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Jerry Ghionis – One of the Best Wedding Photographers in the World

Jerry Ghionis does not only take wedding photographs. He also captures moments and freezes emotions that tell compelling stories. That is why, he is regarded by the WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) as one of the best five wedding photographers in the world. He has been a much sought-after photographer for close to 20 years and a successful entrepreneur with a photography business for more than 15 years. He has been an inspiration to budding photographers for much longer! Jerry was named the Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year (2011) by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography and has received the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) Diamond Level Photographer of the Year award on four successive instances. He has been an instructor renowned and

Behind the Scenes of the NSYNC Celebrity Wedding

Photos courtesy of Marc & Tony artistic photography and design Marc Anthony & Tony Ryan, celebrity wedding photographers who make up Marc & Tony artistic photography and design, are known for their ability to create timeless images for their high-end wedding clients. They credit their success to the fact that they work well as a team and bring a unique, fresh perspective to each shoot. They understand the importance of building relationships with their clients and strive to create products that set themselves apart from other photographers. Their ability to create artistic, timeless images was apparent when Marc & Tony were selected into the top ten photographers to photograph ‘N Sync Founding member, Chris Kirkpatrick and his fiance Karly Skladany’s wedding. Once they made it

Stand out at Bridal Shows!

Wedding season is quickly approaching which means all of you wedding photographers out there are gearing up for bridal shows. Bridal shows are an awesome way to network with all of the local, soon-to-be brides and market your photography studio. But the question is… are you standing out? We recently did a webinar with world-class celebrity wedding photographers, Marc & Tony of Marc Anthony Photography. Check out their tips/ideas on how to grow your business and market your studio successfully. Read More For a limited time get Bridal Show Marketing Kits up to 50% off! These kits were designed by Marc & Tony and have everything you need to stand out at your next bridal show. Order now before they are gone! Order now in

The Game of Marketing with The Modern Tog

Did you know that you can increase your business like crazy just by marketing it? Well, Jamie Swanson, founder of The Modern Tog, an industry-leading business resource for photographers, tells you how marketing grew her part-time hobby in to a full-time business, while giving you tips along the way! Like many photographers, Jamie started as a hobbyist, capturing life’s precious moments. But, others around her took notice of her talent & started asking her to take photograph for them. Shortly after, she started an official part-time photography business. It was then she realized her true passion for the photography business. “…I [previously] worked a really well-paying corporate job with fabulous benefits; but, eventually, I realized how much I loved running a business and pursued photography

Studio of the Month: Noreen Nooner Photography

For Noreen Nooner, photography has become second nature. Starting as a hobbyist, she eventually grew to be a full-time photographer. But, what wasn’t always an easy road eventually became a smooth-sailing path & she now feels blessed to have such a talent. Noreen started by taking pictures of her kids at sporting events. After posting the pictures online, other parents started asking her to take pictures of their kids. “The more I took pictures…the more I received requests for sessions,” said Noreen. “It’s such an honor [for me] when my clients call me and ask me to be part of a special moment in their lives.” But, her photography came to a halt when her nephew tragically passed away. “I received a call from my

The Ruff Business

Four legs, smiles, fur & a camera are just a few things that Jamie Pflughoeft experiences every day as a professional pet photographer. Jamie owns Cowbelly Pet Photography, a Seattle-based company that specializes in taking pictures of cats and dogs. Recently, we spoke with Jamie about her business. As an undergrad studying animal behavior at the University of Washington, & part-time dog walker, Jamie began taking photos of her furry friends.  But, what started as a hobby blossomed into more when her friend suggested she start a pet photography business. So, taking her friend’s advice, Jamie created Cowbelly Pet Photography in 2003. It has since grown to be an industry-leading business. Jamie prefers to use natural lighting to shoot her subjects.  She stated she may have

“Plus a Whole Lotta Fun” is Right!

In the March issue of Rangefinder magazine you may have come across a 4 page pull-out ad that is a unique look into what makes Simply Color Lab. The ad perfectly complimented a featured article on Simply Color Lab’s friends Marc Anthony Photography which was titled “Perfect Chaos”. The article discusses Marc Anthony and Tony Ryan’s “Bridal Party Tableau” which is a photography style that has set them apart from a competitive industry. Bridal Party Tableau is a high-end style of photography that is meant to bring out the members of the bridal party’s natural personalities. The beauty is to capture a shot that looks candid but in a very glamorous way. The inspiration came from a Vanity Fair cover shoot that was photographed by

Simply Color’s Engagement Photo Contest Winner!

Victoria Bozic took the win in the Simply Color Engagement Photo Contest with this gorgeous vintage-inspired photograph! With her fantastic use of space and lighting, she captured a perfect moment with this adorable couple. See what she has to say about her photo below. “The theme for this particular engagement session was ‘A Vintage Picnic’. I worked together with this lovely couple to gather props and decide on the wardrobe to give the session a 1940′s feel. We used the movie ‘The Notebook’ as inspiration for the concept. This particular photo was taken toward the end of the session in a local town that had many old fashioned looking buildings. I was going for a romantic, Old Hollywood feel for this photo. I had my off

Simply Color Lab’s Family Photo Contest – Winning Photo

The winner of our Family Photo Contest was Autumn Sissons! She has shared her story behind the photo below. All of her hard work has certainly paid off! “The Yellow Couch Yes, I said yellow and no, I’m not color blind. It all started months ago when I found an antique yellow couch on Craiglist, that I just couldn’t afford to purchase. I SO wanted that as a prop and wanted to photograph it in a field full of cows. The yellow summer flowers, a beautiful family and cows kept calling to me. I watched for another yellow couch (still am!). I purchased an orange chair, and did the shoot in the field full of cows. We did two seniors, one with a high school

Simply Color Lab’s Senior Photo Contest Winner!

The winning Senior Photo for week 2 of our Facebook Contest was taken by Pepper Cherry Photo. This striking photo using great lighting technique got 198 votes! "He is a student athlete and goes to school in the mainland (we're in Hawaii) at the moment and came home for the Holidays. This was the boy's senior portraits and I guess you could say like a "coming of age" thing as well. The vision for our shoot was something on the beach celebrating his family's culture as they are Hawaiian. The location was in what us islanders call "country" - a small town on the west side of the island of Oahu, city is Waianae. The shot was taken using off camera lighting right before sundown."
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