Category Archives: Photography

Why There Is No Portrait Here

As with any other kind of business, I receive inquiries about my services, and most of those inquiries begin with price. They say, “We want family pictures and how much are your packages?”  Many inquiries start this way because people don’t know what else to ask—they don’t know enough about how portraits are created to […]

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The Music Within

The greatest joy of portrait photography is the creativity that happens when you match a person and their character with the light, the setting, the expression, and the gesture. This creative moment came together especially well with Jack’s senior portrait. Jack loves music and is an accomplished pianist. Not having a grand piano in my […]

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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

You never know. You just never know. Sometimes, during a portrait session, the family warms up quickly to the camera and your best portraits are among the first images you capture. But, at other times, for reasons you can never quite explain, the portrait session evolves more gradually, and the best images come at the […]

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Over the Top Senior Portrait

Some times ya gotta go all out. That’s what I do, when I find out a senior is into sports. There’s a lighting setup for sports photography that has been developed by commercial photographers who shoot for ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Nike, etc. that makes an athlete look awesome. They come across strong, confident, forceful, larger […]

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Best Dressed Award (And Accompanying Rant!)

When the Bunten family arrived at my studio estate for their portraits, and stepped out of their vehicle, the moment I saw their clothing, my heart leapt for joy. Their outfits were perfect. In fact, they won my “Best Dressed Award” for the season. Look carefully at their portrait: the colors in the Mom’s top […]

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