Before and After Photos with Sleeklens Lightroom Presets

Sleeklens Lightroom Presets Before and After

I recently had a representative from Sleeklens contact me about trying out their product. They make a lot of great workflow solutions for photographers and I tried their Strike-a-Pose Lightroom bundle which includes: 69 Portrait Presets and 62 Portrait Brushes Compatible with Lightroom 4-6 and Adobe Creative Cloud Works both on JPEG and RAW images Works… Read more »

Photography Collaboration – Romeo and Kelly

Model wearing Indian dress and headpiece

Husband and wife Rick and Kelly have touched their wonder-twin rings together and they have both taken the form of: A PHOTOGRAPHER! Kelly Williams is celebrating her 25th year as professional photographer.  Her husband, Rick Birt, recently retired from the Marines, and now shoots for team Kelly. We have teamed up on several fashion stories,… Read more »

WARNING! Back Up Your Photos

Screaming girl portrait

Has your computer or your phone ever crashed?  Hopefully, you had your photos backed up. If you aren’t saving your precious heirlooms to a cloud service like Dropbox, Google Photos, Amazon Cloud Drive or even an external hard drive, then chances are you will lose all of your memories.  Trust me; I know from experience.  There… Read more »

Photo Shoot Wardrobe for Women

Dallas Boutique Women Portraits

“I am a woman in business. Do I need a professional headshot? What should I wear to look my best?” The quick answer is yes; you do need one. In fact, you should also probably consider a full portrait session. The reasons and how to look your best in these photographs are what make up… Read more »

A Fashion Photo Shoot with Maggie

Fashion Model Photoshoot Kelly Williams

I needed video of me shooting for my new website so I asked Maggie Vandiver Parks from the Kim Dawson Agency to join me at my studio for a quick test. I was in a time crunch so I was only able to shoot for about 45 minutes but thankfully Maggie is a pro and… Read more »

Kim Dawson Model: Kiersten Dolbec

Dallas Model Kiersten Dolbec

Kiersten is a super busy model based in Dallas, TX. Luckily she was able to squeeze a test in with me between modeling jobs and working out. We had so much fun and so little time we immediately scheduled another shoot. I can’t wait! Kiersten is a blast to shoot because she is beautiful (obviously),… Read more »

Model Photography Test with Veda

Dallas Fashion Model

I began shooting the beautiful fashion and lifestyle models from The Kim Dawson Agency as soon as I moved to Dallas, TX in 2005. It was hard work, but it was fun, extremely creative and I met some fabulous models. This week I was able to catch up with one of my favorite Kim Dawson… Read more »

Business Advertising Photo Shoot

DMagazine Best Doctors Photo Shoot

Over the last 2 years, my Business Headshot and PR Portrait photography has blown up and I LOVE IT!  For this assignment I was hired by D Magazine to photograph a group of doctors for their 2015 “Best Of” edition. The doctors of Ortho Texas also decided to update their headshots while they were at it. After… Read more »

What is the best camera for me?

What is the best camera for me

People often ask me what kind of camera they should buy. Usually they are looking for something to shoot photos of their kids and family events. Sometimes it’s for a hobbyist who just loves taking pictures. The most important component is the lens. You can go with a budget camera body but I suggest investing… Read more »

What Colors Work Best for Actors Headshots?

What Color Should I Wear in My Actors Headshot

When selecting wardrobe colors start by figuring out the colors that best compliment your eye color, hair color, and skin tone. You may already have a good idea of what these colors are but I recommend researching color a bit further. Blue, for example, is a very popular color. It seems to look great on… Read more »