Friday, April 4, 2014

Spring has arrived in Southern Utah.

I (Greg) think spring has arrived.  Last week it was close to 70 degrees (21 C) and this week it's been struggling to get above 50 degrees (10 C).  The big joke in Southern Utah is that if you don't like the weather, wait 15 minutes and it will change. 

Unfortunately, due to the unusually warm weather we had here, and a severe lack of snow, a lot of our winter projects had to be cancelled / postponed.   So with the postponements, it just gave us extra time to prepare for the projects that will be coming up within the next 6 weeks before leaving for St. Paul, MN for the Steyermark wedding.

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However with the little snow we did have, we were able to do some fun pointe shoe photos in the snow. If your wondering if the ballerina was frozen being out in the elements with just pointe shoes and no tights, I can answer that with confidence.  Yes, she was frozen. We have to tip our hat to Shannon Marshall for being such a trooper. She earned her hot chocolate.

Speaking of ballerinas, we are happy to be working with the beautiful and amazingly talented Heather Childs in 2 weeks.  Her technique and stage presence is amazing and off stage, possesses a witty personality that will rival both Paul and myself.  It all adds up for a fun, and amazing photo shoot given the low-key approach we have in our shooting style.  

Now that the weather is warming up and the leaves are starting to reappear on the trees, we are excited and anxious to work on our spring artistic projects. We will be working with a select few new models in the upcoming weeks in a variety of styles.

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We recently have been quite busy working with both new and loyal clients who have been with us from the beginning in a variety of styles. One of the things that I love about our approach, is the process of meeting new people and by the time we are done, they are no longer seen as a client but rather as friends.  We strive to get to know our clients on a personal level.  The reason for that is the more we know about you, the clients, the more personal and real the photos will be. The final result, is something that you will be able to look back 40 years from that day, remember what that individual personality was like.

Speaking of which, our fall schedule during peak leaf season is already starting to get booked up, with limited weekends available.  If you are interested in having family photos done with the leaves, please book early.  Last year, all weekends were sold out by June and this year, it looks like it might be earlier than that.

We will be in the Philadelphia / New York City area June 11 thru June 24, and are currently about 80% booked and have very limited space left.  Please contact us sooner rather than later to secure your spot.

We are always looking for select models to work with on very specific aspects of our portfolio. If you are interested in working with us to help expand and diversify our portfolio, please contact us at or call us at 610.217.1798 for consideration.

Paul has been very busy with a project he been working on called Doug's Designs (Formally Studio 436). For those who don't know, Paul is about as big a movie buff as they come and is also one of the top graphic designers in the Philadelphia / New York City area.  This project consists of him designing movie posters only during the time it takes him to watch the film.  In other words, he's watching the actual film while he's designing.  And when the film is completed, he's done working on the poster.  To the right, is the fan art he did for the movie "The Trial" (2010).  You can e-mail make a request of the movie you'd like to see him work on. You can check out his other fan art on this Facebook page by clicking here.

Switching topics... Spring also marks the beginning of the baseball season, and the Philadelphia Philllies are putting in a good "effort" so far. *sigh* After a horrible spring training, hopefully they will have a solid season. There are a lot of S.F. Giants fans were we are, and they don't mind pointing out the standings to me.  Spring is also the start of the MLS campaign.  The Philadelphia Union look much better and sharper than last year and are currently off to a solid start. Sorry Utah, but we are not and never will be RSL fans.

Till next time...

Paul & Greg