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I saw that two adoptions had been approved for Amy and Dave

Posted by on October 21, 2014 in Family Portraits, Kids • Children | 0 comments

I saw that two adoptions had been approved for Amy and Dave

They had pictures from the court room showing that their adoption of two children who they had been foster parents for, for several years had become official. It was an exciting day for the family. Amy is a Facebook friend and that is where I saw all this unfolding. I have a soft spot in my heart for parents who are willing to do foster care and who adopt children. So, I messaged Amy and said how about a family group session, a fun walk in the park family session for their new family. No session fee, just buy what you like from the gallery...

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Horse pictures that are “good enough”, but are they?

Posted by on October 10, 2014 in Blog, Horse Photography | 0 comments

Horse pictures that are “good enough”, but are they?

  If you are trying to sell your horse, pictures can say a thousand words The question is what are those words telling your prospective buyer. With the horse pictures that I frequently see on Facebook and in equine group pages for horse owners, some really bad images are in all likelihood making these sellers think that the bottom has fallen out of the horse market.   Just so you understand, I have a specialty in equine photography. Mostly I love taking portraits of people with their equine companions, but I also take pictures that...

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Portraits that are “good enough”

Posted by on October 9, 2014 in Business, Portraits, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Portraits that are “good enough”

Portraits that are “good enough” I’ve been noticing articles in my professional photographer’s magazine about the significant change in the market. For business portraits we see it on LINKED IN which is the FACEBOOK of the business world. It is online social media for business people. I frequently see either no profile portrait at all or some snapshot of the person.   Are you being noticed for the right reasons? Each time I take business portraits for someone who they post onto their LINKED IN profile, they tell...

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Royal K, David Kuhbander Memorial Horse Show September 7th 2014

Posted by on September 9, 2014 in Blog, Horse Photography, Shows & Other Events | 0 comments

Royal K, David Kuhbander Memorial Horse Show September 7th 2014

Royal K, David Kuhbander Memorial Horse Show September 7th, 2014 The horse show seemed to be fun for all involved. The weather was beautiful with a cool breeze most of the day. Compared to Friday when it was 90+ degrees and very humid, there could not have been a better day (although as  photographer I prefer a few more clouds for softer light). Here are just a couple of shots from the show. It was fun seeing all the smiles throughout the day.       Here is the link to the gallery: Just click on it to go see your pictures....

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Emma and her horses senior portrait session (Dayton senior portrait photographer)

Posted by on July 23, 2014 in Horse & owner portrait, Senior Portraits | 0 comments

Emma and her horses senior portrait session (Dayton senior portrait photographer)

Emma is a lovely girl who shows horses in 4H and other venues as well. She has been an equestrian for some time and Lynn, her mom, showed me a portrait they had from when she first started with one horse. Could I get a similar portrait of her now with the same horse? It was not difficult at all to get some really nice pictures with this very photogenic horse and rider. Here are some of the other horse portraits we took along with some we did with her alone at one of the Dayton area metro parks....

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ThunderBURG Motorcycle Cruise-in in Miamisburg Ohio on July 19th 2014

Posted by on July 20, 2014 in Blog, Other Stuff | 0 comments

ThunderBURG Motorcycle Cruise-in in Miamisburg Ohio on July 19th 2014

Had a great time photographing the people and machines of the ThunderBURG motorcycle cruise-in on Saturday July 19th, 2014.  I saw lots of amazing machines and lots of fun people. A gallery of photographs is available to review and purchase if you happen to be in some of the photos or if your motorcycle in show. In any case enjoy looking around here: Thunderburg Motorcycle Cruise-In Pictures Here are a couple of photographs to peak your interest:   Good old Harley at the Thunderburg Cruise-in     Lots of folks getting together...

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White River Endurance Ride and CTR in Michigan 6/14/14

Posted by on June 18, 2014 in Trail Events | 0 comments

White River Endurance Ride and CTR in Michigan 6/14/14

Perfect weekend in beautiful Michigan What a beautiful weekend for an endurance ride. Patty had driven about 7 hours from Dayton, Ohio to the camp location near a little town about half way up the mitten of Michigan on the west side of the state. Our intention was for Patty to ride both days with the hope of doing 50 miles each day. I found a place to catch everyone coming out the woods on their first loop and tried to get everyone the first day. A tiny little virus sabotages our weekend of riding and photography That evening at awards, Patty...

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Business portraits for Linked In and other business networking sites in Dayton

Posted by on March 12, 2014 in Business | 0 comments

Business portraits for Linked In and other business networking sites in Dayton

A Picture is WORTH More than a Thousand Words I was just reading some research about advertising. They were comparing words to pictures in advertising and found out that people respond to photographs is milliseconds. In the past they thought people tended to respond more quickly to photographs than they respond to words, but this definitive research found that photographs could make or break an ad. They found that people respond to photographs within milliseconds where as words take much longer…. seconds as a matter of fact.   Does...

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Gorgeous Senior Portrait Keepsake Album

Posted by on December 14, 2013 in Horse & owner portrait, Senior Portraits | 0 comments

Gorgeous Senior Portrait Keepsake Album

Dana is a lovely girl that I photographed in the fall       After talking with her mom, we decided to create an album I am working with a graphic designer to custom design each album and the albums are leather-bound with photographic pages. This is not a press printed product with the standard book pages, but each page is printed photographically onto photographic paper. I also go ahead with additional things like full color correction on every image.   I have one sample album from another senior, but I will also be ordering a studio...

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Trail Blazer Magazine Cover for November edition

Posted by on December 4, 2013 in Blog, Trail Events | 0 comments

Trail Blazer Magazine Cover for November edition

Each time that my wife Patty participates in an Endurance ride (AERC.org), if I can I usually come with her and photograph the participants in the rides. When I share the galleried here and on Facebook, sometimes they get noticed. This time one of my images was noticed by the editors of TrailBlazer Magazine. This time around one of the pictures that I took is now the front cover of the November edition of the magazine.   Congratulations to the riders who made the cover of the magazine, participants in the Spook Run Endurance ride in...

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