Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes: Portrait Lighting

Behind the Scenes: Portrait Lighting

There are so many ways to do Studio portraits, but lighting truly makes the biggest difference. My lighting method, as it happens, is a bit unique. In fact, as with everything, my approach to lighting is to make things as simple and easy as possible…

Photography Pricing Explained

Photography Pricing Explained

While all photographers might seem alike, behind the scenes, things can be very very different. There is a formula of sorts that applies. It explains why some photographers charge more (sometimes a lot more) than others, without the needless breakdown of technical details nobody needs to know or care about..

2018, A Year in Review

2018, A Year in Review

It is nearly the end of the year. And as such, it’s a time for reflection not only from a personal perspective, but also from a business standpoint. It’s been an interesting process, running a small business as my sole source of income. Balancing raising little kids (who are thankfully that much closer to both being in Elementary school) with work commitments…

The Ordering Appointment Explained

The Ordering Appointment Explained

Every photographer runs their business a little differently.. and what happens after the session is one of those very important parts of the process. And when you’re considering which photographer to work with, you might prefer one method over another…

Behind the Scenes: Printing

Behind the Scenes: Printing

I print my own work. And I do it for two reasons. 1) The turnaround is much faster because I am not waiting on a vendor to do their part, and then for shipping of the final product. My timing from photo session to final presentation of printed photographs is right around 1 week. And 2) I can control every part of the process…

5 Things I Do Before Every Photoshoot

5 Things I Do Before Every Photoshoot

No matter how long I have been doing photography as a business, there are still a few things I do right before each and every session. Now, this is outside of the regular "get all the equipment ready" step, which usually happens way ahead of time. This post is all about that time between when I arrive at the Studio (about 1 hour before the session is scheduled to begin) and when I have to be ready to photograph my clients…

Behind the Scenes: Jolie Gotique Photoshoot

Behind the Scenes: Jolie Gotique Photoshoot

Jolie Gotique is a mobile fashion boutique based in Greenwich, Connecticut. Penny, the owner, is a local Greenwich resident with an amazing fashion style that she infuses into her business. Twice a year, Penny gathers a team of creative professionals to do a spring (and then a fall) photoshoot for her business. It takes a team (photographer, stylist, hair & makeup artist), and a new location each time to make this happen.