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The Child and Family Guidance Center contacted me to shoot portraits of their staff, as well as take photos for promotional uses. The Child and Family Guidance Center is a child-centered, family-focused, and community-based agency that offers high-quality mental health care to children under the age of 18 and their families . Their mission is to promote positive child development and the emotional well-being of children as well as to empower families to provide a nurturing, caring, and safe haven for children to grow and to mature. Almost all of their services are offered free of charge, and no one is turned away because of inability to pay. Bellow are some of the portraits and promotional pictures I took for them.

 

 

I photograph portraits of all the team members and also for the fundraising and promotional pieces. All of this is used on the website as well.

 

 

 

 

I like the natural setting for these images, but I am also comfortable shooting with standard backgrounds or in studio.

 

My father had a heart attack while I was pitching for the Westport Little League championship. I was 12 years old and miraculously, my father survived the heart attack. The American Heart Association Walk/Run brings awareness to a disease that effects many people. Each year The AHA has two of these run/walks, there is one in the spring and one in the fall. Each time, they honor two survivors of heart attacks and there stories are very compelling. Here are only a few images of the walk. For more information about joining, just click on AHA above.

The two heart attack survivors cutting the ribbon to start the run/walk

 

 

 

 

Most of my table top shooting was taught to me by my father. He was a food photographer for Pepperidge Farm. Home of The Milano and the Goldfish snacks. I polished up my skills by working for a creative photography studio in Florida. I really enjoy tabletop shoots and it gets even better when your stylist is your wife. Liz and I have been married for 20 years and she has such an excellent eye for setting up clothes, shoes, gift baskets, etc. The client can guarantee that our team produces the high end imagery that they are looking for. This shoot was for Indulge by Mersene who has a boutique shop in Westport that you really should visit.

 

 

 

Photography of Saugatuck train Station shot on a tripod. I added lens flare to the last image, it almost looks like it was shot during the day, but these were all at night. This spring weather is finally making it easier to shoot night shots without having to dress in 4 layers. I enjoy shooting in black and white, it gives the subject that timeless quality.

 

 

 

The creative director for Oldendorff contacted me and wanted to see if I could shoot some portraits for their website. He first had to make sure that I had the same equipment as they had in Germany, because they wanted all the images of all of the companies offices to look similar. First question, do you have a green screen, then do you have two soft boxes and finally, what about a 34 inch beauty dish. I was happy to say that yes, I had all of what he had and also the 34 inch beauty dish ( in fact, I just got the dish, and it is awesome) All perfect timing. The beauty dish is great for portraits and gives the subject soft light.

 

 

 

 

 

The key to shooting green screen is even background lighting. Of course getting the talent to act natural and approachable falls on the photographer as well. One of my specialties. The rest is up to the photo shop person. Above are the samples I had in photoshop and what these images would look like from samples of Oldendorff’s website.

 

 

 

 

Hiring a professional photographer will get you high quality images for your website and for all your branding material. It is the way to go.