The question you’re to embarrassed to ask…Horizontal or Vertical?

Example of a Horizontal headshot.

The question I’m going to answer for you guys today is one I’ve been getting for years. It seems that nobody really knows the answer for sure and everybody is looking for a professional opinion. The question is “horizontal or vertical”? This question as you can imagine greatly depends on the context of the conversation. So in the interest in keeping this blog “G” rated let me provide you with some context. Continue reading

Head Shots for Photographer’s Wives

Traditional verticle format with a non traditional headshot.

Today, I am not a photographers wife, or a photographers assistant.  Today I am a small business owner and a newly elected board member.

Today I have to have a professional head shot taken.

By someone other than my spouse.  And it sucks.

Now, I know the photographer who’s taking my portrait.  I know he does an amazing job  … Continue reading

Boudoir Photography – It’s not just for Valentines


Valentine’s Day is coming.  It’s true.  You know how I know? Boudoir session inquiries tripled in the last week.  But boudoir photography (i.e. sexy/beautiful pictures of one’s self) is not just for Valentine’s Day.  We (the American public) use Valentine’s Day as an excuse for thinking about boudoir, but the real reasons for the pictures has little to … Continue reading

5 Holiday Portrait Tips

Every holiday season I run into my friends and neighbors while Christmas shopping and I always get the same question.  “How in the heck can I get good pictures of my kids for my Christmas cards?”.  Fighting back the urge to shamelessly plug my studio I always answer with same tips to help set them on … Continue reading