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Hiring a Professional Photographer.

  Hiring a professional photographer for your head shot is one of the best things you can do for your business. Just about everyone has a camera these days, and many people are taking their own photos.  That is great, but when it comes to  business portraits it should look professional.  Consider hiring a professional photographer.  Take a look on LinkedIn or Facebook, there is a range of quality, and some people don’t even have an image.  Why?  Probably because they don’t have one they love.  Do you? We all want to look our best and have a record of ourselves that shows who we really are.  This is not to say that candid images are not showing that… there is plenty of energy in those images as they capture us in moments and experiences that we treasure and want to remember.   Those are great for a personal FB page.  For a professional look, it needs to be a professional photograph. Example: Look at this UCONN Business Student above – we did a session last week because she is looking forward to finding work and is about to begin marketing herself when she graduates. She understands the value of […]

Portraits in Black and White

Why Portraits in Black and White as opposed to color? I have a soft spot for portraits in black and white.  If I want to have full control of where my viewers eyes go in a photograph – black and white takes away the distraction of color.  Black and white can can highlight only what you want the viewer to see through line, form, light and shadow.  I don’t shoot with film anymore but I do miss the experience of creating imagery in a dark room.  Seeing the image emerge in a tray of developer was nothing less than thrilling!  Last weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to mimic a ‘film look’ by photographing the band Autolatry, a heavy metal band that I have known for a long time.  They are relaunching themselves and needed some photos for their marketing.  Actually, I must confess –  the reason I know them is because 2 of them are my sons!  They have had 2 tours of the USA and have made three records.  If you like heavy music, check them out! David and Matt are my sons, they have been playing music together since middle school.  Dave plays lead guitar, writes the […]

Cupcakes + Puppies + HS Senior = FUN!

I had the pleasure of spending an hour with a beautiful High School Senior named Hannah.  She is a fun-loving person, an expert baker, a leader at her school and has the cutest little dog named Luna.  What a fun time we had!  Here are a few of our favorite images.  Thank you, Hannah for a really fun session.

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!  

Alex – Senior session

Alex is an extraordinary athlete.  He has excelled at many sports and continues to play baseball and Hockey for his high school.   We had a great time during his senior portrait session and here are a couple of my favorites!

Celebrating Love in Connecticut!

I am celebrating the love between Petra and Derrick on the blog today!  These two very special people are to be married in October and I look forward to their wedding at Amarante’s! They were right at home in the fields around my studio in Mansfield, CT.   The love I saw and felt between them warmed my heart! I feel that the engagement session is an opportunity for engaged couples to capture something special for themselves that they may not have another chance to do.  These days leading up the the wedding day are very special. Thank you, guys, for a wonderful afternoon together. Thank you for stopping by my blog.  Check back for other engagements, weddings and portraits; and friend me on facebook, too!

Headshots and Portraits

I always love photographing headshots for business or actors and musicians.  Last week I had the opportunity to meet a young person who is developing her acting portfolio.  We had a fun session and here are a few of my favorite images, some are headshots – some for fun! Look out, Disney, here she comes!

Family Portraits

This time of year is wonderful for families to make professional portraits when everyone is gathered together.  Here is a family that I photographed on Christmas Eve.  Each year they take their own photograph of the family but this year decided to have professional portraits created right in their home!  Here is a preview of the session.  Thank you, Martinsons, for choosing me to create these portraits for you all!

Zachary’s Amazing Senior Session!

I had a great time on Horsebarn Hill and in the studio with one of my awesome HS Seniors and wanted to share a few images from our session!  We did this a few weeks ago before the weather turned cold!