10 Tips to Looking Your Best Series: #2 - It’s All About Angles - Body Positioning

October 05, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Last month we talked all about capturing a genuine smile and several tips on head positioning, today we're going to zoom out and talk about the full figure from head to toe. The camera adds 10 pounds they say... I think it adds more like 30 pounds. Let's figure out how to shave off some of that unwelcomed fake-weight. THE TORSO. Want to get a FREE...
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Meet Sylvia, a Copywriter & Communications Professional

September 24, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Sylvia and I have been getting to know each other for several years when I come on campus at Carroll Community College for photo projects, so I was of course super pleased to hear when she decided to begin her own company, Blair Copywriting and Communications, LLC. Even more flattering, she asked me to take some artistic photographs for use on her...
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Carroll's Best 2017 - Honorable Mention

September 18, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Carroll County Times 's CARROLL'S BEST 2017 winners are announced, and I'm beyond grateful to be voted in as an Honorable Mention next to two fantastic fellow photographers, Karen Rainier Photography and Fine Portraiture by Michele. I'm also pumped to share that fellow Taneytown entrepreneurs RUST by Justin Staudinger, Taneytown Dance Center, Antr...
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Mason Dixon Distillery Restaurant Feature in Hanover Magazine, Hanover Pennsylvania

September 15, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I love food, photographing it is a close second favorite (if I get to photograph it AND eat it, well, that's a whole new level of favorite). Hanover Magazine set me on a mission to photograph the fine drinks and dishes found at Mason Dixon Distillery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, as well as the owner Yianni Barakos. Yianni is a busy man, and it's ob...
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10 Tips to Looking Your Best Series: #1 - It’s All About Angles - The SMILE & Head Positioning

September 06, 2017  •  7 Comments
Over the coming months, I will share various tips and tricks to look your very best in photos, and each month will focus on ONE of 10 specific areas of posing, style, and photo shoot preparation. So let’s dive right in! Ah, the trick to getting that perfect smile, tilt, and twist – all great portraits start with the face and head. I don’t know wha...
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Congrats to 2018 Senior Casey - Senior Portraits

September 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
2018 Senior Casey is super stylish and looking into art schools where he can pursue his passions. When he and his parents reached out about his senior photos, I knew we needed to do something unique, rustic, and try a little artsy experimentation. I had the perfect rough, dirty location in mind... the place doesn't look like much in daylight to the...
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New Realtor On the Block - Meet Bryan Sullivan with Long & Foster Real Estate

September 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
It's always so cool and motivating to meet a young pro pursuing a new career passion. I just bumped into Bryan last night at a business networking event and realized I had forgotten to share his new professional headshot. Like Bryan's Facebook Fan Page HERE and check out his Real Estate Listings at www.bryansullivan.lnf.com.
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Enter Exit Escape Room in Mt. Airy, Maryland | Miller - A Carroll Community College Business Feature

August 29, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Last Friday I was super excited to hit up a business buddy's new escape room in Mt. Airy, Maryland, to take portraits for the next featured business with Miller at Carroll Community College. If you've never heard of an escape room, it's a group entertainment activity (personal fun or team development fun) where you have to solve the puzzle to escap...
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Photographer Education with Facebook LIVE | Circular Polarizing Filter In Action

August 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Check out my latest educational video all about (circular) Polarizing Filters and how they can enhance your photographs when challenged with glare on objects or water and/or bright skies. I take you through three examples in my home and yard, starting with glare on wood molding, followed by glare on water (my fish pond) and darkening blue skies. T...
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Love On The Farm with Victoria & Trevor

August 04, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
These two have just stolen my heart feels all the way. Victoria and Trevor are the blood, sweat, and passion behind Local Homestead Products in New Windsor, Maryland (their store is SO awesome, please stop in, support them, and check out their website before you go to learn about all the locally grown and raised products they stock as well as their...
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Edgy Ballet Portraits with Amber Farran Using Travel Studio Lights

July 14, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
What a passionate career path without having a little fun and experimentation? That's just what Amber and I did. Amber and I are about the same age, and she's been practicing ballet since she was about 4. The only thing I've done that long is eat and sleep. Joking aside though, we figured that together we could create something really amazing. Ambe...
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Meet MOR Logistics owner Zach John | Miller Business Feature at Carroll Community College

July 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
The business features with Miller at Carroll Community College are so inspiring. I get to meet new / growing /changing business owners local to me, and create cool portraiture that the college can use to help market their Miller business services. It's like a WIN WIN WIN! Zach invited myself and a college representative to his home office. The spa...
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Emma + Scott's Engagement in Harpers Ferry WV

July 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
These two, this place 💖... neither disappointed! We powered through the heat and humidity (and the gnats) and created some really cute photos! Emma & Scott's engagement photos in Harper's Ferry, WV turned out so cute! We explored the historic downtown area, and walked across the bridge, and a local in their family took us to a couple of wonderful...
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Beth's Professional Portrait for Awardee Nomination

July 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Beth got the call - she's officially a nominee for an exciting opportunity. That means press, presentations, and the like. I LOVE when professionals see value in a professional portrait, and this is the perfect type of milestone to decide it is time! Beth joined me to take advantage of gorgeous, soft, evening bounce light at two of my favorite lo...
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Celebrating the 4th of July at Carroll County Farm Museum

July 04, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Like I said last month-ish, I love the assignments I get with Carroll County Tourism! This project was all about our local 4th of July activities, and where else would we go but the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster, MD. Approaching strangers and asking to photograph their families or their children can feel a bit... weird. But Carroll-C...
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