Looking for a Great Caterer?

Looking for a caterer?  If so, for your next event or wedding, look no further!  One of my favorites is Matt Becker, of Becker’s Catering, located in Tolland, CT.  Matt takes food seriously and is a fantastic chef, as well as a great person.  Yesterday at a wedding we both were working at, I got to try his Gluten Free Cupcakes and Chocolate Chip cookies for the first time.  Amazing.  You would never know they were gluten free.  The chocolate cupcakes melted in my mouth, the icing was creamy and dreamy.  The yellow cupcakes were just as perfect . The texture was no different to regularflour ones, but then again, I have been gluten free for 6 years,  I may not remember.  But I DO know how bad some gluten free cakes and cookies can taste.  I try to bake my own, but they never live up to the ‘real’ thing.    Becker’s Catering is a fantastic choice, if Matt can create the best gluten free baked goods, imagine how good the rest of his food is!  Here is the link to his website.  And – here is a look at his scrumptious and beautiful cupcakes!

Dynamic Headshots

Dynamic Headshots stand out from more traditional ones to show who you are and what you do.  I agree that we all need a straight forward headshot for certain sectors of business, but why not shake it up if you can and stand out from the crowd?  If you do not work in a corporate office, take advantage of that to show your unique business. I had a great time creating headshots with Mary Hurley of Sunshine-n-Daisies, a physical trainer and health coach here in Connecticut.  We did some standard shots and some for her website as well.  But this image below was one of our favorites because of the uniqueness and this dynamic headshot quality.  My goal is to help my clients grab the attention of potential clients, help them create an images for their business that reflect what they do and still be professional. I shot this dynamic image in my studio against a dark grey background (http://www.backgroundsbymaheu.com ).  This is a 1 light portrait with a little fill from a reflector on the opposite side.  I wanted to light her profile and show her as her clients would probably see her as their physical Trainer! Let me know if you need to update your headshot or other photos on your website. […]

Connecticut National Golf Club Wedding – Marie and Josh.

The Connecticut National Golf Club in Putnam, CT was the setting for the wedding reception of Marie and Josh yesterday.   What a beautiful day it was.  There was warm brilliant sun, then a few clouds and cool winds – but the day was joyous and fun.   Here is just a few photos from the day…MORE to come SOON.  

Maternity Photography Session

Maternity Photography I love it when my wedding clients call and ask about Maternity Photography.  I treat these sessions like a regular portrait session, except that I am more inclined to summon up some “fashion designer wanna be skills” to create something special like in this image below.   I created this dress on the spot by wrapping my subject in material I keep around to create a dreamy dress for her.  Meet Petra, one of my former wedding clients. Petra and husband Derrick are expecting in a couple of weeks!  Isn’t Petra a beautiful mother to be?  I could not wait to share it with you.  Please feel free to leave your comments here, I would love to know what you think, too.  

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas. It is not too early to start thinking about Mother’s Day Gift Ideas.  Mother’s Day is on May 8th this year.  How about something personal and experiential?  Considered gifting Mom a Family Portrait?  You know she would love it, but probably won’t have time to do the leg work.  It is easy – just call me and I will send you a gift card in an envelope for a special Mother’s Day Family Portrait Session. Here’s the Deal-  Special $99 Session fee for Mother’s Day (a 50% discount) Purchase a Gift Certificate Card for Mom before May 1st.  That is a 50% savings on a full session fee.  You may schedule the session anytime between May and October 15th.   A 5×7 print of your choice is included. OR, if you would like to surprise Mom on Mother’s Day with photos of your kids – please contact me ASAP to secure a session time before Mothers’ Day at this same special price.   April vacation is a great time to sneak this in!  $99 session fee plus 5×7 print.  Call for more info – 860-230-8828. *All additional prints, wall art or books will be at regular pricing. Give a Family Portrait Gift Certificate for a future date […]

