This past week was filled with events at Bucknell University. Homecoming at Bucknell involved so many different activities that needed two of us to cover all the event photography. They had BBQ’s for staff, a huge Gala, a memorial service for a beloved professor and a wonderful arts evening of various performers. Feats Inc. built an amazing tent and covered the buildings in lights to make the gala night extra dramatic in photos.
I recently started doing a lot of event photography of live bands. Photography for events can be challenging since you are dealing with constantly changing lighting and usually a lot of movement. The last two shows I was lucky enough to shoot were for Diamond Rio and The Spin Doctors. Photography for events. Photography of live bands. Event photography
My corporate headshot sessions have increased quite a bit lately. I am finding more and more people are understanding the importance of a polished photo for PR, marketing and website use. Typically I do corporate headshots in my studio for better lighting control but they can be done at your offices if there are multiple people needing them. Makeup/hair artists are available (and recommended) for corporate headshots.
Recently I had an opportunity to do another photography session for an author. Kim Cabill has her first book coming out very soon and needed book jacket cover photography to add the finishing touches to the project. What a pleasure to photograph this lovely, interesting woman. Look for “Burdens to Blessings” out soon!
I worked for one of my favorite companies today. Goldwell/KPSS makes some of the most amazing hair colors and hair care products on the planet and they are based right here in Baltimore Maryland. Their Color Zoom challenge is open to stylists all over the world to showcase the newest products and styles. This amazing group of industry professionals was gathered at Baltimore’s new Four Seasons Hotel to judge some of this years North American entries. I was thrilled to meet Maggie Mulhern from Modern Salon magazine. She was just featured in an episode of Style Network’s own Jerseylicious.
If you live in the Maryland/DC area I’m sure you’ve heard about the opening of the MD Live! Casino. Earlier this year they opened their doors to take job applications…they brought over 2000 new jobs to the Baltimore area. I was there when the doors opened, some folks waiting in line for hours to apply. Every news station was there to cover the event. In about 1 hour, the doors open for the first time to customers, good luck all!
New Moon Theater came to my studio today. They take their “on location” stage to schools, libraries, summer camps…you name it! They perform to kids all over Maryland. I am amazed at what they can do with a few boxes of props, some gorgeous hand painted backdrops, enthusiasm and a whole lot of talent. Julie and Tom organize and run this wonderful theater and introduced me to Nora, their lovely new actress. These photos will be used on brochures, on their website and on postcards to advertise their new shows for the upcoming season.
I recently photographed the talented dancers at CCBC. The director liked it so much they chose to use it on a poster to advertise their dance company. I am often asked if I photoshopped all these folks together-nope- they were all just leaping at the same time. Commercial photography can challenging particularly in these very low light situations.
I recently shot with the ladies of Gyspy Vintage. These creative ladies find, re-purpose and sell antiques. Their inventory is amazing! I love the shots- thanks Lisa Jones-Butz for the great hair and Gina Bateman for the makeup. We also used some amazing jewelry and hair pieces from Rae Beth Designs.