•December 29, 2012 • Leave a Comment
It has been quite some time since our last post! We have been busy busy busy during this holiday season. Now that the holidays are behind us we can resume blogging! We can also show you some of our favorite holiday card designs and photographs from the 2012 season. We like to wait until everyone has sent out their cards before we post, so here they are! Let us know your favorite. Each holiday portrait has a different look and feel. Our personal card photo is at the bottom of the page. We can not wait to see what next year will bring! We had so much fun creating these images and spreading holiday cheer!
•October 15, 2012 • Leave a Comment
Many of you have seen and left fun comments on our baby birthday cake portraits. These sessions are really fun and really messy. We learned the hard way during our first birthday cake session that we did not have a way to clean all of that icing off! A mom of one of our cake participants was so sweet and gave us a little yellow baby tub. We have since used it to wash off all of that sticky sugar. During one of these post cake destroying moments in the tub we noticed the little guy in this post having a great time. He was not too excited about his birthday cake, but he was at home in that little bathtub. Wolfgang was able to get some really cute images! We love when these unplanned moments produce some of the best photos from a session. Let us know what you think!
He also makes a cute little cowboy!
•September 24, 2012 • Leave a Comment
We have been photographing so many babies recently! Portraits of babies and especially newborns can be both dramatic and creative. We have been photographing the little girl in this post technically since before she was born. We had a fun maternity session with mom just days before this sweet little girl arrived into this world. We loved the variety between the light and girly portraits and the darker more dramatic black and whites. Mom and Dad brought some fun pearls and knitted blankets to add some color and beautiful textures to the portraits. It was an exciting day for everyone. These were baby’s first portraits and the first time we were able to meet her. We can’t wait to see her again in a few months to see how big she is! Watching these little ones grow up is definitely a perk of working in the studio. Stay tuned for more fun and unique baby portraits!
•September 7, 2012 • Leave a Comment
Photographs created by Wolfgang have recently been accepted into the General Collection of Professional Photographers of America’s 2012 International Photographic Competition. Wolfgang’s work will be on display at the Georgia World Congress Center, January 20-22, 2013, in Atlanta, Ga. This International Photographic Exhibition is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers and several photographic associations. A panel of 43 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly5,000 total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. Judged against a standard of
excellence, just over 1,800 images were selected for the General Collection and just 476 (about 10 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated “Loan Collection” book, and over 200 selected General Collection images will be published in the “Showcase” book by Marathon Press. Titled “Luna Rising,” “Four Pears,” and “Awaiting Opportunity” these photographs will be in the International Photographic Exhibition alongside other top photographic works from the competition and traveling and special invitational displays. These images constitute one of the world’s largest annual exhibits of professional photography gathered simultaneously under one roof. Be sure to send along your congratulations to Wolfgang for this great achievement!
•August 27, 2012 • 1 Comment
It seems like all of our employees are hitting some major milestones this summer. Crystal was married in early August and starts graduate school this week, Lindsay starts her freshman year at VCU and Ann will be entering her senior year at St. Catherine’s School. This week we will highlight Ann. She has worked for us for several years and is the happy bubbly face you normally see on weekend afternoons in our gallery. We have also been photographing her since she was just a little gal. Just a few weeks ago Ann had her senior portrait session with Wolfgang. These images are pretty incredible. Wolfgang was really able to let creativity run wild. These are definitely not your typical senior portraits. The photos range from cute and coy environmental to dramatic and darkly tinted studio portraits. It is hard to believe that she is only in high school from these photos. She looks like a movie star! As you can tell toward the end of this series it started to rain during her location session. Well, we made the best of it and Wolfgang was able to capture some really cute moments. We wish her all the best during her very busy senior year! Let us know what you think and tell us your favorites. For those out there looking for a little something different to celebrate their final year in high school please get in contact with us. Just like with Ann, we love to take your ideas and make them come to life. We are excited to see what our seniors will bring our way this year.
•August 9, 2012 • 1 Comment
This beautiful bride is our very own Crystal! Wolfgang always loves to photograph Crystal- she is always there for a light test, or any other new idea he wants to test out. So it was a real pleasure for him to create her bridal portraits. Crystal is our office manager, and has been working with us since 2005. She is a very familiar face to many of you who have been to the studio over the years. We just had to share these beautiful portraits with everyone. We are so excited for her! The dress she wore belongs to the grooms mother and was purchased in 1980. The final photo in this post shows you how the dress looked when Crystal took it out of the box. She had it fully restored and slightly modified to give it a more modern look. The dress flew with the couple to Las Vegas, Nevada. They were married at the Chapel of the Flowers on the Vegas strip on August 1, 2012. We wish them all the best! Enjoy the portraits posted below!
The gown before cleaning and alterations. What a difference!
•August 2, 2012 • Leave a Comment
Baby’s first birthday is always a fun occasion. We strive to make every first birthday session fun and special to each family. This family had the great idea of having their baby tear into and destroy his birthday cake. The method was pretty simple. We sat the baby behind the cake…and observed. We all thought he would dig right into the cake, but he had his own idea about proper cake eating. Once we handed him a spoon the mood changed and he was all into it, digging and playing in the frosting. Baby’s mom made the chocolate birthday cake at home and brought it in. The balloons and cake frosting colors are those that represent the United States Marine Corps. His father is a Marine and his birthday at home (prior to his session) was themed this way. This was a great way to celebrate the first year and Dad! Take a look at all of these adorable images. You can see the progression from a clean baby with a nice new cake to a baby covered in food with a decimated cake. This session was so much fun. The entire studio staff that day participated. Comments are always welcome! Let us know what you think about this session and the birthday cake celebration!