Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Samiya Johnson's Maternity Session

First, I want to congratulate Samiya Johnson who is expecting her first child. Samiya is due to deliver ANY DAY and we got her maternity session in under the wire. One of the photographic specialties that Portrait Corner Studio LLC offers it clients is fine art maternity portraits. We rarely have to advertise this photography because most clients usually have seen what we've done for another mother-to-be, then they contact us about a session.

Samiya came to us by way of our makeup artist Krystal Bianca. I'd only talked to her over the telephone and she had some ideas of what she wanted in portraits. Other than that we hadn't met in the studio to formally discuss the details of how we conduct our maternity sessions. Nevertheless, as soon as she walked into the studio I knew she was going to be the perfect subject. One look at her "perfect" belly and pretty face I knew we had that perfect combination for creating the type portraits that will either end on my studio wall or used as samples for future clients.

Enough bragging about Samiya. Take a look at some of the portraits from her session and see if you don't agree.
I've also included several portraits of Rick because he was such an accommodating and cool guy during the entire experience.



Samiya's perfect belly glows
with good lighting on it.

Rick was a great support subject
for Samiya during the session.

I've added some new enhancements
to my images and this one is a hit.

Samiya & Rick were awesome together.

One of Samiya's request was for something different,
so we added a little grunge look to the session.

I love the lighting in the portrait
and Samiya's perfect posing.

The majority of my maternity sessions are photographed
in the studio, but I'm really enjoying the ones outdoors

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Donya's & Richard's Love Story

Dana and I consider ourselves to be the most blessed wedding photographers in the business. Why? Because of new clients like Donya and Richard. Donya was the winner of a grand prize that we gave away at a recent bridal show. Initially, she redeemed her gift certificate for an engagement session, but hadn't discussed hiring us for her upcoming wedding. Some time had elapsed since the session and she emailed me her selection for the free portrait.

However, after experiencing the customer care that we offer our clients and believing that our photography fits her style and budget, she has selected Portrait Corner Studio as her wedding photographers. Thank you so much Donya for trusting us with your special day.

Now, you may find it hard to believe, but the following portraits of Donya and Richard were created on one of those COLD weekends we've recently experienced. My hat is off to Donya because she endured the chilly, rainy weather as if it was in the 80s. We've planned another follow-up session when temperatures are back to normal, so look forward to round two with this couple. It should be a much warmer experience.



The couple that eats ice cream together stays together.

A photographer himself, Richard wanted a
unique look to some of his images,
so we delivered.

Donya's & Richard's favorite portrait.

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Portrait Corner Studio, LLC

Locations: Jaxson's Ice Cream & Signature Grand

Cameras: Canon 30D w/17-55mm IS lens & Canon Rebel xsi w/8mm Sigma Fisheye lens.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Elmer Stacy - 95 yrs Portrait Session

Meet Elmer Stacy. He's 95 years old, lives in Dania Beach, loves the University of Kentucky, and is an awesome gentleman to photograph. I've known Elmer for some time and when his granddaughter, Michele Amsdill, asked me could I come over to his house and take a snapshot of him I said, "No". I informed her that he deserved a professional portrait session in honor of his age. Michele promptly advised me that she could never get "Grampa" out of his bibs for a formal shot. I told her to trust me on this one.

So, here was the plan that I devised. Michele was to tell Elmer that I needed him to model with some bunny rabbits for my Easter promotion. We'd take some formal shots first, then he could change into his everyday outfit for the bunny shots. Elmer agreed and it was just that easy.

Well, Michele, I think we pulled it off. Never underestimate the power of a professional photographer and bunny rabbits!!! You've got some fantastic portraits of your "Grampa" at 95 years of age. It was so precious seeing the tears in your eyes as I was photographing Elmer. They've etched in your heart this priceless memory of him. My only regret is that I forgot to capture a picture of the two of you together. Perhaps we'll do that one when Elmer hits the big 100 hundred!!!



This is my favorite portrait of Elmer.
What an elegant man.

The hands of time that have worked through change.

Now that's a COOL "grampa". My
idea and Michele's sunglasses. Elmer
loved every minute of it.

Let's here it for "bunny power!"

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