10 Tips to Looking Your Best Series: #4 - Picking Your Perfect Color Pallet

December 01, 2017  •  2 Comments
"What should I wear?" Photographers want their lovely subjects want to look their very best. Wondering what you to wear begins with what color pallet you plan to rock at your photo session. So what works and what doesn't? It all depends on... EVERYTHING! The type of photo session, the location, the backdrop, your style, your skin tones, and whateve...
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The Heart of Carroll - Special Section in Carroll Magazine

November 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
A great assignment - I was asked take photographs of several local businesses and organizations for Carroll Magazine's special section in the December / January 2017 issue, "Heart of Carroll". I was grateful to reconnect with some previous clients and colleagues during the assignment, and to meet so many new people too! If you didn't get it in the...
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Look out for that TASTE of SOUP - Carroll Magazine

November 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
In the most recent December / January 2017 issue of Carroll Magazine, I once again had the pleasure of photography four beautiful homemade soups by home cook and writer, Michael Vyskocil. Read "Chill-Chasing Soups" now at http://carrollmagazine.com/chill-chasing-soups/, and try some new recipes!
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Meet Deb Smith of Hanover Public Schools - Hanover Magazine

November 18, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Debra Smith was named the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year, and also named Hanover Magazine's Person of the Year!! Congrats Debra! We had a blast taking some unique portraits of Deb at one of her normal stomping grounds, Hanover High School. We did some portraits outside in the beautiful morning light, then we went inside, in th...
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Kate & Brigid's Holiday Photo

November 04, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I love when I get to photograph families again. Kate & Brigid were the perfect models for our Christmas Tree Farm shoot in Hampstead, Maryland this past November, and we were able to give their new puppy a fun little adventure.
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Meet Mt. Airy Children's Dental Associates of Mt. Airy, Maryland

November 03, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I had a great time meeting the dentists at Mt. Airy Children's Dental Associates, in Mt. Airy, Maryland. Dr. Dave (front center / 3rd portrait) is also a photographer, and his office is filled with his beautiful work from adventures near and far. His team of dental associates posed perfectly for the group shot, and the field that backs their office...
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10 Tips to Looking Your Best Series: #3 - Finding Beautiful Light ANYWHERE

November 01, 2017  •  1 Comment
The last couple months we covered posing / positioning, from capturing a genuine smile and several tips on head positioning, to the perfect poses for your body, arms, and legs. But without the proper lighting, you can pull out every posing trick in the book and still have a poor photograph. So today we're going to talk about how to find beautiful l...
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Melissa, Dan, & Chelsea's Family Photos on the Farm | Taneytown, Maryland

October 23, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Reconnecting with old friends makes you wonder why you ever let time lapse apart. I am SO thrilled that Melissa and I reconnected. My dear friend from high school days reached out - she and her family haven't had family photos taken for several years, and they were hoping to do something on the family farm. YES, YES, YESSSS! Reconnecting with Me...
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Will Kea's Professional Headshot

October 18, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Mr. Kea joined me for a new classy headshot. When's the last time you updated your headshot? I love his style, don't you!?
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Emma & Scott's Wedding at Dock 580 in Columbus, Ohio

October 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
It was a blast to photograph the wedding of my Co-Auntie to Willow & Josie - Emma, and her lovely man Scott, who the family refers to as "Scuncle" (correct my spelling guys if I'm off). They got married in their city, Columbus, Ohio. We enjoyed the city, all of us staying at Hilton, and checking out the cool markets downtown. They were married at D...
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My nieces, Willow & Josie

October 12, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
You guys know my nieces are absolutely adorable if you follow me on Facebook or see me out and about. This last visit to them in Ohio was awesome... Willow is almost three and super chatty, learning all kinds of American Sign Language. And Josie just turned one, and she's crawling around, going goo-goo and gah-gah. They are so cute! I took Willow f...
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Valerie's Family Photos at Taneytown Memorial Park

October 06, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
This is the second year I've had the pleasure of photographing Valerie and her two awesome boys! This year we went for one of my ideas, to play at the local playground. And it was great. We met at the Taneytown Memorial Park in Taneytown, MD. Her boys got to show their spirit, take breaks, jump back into photos, take more breaks, get dirty, and run...
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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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The Rice Family - Exploring Gettysburg Pennsylvania

September 29, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
A wonderful sister Jen called me from out of state looking for a birthday gift for her sister, Sara, and her family. She and I together decided the photo session and a beautiful framed wall portrait would be perfect. So after waiting a few months past Sara's birthday, we finally got to meet! Sara was looking for something not so typical of Carroll...
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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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