Tips for shooting Christmas lights!

The holiday's are right around the corner! #Family will be coming and you want to make sure you can get the best pictures possible right? So break out your #camera and use a few of these tips for great images for you to cherish in the years to come. First lets talk about lighting. #Lighting is always difficult because your camera sensor really has no idea what it wants or needs to do with all those different color lights! The key here is don't use your flash and get your sett

Tips for Sunrise Photography

Everyone loves a great sunrise image. Below are some tips to better images if your an early bird who loves to get out there in the morning for some great images. If you love getting up early in the morning then learning to capture the beauty of the moment will leave you with some great images to print and share. So what makes a great sunrise image? The answer to that is a broad one, but to start is arriving at the right time. The best time to capture the light at sunrise is a

Lighting 101: Dramatic Effects

One of my favorite lighting set ups is for Black & White Photography. You can use the same set up for color but I happen to be a fan of B&W images. Learning to see light will help you to be a better photographer. What do I mean by see light? When your client is in front of you how you light them will determine several things. One of those is the effect you want to have on your subject. Do you want the light to be flat or dramatic? Do you want to light the whole subject or ju

Tips for New Photographers

You have decided to start a family photography business but where do you go from here? Here are a few tips to help you get started. Having spent years as a family photographer before building my commercial business, I learned a lot of things along the way that I wish I knew then! "Photographing families can be fun and challenging all at the same time. But it allows you to be creative and attract the clients that are looking to get away from your typical posed family photograp

TIPS: How to improve your family portraits!

So you have this new camera and you want to take family pictures, or maybe you are just getting started in family photography. Either way below are a few tips to help you along the way. "Eye contact is not always essential in a family portrait. Having some people looking at each other or away from the camera if there is a large group will make it look more natural." 1. Lighting is Key. As with all photography lighting is key. If you are shooting inside and can’t afford expen


Starting at $150.00. Everthing you need to know about our headshots. "Your headshot is often the first thing someone will run across on the internet. Make it count." -- Billy Jackson, CEO 1. Headshot pricing starts at $150.00 We recognize that everyone has a different need for a headshot. It may be something simple for your business card, social media or corporation. Some may need more of an editorial #headshot such as an author or a business person in a specific field. We ha

How to use natural light to capture your image!

In our upcoming workshop "Using natural light" we will teach you how to create stunning images with your camera and a flash. "We all have a story to tell about our business, a professional photographer can tell my story with pictures. Stock photography tells someone else's story." --- John B. Using natural light is easier than you think. Here are some common questions. 1. Do I need studio lighting to shoot a family portrait outdoors? The answer to this is two fold. Depending


You get one chance to make a first impression. Don't Blow it. "We all have a story to tell about our business, a professional photographer can tell my story with pictures. Stock photography tells someone else's story." --- John B. FIVE REASONS WHY EVERY BUSINESS NEEDS PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS 1. A picture is worth a thousand words. These days pictures are worth at least a thousand words – probably more! #Photos enable you to show your clients and customers what you have to offer r

are you chasing customers away?

With today's ease of cell phones, we are all tempted to snap that photo and post it on Facebook. But are you really attracting customers? What is your Story? "I have worked hard to build my business, I always want it to be seen in the most professional way possible -- Jenny Telling your story through #productphotography Facebook and various social media outlets are great places to showcase your product and service. But how you present that product can draw future customers or


We all have someone who has inspired us. For me it is the famous photographer simply known as platon. It is no secret that black and white portraits move my soul! In my opinion they capture the attention of people. "A portrait to me is about closeness" -- Platon Telling ones story through #portraits A portrait means something different to every photographer. The above quote by Platon holds true to many of us. Platon's work while simple to many is so incredibly powerful. Plato

be you! five tips for a better headshot

what is your image? Funny, serious or just plain hate the camera? Here are some tips for making your #headshot more comfortable. So you just received the email. Your company is updating their webpage and they want a #headshot of you! If your a woman like me the first thing that comes to your mind is NO! I still have 20 pounds to lose. And if your a guy, you roll your eyes and sink into your chair. “I've always hated having my picture taken.” Sound familiar? just relax Getting