Virginia Beach Couples Photo Safari – Danielle and Jesse

April 12, 2010 Leave a comment

Our 2-3 hour “Photo Safari” is our most popular portrait session and includes up to 2 location’s in Hampton Roads and multiple outfit changes.  Your able to really get a diverse selection of images and it really is customized as much as your imagination allows.

Danielle and Jesse wanted some pictures taken in Portsmouth City Park and at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.   They spend a lot of time at the park and Jesse will soon be deploying back to Iraq and they wanted some photographs of them together in a place that has special meaning for them.  We love it when a married couple that have been together awhile want something special for each other.  It warms our heart.  Hope you enjoy some photo awesomeness of Danielle and Jesse.

See more pics on our new blog:

http://www.studio757blog.com

Check out our new blog | www.studio757blog.com

March 6, 2010 Leave a comment

http://www.studio757blog.com/

We have got a lot of mileage out of this free wordpress blog in the past three years.  It’s time to move on though with bigger images, slide shows and our fusion videos.  We still might post here with personal and random stuff from time to time though.  Check out our new blog and feel free to leave us some nice comments.

11 Awesome Wedding Blogs To Check Out..

February 9, 2010 Leave a comment

I get a lot of photographic inspiration from several online wedding blogs that really show a diversity of what other photographers and wedding vendors are putting together for their brides.  Some of it is really breathtaking and amazing.  I wanted to pass these along for my brides who want some great wedding tips and those who are looking for inspiration for their special day.  Most of the sites have a links section so I am warning you, prepare to be amazed and exhausted.  These are in no particular order just the ones I visit often.

http://www.weddingchicks.com/

http://www.rocknrollbride.com

http://www.stylemepretty.com/

http://junebugweddings.com/

http://ruffledblog.com/

http://jessicalynn402.blogspot.com/

http://www.lifelovelipstickblog.com/

http://www.weddingbee.com/

http://www.weddingwire.com/

http://www.thebrokeassbride.com/

http://www.swsmag.net/

January Canvas Sale | Get ‘em while there hot

January 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Gallery wraps are our absolute favorite way to display an  image,  They look amazing and are never out of style.  Plus, they are always ready to hang!   When clients come into the studio, a canvas gallery wrap is the most frequent ordered item.   They are wrapped around a 1.5″ wooden stretcher frame and make an amazing gift for someone (or yourself).

You can take 25% off any 2009 session  – applies only to sessions that have been completed. Sale ends January 30th, 2010.

To take advantage of this, please contact me with the session you’d like to purchase from, and I’ll re-instate your online gallery to order from. My vendors only have these sales a few times each year and I am passing the savings directly to you.

Hampton Roads Portrait Photographer - Gallery Wraps

Jen 2.0 – Virginia Beach Modeling

January 3, 2010 2 comments

Here are some pics of my friend Jen from last year that I never posted to the blog.  She models locally and around the Mid-Atlantic region. The images are from the Cavalier Hotel and in front of the King Neptune statue in Virginia Beach.  I brought my 1968 Chevy stepside as a prop for one of the set’s too.

Jen always makes me laugh, she is full of spirit and loves to spend time in front of the camera. Images 1 and 2 I really love.  Just a beautiful capture of her.

If you get a chance  book a room at the Cavalier for the weekend too, so much history at the grand ‘ole hotel and the staff is wonderful.  It’s also very a very romantic place for a wedding.

http://www.cavalierhotel.com/

Rockin 2010, Let’s Get This Party Started..

January 2, 2010 1 comment

2010, what an amazing thing to hear.

It’s a New Year, and the opportunity to start something fresh. In the photography business, this is a slower time of year before the non-stop rush when it starts to warm up.  Perfect time to plant the seeds for new session types, new product offerings and better things for my clients and family.

Rather than having a new years resolution, I figured a list of goals to achieve was a better idea for me.  I have always been a goal setter and for a time I got away from doing something I know works.

1. Find a intern to help with workflow and graphic design.  This will free me up to shoot more and spend more time with my clients and family doing fun stuff.

2.  Set normal work hours and develop a manageable work-flow.  I need to plan my time and not have my time plan me.

3.  Move into a house that has a designated studio area. I love, love, love lifestyle portraiture but when it’s 27 degree’s outside who wants to shoots beach portraits?

4. Buy some real studio lights vs. Nikon flashes.  Using Nikon SB800′s work most of the time real well and are small and portable.  Sometimes big softboxes, strip lights and modeling lamps just work better.

5. Take a real road trip with the family, see the USA.  I have a class reunion in August in Oregon and I am hoping to drive there.  My son Sid has never driven cross country, we have always flown.  He will be 17 and this is the year.

6.  Have coffee with a new friend once a week.

7.  Meet 5 new amazing clients each week.

8.  Create a newsletter that has been on my mind for awhile.  Offer specials and discounts that give people enough time to take advantage of them.  This is going to be a challenge but It’s important.

9.  Have 10 displays/exhibits going all the time around Hampton Roads.  My canvas vendors are going to love me this year.

10. A complete makeover of  my website and blog.  Bigger splashier more colorful images, same fresh, modern and fun style.

11. Bigger commitment to local charities for auctions and event coverage.  You get what you give.

12.  Make sure my wife Michele and my children know they are the most important thing to me.

Posts without photograph’s are just boring so here is one of my fav’s of last year.

Sierra and Nick + 3 | Virginia Beach Family Portraits

December 22, 2009 3 comments

I met Sierra, Nick and their three pup’s at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront for a chilly portrait session.  Sierra just returned from a 7 month Med deployment and Nick drove up from North Carolina.  He  got out of the Marine Corp that day for our winter beach session.

I can tell ya, it was cold and windy.  Just on the borderline of insane but we managed to get some good shot’s in anyway.  They are a fun couple in love with  a real passion between them.  What a great way to end the year.  Thanks Sierra and Nick for spending a chilly day with me.

Hampton Roads Family Portraits

Beach Portraits Virginia Beach, VA

Beach Portraits Virginia Beach, VA

Beach Portraits Virginia Beach, VA

Beach Portraits Virginia Beach, VA

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