Monday, August 25, 2008
This letter is to thank you for being such a professional and kind photographer, putting me at ease on a very auspicious day; the celebration of my mother Ena (Mimi) Bernard's 100th birthday. Your daughter Dana was also very gracious and quiet; following your directions with a smile.
I thank you also for contacting the television stations reference them covering my mother's celebration. I am thrilled that they came, interviewed my mother, and aired the event.
In the future, if I should need a photographer, you can rest assured, that I will call on you. Again, thank you very much.
Friday, August 22, 2008
This will be my third year entering competition and Dana's first. I've included below the images that Dana and I will be entering along with the names of those clients whose work we have selected. So, to make a long story short. Wish us luck and we'll let you know how well we did this time around.
"Kristin & Frederick Schlichte's" Wedding Album
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Each entrant is allowed to enter four images or albums with the hopes of scoring 80 or higher. Overall I personally did not do as well as I hoped, but once again one of my wedding albums took first place in that category. The true winner in the family came from my daughter Dana who entered the competition for the first time. She captured the "Best of Show" print for our local guild. Her image (titled "Final Thoughts") was in the Social Function category and was created of Ron Jordan during his wedding. Congratulations goes out to Dana and to Ron.
Monday, August 18, 2008
where I spent a lot of time viewing its history.
moving trolley. So, whenever it stopped
that was the only time to get a clean shot.
to prevent cars from entering a sports arena
ticket box office. Clever idea.Americana at its best.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I agreed that Brooke had a cute face and that I would photograph her as soon as I could. Well, today a fellow photographer asked me to come over to her home studio and help her set up her studio lighting system. So, I took Brooke along to add some realism to the project. What you see are some of the awesome images I created of Brooke in a 30-45 minute shoot we had on a very rainy day using strictly available light. Personally, I think Brooke and I make a great team!
Equipment: Canon 30D, 70-200mm IS lens, ISO 400, & gold reflector
Software: Adobe Lightroom 1.4 & Photoshop CS3
Monday, August 11, 2008
“Thank you” seems like such a small word to express our gratitude, pleasure, and complete happiness with Willie and his daughter Dana at Portrait Corner Studio. When my husband and I began the process of looking for a photographer, it seemed such a daunting process. Would the photographer meet our high standards, how would the quality of the photographs come out, and would the photographer understand our personalities and make them come alive in the pictures? Not only did Willie make us, especially me, feel like the most important bride, but also he and Dana made us feel like we were family.
No matter what strange request or question I had throughout the entire process they always responded with a smile in their voice. I believe I am one of the luckiest brides because of their amazing skills. Not only did Willie capture stunning images at our “Love Story” Session and during our “Wedding”, he also did an extra shoot for me at a friend’s house. I was able to give my husband a lovely portrait of me in my gown as a wedding gift. This extra session was such a blessing because I was able to work with Willie in advance and he helped me to overcome my shyness. (My best friend, who he renamed “Reflector Girl” because she helped with his equipment, still laughs over the fun we had that day!!!).
I was also the first bride to volunteer for a special project that Willie had in mind and that was to take pre-wedding pictures of my final fitting at a bridal boutique. (I cannot emphasize enough to all potential brides that you should take advantage of this opportunity). Willie met my mother and me at David’s Bridal one evening for this special photo shoot. All I can say is, “WOW! The pictures he took were amazing”. Congratulations, Willie, on your first place prize for these pictures, too. They were truly amazing and the whole session was so much fun with the bridal consultant getting into the action and the other brides running away from your camera.
The images that Willie and Dana captured on our wedding day were not mere pictures, but a story. They show the emotions of the day and the souls of the persons. Our wedding album is by far the most beautiful album I’ve ever seen and the story of our wedding will be forever cherished in its images. Willie, Brian and I cannot thank you enough for being our photographer and more importantly our Friend!! We look forward to many years of visiting your studio for important family events.
Michelle & Brian Hooker
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
It’s been said that the ideal couple is one who are opposites in likes but complementary in dislike. Well, Ron is that chemistry that makes the two of them an ideal couple. During their wedding day it was like a photographer’s dream while I photographed Latasha and her bridal party. Likewise, when we were creating the cake shots I had to compliment Ron on what a gentleman he was even after Latasha (accidentally) smashed cake in his face. He absolutely adores her. I guess I’m confessing how much I enjoyed capturing images of Latasha and Ron. So, I’ll just let some of the images I created on their wedding day speak for the wonderful time my daughter Dana and I had as their wedding photographers.
Trust me that this is not how the cake feeding ended...