Category Archives: portrait

Executive Portrait: Behind the Scenes

Executive Portrait: Behind the Scenes

Executive portrait

Executive portrait

Executive portrait behind the scenes

Executive portrait behind the scenes

Family Portraits, Marketing Campaign and Gladiolus

Since the end of summer I’ve been off on this crazy journey to start a clothing line and it’s going well. I do however still shoot from time to time- for friends, for myself and for STACKED’s promotional and documentary needs.

The first shot is of my girlfriend, one of my fit models, and her son. I needed a portrait for the website where I’m showing the fit models as the people they are, doing what they normally do. In this case she’s a mom so I thought taking advantage of the beautiful fall weather and showing them together enjoying the day indicates exactly who she is. While walking behind them I was touched by how sweet the two of them looked walking down the path, hand in hand, without an apparent care in the world.

Mother and son portrait

Mother and son portrait 1/500 @4.0 190mm 100 ISO

This is also one of my girlfriends and her son. She called me and asked if I would do a portrait before he he left for training camp in November. She may not see him again for up to six years.

Mother and son portrait

Mother and son portrait 1/80 @4.0 70mm 100 ISO

Our property up here in the sticks is spacious and we have several flower, herb and vegetable gardens. I know it’s not exactly standard shooting style for fauna but I wanted it to be edgy, kind of have a little bit of an attitude. I shot it in the studio using a stripbox and let the light fall into shadow where you wouldn’t really expect it to. Mission accomplished. I like it.

Gladiolus

Gladiolus 1/200 @4.5 50mm 100 ISO

This is part of the visual campaign for STACKED. I needed a visual representation of the problem STACKED clothing line will fix. I think it’s pretty succinct.

Go check out STACKED’s web site if you want to see the image in action.

STACKED brand apparel marketing campaign

STACKED brand apparel marketing campaign 1/15 @2.0 50mm 100 ISO

Photography Post-Production Before & After

NH Portrait Photographer

Here’s an image I shot a few years back that I found in my recent travels through my hard drives. I thought it was worth a second look. The post- production and retouching on this portrait was pretty straightforward. The first thing I did was clean up the background and stray hairs. I did a basic retouch- eliminated distracting blemishes and water droplets on her jaw and fingers.  The rest of the look is a combination of Photoshop levels and bumping up the contrast.

Before Post-Processing

Unretouched model portrait

Unretouched model portrait

After Post-Processing

Model portrait after processing and retouching

Model portrait after processing and retouching

Engagement Portrait

Southern NH portrait photographer

Engagement portrait

Engagement portrait photographed at Lake Street Garden Center in Salem, NH.
f/2 @1/800 50mm ISO400

Engagement portrait outtake

Engagement portrait outtake photographed at Lake Street Garden Center in Salem, NH.
f/2 @1/800 50mm ISO400

Homeless Dog Portrait

Southern NH animal portrait photographer

This dog is just so handsome! His name is Max and he needs a home. He has been in a kennel for 8 months. If you live in central/ northern New England and want to meet Max please contact Animal Rescue Network of New England.

Homeless dog portrait

Homeless dog portrait
1/500 @2.8 80mm ISO 320