PORTRAITS

Are you a managing director, a self-employed businessperson or an artist? And are you in need of a strong personal portrait? A portrait that represents your face in public. Your integrity, professionalism and power. A portrait that is anything but stereotypical and superficial.
Make demands on your portrait.

Options

Personal portrait
Company portrait
Corporate portrait
Location portrait
Exclusive portrait
Strengthen your legacy
Photo stories
Humanitarian projects

‘My job as a photographer is to get behind the many masks people carry every day and find the inner core that defines us as humans. By doing so the portrait will radiate personality, experience and knowledge of life, but also has to balance between the formal and the personal, which partakes in creating integrity and trustworthiness when it comes to the manner in which a company positions itself.

I deliver personal portraits to governmental and municipal authorities, organizations and companies – and social portraits and descriptions for magazines, newspapers, relief organizations and shelters’.

Photographer Helga Theilgaard

THE PERSONAL PORTRAIT

The personal portrait is attentive and sensuous. It communicates the essence of your personality and reflects the basic traits of character that do not fade away with time.

Included:

  • An opening meeting about background for and use of the portrait<
  • Good advice on what to wear
  • 60-90-minute in-studio photoshoot
  • Individual instruction
  • Professional lighting
  • A selection of portraits to look trough
  • Recommendation of the best portraits
  • Professional retouching and image processing of one portrait for print and web
  • Digital preservation and archival storage
  • Full usage rights


Head of PR & Communication at Stilleben, Louise Nyboe Andersen

COMPANY PORTRAITS

The company portraits create a unified and personal impression when presenting your management, board or employees.

Included:

  • An opening meeting about background for and use of the portraits
  • Location research
  • Good advice on what to wear sent via e-mail before session
  • Photoshoot at company location
  • Individual instruction
  • Professional lighting
  • A selection of the portraits to look trough
  • Recommendation of the best portraits
  • Professional retouching and image processing of portraits for print and web
  • Digital preservation and archival storage
  • Full usage rights

The price depends on time spent on each individual (your choice) and of course the total number of portraits.


Managing director, DK Medier, Claus Theilgaard

THE LOCATION PORTRAIT

Location portraits use architecture and space as the starting point when telling the story of your company, or as an underpinning of your personality.

Included:

  • An opening conversation setting the framework for the assignment
  • A vision board with suggestions regarding storytelling and visual identity
  • Location research
  • Setting up and taking down equipment
  • On-location photoshoot
  • Individual instruction
  • Professional lighting
  • A selection of the portraits in online photo gallery
  • My recommendation of the best portraits
  • Professional retouching and image processing of up to three location portraits for print and web
  • Digital preservation and archival storage
  • Full usage rights


Lawyer Martin Lavesen

THE CORPORATE PORTRAIT

Portraits that radiate personality, experience and worldly wisdom and at the same time balances the formal and the personal, partakes in creating integrity and trustworthiness when it comes to the manner in which your company positions itself. Focus is on the portrait as a communication tool and it is a combination of the location portrait and the personal portrait taken in-studio.

Included:

  • An opening conversation about background for and use of the portrait
  • A vision board with suggestions regarding storytelling and visual identity
  • 120-minute location research that supports your personal story and style and lend variety and dynamics in your image material for websites,
    social media, talks and other relevant communication channels.
  • Good advice on what to wear and style before photoshoots
  • Setting up and taking down equipment
  • 180-minute on-location photoshoot
  • 60-minute in-studio photoshoot
  • Individual instruction
  • Professional lighting
  • A selection of the portraits in online photo gallery
  • Recommendation of the best portraits
  • Professional retouching and image processing of up to ten portraits
  • Digital preservation and archival storage
  • Full usage rights


Director and communication advisor, Goll Impact, Peter Goll

THE EXCLUSIVE PORTRAIT

For when you a variety of pictures for your homepage, business card, press, posters and/or brochures and want a stylist to do your hair and make-up.

Included:

  • An opening conversation about background for and use of the portrait
  • Good advice on what to wear + hair and make-up done by a stylist before your session
  • 60 minute session with professional stylist
  • 60-90 minute in-studio photoshoot
  • Individual instruction
  • Professional lighting
  • A selection of the portraits in online photo gallery
  • Recommendation of the best portraits
  • Professional retouching and image processing of up to five portraits for print and web
  • Digital preservation and archival storage
  • Full usage rights


Auditor General, Lone strøm


Fashion blogger, Stiljournalen, Torsten Grunwald

STRENGTHEN YOUR LEGACY

This is for government ministers, directors, judges, lawyers and mayors who are about to resign, take up an appointment, celebrate a jubilee or pass a mile stone, and who for the special occasion need an authentic, original artistic portrait that tells a story about their efforts for posterity. The artistic portrait is mounted, framed and signed. If the portrait is to be included as part of an already existing decoration, form and expression as a whole is incorporated according to architecture, functions and history of the particular location.
With an artistic portrait, you get an exclusive and timeless portrait created according to old artisanal tradition. I shoot an analogue portrait with a large format camera and enlarge it into photogravure.

