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Understanding the “Fully Guided” Photo Shoot

"I'm not photogenic"  "I don't know how to pose" "I always look mean/sad/scared in photos." Most people feel awkward or uncomfortable in front of a camera, especially at first.  It is not uncommon for me to be chatting with someone in the studio, they're relaxed, we're laughing, and then I [...]

Understanding the “Fully Guided” Photo Shoot2018-10-25T12:16:29-04:00

Professional Makeup For Your Portraits

One of the features included in your portrait session is a makeup artist.  I am beyond thrilled to be partnered with The Beauty Patrol, a team of professional makeup artists who are recognized as some of the best in the region. Here's a few reasons why having your very own makeup [...]

Professional Makeup For Your Portraits2018-10-25T11:09:25-04:00

What is Contemporary Portrait Photography

Often, when I meet someone for the first time, a conversation similar to this happens -  Them: "What do you do?" Me: "I'm a portrait photographer." Them: "Oh.  Like Glamour Shots?" Yes, "like Glamour Shots" in the sense that much of my work is of a studio photo of one person [...]

What is Contemporary Portrait Photography2018-08-19T10:46:22-04:00

Portraits Inspired by Joseph DeCamp’s “Woman Drying Her Hair”

A couple months ago, my wife and I took a day trip to Cincinnati to visit the Cincinnati Museum of Art.  Walking around the museum was inspiring and I thought, it would be a fun experiment to recreate/riff on some of the pieces that grabbed my attention.  The first that [...]

Portraits Inspired by Joseph DeCamp’s “Woman Drying Her Hair”2018-05-31T17:49:39-04:00

Jessica Day’s Portrait Session

[pexyoutube pex_attr_src="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aLGFAreEOQ" pex_attr_width="1920"][/pexyoutube] I've shot Jessica's headshots a couple times and was excited to learn that she had been given a gift of a portrait session with me.  Before her session, we spoke about how she wanted to be photographed. That conversation about how stunning portraits can be very powerful for [...]

Jessica Day’s Portrait Session2018-11-11T08:49:24-05:00