High school juniors, now is the time to start thinking about your "Senior Portraits"!
The grass is just beginning to green, the option for a portrait in "the golden wheat" as well as with flowers is all available.
Call us for a design consultation, 233-8322, to begin the process.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
a bottle ...
a Hannah Montana shirt ...
a trike with a Disney shirt (I didn't recognize the pictures) ...
and two wonderful smiles!
Sometimes you just have to let children be children.
And if I'm lucky, it will be the parents idea.
Thanks Mickey and Mandy!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The first was his oldest sister (which was taken as a display portrait for an Enid business) and then his younger sister came in three months latter.
All three of the portraits were done to compliment each other.
With all the variables that we have available, we keep notes on every session. When we began the studio in 1975, we thought that we could remember how we photographed each sitting by looking at the first portrait ... wrong!
The notes include a lighting diagram with the corresponding camera settings, and a small portrait.
And while it is impossible to match a portrait, it is possible to come close and compliment.
I can't wait to see how the three portraits look on mom and dad's wall!
Friday, April 22, 2011
So we have to find a background that works with the subjects clothing, and style.
A bunch of tin and ancient bricks are not compatible with dressier clothing, it just doesn't make sense. But here with the causal clothing and chain, it does. Now tie in the colors of clothing, hair and skin tones with the black, white and red of the background and it is a great portrait.
Trevor, have a great graduation! You and your family are always wonderful to work for. Thank you!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
These are all words that would help me describe Rebecca.
And this portrait.
The pose, the background, and the pompoms vignetting the bottom of the portrait brings our eyes back to her face ... happy, poised and bubbly.
PS, We have another pose as a display in our studio, please take a moment to drop in and check it out.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
If you can wait.
But then you have to be ready.
The exposure set, the zoom lens set, the angle of the camera set, the lights set.
And wait some more, with your finger on the trigger.
But I knew brothers will be brothers. It's what we are all about with each other.
What a memory for their families, as well as themselves.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
And again, not an accident, all planned out ahead of time.
I guess our parents were right, you get out what you put in.
Thanks to his mom (who we photographed when she was 16) and his grandparents. Great to see all of you again, and also great to photograph another generation!
Friday, April 8, 2011
Or about the love of the mother and father for her.
It is about a simple "thank you"!
We first photographed mom and dad individually for Dr. Roberts and "Healthy Smiles".
They are really cool people, and I don't think they were even dating when we met.
What's that old saying?
First comes love,
then comes marriage,
then comes strolling behind a baby carriage.
We loved photographing their family portrait also.
And now, they have left us for Houston.
They will be missed, and Jolene and I know that great things lie ahead for them.
God Bless, and again, thanks!
Thursday, April 7, 2011
These are the 3 things that add dimension to a "professional" portrait.
As you can see here, we placed the heads of his golf clubs closer (the foreground) and chose to knock them a little out of focus to place the emphasis on him (middle ground). A portrait should always have the emphasis on the subject, not props or any other distractions. And finally, a simple understated background makes him "pop" out of the background.
None of this accidently happened, it all was planed, and executed precisely.
Thanks to Mitchell, his mom and step dad for an opportunity to carry our "art" to a 2nd generation!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Simple, understated and classic.
Not dated, 50 years, 75 years, even 100 years from now, it will still be in style.
The secret for a one year old is allowing them to be themselves, and then waiting for that great, natural expression.
This is the 4th of a series of her portraits we began at 3 months, then 6 months, and then 9 months.
We even had the opportunity to hang the portraits in their living room, and believe me, they looked great!
Thanks to her mom, dad, and maternal grandmother for allowing us to be a part of their lives.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Light colors advance toward the eye.
Dark colors recede from the eye.
In our design consultation, we always look at clothing that will accomplish these 2 facts for the benefit (not the detriment) of our clients.
Most parents want the emphasis on their children, not on themselves. For this family, we did this by dressing the parents in darker clothing and the children in lighter colors so the first people we see are the children.
As I always told our girls when they were younger, I always win because I am bigger.
But here, the children win because they are lighter.
Thanks to the Gorhams for getting this concept, but most of all thanks for letting us create another memory for you and yours with the new addition, "version 2.0".