Included:

  • An opening interview and conversation about your background, wishes and use of the portrait
  • Good advice on what to wear before the session
  • 120-minute in-studio photoshoot with large format analogue camera
  • Individual instruction
  • Professional lighting
  • Selection of pictures from photoshoot
  • Enlargement of one portrait into photogravure including professional copying by hand and retouching
  • Digital preservation and archival storage
  • Mounting and framing
  • Signing of the artistic portrait which makes it a unique copy


Singer Johanna Maj

PHOTO STORIES

Photo stories for magazines and newspapers or pictorial coverage of the atmosphere at a conference or an event.

Included:

  • An opening conversation setting the framework for the assignment
  • Photoshoot(s)
  • Selection of pictures
  • Professional retouching and image processing of pictures for print and web
  • Digital preservation and archival storage
  • Full usage rights


Gala Premiere, The Hunt, Cannes Filmfestival

HUMANITARIAN PROJECTS

For more than ten years, I have photographed a number of humanitarian projects, telling the stories of people living on the edge of society, and I have built a strong network within this field. I have specialized in the particular manner of engagement and ethics required when it comes to gaining the trust of this group of people and telling their stories in a dignified manner while respecting the very difficult situations in which they find themselves.

Included:

  • An opening conversation setting the framework for the assignment
  • Research and contact
  • Photoshoot(s)
  • Selection of pictures
  • Professional retouching and image processing of photographs for print and web
  • Digital preservation and archival storage
  • Full usage rights

The price depends on the scope of the project and comes with a special humanitarian discount.


Homeless and Hus Forbi seller, Peter Merrild

TESTIMONIALS

‘…a true master of vivid portraits’

‘In my opinion, a professional portrait is an absolute must for all self-employed persons, who wish to indicate quality and trustworthiness. It takes a photographer who knows her business. Who wants to end up with a stiff, lifeless and stereotypical portrait that barely resembles a living person?
I chose Helga because she is a true master of vivid portraits. She turns a photo session into an enjoyable and relaxing experience where you never feel awkward. In addition, she has a remarkable ability to capture the very essence of your personality – and bring about ‘the real you’. The presence, the seriousness and the twinkle in one’s eye. I believe my portraits are visible proof of this, and I am extremely satisfied.’
Rikke Moos, Copywriter and Marketing Mentor

‘…have learned how to be photographed’

“I have learned HOW TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED! Which in my professional life has been a huge benefit. I used to fear the camera, with the result that it was never kind to me. But now I face the camera, and can present my best self.”
Susan Goldstein Associates, director

‘…in a very sober and solidary manner’

“Helga is strong. She takes pictures of shabby, living people on the edge. In a very sober and solidary manner, she leads us into a world that most people are afraid to approach- or even see”.
Tom Gottfredsen, head director HK Statbladet

‘…you will be listened to from the heart’

“At its best, portrait photography is the result of an artistic process. The photographer has a sincere curiosity towards, what it is that you contain inside, and may be processing inside. And you tell from the heart, because you will be listened to from the heart.
This is how the best and most experienced photographers are able to capture something that you did not know that you contained within yourself. This is why I like Helga Theilgaard. And this is why I, again, chose her with the task to find my contemporary expression.”
Pernille Bøge, management counsellor

‘…has shown great empathy and understanding’

‘Helga has delivered photographs for Hus Forbi, portraits as well as reporting photos, for many years. In that context, Helga has worked with homeless and socially marginalized people. She has been outstanding when it comes to capturing their situation in pictures and conveying the moods from places and environments that vulnerable people frequent. In her dealings with homeless and socially marginalized people, Helga has shown great empathy and understanding.’
Poul Struve Nielsen, Editor, Hus Forbi

‘…the best investment’

‘I just want to say that the portrait you shot is the best investment I have made in this election (municipal election, 2017). So many people have reported back to me, telling me that it is a great picture.’
Torsten Hjort Hansen, Socialdemokratiet, Lejre Kommune

’… it holds the energy that I want to represent’

’A great portrait exudes personality and gives you a sense of looking into the depths of a person. You find it difficult to let go of the eye contact with the person in the picture and want to know more about him or her. I used my portrait in connection with celebrating my 50th birthday, among other things for publicity in newspapers, and I received so much recognition and feedback from everyone who saw it. Today, I use my portrait across the social and digital media platforms that I attend. It sends out a professional vibe and at the same time, it holds the energy that I want to represent.’
Marianne Due, Digital Director, Sjællandske Medier