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Welcome back Blog Readers!
Having moved to Charleston – Huntington WV earlier this year sure was a lot of work and a distraction from wedding and portrait photography to be sure! We did get some last photo shoots in before leaving to West Virginia and the Kanawha Valley area… it’s really the entire Ohio Valley as we are also very near Eastern Kentucky and the Ohio borders too!
While we are still looking for a place to set up the studio, new efforts have begun to relaunch the weddings and portraits this fall and into next year. High school seniors will be wanting those unique portraiture sessions again too!
As part of this we’ve just completed a major streamlining/overhaul of our main website (including new music) – gearing up for a busy 2012 of photography for weddings, portraits, events and also some original creative and artistic projects as well!
Hard to believe there were over 14,000 images to navigate through on the old version – This undertaking was the photographers equivalent of cleaning out your garage, closets, basement and attic – all at the same time!
In the end though – less chaos = a more focused impact. Let us know what you think of our redesign!
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I can’t believe I did it – added a MySpace…..what’s next? Facebook? Uh oh. And just a day later I added the Facebook page as well, although their system is very strange to deal with if you are not creating a personal page… in fact, one is forced into creating a personal page even if they don’t want one! ha ha
I did have a moment of serendipity in the whole experience however, in meeting a brilliant photographer from the UK named Cecilie Harris http://www.cecilieharris.co.uk/about.html – I ran across her by chance while researching “how to” put a photography Facebook site together. Do take a look at her work… it’s quite nice and she keeps a very engaging blog as well. OK Cecilie – how did I do? Is that enough links for you? 🙂 If you ever make it out to California, you have a standing invitation to visit if you like.
Now the only thing about all these social networks and photo sites is running all over the web trying to keep all these places current…I should be out shooting instead! LOL
Speaking of social networking sites, rumors from high sources indicate that Microsoft is going to buy You Tube, MySpace, Twitter and Facebook and combine them all into one new Microsoft branded social networking site called “You-My-Twit-Face“.
You heard it here first.
Then out of the blue came Kristin! She came over after briefly participating and bailing out on a big group shoot over at the local Bakersfield park – just 5 minutes away from us. How perfect!
We exchanged a few calls and accelerated the timing a bit which was fine by me as it was a day of mostly finishing work for me and I needed to take a rest from it regardless. She arrived with a full bag of model goodies, wardrobe and accessories – COOL, and very pro, plus, a model that had her makeup on and ready to go – perfectly! (Advice to the modeling interested – hire a makeup artist or learn how to do it for yourself – and makeup for camera is not what you wear to the grocery store!!!)
We got right into it quickly and knocked out some great images in no time flat! She has an amazing and inspiring back story which I will not go into here, but suffice to say, I was thrilled to do this shoot and create the results for her we did! Mega Kudos. A job well done!
Great model – yes I would shoot with her again, no question.