Monthly Archives: September 2014

Beautiful geisha halloween costume with flowers and pink fabric

Tampa Bay Area Glamour Photography | Geisha

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For our latest Glamour session with Allison, I decided to create a Geisha inspired photoshoot, saturated in red, pink and purple. I ordered a beautiful pink Kimono, which Allison wore over her red dress. We shot the whole thing in our new home studio, and as time went by we started to experiment with the kimono, using it as a cloak, a blanket, and even a cover for an antique chair. Any prop we bring to a shoot is a great opportunity to get creative and have fun brainstorming new concepts.

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This image of Natalie and LJ's engagement session was recovered with help from our Lexar software

Lexar Professional CF Cards

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All of our CF cards (those are the cards that our photos are stored in until we upload them from our cameras), are Lexar Professional CompactFlash Cards.

We used to use a sort of random assortment of cards that we had acquired along the way, until one day back up in New Hampshire when Lexar really came through for us. We lost an image that we had taken on a Lexar card, and we thought we were totally out of luck. Now, I know this sounds like a strike against Lexar, but that’s only because you don’t have all the details yet.
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Our family kayak trip down the Weeki Wachee River in Florida

Testing a Dry Bag in a Wet Boat

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Earlier this month we spent some recreational time with our family. Dannie and I headed to Weeki Wachee with my father and her mother, and we all Kayaked together down the river. The Weeki Wachee River is fed by the Weeki Wachee Spring, which pumps out over 117,000,000 gallons of fresh water a day, at a constant temperature of 74F. Paddling down the crystal clear river we could always see the bottom, which was a relief for Dannie and her mother, Karen, who are not experienced Kayakers (In this group, I was the second most experienced, having kayaked 4 or 5 times before). I thought I would take a risk this time by bringing my camera with me. Read More

How we displayed our photos with an inexpensive diy

A Simple (and Inexpensive) DIY to Display Photos

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Ever since Jake and I reorganized our office it has been bothering us that the walls are a little bare. I mean, we’re photographers - we have so many photos, especially since we’ve been making a point of taking more photos of ourselves. I’ve always considered myself to be a fairly creative person, and when I have a camera in my hand or when I’m in front of my computer, I am. Jake is too. But when the time comes to envision decor solutions for my walls, I just draw a bit of a blank. I see so many beautiful home makeovers on Pinterest, then I look at my own home and wonder why it doesn’t come as naturally to me as photography. I guess what I’m trying to say is that you can be creative in one area and in other areas… not so much. That’s why I was so pleased with myself when I came up with a simple way to display some photographs that looks really nice, cost almost nothing after the prints, and (with Jake’s help) only took half an hour to set up. Read More