There was sooooo much snow this year. I wish I had gotten the opportunity to photograph more people outside. During my stay in Galena I was helping a friend with his photography. We needed models and these 2 were eating breakfast at the same cafe we were. I asked them to pose for a couple of minutes. This was my favorite shot from the set.
I have had such interesting luck in maternity clients recently. Nobody has wanted the traditional posed belly shots.
Instead, they wanted portraits showing the whole story. There was so much snow this winter and it’s been so cold.
I was really happy when my clients agreed to go outside for their shoot. We did some inside stuff too. I like to give a variety
but I LOVE the outside shots!
Bundled up wit a hint of the belly showing… adorable!!!
LOL, this bartender hates having his picture taken so I catch him when he is pouring drinks so he can’t dodge me. *Evil Grin*
Seriously though! Club managers, if your photographers aren’t producing vibrant and exciting action photos like these, you should find another photographer who can! I know it’s tempting to pay the amateur with the decent DSL with a little pop up flash shooting on automatic a cheap 50 bucks to get the job done but lets raise the bar (no pun intended) a bit here shall we?!!
125$ for 2 hours. 2 drink tickets (plus water bottles if it’s warm)
If you find a club photographer who really enjoys your location and what they do, chances are they will stay longer. I personally go for a 200 image minimum and I just stay and enjoy myself until I hit it.
What you should expect form them…
Professional Gear! The photographer should not be using the tiny pop up flash on their camera! They should have an external flash, preferably detached from the camera and it should have a light sphere/diffuser of some sort. They should show up on time. They engage the customers and always respect people who don’t want their photo taken (except for the awesome bartender who puts up with me stealing photo ops, LOL!) They should be professional and appropriate in appearance per your club’s dress code guidelines. They should have the photos available with your club logo added within 48 hours of the event. They should be handing out cards to your customers with info on how to find their photos online.
It was a total compliment when client and friend, Stephen Massey (DJ Grind) contacted me for a shoot a few weeks ago. He was flying into Chicago from the West Coast for just a short 24 hours
and he wanted to shoot with me. He needed all of his 2014 promo images done in about 3 hours. Talk about a tight squeeze.
It was freezing cold out but he modeled like a trooper. We did several sets with a few outfit changes both in the studio and on location outside, squeezing as much as possible into that short 3 hour time span.
I can’t show you all of the images just yet, he will be releasing them as he needs them throughout 2014 but here is a teaser!
Oh, and for those of you who don’t know him yet… He is one of the hottest DJ’s on the West Coast Club Circuit. Check out this clip from his facebook page. It’s a shot from the Billboard Dance Chart. Mel B’s track eventually hit #2 as well!!! Stephen was one of the collaborating DJ’s
Starting 2014 off right! On vacation. I can’t let well enough alone. Of course I brought my camera gear with me on vacation.
My friend brought his girlfriend who was in to online gaming. Aren’t cute gamer girls supposed to be like unicorns? I had her pose for me since we didn’t go out of the hotel today. It’s snowing and we are in the mountains. As mountainy as Illinois gets anyway….