Working From Home: My Ideas for Staying on Task

Working From Home: My Ideas for Staying on Task Working from home as a professional photographer has had it’s rewards for the past 10 years.  It is really practical and convenient since I am a very small business and I run most everything myself.  I love it – most of the time, however, there are times when working from home is not helpful and I can become less productive. That said, here are some ways to shake it up. 1- Get dressed for work. This may seem obvious when working from home, but it was not for me.  If you spend most of your days working from home, it is very easy to just throw on your comfy jeans, a pair of slippers and get down to work.  Most days you may do fine, but, if you feel stuck or uninspired, try dressing up.  Wear what you would normally wear if you worked in pubic, or at least, what you might wear out to lunch with a friend.  This makes a huge difference for me.  I feel more awake, energized and professional.  This past Monday was a very blah morning for me.  So, I dressing up for work.  I went down to my office […]

Rising HS Seniors 2017!

Rising HS Seniors 2017!  Are you interested in saving money on your HS Senior Portraits? Perhaps you wonder what it feels like to be a model?  Or maybe you are not sure WHO to choose as your Senior Portrait photographer.  If you answered YES to any of the questions, keep reading… Since it is that time of year to update my marketing materials for the upcoming senior portrait season, I am looking for interested rising HS seniors 2017 (or juniors now), who love to be photographed and who would enjoy being a model and have a short portrait session with me for free.  This is a great opportunity for discounts on your ‘real’ Senior Session when the time comes (if you choose me as your Senior photographer) or if you are undecided on who you will choose to be your photographer – you can try me out! Remember,  there is NO obligation to use me as your HS Senior Photographer.  You would be helping me me with fresh looks for my upcoming senior season.  So, come on in and join the fun! Please call or text NOW for more info about this opportunity – 860-230-8828.  Don’t wait as I plan to start photographing these sessions really soon in preparation for […]

A New Look for 2016

Finally after 6 months of renovations here at Kim Bova Photography, my home, office and studio space has a new look for 2016!  It has been a mix of many emotions:  stressful, exciting, cleansing, frustrating, but overall an exhilarating experience to recreate our home and work space.  We bought this home as a fixer upper 20 years ago, raised two kids here, started a business, but never took the time or money to fix it up.  Now, I am so pleased how it came out and I share a couple of images here. I haven’t decided where photos will hang, but want to be sure of what I want before I start making holes in newly painted walls!  I just love the colors and did you know how much I love black and white tile floors?  It reminds me of my days living in NYC! The carpenters just finished the siding in between snowstorms and I am looking forward to new new grass and a new look in the front garden. I had to photograph everything on location over the last 6 months and I am very happy to be able to meet clients here again and shoot freely in the studio.  Give me a call and […]

High School Senior Photography Ideas

High School Senior Photography Ideas start with who you are.  Knowing what you like and want to capture in photographs is the most important part.  If you have a photographer in mind, meet with them and find out if you “click” so that you feel comfortable being yourself and you feel they understand what you are looking for.  Be prepared to share your interests, hobbies, style and passions. I feel that being a high school senior is an exciting time when you are about to launch into the world and those changes that will take place in the next few years will leave behind who you are now.  It is a great moment so capture it in photos! Here is an example of a photo session I did this fall with a high school senior from Ellington, CT.  We did some urban and country settings for her shoot and included her talent as a basketball player as well.  Take a look and check back soon as I have other high school senior shoots from this year to share with you!

High School Senior Fall Portrait.

  This high school senior fall portrait was so much fun!  The weather could not have been more spectacular and this autumn is proving to be a wonderful one.  If you want cool natural backgrounds and look your best, then call me! My sessions are photo safari’s – we pack the car with your favorite clothes and head out for the best light of the day. I keep it fun and fast moving.  Here are a few of my favorites from Madi’s Senior Session from Ellington High School in CT.  My best tips for your HS Senior photography is to be yourself and have a great time.