Posts Tagged ‘senior photography’

Just wanted to take a minute to congratulate the newly titled, Dr. Liz!  She graduated last weekend and we met a little while back on one of those gorgeous days in March -when she asked me to take her graduation pictures.  I’m so glad she did!  Liz is absolutely beautiful and was a lot of fun to work with.  I love how these all came out and I must get a pair of those shoes.  🙂  Best of luck to you, Liz, and your new career!  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Collett is actually a senior from Wilmington Area High School (of which I am an alumni).  But even though she comes from the country, she’s a city girl through and through.  A total sweetheart and up for whatever I suggested, we really ended up with some amazing images.  I found out she is a huge Pirates fan, so we incorporated the stadium into our shoot and below are just a few of my favorites from the day.

Thanks so much, Collett!  I had a great time roaming through the city with you guys!

The past few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity of photographing some great seniors…from football players to a city girl, the best thing about these sessions is how unique they are to the individual.  Mike is a senior in Salem and an amazing athlete (I’ve been told).  So we headed to Reilly Field for a few shots in his jersey and then to the park for what I like to call the mom shots.  You know the guys…most want the “tough” shot, but mom is going to make them dress up for a few and why shouldn’t she.  It’s a parent’s last chance to get their child to take pictures the way they want them to look.  🙂  Both turned out great.  Thank you, Diana, for returning to me this year with your second graduating son.  It was a total pleasure!

The wall was painted white, so this worked out perfect!

Recently I was inspired to begin the journey of becoming a Certified Professional Photographer.  Currently there are fewer than 2500 Certified Professional Photographers (CPP) in the world.  There are two parts to passing this certification – an image submission and a written exam.  The written exam is to cover your technical knowledge of photography.  The image submission included 20 of my images from 20 different clients/sessions and had to show my knowledge and application of correct lighting, lens selection, and composition.  I also had to provide a Statement of Purpose for each image.  These images were then reviewed by a panel of 5 judges – all with the PPA designation of Master Photographer.  Not an easy task I was told to become a CPP (especially the image submission), but worth the designation – as my clients will know that I am dedicated to being the best at what I do.

I was thrilled when I received my letter last week congratulating me on passing the image submission (my daughter and I did a little happy dance 🙂  )!  Since then I’ve had some questions from others (who are also attempting the same designation) about my images.  Following is the portfolio that I submitted.

Thank you to all of my amazing clients for helping me create such awesome images and for trusting my artistic vision!


I will be taking the written exam mid-September and hope to be a CPP shortly after that!

I have some more opportunities for some of you high school seniors in the surrounding area, class of 2011, to become photography representatives, or “reps”, for MMGPhotography! This is not just for the schools listed above, my area extends all over Western PA and Eastern Ohio, so just send me an email to see if your school is included.

So what is this so called “rep” you ask?  Well, before I divulge that information, let me start with two questions for you!  Do you want amazing, stand-out, hip senior photos but just don’t know how to get them? Are you going to sit in a studio and settle for something that’s going to look like everyone else’s……?

What do I think a Senior Portrait should look like?  I’m going to have to go with photos along these lines….

Alright, so tell me about why being a Senior Portrait Rep is so out-of-this-world amazing already!  Ok, I will.  Here’s what it is.

* Limited to 1-2 willing & deserving Seniors per High School in the area.

* You don’t have to be the most popular, but you do have to be involved in something you can prove will give you a chance to share your photos with a good amount of peers. (For example, “I’m a yearbook editor so I meet with and interview students daily, where I could share creative senior photos other than the required yearbook pose.  I also am very active in the theatre program at school, and you know how us theatre students like to talk about ourselves!  Lastly, I’m an active member in my church youth group so I could easily promote you to seniors at multiple high schools.” Any one of those reasons would be great to describe a good potential rep.)

* In return for promoting my skills and senior photography services you get a FREE photo shoot, along with some FREE prints!

* Lastly, you must be willing, and most importantly WANT, to share your photos to as many of your fellow ‘11 graduating seniors that you can.  You will receive a print credit for every student you send my way!

Think this sounds appealing, then give me an email at mmgphotography@comcast.net and tell me a little about you, in return I’ll send you the full details and list of free goodies.  Oh, and don’t forget to let me know what high school you attend!

Senior Rep sessions will be taking place in April and May, so contact me as soon as possible!