About two weeks ago I did a session for this young couple who were expecting the birth of their baby girl. In our prior discussions it was clear they didn’t want anything frou frou. Just something simple and sort-of-candid. To get some sense of direction, I told them our running theme would be… “The Romance Never Ends”. These two had plenty of romance between them, I had a blast capturing their moments together.
The thing I love most about photographing people is having the opportunity to get to know my clients. Some of their stories serve as links to creating friendships and some, I believe, are meant to inspire.
Back in October of 2015, I received a call from Thelma Kidwell. She wanted to grant her daughter’s wish to have a family portrait session. So I came up with a package that was going to be presented on her birthday the following year. In our planning meetings, we would occasionally exchange personal stories. In Thelma’s case, it was her battle against Multiple Myeloma. A type of cancer that, while treatable, still has no cure. About 11,000 people in the U.S. die from it each year. Continue reading
Back in 2014, with camera on one hand and a flash on a light stand on the other, I roamed the Renaissance Festival in Annapolis looking for willing, accurately clad subjects. Luckily, I found a handful who happily obliged. Continue reading
I’ve come across this great, valid question one way or another, and of course I always welcome the opportunity to educate my clients.
The question: “Why don’t photographers give raw photos to clients?”
In this video, New York photographer, Jessica Kobeissi covers the topic.
“Being Prepared” and “Feeling Secure”… that was the theme for a June image critique and photo contest at a photography meetup group that I am in. I like the theme so I decided to join. Continue reading
Digital image post processing is a highly technical endeavor but there are times when I also have to make some artistic or creative decisions to further enhance a portrait. I care about the final image and sometimes I go to certain extremes to meet or exceed my clients’ expectations. Continue reading
I had the privilege of serving Anne’s photography needs for a Corporate Headshot to be used for her new business. During our initial phone consultation she mentioned that her office was located at her home so I suggested we do an environmental shot using her work area as the background. We also talked briefly about wardrobe and I suggested that she prepare a few.
I believe in giving clients all the support, visual aids, tips and advice prior to a shoot. It builds confidence and makes the session run a lot smoother. So a few days before the session, I sent Anne a PDF file containing a few corporate-type posing suggestions that she can practice. Continue reading