Posts with tag: "sports/dance/schools"
Hampton Roads Senior Photographer - Internationally Published!
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Hampton Roads Senior Photographer - Internationally Published!

I'm so far behind with blogging!  This post is quite a bit overdue.The September 2017 issue of shutter magazine is important to me for a few reasons.  While having an image featured in the inspirations section is absolutely THRILLING, it's not something I would typically share here.  Sure, I shared a video on my personal Facebook profile, but that was showing my son's reaction to seeing himself in print....in an international magazine anyone could buy at their local Barnes & Noble!  He was incredibly excited to say the least! So why am I sharing it here?  Well, oddly enough, Skip Cohen's article, which is the one article I look forward to and enjoy the most every month, was titled, Shoot for Success with Self Promotion.  The article basically discusses how as photographers (the magazine is for professional photographers), we need to promote our work and ourselves.  To quote Skip,"Many photographers act as if they've got a top-notch publicist on their payroll, and do nothing to promote their business or brand.  They act as if self-promotion is a dirty word and not something worthy of their time, when in reality it's one of the most important aspects of building any business."Well hello - Mr. Cohen was speaking directly to me!!  Right here, in this magazine which chose one of my images to feature!  So, here you go.  ...

Announcing Sportraits! - Outer Banks Photographer
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Hampton Roads Senior Photographer - Internationally Published!

I'm thrilled to announce today that we have officially added sportraits to MKP! What exactly are sportraits?  Well, they are some pretty cool sports portraits...we just drop a few letters to make a single word.  ;) Sportraits can be done on location or in studio.  They usually involve some dramatic lighting.  That's how we get the guys somewhat interested in the process.  ;)  We have a few samples to share with you today.  It just so happens that my little guy (who isn't so little anymore) has been pretty active in sports this year.  I've taken full advantage and had him model for me throughout the school year. I love this tennis shot!  Of course, I think that has something to do with the fact that tennis is my favorite sport. The soccer image is one that the little guy and I worked on for quite some time one afternoon when school was out.  I had an idea, inspired by Pinterest, and he willingly modeled for me while I tweaked the lighting for what seemed like forever!  That is the fun for me with sportraits....the dramatic lighting!  I love it so much! We have a sample with the tennis image in the studio.  These are double matted, float mounted, torn edge fine art prints - stunning!  While these images were not intended for display such as this, I totally think it works. I ...