About me


I think the most rewarding part about being a photographer is when after a photoshoot, the model looks at their photos and squee's "That's me!"

My journey started in 2001 when my parents gave me a  Minolta SLR. I forget which brand it was, but it was grey and awesome. I took it everywhere, did a ton of shoots with my friends and quickly realized how expensive it was get the pictures developed.

In 2005 I made the switch to digital with the Canon 20D. I was still very much an enthusiast, but my work was getting better as I could quickly see what the finished product was and I could take more images without having to run to the store to get them developed.

I was always taking my friends out for mini photoshoots, and pestering them to pose.

It wasn't till 2011 that I found my niche. I rented some mono lights from the local camera shop and loved the lighting control they provided. Soon afterwards I built my first studio, invested in my own lights and modifiers and have slowly been growing my collection since then.

While randomly at the Hyatt Regency, I stumbled across A-Kon and discovered cosplay. The cosplayers there put so much work into their craft and the costumes were so unique that I couldn't help but wanting to get more involved. Plus, I'd get to do shoots of some of my favorite fandoms. (Final Fantasy, Doctor Who, Disney mashups)

While working with cosplayers both at conventions and in the studio, I focused more on posing and lighting. Honing my skill set in order to best capture the character. A cosplayer may know how their character looks and practice in a mirror to get everything right, but there still might need to be minor adjustments made for the camera. I also worked on being able to give posing direction and to this day it is still one of main areas of continuous study.

I've had some pretty amazing adventures over the years, and have the pictures to prove it. Through it all, it is the pictures of mine that you share, that makes me love photography.

(c) PhotoPersuasion
Studio Photographer

Brian Holm

My name is Brian Holm, and together with my wife Joan Holm, we run PhotoPersuasion. Our goal is to collaborate with you to create an image that highlights you and your talents. We specialize in pinup, noir, beauty and high drama images. We strive to have each model comfortable and confident in the studio and we are able to work with your vision or help you with posing and art direction.

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photoshoot packages

Mini Photoshoot
100 $
Studio Shoot
30 minute studio shoot with 15 minute consultation
Single Lighting Look and setup.
Outfit change possible
6 edited images
*Additional images from the shoot also available for purchase
Licensing – Includes unlimited personal use.
Classic Shoot
150 $
Studio Shoot
1 hour studio shoot
Multiple lighting setups and background options.
Multiple outfit changes
12 images
Can include two lighting set-ups
* Additional images from the shoot available for purchase
Licensing – Includes unlimited personal use.
Location Shoot
200 $
DFW Locations
1 hour on location with natural and external flash lighting
6 edited images
*Additional images from the shoot available for purchase
Licensing – Includes unlimited personal use.
Ask me about special pricing for groups or unique projects
We are looking forward to working with you and understand that photography needs are different for different groups. We have special packages available for cosplay groups or unique requests
Out studio is fully equipped for Silks, Hoop, Fog/ Smoke Affects and more. We are happy to develop and work with concept pieces.

Photos published to a private online gallery within 5 days of the shoot.

Final print-ready files, 2000 pixels on the long edge, of your selection, will be delivered by a private downloadable link within 10 days.

Please note: Professional photo finishing includes color correction, cropping, sharpening and skin enhancing.

I misplaced the link to my gallery. How do I find my pictures?

If you've can't find the link, just shoot me a message and I can resend it.

Can you help with posing?

Of course. We can spend some time going over the look and feel you want for your photos. Are you wanting a fun pinup shoot, a dark and mysterious shoot, an epic action shot, etc. I have a lot of posing experience and can provide guidance to get the best shots.

Do I get copyright of the images?

Copyright is something that I get asked about often. Many photographers include a "copyright release" in their contracts, which generally just means the same as a release to have your images printed by yourself, or any lab you choose. That's not the same as obtaining copyright! Copyright simply means that I am the creator of the images, and I "own" the copyright. Selling or obtaining "the copyright" is not possible, but you will have the ability to print and share your images as much as you'd like!

Can I sell prints?

I am always happy when someone wants to sell copies of my photos. I have different pricing per photo for a resale release.

What type of equipment do you use?

I use top of the line professional Canon equipment and monolights. I have a variety of modifiers from gridded snoots to 7' umbrella's and I also have a wind machine and a fog machine if the need arises. Canon ESOR R - Mirrorless camera 24 - 104 f4 70-200 f2.8 Westcott and Seamless Paper backdrops.

We are a cosplay group, can we all come to the photoshoot?

Of course! I'm happy to take group shots as well as single shots of everyone.

How is your turn around time so fast?

I use a light meter in the studio and am careful about my cropping framing. This makes each photo ready to show straight out of camera. Your final images can involve hair and skin smoothing, color correction and lighting / shadow adjustment to make sure the mood is correct for the image you are going for.