Instagram: The hard choices between authenticity and promotion in the smoke and mirrors world of a curated life.
John is pretty much the coolest jazz cat you you’re gonna meet. He’s the upright bassist for swing jazz band, Clyde Bisbee & The Wheelhouse Revelers. We had him in-studio a while back for his band portrait session. When you have a fellow artist that channels George Clooney like this dude, you might snap a few extra frames.
Hey y’all! Welcome to our new spot for blogging our Birch Blaze Studios’ portrait sessions! We felt it would be best to keep things related to our portraiture, as well as some personal interest posts now and then, all on the same website. This is a family portrait session we did in Los Angeles a few months back. We photographed Michael & Ashley’s wedding in NH a few years back and were thrilled to meet up with them in California for a family portrait session in Santa Monica. We began the session on Santa Monica State Beach and finished up on the famous Santa Monica Pier. We LOVE playing Southern California family photographers, even if it’s only when we visit from time to time! So, without further ado, here are some favorites from our family beach photo shoot….
From what we’ve gathered, senior pictures and senior portrait sessions are not quite as big of a thing in New Hampshire and Maine as they are in other parts of the US. But NH & ME do have a lot to offer in the way of gorgeous backdrops for senior portrait photography. For lovely Sarah’s senior pics we found some breathtaking mountain scenery along with some incredible waterfalls and came up with some of the more classic imagery for her yearbook photo, but then we took it up a notch and got creative, for which Sarah and her Mom were completely onboard. Besides being a hoot to work with, she made our job easy and worked it like a pro! Congrats, Sarah, on your final year of high school (woot-woot!) and thanks for choosing Birch Blaze Studios!
The art of real. Studio portraiture can be amazing and we hope to do some this winter. But what says more about your life and your family, a posed photograph in a studio or what we refer to as a lifestyle photograph? You and your loved ones interacting, having fun, being who you are…but having it captured artfully. Shivani, Steven & little Vaughn were so much fun to work with. Vaughn is such a happy little guy, and obviously quite photogenic :) What a great way to document a Family vacation to the White Mountains of New hampshire, or anywhere, really. Don’t let these precious moments slip by…kids grow up so fast it makes your head spin! Give us a call today (no matter what time of year) and let’s get the ball rolling to capture the art of your family!