Friday, April 10, 2009

High School Senior from Oklahoma

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Island Celebrates Mothers

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bunnies were fabulous!!!

Some images from bunnies sessions. Our bunny wrangling days are over for another year.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Cloudy & Windy days are pretty too!!!

When we schedule a family portrait out doors we are always at the mercy of the weather. This session was no different. The Anselme family came all the way from Illinois to vacation here and wanted us to do their family portraits at the beach. The weather turned out to be windy and cloudy, but their images turned out to look amazing.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Melisa and Susan Jones-Mannino Reconnect!!!!!!

OK! How fun is this?!?! Yesterday we were busy photographing a popular local actress/teacher/traveler and woman of distinction. Melisa kept saying I know I know her. Turns out our client was a teacher at Booker High School when Melisa was a student there. While they were in different areas of the school, Melisa persisted. Ah ha!!! She remembered!!! That’s Ms Mannino!!! When the connection was made, the fun really began… “Oh yes, and remember dot dot dot??” “Oh my gosh, I haven’t seen her in years…” And so it went for about two hours. A major reunion, for sure.

Susan is busy acting in films, just did a one-woman show at Osolo, and is about to be in production of a new film. Susan’s character woman in the photograph is none other than Angelina Emily Grimk√© Weld. Never heard of her? Well I hadn’t either but she is a fascinating 19th century Southern Abolitionist, strong public speaker, and women’s rights advocate. Susan’s portrayal of her is just awesome. I got to hear a lot of the dialogue while we were photographing. We did the character image and then, of course, a terrific head shot for Susan’s portfolio.

Susan is wise to know the value of a great image of herself. For that matter everyone in business should have a ready and recent likeness of himself or herself. It is often your first introduction to other people. Opinions are formed based on this image. But that’s a whole ‘nother blog!!!

Thank you Susan. It was fun to photograph you and Ms Weld!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Learning, Learning, Learning…that’s just what we do!!!

Yesterday was a very long but great day. Melisa and I left the studio at 3PM to attend an incredible seminar in Tampa. The event was presented by one of the very best nationally known photographers both in the field of wedding photography and family events. He is amazing! By midnight we were exhausted and dealing with exploding brains!

Nonetheless, we feel that continuing to update our skills and hear about new ideas is what keeps us on the top of our game and on the cutting edge of new trends as well as continuing great traditions. We have been in this business 20+ years and without this constant attention to education, I do not think we would be nearly as successful as you have helped make us.

We studied new equipment, new techniques, new products, and connected with lots of old and new friends. Come see us so we can play with some of our new ideas and try out some of our new ‘stuff’!