Thursday, March 29, 2007

NEW Blue Moon Gallery Print Available

This is a new print that is available in the Blue Moon Gallery. It is titled, "Fancy Pansy."

I knew someone who loved pansies very much. Everytime I see that flower I think of her and if I have my camera I always take a picture. I miss her very much.

You can view this print here. If you would like to view all of the Fine Art prints available in the Gallery, click here. I am in the process of updating the sizes available, and price list. If you want something larger than 17x22 just call.

I am going to get this one printed pretty large for the studio. It is a watercolor. These types of prints always look great printed BIG!

You can get it printed on Fine Art paper, Metallic paper (awesome great!) or canvas and stretched on a frame.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Get Your Portrait Kissed with Light!

Is this awesome or what!?
This process is very time consuming, but the results can be stunning.
You have the options of getting it printed on canvas, as it is, and having the highlights oil painted (Thomas Kincaid style). Pricing varies with canvas size. Just call the studio for more information.
I have found that the more difficult the task, with patience, the better the rewards...and this one took some time AND patience.
You can quote me, of course.
Portraits don't always have to be face shots to be enjoyed. Some can turn into works of art unto themselves.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Amy Conkle & Eric Chism Wedding!

Congrats go to Amy & Eric on their upcoming wedding, June 23, 2007, at the Auburn University Chapel, located in Auburn, Alabama.

We took engagement photographs at the Alabama Shakespere Festival in Montgomery last Saturday. Click here to check out the photos!

I am still working on editing and processing some of the images but will get them finished by this weekend, so check back often. There may be some surprises posted! :)

If you are from the Atlanta area and know who Denis Reggie is (Denis is located in the Buckhead area) Eric looks almost like his younger brother. Denis is a photographer to the famous...and have no doubt, you pay for it. It is kinda, if you have to ask how much...thing.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Busy Weekend

This is 1 of 2 portrait sessions (and an engagement session) I shot at Shakespere last weekend, so I have been busy downloading and editing. The photo to the left is of Christa Wren. She is a friend of my oldest daughter Michelle.

There are a lot more photos but have not finished editing them. I will post in the Gallery soon. I am working on a nice album for her.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

New Webpage Information Coming!

I am adding a new page that will help everyone identify some of the main items they can order. This will help mostly brides and their families. While this is not a comprehensive list, It will provide you with a visual reference in deciding if you need additional information, other than having to log into the event and look at what is available for ordering.

I am still in the process of uploading graphics and writing the text, so you will want to come back often. I hope to have everything loaded by the first of next week.

Monday, March 12, 2007

New WEDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations go to EMILY CONVERSINO and WEBSTER McCLURE of Montgomery!
There wedding will be held at the Church of the Holy Spirit on Vaughn Road in Montgomery, Alabama on Saturday, May 19, 2007, at 2:00pm
The bride is just toooooo excited.
I can't remember his name but her dog may show up in several pictures :) .
Photos of the bubbling couple will show up here and on the website, so keep checking back!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Graduation Photo Time!!!

I have a great graduation photo package special for graduates.

You get:

1-8x10 2-5x7 4-4x6 & 16-wallets

all for $250.00 with NO SITTING FEE! You must have an appointment, so call now at (334) 265-6211.

Getting Help in Blogger is Impossible

This is absurd...I cannot post pictures...

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Choosing Your Photographer

What are you looking for in your wedding photography?

That is an important question. I see and hear from too many brides that have not really thought about what they are looking for in their wedding photographs.

You would be surprised how many brides call me inquiring about prices only. While I am aware that price is at the top of the list of considerations, a bride needs to ALSO compare price versus quality, and there can be a HUGE difference in quality.

I have brides tell me all the time, that they "...just want some pictures of their wedding." I inquire further by asking them if they are just looking for some snapshots of their wedding. You would be surprised how many times I hear "yes" to that question.

I usually tell them I am probably not the photographer for their special event, because I do not do snapshot photography. More often than not they have not even been to the website.

I spend upwards of 167 hours on a single wedding event. Many times it is higher. I endeavor to find those special photographs that can be enhanced in some way, to make it very special. Each wedding is unique. There can be opportunities that will not show up in every wedding. A professional photographer is equipped to recognize those special moments either in the camera or when the enhancements begin.

I am writing all this to help you in choosing your photographer. The FIRST thing any bride should do is look at samples of the photographers work. That can be in person, of course, but the easiest and most anonymous way is to actually go to the photographer's website. It is amazing how many times I get a "no" when I ask if they have looked at my website. Looking at a photographer's work is THE most important part of choosing them. If you like the work, THEN inquire about pricing.

Your wedding photographs should reflect this most important time in your life. When all the reception food has been thrown away, when everyone has gone home, all you will have are your wedding photographs as memories. Your photographs should, at the very least, reflect what your wedding was like, but more importantly, should establish what every wedding should be like.

Your photographer's creativity in taking a boring shot and transforming it into a work of art can make all the difference.

When choosing a photographer ask if they enhance or retouch the photographs prior to printing. You will be surprised how many do not or charge extra for enhancements. Worse yet, many tell you they do, but do not.

I am constantly surprised how many websites have photograph samples that have not been retouched or enhanced in any way, which means more often than not, straight out of the camera...yuk! If a photographer gives you images straight out of the camera RUN!

If you are looking for snapshots of your wedding, there are plenty of part-timers, or relatives out there that can give you what you need. If you want something special, a professional photographer is always the best choice. You can see the difference in their work.

If you have any questions about what to look for in a wedding photographer, call the studio at (334) 265-6211. We will be happy to speak with you even if you don't choose us to photograph your wedding. Every wedding deserves the best photography. Cheap photography is never good in the long run. You will be glad you chose someone that goes the extra mile for you.