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From Reluctance to Radiance: Photographing Erica Haray at the Cornell Botanic Gardens

I recently had the pleasure of photographing Erica Haray, the dynamic force behind Haray Sports, during a vibrant and varied shoot at the Cornell Botanic Garden. Erica, a coach, public speaker, health educator, and athlete, approached me with a bit of reluctance, a common sentiment among many of my clients. She had experienced awkward photo…

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My Top 5 Senior Portrait Locations in Ithaca, NY

Let me take you on a journey through the top five locations where I’ve captured some of my favorite senior portraits around Ithaca, NY over the last several years. Each spot has its own unique charm and beauty, making for unforgettable photos that truly capture the essence of senior year. Cornell Botanic Gardens – Kathleen…

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Capture the Magic: High School Senior Portrait Photography for the Class of 2025

It’s that time of year again – the Class of 2025 is gearing up for their final year of high school, and what better way to commemorate this milestone than with stunning senior portraits? As a photographer based in the Finger Lakes, NY area, I specialize in capturing the unique personalities and passions of high…

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Inside Jamie Love Photography’s Camera Bag: Essential Gear for Portrait Photography

As a professional headshot photographer with over 25 years of experience, I’ve learned that having the right equipment is essential for capturing stunning portraits. Whether I’m in the studio or on location, these carefully selected tools help me achieve the high-quality results my clients love. Let’s take a look inside my camera bag and explore…

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Spring Renewal: Capturing Headshots in Boston

As the vibrant hues of spring begin to paint the cityscape of Boston, there’s a renewed energy in the air. It’s the perfect time to refresh your professional image with captivating headshots that capture the essence of this season of growth and renewal. Whether you’re a business professional, an artist, or an entrepreneur, investing in…

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The Dos and Don’ts of What to Wear to a Couples Portrait Session in the Finger Lakes Region, NY

Couples portrait sessions in the Finger Lakes Region of New York offer stunning backdrops like Cayuga or Seneca Lake, or the majestic waterfalls of Taughannock, Watkins Glen State Park, or Buttermilk Falls. As you plan for your memorable photoshoot, here are some local-inspired dos and don’ts to consider when choosing your outfits. The Dos: 1.…

Headshot vs. Selfie: Why Professional Photography Matters

In the age of smartphones and social media, it’s easier than ever to snap a quick selfie and call it a day. But when it comes to your professional image, especially for your LinkedIn profile, business website, or even your acting portfolio, there’s a world of difference between a selfie and a professionally crafted headshot!…


Embracing Transformation: Introducing Embodied Alchemy Portrait Sessions

In a world where photographs often merely capture appearances, there’s a profound opportunity to delve deeper – to encapsulate the essence of our souls, our journeys, and our transformations. That’s the heart of the new offering: Embodied Alchemy Portrait Sessions. These ceremonial portrait sessions are more than just snapshots in time; they’re a conduit for…


Capturing Sisterhood: Photographing the Women of 13 Moons

As a photographer, every assignment presents a unique opportunity to delve into the heart of human experience and connection. My recent experience photographing the women of 13 Moons, led by Jonah Ruh Roberts and Katherine Allen, was nothing short of transformative. 13 Moons is not merely a gathering; it’s a year-long journey of liberation from…

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Capturing Dreams: Vincent’s Senior Portrait Session in Watkins Glen

As a photographer, every session is unique, but some stand out for their combination of personal inspiration and picturesque settings. Vincent’s senior portrait session was one such unforgettable experience, filled with ambition, family influence, and a love for sports. Vincent, a high school senior hailing from East Rochester Union Free School District, exudes determination and…

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Chasing Winter Magic: Capturing Timeless Moments in Frosty Frames

As a photographer, the changing seasons bring not only a shift in weather but also a unique canvas of possibilities. While some may shy away from the winter chill, I find immense joy in capturing the ethereal beauty that comes with the season. In this blog post, I want to share my passion for photographing…


Capturing Corporate Excellence: A Headshot Session with CBORD

In the dynamic world of integrated technology solutions, CBORD stands as a trailblazer, having evolved since its founding in 1975 into one of the world’s leading providers. With a global presence across campuses, businesses, and healthcare facilities, CBORD’s products and services have become integral to over 10,000 organizations worldwide. My recent collaboration with CBORD involved…

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Capture the New You: Top Reasons to Get an Updated Headshot for 2024

As we usher in a new year, it’s the perfect time to refresh your professional image and make a lasting impression. One simple yet impactful way to do this is by updating your headshot. In the digital age, your online presence often serves as the first introduction to potential employers, clients, and colleagues. Here are…


Nurturing Winter Radiance: Your Guide to Glowing Headshots This Season

As an avid outdoor winter enthusiast, I can’t ignore the toll this season takes on my own skin. That’s why I’m excited to share some essential winter skincare tips with you. As your dedicated headshot photographer, I also understand the importance of feeling confident and looking your absolute best during our sessions. I’ve compiled a…

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Behind the Lens: Your Journey to the Perfect Headshot Experience

I often get asked, what is working with you like for headshots? This blog post was created to answer that very question! Welcome to a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what to expect when you step into my photography studio. Below I’ll guide you through the process of crafting your perfect headshot—from our initial consultation to the…

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Camera-Ready Beauty: Essential Makeup Tips for Stunning Headshots

In the age of digital media and professional networking, headshots have become more crucial than ever. Whether for your LinkedIn profile, a business website, or an acting portfolio, having a set of striking headshots is a must. To ensure you look your absolute best in front of the lens, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide with…

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Capturing Confidence: An ILR PhD Headshot Session at Cornell University

In the heart of Cornell University, amidst the hallowed halls of the historic Ives Hall, I had the pleasure of capturing Rachel’s essence through my lens. Rachel, an esteemed researcher, delves into the intricate realms of consent, compliance, and privacy violations within organizations and society. Her quest for understanding the nuanced dynamics between compliance and…

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Embracing Nature: A Soulful Headshot Session with Kate in Ithaca, NY

In the heart of Ithaca, New York, where nature paints its own masterpiece and human stories blend seamlessly with the whispering winds, I had the genuine pleasure of capturing the essence of Kate Nicole Hoffman. She is a passionate Environmental Philosophy Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania and an aspiring actress who stands at…

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Overcoming Photo Phobia in Boston: A Somatic Journey through a Personal Branding Photoshoot

In the heart of bustling Boston, we embarked on a transformative visual odyssey with Laura Beck, a dedicated somatic therapist, determined to encapsulate the very essence of her being through the art of photography. The journey, however, began long before the click of the camera shutter—weeks of meticulous planning, intention setting, somatic preparation and prayer…

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5 Images Your Personal Brand Can’t Do Without

You could have a killer strategy, but no personal brand is complete without visuals. Visuals tell a story all on their own. They let people into your world, helping them understand more about what makes you tick and what you offer. If you’re planning a professional personal branding photo session and want to get the…