What is the meaning of happiness?: oh…. and YOU are FLAW-some!!

ithaca, senior,portrait,photographer

The Dictionary defines happiness as “a state of being happy.” Well now, that sounds pretty simple right? Come on get HAPPY!!!! (insert Donny Osmond and the rest of the partridges) Ok, so maybe that song was before your time…ahem, I digressed there a bit. Ok, so back to the subject at hand. Happiness! To me…

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Why printed photographs aren’t dead.

As a consumer culture that is now armed with phones and digital cameras, we are taking more photographs then we ever have before. It is estimated that the billions of humans on earth will have taken about 1.2 trillion pictures over the course of their lifetime. Many of them will be shared on social media,…

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A dream waterfall maternity portrait session, Ithaca NY

Diana had contacted me when she was about 28 weeks pregnant, she knew she wanted some maternity portraits to celebrate the arrival of her newest little girl in late October. With her previous pregnancy, the maternity portraits didn’t come out as well as she had hoped for, and so she really needed the job done…

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A Workstyle Portrait Session with Radiant Compassion

Alison contacted me to talk about her need for some updated imagery for her website and social media following as she transitions herself to L.A. California.  She manages a business called Radiant Compassion. where she offers a multitude of healing modalities, from yoga and reiki, to mindfulness based yoga and psychotherapy for those afflicted with…

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How to prepare for a professional portrait session

Over my many years of providing dream portrait sessions to my clients, I’ve been witness to some amazingly successful portrait sessions and some, well, less than amazing sessions. What is the key difference between a successful and unsuccessful shoot? The successful clients spent time PREPARING for their sessions, and the unsuccessful ones, showed up unprepared.…

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Senior Empowerment Collective Headshot Session

Senior portrait photographer, ithaca, NY

This years Senior Empowerment Collective members are pumped for some exciting opportunities. The first two girls who signed up over this Spring were Shakira and Gabrielle. Most people are thinking…class of 2019 seniors signing up for portraits in the summer of 2018??! but they’re juniors? So here is the scoop on why. If you are graduating…

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Workstyle Session Case Example: Joyful Fitness

Headshots Ithaca, NY

I received an email from Shimon initially requesting headshots. When we spent some time on the phone discussing his needs, we soon realized that what he was looking for was more of a Workstyle Portrait Session. He was working with a web designer to create a new website which would feature his Fitness Coaching business,…

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