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Alison Winterroth Keeps Newborn Portraits Simple


May 2020 issue Profiles

© Alison Winterroth Photographer Alison WinterrothSometimes you dream of being a photographer your whole life. Sometimes you back into it. The latter was the case for Alison Winterroth, who fell in love with photography while making product shots of the jewelry she sold on Etsy. Jewelry making fell by the wayside when her children were born, she says. But photography became an obsession. After perfecting her craft by photographing her own kids, she opened a studio in Tampa, Florida, finding... Continue Reading >

Photographer Helps Families Smile During Coronavirus Lockdown


4.9.2020 Business

Kira Derryberry is staying connected to clients while we’re all staying home© Kira Derryberry Kira Derryberry is spreading some sunshine while also staying in touch with clients.Feeling saturated by bleak news and negative social media during the global coronavirus pandemic, Kira Derryberry, M.Photog.Cr., CPP,  went in search of an antidote. She knew she wasn’t the only one looking for a bright spot in her home-bound days.Hoping to spread a little happiness, Derryberry launched the... Continue Reading >

Anatomy of an image: Flower-themed child portrait


2.25.2020 Tech

© Ceres Diaja HenryFlowers for AutumnPhotographer: Ceres “Diaja” HenryDate: May 5, 2018Location: Studio in Harlem, New YorkSubject: Autumn, Diaja’s 7-year-old niecePhotographer’s note: “For some time, I had been promising Autumn I would paint and photograph her. One day she and her mom visited me right after a photo session with a client. I had already broken down my equipment and put everything away. However, with my creative juices still flowing, I decided to fulfill... Continue Reading >

How Lisa Holloway cultivated a high-end client base


May 2019 issue Profiles

Recognized as one of the premier portrait artists serving metro Las Vegas, Lisa Holloway’s business runs off of an enthusiastic client base and strong referrals in an affluent market. Her portrait sales averages are well into the five figures. It took courage to make her way to this enviable place in her career.Holloway started out like a lot of portrait photographers who build a business through trial and error, and she experienced many of the same frustrations as any fledgling... Continue Reading >

Kim Hildebrand found her niche in in-home family portraits


May 2019 issue Profiles

About four years ago, Kim Hildebrand ditched the safety net of her studio rental and opted to photograph clients in their homes. What made this transition a gamble is that Hildebrand is located in Seattle. The challenges inherent in the city's famously moody weather are well known, but perhaps not so famous is Seattle's residential architecture, which includes charming older homes with low ceilings and small windows.Kim Hildebrand © Kim HildebrandThe studio had been a ready alternative... Continue Reading >

Amy Feick makes a mad scientist


March 2019 issue Tech

Date: March 18, 2015Location: Amy Feick’s studio in Port Huron, Michigan, and her ex-husband’s machine shopSubject: Amy’s son, AveryEquipment: Nikon D750, Nikon SB910 Speedlight for the backlight, and a Photogenic Powerlight 1250 with a beauty dish for the front lightFeick’s notes: “Avery had been a mad scientist for Halloween the year before. He played the part so well that we wanted to create a special portrait for him. The goal was to portray Avery’s lab after it had just... Continue Reading >

Tiny dancers photobook tells childhood’s many stories


January 2019 issue News

After his 2012 New York Times bestselling book “Dancers Among Us” struck a chord, Jordan Matter knew he wanted a follow-up. But it wasn’t until his young daughter hit an arabesque while shoveling snow that he had his theme: dancing through childhood.© Jordan Matter“Born to Dance” (Workman Publishing) is about more than clean lines and perfected form, though. “It gave me the opportunity to show the depth of childhood and document as many childhood experiences as possible,”... Continue Reading >
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