About Scott Church – Internationally Published Photographer
Scott Church is a world renowned, internationally published, award winning fine art erotic portrait photographer. His work has been featured in dozens of media outlets and publications, including Penthouse Magazine, Playboy Magazine and Playboy.com, VH1, XXL Magazine, Latin Trends Magazine, The Science Channel’s “Odd Folks Home”, Maxim.com, Skin Too, Gothic Beauty, Secret Magazine, Leg Show, Men’s Health, Temptress Magazine, Retro Lovely, and Fine Art PHOTO Magazine, along with many others.
He has published eight books of his photography which have been sold all around the world.
His photography workshops in places like London, Dublin, Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Seattle, the Dominican Republic and others have been sell-out events attracting dozens of professional and amateur photographers at every location.
Even with all of these accomplishments, his day to day work is, by choice, with regular people, not professional models. He loves finding everyone’s beauty, no matter the subject, and he shows his clients the utmost devotion and respect everyday. He still chooses to base his studio in the same small town he grew up in, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, and keeps his prices low to allow everyone to enjoy what he does.
Scott truly loves photographing people, and making them feel as perfect and beautiful as he possibly can.
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“scottchurch is an outstanding photographer … I am proud to have his art in my home!”
–Cee Lo Green
“Scott Church ha fatto della fotografia erotica il suo cavallo di battaglia”
–Sky Magazine, Italy
“ScottChurch is the most respectful and kind photographer I have ever had the pleasure to work with”
–Renee’ Graziano, (VH1’s Mob Wives)
“Scott is very talented!!!”
“Scott Church is the only photographer I will ever work with again”
–Kool G Rap
“Hot photos. Keep on doing what you do. I see the love in your work.”
–Big Daddy Kane
“O… M… mother-fucking… G!”
–Dutchess Lattimore, (VH1’s Black Ink Crew)
“The New Helmut Newton”
“The best asset a photographer can possess is the “eye” for the shot. Scott has that in spades! Shot after shot, he finds something worthy of a photo wherever he looks. Be it a city, a forest, a beach, or a room, he’ll put a model, or several models, in front of it and make ART! The sheer scope and quantity of his subjects is also outstanding. Simple, or erotic, nude shots of women or men, a tender shot of a baby, an object, an angle, an odd locale — all of it is fodder for his agile sense of the shot.
I have seen good professional artists with a camera for years, but a select few with Scott’s unique talent. He ranks among the greats: O’Keefe, Adams, Arbus, Mapplethorp, et all. One might not like the content of all his work, but, in my humble opinion, I’m thankful he once picked up a camera! He impresses the daylights out of me! Appreciate this man’s work — please! –there’s sure enough of it to look at!”
A review of my first day with ScottChurch by Megan Hart
ScottChurch is an award winning Pennsylvania Glamour Photographer. If you’re going to take your clothes off in front of someone you don’t know, let it be scottchurch. I have said for the past year or so, ever since I discovered Scott’s work (through an entry by the lovely resar, who had mentioned his gorgeous pictures) I’ve said that “when I make a big book deal, I’m having my picture taken by ScottChurch.” So today I had my session with Scott.
Having been a reader of his LJ for some time, I have to say it was somewhat like meeting a celebrity. After all, this is THE scottchurch, here, and not only that, but his lovely assistant Terra! It was honestly like meeting someone famous, because I “knew” them a bit already and they didn’t know me. I’d say they both know me bit better now.
Okay, so I didn’t get nekkid. Photoshop might be my friend, but even so, what would I do with naked pics of myself? Really. They might sell more books…or not. Anyway, no I didn’t get nekkid, but I did strip down to underwear.
Remember, I said Photoshop is my friend. Ahhh, the magic of wittling away the unwanted bulges and curves, the stray Brooke Shields’ sasquatch eyebrows…yes. I love it. Scott edits some of the photos right there, so it’s like magic watching him work to smooth wrinkles and whiten eyes. Not only are the pictures he takes great right off the bat, but he “fixes” them even more.
