Tuesday, May 19, 2009



Please update your rss feed!!! Just in case you didn't know already... I've got a NEW BLOG!!!!!

And Andrew and Jeremy's NYC E-shoot posted! Check it out... http://www.jagstudios.net/blog

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

so exciting...

Something is happening... It's springtime, the flowers are blooming, buds are growing on the trees, the nights are warmer, days getting longer, change is all around- So fitting for the exciting things I'm releasing this week!!! Maybe a few exciting things all at once...

Do I need to give a hint?

Monday, March 30, 2009

What to Wear...

I so stole this post from the Wedding Bee! I was about to write something up for all my couples to prepare for their engagement shoots, but I really couldn't have said it any better! So here it is:

Engagement Photos

Celebrity stylist Allison Berlin shares her tips for what to wear for engagement pictures.


Ahh, to be a bride. A sudden celebrity, party planner and accountant all rolled into one. And throughout all of this, you need to look your best at a series of events and photo ops. Headshots are surprisingly tricky, especially with 2 people, so here are some notes from a stylist to help get you through. Think more Jennifer Aniston, less Jennifer Lopez…

1. Colors - This is important if you’re taking color pictures. Jewel tones (the a-line skirts of the color wheel) are universally flattering for most skin types. Jewel tones include sapphire, emerald, fuchsia, amethyst and ruby red. Don’t worry about whether you’re an autumn or a spring; just choose a rich color that brightens your face. No pastels, no black*!

2. Black* - I know, I know, you can’t live without it. Frankly, neither can I but I’ve had a headshot done while wearing black and it can look draining. Here are some other suggestions: navy, chocolate, pink, teal, cream (only for warm skin tones) even a subtle print will work.

3. Keep it Simple - Wear a dress or top that is uncomplicated and chic. This is not the time to try out a new trend. Skip embellished necklines, textured fabrics (like eyelet) that add bulk, shiny satin, ruffles and big prints. A solid color dress or fitted top with a little bit of neckline interest is the best way to go. Since that eliminates about 80% of Bloomingdale’s, take this list if you go shopping and stay focused.

4. Silhouette - If you’re getting full length shots, then choose something that is fitted and flattering. Even if you’re insecure about your weight, loose, bulky dresses and tops will only make you look bigger. Emphasize your waist with an a-line or sheath dress. Opt for dresses in this type of photo over skirt-top combinations that can be complicated. If you’re having a casual shoot, then jeans are better than trousers.

5. Accessories - You have the best accessory of all, a beautiful engagement ring. Skip bulky, obvious jewelry. Simple earrings or necklace will do the trick. If you’re doing a full length shot definitely wear high heels because they elongate the whole body.

6. Prepare - Of course, wedding costs are mounting and you’re time starved, but have your hair and makeup done for engagement photos. This can just consist of a blow out and an appointment at the Bobbi Brown counter at your local department store but it makes a huge difference.

Good luck! :)

Friday, March 27, 2009

We placed in WEDCOMP!!

Maybe you remember my post about WEDCOMP, a new international wedding photography contest Chris and I entered a while back. Well, the votes are in and we got three photos in the top 8, one in the top 20! WOOHOO!!

check out the top 20 images in each category here.

I guess saying "we" is an understatement... really, Chris cleaned up this one! His first competition ever and 3 of the photos were his! All in the Ceremony category, all from the same wedding, he placed 5th, 6th, and 19th with the respective images below...

Also from Shaun and Brie's wedding in Syracuse, NY, my image of the flying groomsman took 8th place in the Portraits category!

And I never said anything about the last WEDCOMP, which was my first contest ever, I placed 16th with this shot from Dana and Daniel's wedding in Atlanta:

and 22nd with this shot from Lisa and Matt's wedding:

Friday, March 20, 2009

Seriously Sexy Sarah...

Here's Sarah's hot risque shoot and I guess the location will remain a secret. I've got to give her props for rockin' it in a public place! Although no one was there because we closed the joint down for this shoot! If you're considering a risque shoot, don't hold back! Sarah totally worked her greatest "ass-et" and was so much fun to work with. She was so creative and really worked the locations we were in.

Thanks, Sarah, you absolutely rock! I can't wait to do it again! I wonder what we'll come up with next! Enjoy!

**PLEASE NOTE: Just because Sarah was totally comfortable with showing her body online doesn't mean you have to also. Most of my risque shoots don't end up on my blog or website. My clients have given me written permission to use every one of the sexy images you see online.