Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday/Small Biz Saturday Fantasy Photo Special

Purchase this special between now and Saturday Nov. 26. (Small print: this offer cannot be combined with any other offer; this special must be purchased by Saturday 11/26/11 and used by 11/26/12; to order, email; must be pre-paid via credit card, PayPal, or cash; can be purchased as a gift certificate; price includes one person, additional people in same image for $25/ea.). Includes hair/make-up. Print is on metallic paper; upgrade to print on actual metal for additional fee.

People have said to me, "There's no way I could do this type of portrait; I don't have the features," or they "look bad" in photos, etc., etc., etc.

Well, here's proof that ANYONE can be in fantasy portraits (or regular portraits!). I did this photo for an assignment in a photography group. Most members of the group live in places where it snows. My living in the Phoenix Valley forced me to come up with my own "snow" image and so i created The Snow Queen.

I literally pulled my hair up in a pony tail, pulled some loose strands out, sloppily slapped some light foundation on my face, added some light accents to my eyes, and the rest was done in Photoshop. 

P.S. i'm completely embarrassed to show the "before" but i really wanted everyone to see that ANYONE can be in fantasy photography.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Photo Given Props on Phoenix Radio Station KUPD

Yeah! I recently shot album cover/promo images for the band Teratoma. One of the photos was given props today on KUPD. To that i say F!#$ YES!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Can't Afford Custom Photography - Advice

The economy isn't a friendly place these days. I've been following the Occupy movement with awe and admiration for those who take the time to stand up against the 1%. Having had my little guy in the hospital last week with septicemia (blood infection) from a tooth abscess, no dental insurance and a $5,000 deductible on our health insurance, we're now sitting on $8,000 worth of medical and dental bills. (Huge thanks to everyone using us for your photography needs and referring us to others; we would not be eating without you!)

So, i totally get wanting custom photography but not having a spot in the budget to have it. A friend recently found herself in that situation, and so went with a fauxtog (or MWAC-Mom With A Camera) for a couple hundred bucks and a disc of underexposed, grainy photos that left one son off to the side like an afterthought, not to mention the wall peeking out from one side of the backdrop. People, don't do that. Just go to WalMart's studio or Target's or whatever other cheap department store studio you can find. That way, you have a better chance of at least having properly exposed photos, and you'll only be paying $20 for them. Then, save up for nice, custom photography to have done later.

Want to give the gift of custom photography this holiday season? Email me for info on Gift Certificates!