Portrait Photographers vs. Event Photographers

I wish I had a penny for every time that a client has come to me and exclaimed disappointment that the portrait photographers that they chose for their maternity and baby photography were their incredible wedding photographers. “He did such a great job at our wedding and I don’t understand why he wasn’t a great maternity and baby photographer.” Really? You don’t know why? Oh, okay. I forget that you’ve not hung around the photography industry for decades like I have. The assumption from every layman is that a photographer is a photographer and that means that they should wear every hat. That’s like expecting your podiatrist to perform open heart surgery. We choose our specialties based on what we are passionate about and what we are good at. Don’t expect good portrait photographers to be good event photographers, and vice versa.

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Beware of “Photographers”

No matter where you are these days it seems as though you will find somebody taking a picture with their phone or digital camera and every new mom and Uncle Joe are calling themselves “photographers”. Now I’d hate to burst your bubble if this sounds like you but just because you have played around with a fancy camera or have taken a few great pictures with an iPhone this doesn’t qualify you as a professional photographer. Unfortunately, thanks to modern day technology and social media we are used to seeing a flood of mediocre images every day and the world is being taught that this is what photography looks like now. This just isn’t true!

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Celebrity Pregnancy Photography

Once in a while I get a chance to create celebrity photography. Recently I had the great opportunity to create pregancy photography for the celebrity couple Sterling Brown and Ryan Michelle Bathe, two very gorgeous, talented and witty actors with long resumes. Wow was it fun to photograph them. I had such a great time and was so impressed with their attitudes.

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Pink Maternity Photos

Those few times where I have photographed myself, many of the images were out of focus and it was frustrating. You can try, but why not let an expert maternity photographer help you look the most amazing and give you feedback during your maternity portrait session to help you. I know how light, posing and perspective can make you look your very best. If this is your first pregnancy consider that professional maternity photography is the best way to go.

Click on Maternity Photography to see the article in iVillage.com where I was interviewed.

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Pregnancy and Newborn

My art consultants and I all know how life affirming it is to have incredible, artistic portraits of your family around with impact. I have many larger than life size portraits of my family and my babies around my home and everyone who enters is awestruck. “Wow,” they say, “I really like that.” It gets them thinking. It creates a positive energy.

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Celebrity Portraits: Brooke Burke and David Charvet

When I photograph a celebrity portrait, I feel very honored to get that extra seal of approval. But nothing touches me more than when celebrities return with their family for another portrait session, especially when they’re as wonderful as Brooke Burke and David Charvet.

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