Friday, March 30, 2012

3rd Annual A Smile to Remember

"A Smile to Remember"
A Photographic fundraising event,
honoring the memory of Lynne Morris

This years "A Smile to Remember" will be taking place Sunday April 29th,
Place: Thomas Bull Memorial Park at the Arboretum, specifically near the 9/11memorial sculpture
Portrait Times: 9-11 am and 3-6 pm.
How to sign up: Please make your email reservation for a portrait time slot, I will begin accepting reservations on April 1st and they will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
Please write your preferred time.
If you could indicate age of children that is helpful when planning.
Details:Sessions will be aprx 15 minutes.
Prints are not included, but ordered and viewed online.
ALL proceeds are given to the Lynne Morris Scholarship fund.
Suggested donation of $30

About Lynne and her scholarship fund:
Lynne was a fellow classmate and dear friend from MW’s class of 96. She was a dynamic individual, who had a spark and zest for life. While she perished on 9/11, her wide smile is forever engraved in the hearts of those that hold her memory so dear. The Lynne Morris Scholarship fund is granted to a standout MW grad, honoring her accomplishments professionally and personally. The Morris family grants the scholarship.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Camera shy photographer?

Photographing a head shot for my website has proved to be an impossible task. Yup this photographer is a bit camera shy...not for silly faced photo's, but for anything serious or important...yuck. Yes I feel every angle is wrong and accents something I'd rather see downplayed...but the truth is having that camera barrel peer at you is just plain intimidating. It makes you feel sort of naked...which in some ways would be easier because it would be an artistic nude right?In my undergrad photography days we used to joke about how if you just got naked and photographed you'd earn an A...I've seen it work ;) My motive is storytelling, but my mission is to help you be you and not notice me doing what I do. I suppose that is why my "style" of photographing is candid, unobtrusive and relaxed. There is a level of trust needed between the model and the photographer and I have a great respect for the trust you place in me. I don't know about you but the thought of being the center of attention on my wedding day made me feel sick, I don't like being the center, but I was and it was awesome. I hired someone that got me and I never felt camera shy.