I’d like to say that I’m mostly okay with the fact my face has lines and I’m not uberskinny…but when you can make those things disappear subtlely, and not make yourself look like a different person, well, why not? Sure, there’s a lot to be said about airbrushing models to make us women feel inadequate, but trust me my sisters when I say this: if you have your picture taken and someone CAN make you look better, well, heck. Are you gonna say NO?
If you’re going to take your clothes off in front of someone you don’t know, let it be scottchurch.
If you haven’t checked out The Art of ScottChurch, please do so, now. When you’ve finished drooling, please return to this entry.
I have said for the past year or so, ever since I discovered Scott’s work (through an entry by the lovely resar, who had mentioned his gorgeous pictures) I’ve said that “when I make a big book deal, I’m having my picture taken by Scott Church.” It helps that we live in the same town. So. The deal’s been made. Even if Harlequin doesn’t want to use my purty face on the back of my books, I wanted some good author photos to use for publicity, my website, the backs of books…and just because. I wanted them.
I like having my picture taken. I am never happy with the result — I’m too critical of myself to be really happy with the way I end up looking — but I like being made to feel pretty and like a princess, and have someone fussing over me. So today I had my session with Scott.
I got to his studio about 11 am and left just before 3 pm, and it was some of the most fun I’ve had in awhile. Not quite on the level of Thunder From Down Under, but then, I was the one taking off my clothes, not him.
The atmosphere was casual and fun, but also very professional, and Scott clearly knows what he’s doing. In all the photos he shot — and I came home with all of them today, due to the wonders of digital photography.
I have to be honest and say there’s not a bad one in the lot. More than a hundred shots and not a closed eye in one. Oh, sure, I’m pulling a few odd faces, but then, that’s me. Terra assisted me with my makeup. Thinking on it, I’m not sure why I didn’t do my own, other than again, it’s like having someone make you look better than you make yourself look. So why not?
And then we started the pictures.
And we talked. About erotica. About art. About “those words.” Innuendos were made. Pictures were shown. Clothes were removed.
I even got to meet Scott’s wife. Lucky, lucky man! Surrounded all day by beautiful women at work AND at home!
So there I am, in my scanties, taking pictures. I didn’t feel awkward or anything, though those shots are probably the ones I like least. They’re wonderful pictures, don’t get me wrong. I just don’t like looking at myself in underwear. Even so, I’m glad he took them, because I felt good while they were being taken. It was a great experience.
So now I have to write a book about a photographer named Scott. Heh. HEH!!All in all,
if you can work with Scott, I say, DO IT! His prices are more than reasonable, and the pictures he takes are simply gorgeous. Even if you’re not. And he makes you feel like a princess, really!
Thirty Pieces Of Silver
My first book, although it was honestly nothing much more than a portfolio pamphlet. This has become one of the most collected and coveted examples of my published work. Released in 1999, the limited edition run of 500 sold out in only a few months. Since then those few copies have been circulated all over the world. I have seen them sold for 3 or 4 times the original price and it always makes me smile when I find another one on the auction block.
My love letter to all of the punk rock girls I have lusted after since I was a child. Published as a pocket book in 2003, this was a lark of a project that has gained quite a bit of notoriety. I consider this my introduction to the gothic and fetish community which has since all but taken over my work and my life.
This book has introduced me to so many wonderful people, and opened so many doors for me. I will always see it as a tiny but giant step forward in my art.
Good Luck In Hell
I consider this to be my first real book. It is also the first time I chose to publish other artists along with myself. The book includes my work along with the work of 3 other incredibly talented photographers, James Groves, L.C., and Viva Van Story. With more than 200 image pages it is quite a substantial collection of fetish, pin up, and erotic art.
I am so very proud and satisfied with this wonderful book.
My second big Group book, this was a problem child to say the least. Setbacks with printing and other production issues threw it into turmoil, but just as with everything, the day it arrived all that went away. Today I do nothing but smile when I see it.
Yup, it’s sold out too.
