Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Holiday "mini" Sessions | South Florida Photographer




Even in Florida, we're starting to feel the slightly cooler weather.
(OK, so the humidity is the only thing that's REALLY changed.)

And I know it's hard to think about the Holidays when it's not even Halloween yet. But, by the time Thanksgiving hits and you've started/finished (ha!) your shopping, you'll be glad you got the family photos done and have something new to mail to Grandma.  :)

I'll be doing a limited number of these 30 minute sessions designed to capture 10 beautiful images. You'll get these high resolution files on disc with printing rights for your special holiday gifts and cards.

To book your session, please contact me at: mmphotodesign@yahoo.com





Monday, October 15, 2012

"Urban" Austin - PreTeen Photo Shoot | South Florida Photographer

Dream shoot with awesome urban locations and the BEST model I could have asked for!! We did this session over two different days because of our flaky South Florida weather. Regardless, Austin had a great attitude with every shot...even though we battled the gray clouds and ants!

The great soundtrack is "Rollin' Home" by Tyler Hilton - the perfect background for a child emerging into a young man. His parents just loved it!

You can view it below or click the YouTube link if you'd like to view it larger.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGQxUxYhFPI&feature=plcp

Enjoy!
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Results...from Sandy Puc's Workshop

As promised from my Early Christmas (a.k.a. Sandy Puc Workshop) here are a few from the Sandy Puc Hands On Workshop. 

The beautiful young redhead was a last minute model. She was a friend of a daughter of another workshop participant. Little did she know she was going to get some incredible shots for a portfolio someday!! All the photographers couldn't get enough. And she really was such a pro and never once said, "are you done?".

The pool shots...I really loved how these images turned out. It was amazing to see what you can do with $20 worth of outdoor flashlights and a model who was willing to get into the water!!



Warm Lighting.





 Jordan Chan...what a goofball. Talented, but a goofball.





Cool Lighting.













Magic in the hotel pool with Walmart lights.







Friday, October 5, 2012

Early Christmas (a.k.a. Sandy Puc's Hands On Workshop Tour)

(Warning...A Personal Insight Post)


Karma.
             Positive Energy.
                                       Glass Half Full.
                                                                 Early Christmas.

In order to help combat the flow of negative and ick in recent months, I have been making a stronger effort to be more conscious of what I've been putting out into the world with not only the messages in my own head, but also with what comes out of my own mouth.

There are many marketed/packaged philosophies out there (The Secret, The Power of Positive Thinking, etc.) touting if you put out good energy, it will come back to you. Put out bad...well, you know. I haven't chosen to follow any particular one. I've just been trying to put my slightly overworked brain in a happier/glass half full perspective.

And I've noticed some things. Not only have I've made MAJOR traction on my photography business. (Thank you followers.) My kids are fighting less. Parking spot seekers at Costco don't annoy me as much. And I've lost another 4 pounds!! (seriously)

So, I got an email 2 days ago from photographer extraordiare, Sandy Puc. Well, it was acutally her marketing email server. "You have been selected for a FREE ticket..."

Christmas came early this year and I got a "lottery" ticket for Sandy Puc's Hands On Photography Workshop in Miami. You don't pass these things up. I scrambled for babysitters and between 3 family members I got it covered. Whew!!

The results...A-MAZ-ING. (I'll be posting photos in a day or so.) A redonkulous (look it up) opportunity to work alongside these nationally-known professional photographers. Being a predominately natural light photographer myself, most of these set-ups were situations outside of my comfort zone. I almost let negative thinking/comfort level skew the experience. But again, you don't pass these things up.

Postive attitude yielded postive things. I met talented people and learned some new things the best way...by actually DOING it myself.

Thanks Sandy!

(I'm on the far left in B&W)