Sunday, October 21, 2012

Maryland High School Portraits - on Location in Port Deposit

We've all been there. Halfway through the day, a ketchup stain on your shirt, hair gone limp and it is finally your turn to spend about 30 seconds on the stool in front of the same backdrop you sat in front of the year before. Yup. School picture day. You so don't want to send that mugshot to your family and friends. Don't you wish you could have a do over?

That's where your local portrait photographer comes in handy. You can have a do over. A session focused just on you, either on location or in studio. Can't decide? Do a split session and have both. School portrait sessions are also perfect for homeschoolers who want to be able to send wallets to family and friends just like everyone else.

Not your average school picture. On location in Port Deposit, Maryland
A smile for mom...
Vintage look with a fashion edge
Another smile for mom.
(One of my favorite things about my business is the wonderful people I meet. This talented young woman is going places.)

Has your family's school picture day experience been less than epic? Wishing your homeschooled children could have school pictures, too? Contact me at 410-378-4521, e-mail me, or facebook me to set up a session.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Styled Wedding Portraits in Havre de Grace, Maryland

Wedding photography on the day of the event doesn't always translate to gorgeous wall portraits. Maybe your special day didn't have the best weather. Maybe you didn't hire a professional photographer and regret not having some lovely photos to commemorate your day. Maybe there just wasn't time to fit some fun and creative on location photography into your tightly scheduled program. Whatever the reason, why not pull out your wedding gown and tux, find a great spot for on location photography and get some styled wedding portraits you can proudly display on the wall?

For this on location wedding portrait shoot in Havre de Grace, Maryland, I coordinated a makeup artist, hair stylist, bridal model and groom model. (If you were happy with your wedding day look, I recommend that you have your makeup and hair done by the same stylists you used then so that you don't struggle with trying to get it to look the same way on your own. If you want a different look, I have several excellent artists I can refer you to.)

Despite stormy skies, I worked with my bride and groom models to create some edgy fashion forward portraits.

Since we didn't have a bouquet for the bride, I created one with paper roses from map pages.
The bridal beauty portraits are the ones that go in a frame on the groom's desk for years to come.

Sometimes, you fall in love with more than one gown. A quick change, a new location and you get double the portrait fun.
Wishing you had some lovely wedding images to display in your home or in a beautifully designed album? Contact me at 410-378-4521 or by e-mail to set up your on location bridal portraits in the Cecil or Harford County, the Newark, Delaware, or the Oxford, Pennsylvania area.