Working with Water Country USA — Hampton Roads Photographer

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Recently, I have been incredibly blessed to be able to work with Water Country USA. I came about this opportunity due to my connections through my BNI chapter. Fresh Level Productions was a member of my chapter a couple years ago. We had worked several different projects together. Having moved across the country, the owner, … Read more Working with Water Country USA — Hampton Roads Photographer

Being Adaptable — Hampton Roads Photographer

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One thing I have had to learn over the years is how important it is to be adaptable as a photographer. While consistency in product is key, being able to adapt to conditions or a client’s vision is key. Remote Employees I have worked with a lot of clients who have home offices in different … Read more Being Adaptable — Hampton Roads Photographer

The Importance of Authenticity with Professional Headshots — Hampton Roads Photographer

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Clients regularly come to me and ask me what “special” thing they need to do to prepare for their professional headshots. Really, YOU are what makes your professional headshot special. You should strive to be your best self that day, but don’t try to change who you are. If you are someone who is constantly … Read more The Importance of Authenticity with Professional Headshots — Hampton Roads Photographer

Utilizing The Studio — Hampton Roads Photographer

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In February, I became co-owner of The Studio Hampton Roads along with fellow photographer and friend, Samantha Fehling of Sami Roy Photography! It has been a whirlwind adventure to say the least and so amazing. The Studio provides me with a space to work and create that is my own but is also a separate … Read more Utilizing The Studio — Hampton Roads Photographer

Scheduling Office Headshots — Hampton Roads Photographer

I frequently have offices contact me about providing headshots for one or two employees at a time. However, it is much more convenient to all and better for a company’s brand to have me come in and update headshots for everyone all at once. Most don’t know, but I discount per person to make this … Read more Scheduling Office Headshots — Hampton Roads Photographer

How Often Should I Update My Professional Headshot? – Hampton Roads Photographer

“How often should I update my professional headshot?” is a question I get asked quite a bit. I have had clients that come to me roughly every 6 months and some that come to me for the first time having not updated their headshot for 10+ years. So, I would like to give you some … Read more How Often Should I Update My Professional Headshot? – Hampton Roads Photographer

Male Professional Headshots – Hampton Roads Photographer

Taking a male professional headshot can seem a bit more challenging. There are less obvious poses with men, but knowing subtle ways to better the pose will help the entire session. Firstly, it is the responsibility of the photographer to communicate with the client those subtle changes they need to make for the best possible … Read more Male Professional Headshots – Hampton Roads Photographer

Beach Real Estate Photography – Hampton Roads Photographer

Real estate photography isn’t something that I advertise too heavily but it is something that I enjoy doing. This particular house is a BEAUTY! An amazing property on the water, near a great local beach with all sorts of special amenities. If you’re looking for the perfect house for jet skis, boating, relaxing by the pool, … Read more Beach Real Estate Photography – Hampton Roads Photographer

Locker Room Bridal Portraits at Greenbrier Country Club — Hampton Roads Photographer

Recently, I was lucky enough to capture the incredibly special wedding of two AMAZING people! It was a fun-filled, slightly hectic day but oh so amazing. I couldn’t help but laugh as I was going through photos though… So, almost everyone plans their wedding day down to the minute. But very rarely does everything pan out … Read more Locker Room Bridal Portraits at Greenbrier Country Club — Hampton Roads Photographer

Last Second Headshots – Hampton Roads Photographer

One thing I feel I have a knack for recently are last second headshots. Several clients over the last week have come to me needing headshots taken that week or even that DAY! Medical students applying for residencies, someone recently starting a new position, and speakers at conventions have been some of my recent clients … Read more Last Second Headshots – Hampton Roads Photographer

Capturing Your Family’s Character — Hampton Roads Photographer

I really love when I get clients who are able to make time for a full session, especially when they have little guys! This gives me the time to get to know their family and capture who they really are in a comfortable setting. The standard posed family photos can be great, but it’s soooo … Read more Capturing Your Family’s Character — Hampton Roads Photographer

Who’s in Your Circus? — Hampton Roads Photographer

I am sure you have heard the phrase: “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” I like to take this thought a few steps further… In life or in business, it is all about who you spend your time on. I like to surround myself with happy, creative, successful people. Now, I don’t see … Read more Who’s in Your Circus? — Hampton Roads Photographer

Personalize Your Medical Professional Headshot — Hampton Roads Photographer

Choosing a doctor, whether it be general practice or a specialist, can be quite challenging. I’ve noticed in my own searches for doctors that most medical professionals have headshots that are very standard and impersonal. As a customer, this makes it difficult for me to find a doctor that I know I will be comfortable … Read more Personalize Your Medical Professional Headshot — Hampton Roads Photographer

Habesha Momma Final Mile — Hampton Roads Photographer

I would like to use my blog as a platform to discuss an amazing cause brought to light by some amazing women here in Hampton Roads. Habesha Momma is a non-profit organization with the slogan: Changing Lives, Transforming Furtures. And that is exactly what they are doing in so many ways. In November of 2015, they … Read more Habesha Momma Final Mile — Hampton Roads Photographer

Supporting & Celebrating Mothers — Hampton Roads Photographer

Mother’s Day is such a wonderful time to celebrate the women in our lives but it is also a great time to support those women. This Mother’s Day, I want to highlight an amazing woman who is using her beautiful talent to support her family while celebrating women. I have known Ana Padgett with Chicka … Read more Supporting & Celebrating Mothers — Hampton Roads Photographer

Authentic Family Photos – Hampton Roads Photographer

Sometimes sessions don’t go exactly how you plan them to… You spend hours picking out the perfect outfit, browsing through Pinterest for cute poses, picking up balloons, getting the dog groomed, and getting everyone ready. Then you show up to a cold, windy beach and the moment your child steps out of the car…they scrape … Read more Authentic Family Photos – Hampton Roads Photographer

Virginia Miss Amazing 2017 – Hampton Roads

This was my second year photographing the Virginia Miss Amazing Pageant. To say these girls are inspiring is an understatement. I always leave the event feeling so excited and motivated. This year’s organizer, Sharon Turner, did an amazing job organizing this special event. “Miss Amazing is a nationwide program that provides opportunities for girls and women … Read more Virginia Miss Amazing 2017 – Hampton Roads

Rhena Leland Kangen Water – Hampton Roads Photographer

Rhena Leland has been a close friend of mine for quite some time. She is an amazing business professional and a brilliant person. I was so thrilled to take her professional headshots recently. Of course, I had to take the opportunity to ask her some questions about her alkaline water machines.         … Read more Rhena Leland Kangen Water – Hampton Roads Photographer

Add Some Color to Your Professional Headshot – Hampton Roads Photographer

I tend to see a lot of folks who just want a plain professional headshot. For some reason, the plain black backdrop has become the standard for professionalism in the area. I certainly don’t mind this approach, in some cases, but it takes away the opportunity to personalize your headshot. To add just a little … Read more Add Some Color to Your Professional Headshot – Hampton Roads Photographer

How to Use Professional Headshots for Your Business – Hampton Roads Photographer

I have had several clients tell me, “I have my professional headshots…now what?” It’s important to realize all the different benefits professional headshots can bring to your business. You should consider the headshot expense as part of your marketing strategy. 1. Social Media Social media is probably the number one place my clients display their professional … Read more How to Use Professional Headshots for Your Business – Hampton Roads Photographer

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