white photo of a newborn boy in his fathers hands. Fathers hands and arms are covered in tattoos. Portrait by Brisson Imagery
Large family poses casually at the end of a photo session wearing shirts with the family name on them

Memories That Last

A portrait is more than just a photograph – it’s a keepsake that connects generations. We take pride in creating heirloom-quality portraits that will be treasured by your family for years to come. Our attention to detail and commitment to excellence ensures that each portrait stands the test of time, becoming a lasting symbol of your journey.

The Benefits of Studio Portraits

1. Controlled Environment: Unlike outdoor shoots, studio sessions provide a controlled environment. This means we have complete mastery over lighting, allowing us to sculpt and manipulate it to achieve dramatic or soft effects that beautifully highlight your features.

2. Privacy and Comfort: Our studio is your private haven, free from the distractions and prying eyes of the outside world. You can relax and be yourself, resulting in portraits that capture your genuine essence.

3. Timeless Elegance: Studio portraits have a timeless quality that transcends trends. With a clean backdrop and focused attention on you, the resulting images exude a classic elegance that never goes out of style.

4. Versatility: Studio settings offer a blank canvas for creativity. We can experiment with different backgrounds, props, and lighting setups to match your personality, style, and desired aesthetic.

5. Flawless Presentation: The controlled environment of a studio allows us to capture flawless, magazine-worthy portraits. Every detail can be refined to perfection, from hair and makeup to posing and expressions.

6. Weatherproof Sessions: Studio sessions eliminate weather-related uncertainties. No need to worry about rain, wind, or harsh sunlight affecting your shoot – our studio ensures a consistent and comfortable experience.

7. Distraction-Free Focus: With no external distractions, your session becomes an immersive experience. You’re free to connect with the camera and photographer, resulting in authentic and captivating portraits.

8. Creative Lighting: Studio lighting setups can range from soft and diffused to bold and dramatic. We tailor the lighting to your desired mood and the message you want your portraits to convey.

9. Seasonless Appeal: Regardless of the time of year, studio portraits maintain their allure. They’re perfect for any season or occasion, from holiday cards to professional headshots.

10. Professional Guidance: Our experienced photographers guide you through the entire process, helping you choose the right poses, expressions, and outfits. Their expertise ensures your portraits are both stunning and true to you.

11. Perfect for Families and Groups: Studio sessions are ideal for capturing families, couples, or groups. The controlled environment makes it easier to coordinate and capture everyone’s best angles.

12. Emphasis on Personality: With minimal distractions in the background, studio portraits put the focus squarely on your personality and expressions, resulting in images that reflect your true self.

At Brisson Imagery, we specialize in creating captivating studio portraits that showcase your unique story. Whether you’re looking for headshots, family portraits, or personal branding images, our studio provides the perfect backdrop for creating art that stands the test of time. Contact us today to schedule your session and experience the magic of studio portraiture firsthand.


Santa in his workshop with a little girl on his knee and an older boy standing next to him
Maternity photoshoot with long flowing dress. Portrait by Brisson Imagery

Intimate Studio in Mount Pleasant, SC

*Located on the second floor, no elevator, not ADA accessible.  Climate controlled, unlimited allotment of time, free for use, free use of photographers props & wardrobe closet. 

This space offers a homey, relaxed setting, perfect for: 

  1. Newborn Sessions
  2. Headshots
  3. Individual portraits (human or pet)
  4. Product/food photography
  5. Family/groups of 2-6. 
  6. Green screen/Fantasy portraits 



Large Commercial Studio in West Ashley, SC 

*ADA accessible, Climate controlled. Limited allotment of time given.  Limited prop and backdrop options. 

Use of this option is billed to the client and is in addition to the photographer’s session fee.  Click here for current rates.  

This space is used in TV/Movie making but also rents time to licensed and insured photographers.  Ideal for the following genres: 

  1. Large families/groups
  2. Handicapped or mobility-restricted clients. 
  3. Milk Bath sessions
  4. Dance/Gymnastics/Sports (action) portraits
  5. Pet portraits 
  6. Photography of large products (vehicles, furniture, etc.). 
  7. Photography intended for branding or commercial use. 

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