Christine and I have been talking about getting our portraits taken at Dore Studio down on Mission and 21st St for quite a few years. Dore has a cute little store front filled with large quinceanera and glamour photos in the window and has been family owned since 1951. We used Christine’s 30th birthday as our big excuse to finally book a sitting.
The staff were super awesome and the entire shoot was a fun experience. We wanted to go for something between a couples shoot and a glamour photo, so Christine got the full hair and make up experience and borrowed a few of their minks and outfits. Unfortunately they didn’t offer any make-over stuff for men, but I had fun watching Christine get the full experience. We posed in front of 3 or 4 backdrops and then finally picked out our two favorite shots for the final results. We loved how they turned out and can’t wait to do this whole thing over again in 10 years or so.
This actually wasn’t my first time in Dore Studios though. 9 years ago I brought some of my circuit bent Casios and handmade comics there for a religious themed photo shoot. I came back last year to shoot my God Hates Dinosaurs pitch video too. So Dore will always have a special place in my heart.