Seven Tips for a Great Pet Portrait Shoot

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Pet portrait shoots are a form of controlled chaos, and the best way to have success is just to relax and enjoy the process! Here are some top tips to prepare for a great pet portrait session. 1. Don’t Have Performance Anxiety! Many of the pet owners who bring their animals in for sessions worry […]

Famous Fictional: It’s the Dawn, You’ll See

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Each year Mad Art Gallery hosts one of my favorite arts shows: Famous Fictional. The exact theme changes each year, but always revolves around fictional characters in some capacity. This year the theme was “Famous Fictional Goes to 11!” and featured art that depicted fictional bands. That is to say, bands that don’t exist in […]

Production Stills: Cruiser

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Over the last month I worked with 88mm Productions to capture production stills from the set(s) of their latest project: Cruiser. Currently they’re working on a teaser trailer which will help them secure funding for the full film. We shot at several locations: Lumiere casino, a warehouse in Sauget, Ill., and Ryder’s Tavern here in […]

Out In STL Cover Shoot with Cheyenne Devereaux

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In August I had the pleasure of shooting the dynamic and dazzling Cheyenne Devereax (Dexter Peebles) for the cover of a brand new LGBTQ magazine, Out In STL. The brief was to create something fun, dynamic and potentially sparkly. Well, if you ask a drag queen to bring some sparkle to your studio, all your […]

Putting Your Best Face Forward

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Why New Headshots? There are many reasons people need new headshots. Job search, social media and dating profiles, personal branding. Some entertainers need them for promotion, some business people want to boost their look on LinkedIn. The needs of each of these clients will be different, as will the style of the finished images we […]

Portrait Session with Mike

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Had a chance to do an awesome portrait session in the studio with Mike this week. This was a very simple setup, with just a few wardrobe changes. (Beards are so fun to shoot! The texture!) One of the things I love about portrait work is how we can use light, image processing and subtle […]

Promo Images Session – Chris Cyr

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This week I worked with local comedian Chris Cyr to create images for his varying promotional needs.  Comedians and other performers are always in need of a variety of strong promo shots, not only for their own websites, but to send out to venues for both print and social media promotion of upcoming shows. We […]

What to Expect When You’re Shutterfesting

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Last week I went to a yearly photography conference that’s here in St. Louis, Shutterfest. Billing itself as “The Premiere Photography Conference on the Planet” this event takes place over 2-7 days each spring at Union Station hotel. The official conference is 2 days, then there’s an “Extreme” add-on session for an additional fee on […]

Making it Work – Steampunk Style

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On February 11th I had the opportunity to shoot a steampunk event here in St. Louis. The Steampunk Broken Hearts Ball was a combination art exhibit and fashion show, produced by Victoria L. Sculz. It was held at 1900 Park in historic Lafayette Square. I knew that amazing costumes would be on display, not only […]