“With camera in hand, I thrive in exploring the true essence and energy of each individual, product, and/or location that I photograph.
As an educated and experienced advertising and fashion photographer, and not neglecting the innate pursuit I have towards my photographic fine art photography, I approach each assignment and canvas with my passion in check.
I truly love what I do."
Photographer Doug Heslep, offers services in Texas, California, Nevada, and Florida. His background is photography for Fashion, Editorial, Models, Actors, Beauty, Product/Advertising, Professional Portraiture, Architectural, and Fine Art Projects. All are complimented by his undergraduate and graduate studies education with emphasis in Photography from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Doug has over 30 years in studio, and on location experience. His goal is to provide imagery specific and unique to the brand, individual, or subject matter he is working with. Translating best to mean, he is qualified, dependable, and there are no cookie-cutter sessions!
Doug has extensive studio and on location experience, and is currently offering his services as a freelancer. He is a people person, and thrives on the interaction with his models, muses, and clients. And, no matter the experience level, he strives to bring out the personality and character of those in front of his lens, which is in his opinion what every believable and marketable image needs to be. When working with Doug, the highest levels of his professionalism and integrity are always his top priority to maintain and exhibit. Accused of being a perfectionist as well, he doesn't believe in the term, "that's good enough" , for he sets his goals to deliver beyond expectation. And, although he is usually brought in on a project because of his ability to conceptualize and finalize, he welcomes collaborating with those who also represent your efforts.
On a more personal closing note:
Doug became a single parent early on in his career, and actually even before he started graduate school in 1986. His son, Alex, now thirty-five, was hitched to his side exclusively since the age of fourteen months, and dredged right on along with him thru it all. Doug even managed to coach Alex's little league baseball team for five seasons, which definitely made for very long days, but in his heart worth every effort. Then there was the every Thursday night, since Alex was eight years old, and for the following twelve years, that they played Ultimate Frisbee as a team sport together. Doug is proud to have been a dedicated parent, and considers this to be the largest influence on who he is today, molding him both personally, and of course indirectly within his career. Obviously being an all-in Team Player, he is definitely someone you want on your sideline.