Saturday, March 3, 2018

Snowy, Fun, Family Photo Session

Awesome Family + Zany Photographer = 

Great Family Photos

Family portraits are something photographers either love or hate. They follow a close second after weddings in fear factor for many photographers. They frequently involve the two most challenging subject types, toddlers and pets!  Not only does a family photographer have to completely master the technical aspects of photography but they must also be creative, patient and not afraid to be just plain silly. 
OK, maybe I'm above and beyond on that last one.
Luckily, with the Jackson family’s session there were no harrowing tales of toddler meltdowns or blizzards, just cute kids and fun grownups!  Although I must say that I did find myself looking over my shoulder just incase there may have been witnesses to my turkey calls and monkey act.

Bozeman's Bridger mountains are a perfect backdrop in any season!
Warm sweaters, thermal underwear and teddybears all help make winter photo sessions fun.
Cozy time.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Crazy, Beautiful Love, Montana Style

Summer is a busy time for wedding photographers, long hours in front of the computer, lots of driving and thankfully sharing magic moments with amazing people in love.

Here are a few favorites from this summer.

Vintage wedding at The Attic in Livingston MT

Love in a time of drought
It's in the fine print of my wedding contracts that either a dog or cute kiddos is required!

Groom and best man (post tequila!)

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Magic Moments at the 320 Ranch


Family Reunion Photo Session in the Gallatin Canyon

Family reunions are a perfect time for a fun photo session.  
How often do you have your family all in one place? 
This was my favorite family session of the summer. 
Beautiful people, beautiful scenery, how can you go wrong!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Energizing Social Media Session

A Cliff, River, Lake, Sculpture Park, Meadow, and Izzy the Dog!

When Paul Gowin of Go Win Today High Performance Coaching first approached me about this project I knew we were going to have a whole lot of fun! Paul is an exuberant, certified High Preformance Coach who has growing reputation for getting results.

For more information about Paul's work go to http://GoWin.Today or to Facebook:@GoWin.Today.

The objective was to produce creative images to visually illustrate social media posts and      campaigns. The images had to convey a variety of moods and expressions. The one commonality in all of my favorite sessions is collaboration and this project was all about collaboration. Once Paul and Izzy arrived on location it was pure creative fun. A large portion of my creative process is pre-visualization but once Paul and Izzy arrived the project took on a life of it's own!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Engagement Session Fun in the Windy City, Livingston MT!

Josh and Erika's Yellowstone River Engagement Session

Engagement sessions are always special. For Josh, Erica and Hayden their dog it was extra special because it took place at their favorite local hideaway. After hearing Erica gush about the spot, even having to ford a two foot deep, icy, river channel couldn't stop me from from saying yes!
I think you'll see why this just had to be the spot for their session. 

Thanks guys, it was a blast hanging out with you!!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Video and Photography, Capturing the Complete Wedding Experience

By Bayard Lewis of Eterna Films & Bruce of Muhlbradt Photography 

As a wedding photographer I create images that are not only beautiful works of art but tell the story of your wedding day. My work captures all the emotions of your wedding day, the tears, the laughter, and so many other memories that would otherwise just slipped away with the moment. Years later the images have the ability of bringing back a flood of memories and emotions.

Photography captures your wedding memories in a physical sense. Though your photos start out as digital images which you can share on all your devices the magic really begins when you make the transition from your device to your walls and coffee table. Each time you see your wedding photos on your wall or flip through your album with friends and family you relive all those beautiful feelings and memories. 

Capturing wedding moments with video is another dimension of preserving memories.
Watching your wedding video takes you back with the sights and sounds of your wedding day. Imagine years from now hearing the voices of you and your loved ones again!  I hear from couples that their wedding day goes by so fast that they appreciate a way to capture guests of honor and testimonials from friends who shared in their day.

Seeing the tears from your spouse during the ceremony and recalling how you felt during your first dances is a great way to relive memories on your anniversary.  Wedding films record the story that built your love and all the details that came together to make your day special. The magic of the venue, the laughter and smiles of family and friends, and the unrepeatable moments of bliss are all things worth investing in for a lifetime.  Just like photography, you are free to share your wedding highlight film with loved ones, and revel in the joy of seeing others who will never forget their experiences together.

Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event and though the flowers will die, your memories need never fade away. Videography and photography are a priceless investment in your beautiful memories. 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Getting The Most From Your Headshot

You Only Get One First Impression!

A professional headshot is an essential to your personal branding. It is usually your first opportunity to show an image of professionalism and trustworthiness, while giving credibility to who you are and what you do. A great headshot will invite others to want to make a personal connection with you.

The Tone
How do you want prospective clients to see you? Warm, professional, approachable, it depends to a degree on your industry.
Think about the look you want to achieve. Do you want soft even light or something a bit more edgy? What color background?

Best advice, get a good nights sleep for that extra sparkle in your smile!
If your doing makeup keep it minimal or better yet go to a makeup artist who does makeup for photo sessions ( I can give recommendations ). 
Time hair cuts and styling so your hair is camera ready at the session.
Guys, be sure facial hair is well groomed.

Dress for Success
Dress appropriately for your profession, think of it as dressing for a presentation or interview.
Solid colors are best, avoid bright distracting colors, busy patterns, flesh tones and pastels.
Simple necklines and minimal jewelry keep attention on your face. 

Most importantly, relax and have fun. With our skill in lighting, posing and retouching you'll look your absolute best. 

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