Lehigh Valley Chamber Annual Meeting

I had a great time while photographing the Annual Meeting for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.   Some of the images can be found here on their Facebook page

I am looking forward to working with the Chamber as well as its members for in the future!  

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Been A While

I have not really been keeping up with the blog. Not because I do t want to but because I have been crazy busy! Not a bad problem. But with the wife traveling, Connor doing things at school and a lot of gigs I had to put the blog on the back burner.

Things are going well! I have been trying to expand my commercial/ headshot business into the Lehigh Valley and I just might be starting to break in! Here a a cool shot from the Lehigh Valley Chamber Annual Meeting!

I just did a shoot today for a lovely young lady I watched grow up!

The weather is turning on us so I’m sure I will be finding more time to write. Stay tuned!

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Why You Need a Quality Headshot

In this growing business and marketing world, you must be very competitive. For most people striving to make a difference in the business world is difficult. The key is knowing that the way you are perceived is going to help determine your success or failure. 

 First impressions can be the thing that gives you that push forward or blackballs you for good. So ensuring that you have the right image when you emerge onto the scene is very important to the success of your future in the career you’re choosing.

 

When it comes to launching or starting a new business career being successful has a lot to do with who you know and first impressions. Developing your own professional profile may do the trick in both getting you out there and make a great first impression.

Using a good social media platform like Linkedin can help give you a great professional profile and provide you with many networking opportunities. Although you will need a great professional headshot to upload onto the platform and statistics show that 85% of people on social media won’t look at a page without pictures. Surprisingly enough many people both professional and personal want to see whose page they are looking at and are more likely to continue scrolling your page if they feel you have an honest and friendly smile.

 When creating your profile be sure your photo has the right lighting resolution and background because most professionals can spot a poorly done photo and this can reduce the impact of your business profile as well as give the wrong first impression.

Building a network of great professionals requires you to offer something unique and out of the box. A professional photo gives them a face they can trust and allows them to see firsthand if you are a good fit for there business. Your headshot is the first thing they notice when coming on to their on your page, 

While we’ve only listed 2 reasons you can already see the importance of using a photo in your professional life. When working online or offline it is important to make a great impression when trying to break into the business industry and it is wise to obtain a great high-quality headshot and keep it on hand. 

Additionally, you can use it for your business cards. While most business cards end up in the trash at some point it is less likely to be thrown to the side if it has a headshot and some additional custom features. Prepare, plan, and pursue to become successful in your business life.

I am happy to meet up with you and discuss your expectations.   Whether we shoot at your office or home, use a background or location, it’s important to ensure your message is expressed how you want it to be.   A Real Estate Agent may wish to be photographed in front of a home while an attorney may wish to be in a courtroom.  While both may also wish for an image on a background as well.    Whatever you may be thinking let’s turn it from a thought to a reality! 

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Fun Shoot at Marywood University

I always have fun at every shoot I do for Marywood University, but this one was especially fun.

The marketing department was looking to create some new images of professors interacting with students. They had hoped to create images showing a more personal connection then just being in the classroom  I must say I have seen this for real many times on campus.  I am sure that is why they wanted to capture it.  And, to be honest …. as we were doing the shoot it happened naturally.  

I love this type of shoot.  You can plan all you want, and that is important.  But in the end, we just shot from the hip.  Once I saw the natural, real interaction happening, I just kept photographing it all.  It was very unscripted… I would just ask them to sit down and watched what happened naturally.  The professors were truly interested in engaging in real conversations with the students, so it just flowed.  

There were even sometimes they didn’t even realize I was photographing them! I saw the real moments happening and got some shots.   

Thank you to the staff and students for an interesting fun morning!  

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Jeff D’Angelo Design Group –

This is one fun crew!  Thank you Jeff D’Angelo from Jeff D’Angelo Design Group for allowing me to capture your talented team!   Jeff was hired by the Greater Scranton Chamber to set the atmosphere for their 150th-anniversary dinner, and I got to tag along to take some fun photos.  There were awesome folks portraying the people from the last 150 years, along with his amazing props.  

The best part of the evening was meeting the outgoing talented people that work with Jeff.  It was inspiring to see all that talent and energy!   

 

Thanks Jeff for the fun night!  

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I went on an adventure and drove to Berwick for a fun commercial shoot.  The project was for a national pharmaceutical company that was merging with the company in Berwick.  As usual and as expected, the corporate world is hectic and fast moving.   Most of the time they want to get the shot done and back to work.   The challenge is set up fast, adjust to the environment, and make them smile and look natural in the few minutes each one has to give to you.  It’s a fun challenge, and if your company would like to provide the opportunity to challenge me, let me know!   

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Nicole and Drew

This engagement session shoot in Scranton was an easy one!   Drew is my nephew so I’ve known him since he’s knee-high to a grasshopper.  His fiance’, Nicole is pretty cool too!   They are a very relaxed couple that was just happy to be hanging out together.   

The first place we hit was the Cinimark Theater.  This is where the happy couple met while working together.   They were telling me the funny memories of working together.   We lucked out that the rain was holding off for us!  

We then all hopped in one car and headed to Lake Scranton.   These crazy kid love being around the water so it worked out just nice!  

We found a few spots for them to pose and be all in love.  They were really so relaxed and content.  

Thank you, Nicole, and Drew for letting me be part of your special time in life.   The engagement session was fun, and the lunch after was delicious!   I can’t wait for the wedding in October!  

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Carlie and Jana Senior Portrait Sessions

These two lovely young ladies are best friends so why not be hanging together for their Senior shoots!  The story starts when I received a request from a long time friend asking if I would do a Senior shoot for his daughter, Carlie.  Of course, I was ready willing at able.  We set up at the house and then wandered outside for a few images too.   Carlie is such a nice young lady and made my job so easy!  

A day or so later, my friend, Jim reached out to me again asking if I would be available to do photos for Carlie’s friend, Jana.   I was thrilled to hear they liked their photos so much that they recommended to Jana that I do some photos for her as well.   

I headed right back to the same house and set up again.   This time when we headed outside we tried a few other spots.   

I told them to get together for a few shots since I could see what good friends they were.  Carlie was so sweet in trying to let Jana have her time in the spotlight.  But in the end, they did pose for a few shots together.  

Thank you, ladies, for two fun shoots, and thank you, Jim, for asking me to be part!   

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Headshots in Carbon County

I had a fun day in Lehighton! The great staff at the Carbon County Chamber invited me to do some headshots for members. I spent the day meeting a lot of great people and had the opportunity to meet the Board of Directors for the Chamber. This was a great networking opportunity for me to help expand my business in the Lehigh Valley!

Here are just a few of the shots created!

 

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Headshot Day in Carbon County

I am excited to tell everyone I have teamed up with the amazing staff at the Carbon County Chamber to create headshots!   We will be having scheduled sessions on March 19th!   

Members can sign up here! 

 

 

 

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