I had talked many times with Melody about how beautiful and unique her wedding gown was so while visiting one day discussing her recent wedding anniversary plans, I was able to convince her to bring her wedding gown along to her session.
What she had described and showed me in pictures was not even close to how stunning this gown is in person. The color is absolutely stunning, changing from a bronze-green hue to purple in just one simple movement. I could hardly believe my eyes.
The beadwork and stitching both equally as beautiful. I thought how wonderful it was she chose a dress that strayed from the traditional white or ivory. I am sure you can understand my excitement to capture this in camera and create images as magical as the dress.
I am excited to share that you can experience your "Glam the Dress" Sessions in the studio.
It's another beautiful reason to Celebrate.
It's the perfect reason to wear your wedding dress again.
You may remember this video, shared about one month ago.
It's a short behind the scenes look into styling of a photo shoot for a juried exhibition I planned to enter. Not quite sure with which direction I wanted to take the theme of the final piece. I attempted to get as many "looks" in one studio session as possible.
This morning I am excited to share that my submitted piece has been accepted into the
This sample sheet above shows the images used to create my piece of work. I utilized the Brenizer Method to stitch the images of my model together and then further enhanced the portrait with the addition of an old photograph as the background to create more depth and interest.
The final piece has been dropped off and will be available for you to view in person.
As a collaborative exhibition all art work submitted by the artists will be divided between the 171 Cedar Arts Center and the ARTS Council locations.
The opening reception takes place Saturday, November 14th, from 5pm-7pm.
Works will be on display until late December. All artwork is available for purchase.
Like most women I wear many hats. When I am not being a photographer one of my other duties is filling the position of Admin Officer for a local power squadron here in the Finer Lakes where I am fortunate to make many new acquaintances. One such introduction was Martha, I was given her contact information when she reached out to the organization. Designated with the task of working to gather donations for an event fundraiser for a local family resource center she had hoped we might be able to make a donation. At her request I was able to put something creative together and we were able to carve out enough time to meet briefly in a parking lot to make the donation exchange and have our first in-person conversation.
By this time I had also decided to donate a gift of a glamour session for the event she was working on and while explaining the gift package I happened to mention I was looking to add another makeup artist to my list. She mentioned she had some experience. I gave her my card and we said our good-byes. Several weeks later she contacted me to learn more about the makeup opportunity.
Always remember opportunities can arise from the most random ways.
You never know where you will make the right connection.
I now introduce you to Martha. She is a wife, a mother, and a beautiful woman.
“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It's the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.”
Convincing my husband to sit for a portrait is not an easy task....but finally something changed recently during a conversation over coffee. Looking at some photographs I mentioned that I have been wanting to capture images of him in a similar style.
They were mostly black and white photographs, all of men, some who had beards and some without, snow white or graying hair. Each guy looked very distinguished, confident, and very comfortable in their own skin, all traits that I so admire in my husband. Showing him the reference photos he asked when we could do it.
He asked me what it was I myself liked about the images...my response was its the eyes.
A lot has happened these last two months. The celebration of the holidays took place in London this year with my family, the studio has been revamped, and I am so excited about introducing you to someone new….
She is Rachel Fivie. Rachel is a hair stylist and makeup artist from Horseheads, New York. I had the good fortune of an introduction through a recent client. Rachel is wonderful. When not here in the photo studio she is working at Tranquilities in Horseheads.
It was her turn in front of the camera yesterday. What fun I had photographing her in the studio. She is so much fun and her work is beautiful. I cannot wait for you to meet her during your session.
Had a wonderful time last week working with a beautiful young lady. I created a dress specifically with her in mind and it was difficult waiting until she could get into the studio to do the photo shoot.
It usually begins with something small; a flower, a piece of jewelry, some fabric, or even a feeling. The seed that becomes an idea and grows into reality.
A recent shopping trip took me through the fabric store where I found some tulle in a lovely mossy-brown-gold color. It was the perfect choice for a photo shoot that I had hoped to do one day and I knew it was the perfect time to do so.
Bringing together as many elements as possible from my own stock, and gathering natural elements from the outdoors, I was able to create a scene within the studio that would set the stage for the shoot.
Finding the perfect model was easy.
I love taking a concept and bringing it to life and in the process creating art.
Here is a short tutorial video I made to help those who might be wanting to add video and audio segments to Animoto. Keeping it as simple as possible, I broke each segment down to 1-10 second clips which is the Animoto requirement. Hope you find it helpful. Again I made it up for myself as I worked on a project. There may be easier ways but it may work for you too.
Living in a small town you tend to know most everyone. I have literally watched this beautiful girl grow into becoming a wonderful young lady. I even remember the first day I met her. She came knocking on the door with her mother to sell Girl Scout cookies. Of course we bought some - Thin mints to be precise and of course Tagalongs.
Lucky for me I had the wonderful opportunity to capture her as she embarks on her senior year. What fun! Many wishes for success in now and in your future.