Results

Bringing it: Josh Petersen’s thriving senior portrait business


August 2019 issue Profiles

Josh Petersen © Josh Petersen“I’ll be honest, I’m a little surprised at how well it’s done,” says portrait photographer Josh Petersen.He’s referring to his recent business transition from conducting in-person sales in his 2,400-square-foot studio to conducting in-person sales in clients’ homes. Since most of his portrait work of high school seniors is done on location, he felt his huge studio space was overkill. So he ditched it for a small office that he uses as a workspace... Continue Reading >

In real life: Nichole Manner connects with seniors


August 2019 issue Profiles

© Nichole Manner Photographer Nicole MannerA phone consultation with a teenager? That’s unusual, says photographer Nichole Manner, M.Photog. These days, teens avoid talking on the phone like the plague. So nine times out of 10, Manner’s pre-session phone consultation to gather information about the subject’s interests and personality is a conversation between herself and the subject’s parent. Nevertheless, she makes an effort to connect with teens directly via their preferred... Continue Reading >

Josh Hanna hits the mark with moody senior portraits


April 2019 issue Profiles

Finding properity by embracing limitationsLike many photographers, Josh Hanna, CPP, spent his first few years in the business just trying to gain a foothold. He hustled, he bounced between specialties, he courted several different types of clients, and he tried anything and everything to find his place in the market.In 2015, about three years into operating his Cross Lanes, West Virginia, studio, Hanna’s perspective started to change. He stopped looking at the photography market as a... Continue Reading >

Creation is a discipline, says Amy Feick


March 2019 issue Profiles

Amy Feick, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, was feeling trapped—not professionally, not intellectually, but psychologically—as she worked through a myriad of colliding emotions in the wake of personal trauma. She decided to explore this feeling through photography, and the mental image she concocted was a person wrapped in rubber bands. Rubber bands are elastic; you can push against them, but they’re still constricting. It’s a profound idea, she says, but “You can’t wrap people in rubber... Continue Reading >

Do what you do best (and forget the rest)


August 2018 issue Profiles

The circumstances weren’t ideal when David Beckham launched his portrait studio in 2008. Although he shares a name with a world-famous soccer player, he lacked name recognition in the photography arena. And then there was that pesky recession. It hit right at the time he decided to leverage seven years of part-time practice into a full-time career.© David Beckham David BeckhamStill, the former engineer and youth pastor marched into the economic headwinds and hung his shingle on a... Continue Reading >

Studio connects senior portraits with fashion photography


May 2018 issue Business

Fashion photography was Craig Stidham’s first love. In the early days of his Amarillo, Texas, studio, he successfully applied his penchant for fashion imagery to a senior portrait business, carving out a prosperous niche by merging fashion and senior portraiture to create avant-garde collections for fashion-forward high school subjects.© Craig StidhamIt’s not unusual for senior portrait photographers to promote a fashion influence in their images, but Stidham brings a commercial... Continue Reading >
Loading...
×