Senior Sessions Designed Just for YOU!

Kim Bova Photography went on a photo safari to kick off the Senior 2013 season a few weeks ago with our new Senior Ambassador from EO Smith High School.  His name is Pratik, an amazing talented computer wizard!  We had a great time finding the right backgrounds and “the light”.  We began in the studio and continued out on our safari through Mansfield Center and down to Willimantic with cool walls and natural backgrounds.  Each senior has a unique session designed just for them! Check out some of my favorite images of Pratik. If you are a High School Senior this year, do call Kim to schedule a complimentary meeting to talk about your senior portraits this year! If you are at EO Smith, do seek out Pratik and talk to him about his experience with our studio! Create unique, personal and fun images of who you are right now!  I look forward to meeting you. Feel free to leave a comment here on the blog!

Jazz is alive and well in Connecticut!

I had the honor of photographing Mike Casey, Saxophonist from Storrs, CT,  currently in the Jazz Studies program at the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz in Hartford at the University of Hartford.  If you frequent Hartford’s Black Eyed Sally’s  you may  have heard this talented musician!   Oh, and if you are around Hartford on August 13th, his band is playing at Bushnell Park, Monday Night Jazz in Hartford at 6 pm.  Make sure you check out this award winning young jazz talent! We had a terrific day to shoot some cool images, in the studio and around town.  Here are some favorites!

Milestones: Families: Photography

As a Connecticut photographer, there is nothing more rewarding for me than documenting families in photographs that celebrate the important  milestones in their lives.  We all have them: new babies are born, first words to first steps;  transitions to school age right through to the High School Senior!  First job, car, and marriage are all huge milestones in our lives and it continues over and over, repeating through the generations.  How important is it for you to document these milestones in your life?  Your family is continually transitioning through and toward another milestone.  Don’t take any of them for granted as each one is a result of much energy, commitment and love.  Celebrate them all, document them through photographs; cherish and pass them down to the next generation to be proud of.  Think about documenting your family this season in professional photographs that you will treasure.  The time is now.  Think about a photograph that documents the stage or milestone your family is at RIGHT NOW.   Then, please call me!

Portrait of the Artist

I recently had the pleasure of photographing a wonderful painter, Blanche Serban, who lives here in Mansfield/Storrs, Connecticut.  I have gotten to know Blanche over the years because we both are volunteers for our town and serve on the Arts Advisory Committee.   Blanche has shown her work all over Connecticut, Rhode Island, Boston and Provence, France!  Her show at the Chabot Gallery in Providence, RI is closing today, but I believe she has a new show coming up, so check out her exhibition schedule on her website .   Her work is extraordinary.  

The Necessary Headshot

Recently I photographed Kristin Schwab,  Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.   My approach to headshots is to photograph each individual in an authentic way while highlighting their best features.  The eyes are especially important in order to connect them to their viewers as you see below.  That is why I find this image compelling –  you can see who she is! In this visual world we live in, the headshot has become very important.  Are you putting your best face forward?  If you would like to, give me a call today!  

A Professional Head Shot – so valuable for your business!

Eric Horton came to me recently and updated his head shot for his business website.  Having a professional head shot on your site is a great way to introduce yourself to your potential clients and gives them an easy way to connect with you.   Isn’t that is what we want as business people, to connect?  Plus, the quality of your professional image shows your attention to detail in your work.  We took some shots in both the studio and natural light area.  This gives Erik some choice and flexibility for his particular business needs.  Erik is a health coach, a very warm and caring person that after 30 seconds of being in his presence, I felt I had known him for years!  His business sounds wonderful for anyone, but especially those who are dedicated to a healthy lifestyle.  Check out his website today!  Eric says, “Instead of creating lists of restrictions and good and bad foods, I coach my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and free of denial and discipline.”  Sounds good to me!  Thank you, Erik, for trusting me with your head shots.  It was a fun time, too!

Do you need a new headshot?

I had the pleasure of creating some new head shots for Pamela Horton, AFFINITY MARKETING DIRECTOR at BEARINGSTAR INSURANCE.  We had such a good time, and she was surprised how painless the process was.  That made me really happy!  I think she looks fantastic, don’t you?   Three different looks for different business applications.  We did some studio lighting and natural lighting. It’s a good idea to update your head shot every two years, so give me a call and I can create something special for you, too.

Family Portrait for 2011

Here it is!  The official Bova/Kaminsky family portrait.  Every year we try to make a portrait of the family.  This year when we had the time, we had no one else around to actually take the picture.  So, we set out into the orchard behind our property with tripod, camera, some stands for off camera flash and set it up.  We had a lot of fun in the process and I got plenty of exercise running back and forth to beat out the self-timer function on my camera!  Actually, it did wonders for my hair!  This one we liked the best and I share it with you.  Pretty soon it will be a 20×30 metal or canvas print for our living room wall!  

James – Senior Portrait

I had the pleasure of photographing James on a cold but beautiful day in October.  He loves mountain biking and is a talented cross-country runner and runs for his High School team.  He will probably do well at this in college next year as well.  Here are a couple of my favorites from our studio session!

Zack’s Senior Portrait Session!

Playing catch up!  I have been busy, however, blogging has taken a backseat!  But now I have more time to share what I have been up to!  I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Zack, a really cool Senior 2012 from E.O. Smith High School in Storrs.  I love the images we created.  Here are a few I’d like to share with you.