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Professional Photographer Magazine | Pittsburgh Professional child photographer

We made it in again! Woo hoo..what an honor.
They are out in print now, but you can also view the magazine directly  HERE
This publication is produced by Professional Photographers of America also known as PPA. I highly recommend joining a professional organization like PPA. You get industry tips and a great resource for all of your technical and professional, and business questions.

Oh and on a side note…we have been working really hard on The Photographer’s Tools, and looks like we will be releasing the LR 4 versions soon.

Plus a new collection is set to come out really soon! So keep yourself in the loop by liking out FB page then checking their often for session openings, specials on products, and discounts on The Photographers Tools like the LR Presets!
See you there!!

and we have a winner | Pittsburgh child and family photos

Thank you all for taking time to look, comment, and share our little blog here. I hope my post helps you remember the reason you started photography. Do what you love and be passionate. The rest will come.
Drum roll please…… badadadadadadada

The winner of the 35 mm 1.8 lens and the privilege to rock it out is #20

The winner that matches up with that number is Sandy! Wow- I love her…

check out her awesome wedding work at Red Lotus Photography

Congrats Sandy!

email me Sandy to claim your prize.

Shot with the 35 1.8

the way I view happiness | Pittsburgh Family and Child Photography

Time for another month of the Clickin Moms Pro group personal project, “the way I view………”

This month is happiness.

So of course last night I realize that tomorrow is the day to post and , yet again, I have nothing ; – ) So this morning in our jammies and of course accessorized with a beautiful hat by Lil’ Owl Knitts.

This is my happiness…a beautiful, peaceful Monday morning.

My other lovie was already on the bus, but maybe one of these months I get him in on the action.

These were edited in Lightroom with my preset babydoll. Shot with available light D700 35 1.8 and 105 2.8 macro

Take a little tour around the rest of my photog buddies blogs to see how they view happiness too.




The talented Kristin of Kristin Ingalls Photography is up next!

protect your product | Pittsburgh Commercial and Professional Photographer

The recording industry produces and sells music.

For generations it had been delivered on records- then 8 tracks, tapes and CDs. But the whole industry changed…….Products that were once tangible were no longer. These pieces of plastic were not the actual product- the music was. These were just the tools to create and deliver their product.

The recording industry failed to see this coming and there for they lost billions upon billions of dollars when consumers no longer needed them to enjoy their product.

Railroads focused on trains not transportation- so when the airline industry erupted the the railroad industry lost ground. And again with Kodak- the leaders were stuck on film. They nearly lost it all when they were reluctant to move to digital in the 1990s.

Often we spend too much time energy focusing on what isn’t important. The latest and greatest camera- the best glass- the coolest props- whatever! Think about it…what are you selling? What is your product??


I shoot for my clients to have heirlooms on their walls. To be passed down for generations. They don’t care what camera I have or how full my prop closet is. I strive to create not only memorable images, but the experience itself. I want them to come back wanting more adventure with us. I love my clients and most often we become friends. It really is an amazing blessing. I think when your view shifts from being hired to take pictures to helper of creating memories, things change.

So I guess my point was birthed from my daily devotional that states:

Take a moment to think about your product and the tools you use to deliver it. Don’t confuse them. Protect the product, not the tool.

-One Year Mini for Leaders Judges 8:27

On that note I would love to offer to you one of my favorite lenses. The image on the right was shot with it.

It is a Nikkor 35 mm 1.8… a little $200 lens.

Let’s- as an industry- try to focus less on what we have and more on what we can offer. We don’t need that 4K camera or the 2k lens. See what amazingness you can create with $200 ;- )

How to Enter:

1. Comment on this blog post and let me know you are a fan on facebook HERE . Good for ONE entry. Please only comment once for this.¬† If you are already a fan just say that as well. Make sure to “like” the post on facebook too!

2. For ONE extra entry: Tweet, Pin It, Share on Facebook or Post on your favorite forums about the giveaway. Come back to the blog and comment. Let me know you have shared it!! Be sure to link it back to me so I can see it!!

The rules and fine print:

The giveaway will begin today Wednesday March 28th 2012. I will announce a winner on a Tuesday April 3rd, 2012.  I will be checking IP addresses so please please play fair.

If you are a Cannon shooter- the prize may be exchanged for a $200 gift certificate to B&H photo.

The winner will be chosen randomly via random.org.

Good luck and let’s rock out what we have. It’s about the product not the tool.