About Our Studio
At Nelsen’s Photographic Design we respect your decision to commission a fine artistic portrait and appreciate the investment of your time, thought and resources. In recognition of this, we strive to achieve exhibition quality photographs, while providing very personalized service with every portrait session. All steps are taken to ensure the creation of sensitive, elegant portraiture. A Nelsen’s Photographic Design portrait has been expressly created to add warmth and beauty to your home for generations.
Nelsen’s Photographic Design is a low volume studio where portrait sessions are not scheduled as in an assembly line. We spend time with our clients before the photo session planning everything necessary to help coordinate outfits and locations, and discuss other factors of importance to best prepare them for being photographed. We allow each client ample time to capture all the elements they desire in the portrait session. Our goal is to record the personality, as well as the appearance of our clients. We get to know our clients, help them to feel comfortable, and have a wonderful time photographing them. The end result is the highest quality portraiture possible.
Nelsen’s Photographic Design was created in 1986 by Cliff & Michelle Nelsen. Cliff Nelsen, an award winning photojournalist and portrait photographer achieved his degree in photojournalism after having studied at several schools. The highlight of his studies was at Brooks’ Institute of Photographic Arts and Sciences, Santa Barbara, CA. In addition, Cliff served as the photography instructor at the Northwest College of Art for many years, and has enjoyed judging many regional photo competitions. Michelle, also a talented photographer, specializes in posing, set design and make-up artistry. She is always present during portrait sessions to assist Cliff, as well as their clients. Together they combine their skills to photograph you looking your best, while pampering you along the way.
We love what we do! And we enjoy our clients! After all the years we have served the people of Kitsap County and beyond, we continually look forward to practicing our art, while capturing and preserving the memories of the people, places and events that make life worth living. We are always grateful to be allowed to contribute to the lives of our clients.
We take pride in the fact that every portrait created at Nelsen’s includes enhancement and retouching at no additional cost to you. We assure you that your portraits will be all that you would expect from a professionals portrait studio. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. Thank you for placing your trust in Nelsen’s Photographic Design.