Golden Hour

June 2016 issue Profiles

Kansas Pitts bottles beach vacation joyThe beach is a popular place for families to gather for their annual vacation. And Kansas Pitts, who’s based in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, has seen more than her share of them, happily. Her studio, which sees return clients from throughout the Southeast each year, thrives on these sun-soaked vacationers.When she started out, Pitts planned to focus on newborn photography, signing up for workshops to learn more about that niche. In the meantime, she... Continue Reading >

Act Two

May 2016 issue Profiles

Leslie Hoyt nails the second phase of her professional lifeFor Tulsa, Oklahoma, portrait photographer Leslie Hoyt, M.Photog., CPP, photography began as a source of entertainment. Hoyt retired from a career in the software industry in 1999 to stay home with her children. Being a stay-at-home mom was challenging and rewarding in its own way, but after a couple of years, she started to feel the itch to get back into an adult pursuit.“Honestly, I was bored,” says Hoyt. “I had retired. I... Continue Reading >

9 Bar Mitzvah lessons

January 2016 issue Business

Tips on a lucrative, underappreciated nicheTraveling around the country speaking about and teaching photography, I always note the lack of bar/bat mitzvah photographers I meet. I didn’t set out to be bar/bat mitzvah photographer myself. I’m a wedding photographer who was asked to do a bar mitzvah and immediately discovered that this is an event photography specialty that’s overlooked. Now I book as many as I can and you should, too. Here’s why.© Booray Perry1. The money is... Continue Reading >