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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.

Casting Call for Newborns, Tweens & Pets

July 27, 2009 2 comments

CASTING CALL

Once in a while, I like to expand my creativity and try some new things, and figured before senior season heats up it would be a perfect time to shoot some fun images! So, I’m offering a casting call to models/parents who are open to trying some of my ideas and comfortable with being featured on my web site. Casting Call sessions are done free of charge in exchange for a signed model release.

Each model/parent will receive a complimentary 8×10 print. You are not obligated to purchase any other prints, but if you like, they will be available for purchase at regular print rates.  I only have a few spots available for each session so first come first served. All sessions must be within 20 miles of Olde Towne Portsmouth or a travel charge will apply.

NEWBORNS
I am looking for newborn models up to three weeks old. Some of the shots may feature your little one in his or her birthday suit but be assured they will all be in good taste just as the other images on my website. These sessions will be done in your home so if you have a “beautiful nursery” that would be a plus. Newborns can take some extra time so allow for 1-3 hours for the session.

TWEENS
I am looking for children ages 8-12 with personality and spunk. Looking to do both urban and natural shoots. Will last 1-2 hours, probably outdoors.

PETS
I love animals and am interested in expanding my portfolio with images of animals of all kinds, with or without their owners – birds, dogs, cats, iguanas… you name it. These sessions will likely take place in your home or backyard or at a dog park and will probably not last for longer than an hour.

Sandy “Sam” Puc – Tots Teens Tour 09

April 16, 2009 Leave a comment

Michele and I went to Richmond Monday and saw Sandy Puc on her Tot’s 2 Teen’s Tour and all I can say is WOW.  She is a very dynamic speaker and one of the best childrens photographers in the country.

sam

It started at 4PM and we didn’t leave until almost 11PM.  She completely covers her style working with children in detail and how she presents the images to her clients.  She really is open with her heart too in regards to giving back to her community and giving to worthy causes.  She is a co-founder of  Now I Lay me Down to Sleep organization.  http://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/

Over the next several weeks we will be updating our blog with new portrait options for your little ones that we picked up from Sam, be sure to sign up for our RSS feed to keep updated.

Childrens Portraits – Hampton Roads

December 18, 2008 1 comment

Here are some images from a few different childrens sessions or events that I photographed lately.  Kids are so much fun to work with as long as I take my energy drinks before the session.  Pure joy to watch them play and have a good time.

Hampton Roads Childrens Photography

Hampton Roads Childrens Photography

Hampton Roads Childrens Photography

Hampton Roads Childrens Photography

Hampton Roads Childrens Photography

Hampton Roads Childrens Photography

Hampton Roads Childrens Photography

Bella

November 12, 2008 1 comment

These are pictures from of my niece Dina’s daughter Bella.  Much like her mom smart as a whip and well advanced beyond her young age.  We went to a local park in Grants Pass for the session.  Here are four images that stood out to me capturing her little personality.

Bella 1

Bella 2

Bella 3

Bella 4

Virginia Beach Actor Headshots

July 31, 2008 Leave a comment

The other day I received a call from a mom who wanted some headshots for her son who is trying to break into child acting or possibly modeling.  Usually you need to have a good headshot for a 8×10 and then several other images for a comp card if those are needed.

We met in Chesapekeake City park yesterday for a mini session.    He put that hat on and boy did his personality start coming out.  If you know anyone who is looking for an enthusiastic young man for some acting jobs, drop me an email and I will put you in touch with his mom.

 

Hampton Roads Babies..

June 26, 2008 9 comments

Spending time with new mothers and capturing their babies in the first year of their lives is one of my biggest thrills.  This is my second session with Kendra, we are documenting her first year with our “Baby’s First Year” program.  

From three weeks of age on we have a photo session every three months till the newborn is 12 months old. Each session the mother receive an 8×10 and then at the end I create a mounted 10×20 storyboard of her favorite four images.  It’s amazing seeing these little ones and document their growth but also their personalities as they grow.  I offer the “Baby’s First Year” program for $275.