We photographers love nothing more than setting up six tripods, yards and yards of material and big heavy flash boxes, not to mention all the wires, cables and huge heavy batteries to make them work in the soft boxes we put together to soften the same light. Whew!
To be honest, that's not true at all. In fact, it's so labor intensive that I sold and/or gave away all my portrait gear. Okay, I kept a few pieces ... the tripods. Setting up all that gear takes almost an hour, while the actual picture taking lasts less than five minutes. Two minutes if you have a good model.
That's why I called Cris instead of doing these portraits myself. Add to the above the adjustments to the images, along with a website where people can see the proofs, and printing them out all takes money and time. Now you know why photographers are so expensive. It's not just having a camera.
And so ..... after all of that ..... here's my portrait for the wall in my fancy dancy tuxedo. I can't complain, I would just prefer I looked 30 years younger! Totally weird to see myself in a tux.