Back on my own again with a huge, full color, 15 year retrospective collection. This one is a monster, and the best part is…you can still buy one.
An entire book of nothing but photographs of men? Yup, I did that. This is a two photographer collaboration with LC of MisfitStudios.
So There Is No Doubt
My 2013 portfolio update book.
Capturing Beauty (eBook)
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38 South Gannon St., Lebanon, PA 17042
Believe it or not, I’m actually a very nice guy and I love getting e-mail and messages from anyone who might want to contact me. Feel free to drop me a line, or possibly give me a call sometime if you would like to schedule something with me or maybe even if you just want to say hello. Seriously, it’s ok, I want to hear from you.
The best way to get ahold of me will always be through e-mail. I check it constantly, and I will most likely reply right back to you. If you feel like sending me photos, please do. I love pictures, especially if they’re of someone who is thinking of working with me.
If you want to call, the number that’s listed here is my cell number, 717-507-7947. It’s with me all the time and I will most likely answer. Please keep things like time zones in mind and remember that I do sleep sometimes. If you happen to get my voice-mail please leave me a message and I’ll call you right back. If you e-mail me and leave me your number, I will call you. I make it a point to try to call anytime someone leaves a number because I expect the same from others.
My schedule is busy, but I will always try to make time for new people. If you have a deadline I always do my best to meet it for you. No matter what, my goal is always to make sure that everyone that works with me leaves happy and satisfied with what I do for them.
I work very hard to always give you more than what you could expect, and I love seeing my clients smile when they see their photographs.
If you are thinking of scheduling a sitting with me, here are a few things you should know.
First of all, let me say again that if you would like to work with me, I would like to work with you. This is my job and my passion, and I am constantly looking for new people to share it with.
While I would love it if everyone could come to the studio, I have created some of my best images on location. I love to travel, and have set foot on five of the seven continents in my photography career. However, there are still quite a few places on the map I have yet to thumb-tack, so if you think you live too far away, I would love to prove you wrong. Please don’t hesitate to ask, I’m sure we can work something out.
Remember also that a location does not have to be somewhere extraordinary. I have created beautiful images in the most subtle outdoor locations and in the most comfortable living rooms. Yes, your home is a perfect place for us to do pictures. You have spent so much time and money decorating and making your home the place in the world you feel the most comfortable, it only stands to reason that this would be the perfect place to create an intimate and special image for you or the one you love.
No matter where we work together, I will do whatever I can to make sure you feel as comfortable as you do in your own home.
If you have something “extra special” in mind, don’t worry, I don’t embarrass easily. Trust me, I’ve heard and seen it all before. Whatever your idea is, please share it with me. Of course I do many different things from the most simple and pretty portrait to the most erotic and intimate photograph. No client’s request is unreasonable, and every idea is a good idea. I will do whatever I can to make sure you get exactly what you want.
What we create together doesn’t necessarily have to be sexy, racy, or even the least bit suggestive. I am just as happy to dive right into silly and outright playful and cute. I am a portrait photographer first and I try my best to create art with every subject presented to me.
Most importantly, let me make it perfectly clear that the work I do for you as a client is yours and yours alone. I will never use a client’s images in advertising, online or in print without their express permission and request. Not only will I promise this, but I will put it in writing for you. The only people that will ever see the images you have hired me to create for you are myself and whomever you choose to show them to.
I believe that the relationship I have with the people I work with is the most important part of my work, and I will never jeopardize that relationship by crossing the line of trust.
Portrait / Glamour Session
Please contact me for a price quote. I promise you will be pleasantly surprised.
The quoted price includes everything, the studio time, the sevices of my full time make-up girl all day, and all of the photos we do together, good ones cleaned up and edited, on a flash drive ready to go before you even leave the studio. Yes, I photoshop all of the good ones while you wait.
Please contact me with any wedding questions.
Prints from my portfolio
Almost anything you see here on the website or my journal can be purchased in print form directly from me.
– price depends on particular image, send me a message and ask.