Wednesday, July 26, 2006

INFO: I love a collage!

It used to be that photographers would just shoot to the point where they felt they had a good (or hopefully, great) image. Then, try a few additional poses, and realistically - hope there were two or three "keepers". Back then, packages were the successful way to market portraiture, because the typical "portrait package" was all about one or possibly (in the really flexible ones) two images. Of course, this is way back in the days of something called "film". Digital photography changed everything. Among other things, digital capture gives the photographer more freedom to experiment,. What does this have to do with collages, you may be asking? My opinion, more freedom to experiment, and incredible digital imaging software like Photoshop add up to unique approaches to the end product. That's the long-winded version of "you can design really cool things". But, enough talk, here are some collages!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Happy 10th Anniversary!

These are images of Tim and Danielle. I photographed their wedding ten years ago, and had the pleasure of photographing their family yesterday. Genuinely nice people, and it was nice getting reacquainted. I worked extra hard so they wouldn't wait ten more years to call on me again. :)

Father's Day Portraits

I had to wait to post these because they were a Father's Day surprise. As a result...I forgot to get back to them and blog'm.
Better late than never. It's my policy to not use last names in my posts, suffice it to say, Mr. Dad was extemely pleased with this year's Father's Day gifts.

Portraits for Grandmom

Sherry and Terry are sisters, and Moms to these sets of siblings. They contacted me to shoot these images...and make Grandmom happy. There was a very short window of opportunity on this one, so we shot it on July 4th. I believe that qualifies me for this quarter's customer service award! I also think Grandmom will be very happy.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Engagement photography on the high seas!

Okay, the sea wasn't really high...and technically it was the bay, but I didn't feel that had the same hook. These are a few of my favorites. What a blast! I love being on the water, and I love photographing nice people - in love. Comments are welcomed.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

More senior photography - Nikki

This is Nikki, and some images from her recent senior session. Thanks Nikki for being so nice to work with. Oh, and thanks to Nikki's Mom for being such a fine assistant for the outdoors session - strong work with the reflector. :)

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Lee and Tina's Engagement Session

These are some of the images I shot in Philadelphia of Lee and Tina. This is the first time I had seen them since they booked me to photograph their wedding. Thus, another reason to do engagement sessions. They help your photographer remember what you look like! Seriously, we met almost a year ago. I am actually considering taking an informal photograph of the future bride and groom at our first meeting and keeping it in their "folder" on the computer with their contract, notes, and etc. I'm not sure how that will go over at a first meeting...more to come on that.
So, Lee and Tina - great to see you again! I enjoyed the session and actually learned a few things about Philadelphia.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Wedding Insurance - INFO

The second in a series of public service announcements...
It turns out you can take out a policy on your wedding. If (under certain conditions, of course), you need to cancel or postpone your wedding - you are looking at quite a hit in lost deposits. This seems like a no-brainer to me. Click the "Wedding Insurance" in the "links" section for more information.

Red-eye is bad, but White-eye is worse!

This is more of a public service announcement, but it is definitely photography related. I just read an article about how photography (as in simple, point & shoot - not medical photography) can reveal the presence of a childhood eye cancer that is called "retinoblastoma".
Everyone has taken, or been in a photograph with red-eye. This happens when your flash is at nearly the same axis to the subject's eyes as the lens. The light from the flash strikes all those blood-rich vessels at the back of the eye and the redness reflects back.
In some cases the flash sets off a white-eye reflex where one, or both of the subject's pupils appear to be white (the whole pupil, or sometimes white specks within the pupil). This is a telltale sign of the presence of retinoblastoma. Early detection makes a big difference in how much sight can be saved - so, if you notice it in your snapshots, call for an appointment with an Opthalmologist stat!
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Melissa and Dave got married!

First, I'd like to apologize to my fans (both of them) for allowing so much time to pass between posts. It has been a busy week. Here are some of my favorites from Melissa and Dave's wedding, with a link to a slideshow that has 20 more. I knew from the engagement session (see May 2006) that they would be very easy to work with (and I'm not just saying that because I know they'll read this). They were great, the weather was perfect, the locations were scenic, their photographer was amazing...

Sure, go ahead and...

View their Slideshow