Month: April 2008

Class of ’08: Last-Minute Senior Portraits

If procrastination were a class, you’d probably be getting an ‘A.’ That is, if you got up in time to make it to class.

But seriously, if you’ve put off having your senior portraits taken and realize that you’re about ready to walk across the stage and grab your sheepskin, all is not lost.

Call now for a last-minute appointment and receive your print order back in time to still throw some in with all those graduation invitations you need to send out.

Sittings start at $60 and max out at $130, so money shouldn’t be a reason why you didn’t get your senior portraits made. Prices include both indoor and outdoor settings and 2 to 8 different changes of clothing, depending on the sitting you choose.

Call (812) 345-8435 to make an appointment and receive 96 wallets for the price of 64 when you place your print order. That’s a savings of $13 over the regular price of $65!

And hey, try to not put this off any longer.

St. X Magazine Cover

Last August, I had the fantastic opportunity to return to Kentucky Speedway to photograph the Indy Racing League and Indy Pro Series races there.

It had been several years since I’d shot motorsports and, fortunately, it didn’t take long for me to feel like I was back in the saddle.

I took the assignment to accompany my good friend Mark Motz, director of publications and communications for St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati and editor of the school’s alumni magazine.

Brad Jaeger, a graduate of the private Jesuit school, is a professional racer in the Indy Pro Series and was racing on what would be considered his home track, located only an hour or so south of the Queen City.

Mark, with whom I worked at the daily Times-Tribune newspaper in Corbin, Kentucky, many years ago, was doing a story on Jaeger, giving us an opportunity to work together at a race track one more time.

The magazine was published a few months ago, but I hadn’t seen a copy until last weekend. I’m proud to have the cover and a nice set of images played very prominently on the inside of this beautiful magazine.

Mark does great work at St. X and I look forward to working with him again soon.

As for Jaeger, he’s no longer racing in the Indy Pro Series. He moved up to the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, driving for the famed Doran Racing team. Brad is piloting the No. 77 Kodak Ford Dallara along with Memo Gidley.

Perhaps a trip to the Rolex 24 at Daytona will be in my future next year?

Coming Soon – PROM NIGHT!

Prom night for Brown County High School will be Friday, May 9, and have we got a deal for you!

Why settle for the “cookie-cutter” approach to prom photos when you can have custom portraits made that will set you apart from everyone else.

Our studio will be open before the prom from 3 to 6 p.m. for walk-in portraits of you, your date, your friends and even your parents. No appointment is necessary and you are guaranteed once-in-a-lifetime portraits.

As an added incentive, we’re offering your sitting for $5 off our regular price of $30. Take advantage of this offer by downloading a coupon here.

Before you leave our studio, you will be given a Web link and a password that will allow you to pick and choose the poses you want to order beginning Monday morning, May 12.

So, mark your calendar NOW and we’ll see you before the prom!

I’m Back … Again

Okay, so it’s only taken 10 months for me to find it in myself to blog again. I’m not sure what that says about me, but much has changed since last June, all for the positive.

In September, I began renting studio space in downtown Nashville where this photography business now calls home. It’s on the third floor of the very historic Village Green Building, less than a block west of the Brown County Courthouse on Main Street. My lease limits the walk-in-off-the-street business I can have, which works out great for me since working full-time at the newspaper keeps me from being in the studio on a regular basis.

Since opening the studio, however, I’ve kept very busy. And having a new set of Alien Bee AB-800 studio strobes to work with is making the process of creating portraits so much easier.

I’ve also launched a monthly e-mail newsletter for former, current and future customers and others interested in what we’re doing with the studio. For a look at issue No. 1 click here. To subscribe, e-mail me here. We’ll also be sending out special offers on prints, sitting fees and more every now and then.

So I’m going to keep my fingers crossed that I can keep this up now. The third time is a charm, right? In the next few days I’ll post some photos from a few of the more memorable studio sittings we’ve done.

Until then …