Professional Business Portraits in Madison WI

Why do I need to update my professional business portrait?

Do you want to begin every new business relationship with a lie?

This sounds a bit over dramatic but it’s true.  We have become a nation/world of highly visual people.  Potential customers are using the internet to seek out professionals and companies for all of their needs.  When they find you is the image you are using really who you are or who you were 10 years ago?  When they walk into your business to meet you for the first time will they recognize you?  If they don’t – what do you think that says to your new client?

Business portraits need to be updated every two years – minimum.

Call us today so we can help you put your best face forward!

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Grooming tips for the big day

I have spent a bit of time over the last 11 years retouching the images I’ve taken.  Thousands of images, thousands of hours spent removing blemishes, stray hairs, double chins, opening closed eyes – switching heads from one image to another.  You name it I have done it.

While retouching portraits of several different handsome men today I noticed that I was spending quite a bit of time on facial hair.  I can easily fix a stray nose hair but the mustache/beard area is a whole other thing.  This for me is one of the trickiest areas to do.  In one click the portrait can go from realistic to mannequin.  This made me stop and ponder the issue.  Maybe they just need a few tips on what to do and when to do it before their big day.  Do they know that a proper shave by a professional can change their life?

So here you go fellas.  I did a bit of surfing with the help of Google today and found a site/page to help you out.  I liked this one because of the tips are plain and simple – no fuss.  Ladies – feel free to share with your guys so you can make sure your wedding day photos are stunning!!!

http://themurdockman.com/5-grooming-tips-for-the-groom/

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Weddings all around the world

I’m always eager to see what some of my fellow photographer friends are doing all around the world.  I’ve known Melissa for a few years and love to see her images.  She is super creative and I love the way she captures the spirit and individuality of her bridal couples.  I was excited to start my wedding season this month – but now I”m SERIOUSLY excited!!

“There are so many fantastic ways to share the fine details about your special wedding day, if I have photographed your wedding and you have shared it publicly online, I would love to see it.

Here’s one from “Polka Dot Weddings…Inspiring Weddings Blog” from Maura and Steve’s whimsical 1940’s inspired wedding…”

 – Melissa Thorburn Photography, New Zealand

http://www.polkadotbride.com/2013/02/rustic-1940s-polka-dot-wellington-wedding/

 

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Making senior portraits more than …

… average.

Shouldn’t graduation portraits be more than just a nice smile or a new outfit?  I think so.  Typically the senior portrait sessions here in the studio start out with what I call “The Grandma Wall” poses.  You know the ones – the ladies are gently resting a cheek on their ever so delicately folded hands and the gentlemen are looking very serious as they rest their chins on a rugged fist.  Thank goodness today’s Grandmas are way cooler and want to see something more exciting!

I encourage  all the young adults that come to me for their senior portraits to bring in items that really help to tell their story.  I want their proof booklets and finished portraits to unquestionably show who they are at this time in their lives.  It is my hope that they will someday look back at these photographs and remember that they were the bees knees.  (Translation: awesome, cool, hip, swagger, Gucci, fizzy)

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