Thursday, September 30

Help-Portrait Central Florida is Gearing Up for 2010

I am so excited after the second planning session last night for Help-Portrait Central Florida's 2010 event(s). For those of you that aren't familiar with Help-Portrait (and how can that be after I gushed about it so much last year? LOL), it is a movement of photographers, across the globe, giving of their time, talent, and equipment, to help those less fortunate. And, remember, you don't have to be a photographer to participate. And, if you are a photographer, you don't have to be a professional one – we had all levels of expertise at the event last year. Just have a heart for helping others! Volunteers are needed in all areas, not just photography. We need social media experts, coordinators, make-up artists, assistants, post-processing experts, greeters to simply welcome and interact with people, and tons of help in other areas as well.

Last year's event was powerful, with over 100 volunteers showing to help with the events at the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and the WRRC, their women and children's residential center. In case you missed my blog post last year, I encourage you to go back and read about what a powerful impact the day had on me. You should also read the blog post by Orlando baby and family photographer Amanda Kern, and the blog post by Central Florida wedding photographer Misty Miotto, who ran the WRRC event, for the impact the day had on each of them. It was quite simply...awesome!

Wednesday, September 15

Church Street Shooting | Orlando Florida Senior Portrait & Model Photographer

Wow. It has been so long since I have been to Church Street in Orlando! I remember frequenting it when I was much younger, but back then it was called Church Street Station and was one of the few places to go in Orlando. This was long before City Walk and Downtown Disney showed up in the Orlando night life scene. The last time I was there must have been at least 20 years ago!

I finally visited it again a couple of weekends ago, to shoot pictures. What a great backdrop for portraits the area makes. With it's red brick and railroad tracks, there are so many great scenes that can be staged in this area. I had a lot of fun shooting that day with a great group of people. You can see all of the shots from the Church Street Shoot on my website.

Jolene was gem to work with. Her bright blue eyes, beautiful smile and warm personality really showed on camera. I was amazed at how well her skin photographed for me as well...just so gorgeous and creamy. She was kicking it in her cowboy boots and hat too! Simply lovely girl. I hope to work with her again.

Model Jolene in Cowboy Boots and Hat

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I am a portrait and fine art photographer, servicing the Central Florida area. I have had a love of photography for as long as I can remember. Having spent 15+ years of my adult life as a graphic designer, I knew I had a creative mind and a visual eye for things. While design was my forte, I always carried a camera everywhere, and somehow was the "designated photographer" at just about every event I attended. But, it wasn't until I picked up my first "real camera," a Nikon DSLR, in 2008, that I really knew photography was what I was meant to do with my life! I photographed everything in sight, after getting that camera. But, I knew early on that I was meant to photograph people. I just genuinely love faces! All faces. I could look at faces all day long. Faces are just beautiful to me. Doesn't matter the age, the color, the shape or the size. I find nothing more fascinating then faces.
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