Saturday, July 12, 2014
This weekend I had a fun photo session with Rocio in Kenansville, NC at The Country Squire Restaurant and Inn. Their property has a really nice courtyard in a wooded setting. We also took advantage of the amazing southern setting they have right next to the inn. There are many rows of grape vines with an ornate gazebo placed in the center of it.
One thing I love to do in the summer with my free time is take macro photos of bugs. I spend most of my summer with my family in Buxton, NC on the wonderful Outer Banks! I enjoy getting into the tiny world of crawling things and see whats happening. There are a lot of things going on in the bug world and many times humans don't really pay attention until they become a nuisance. Anyway, the colored fly was about the size of a pea and was constantly landing on a Gardenia bush. I used an Alien Bee 1600 and shot from a tripod to capture this photo. The second photo is of a baby locust again about the size of a pea. The last photo is of a common house fly on my dirty GMC Acadia. You know you need to wash your car when a macro photo of a fly looks like the milky way.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Hilton Wilmington Riverside. The weather couldn't have been better as we took some sunset portraits on the docks right across from the Battleship U.S.S North Carolina. I want to thank Mee Mee of MeeSquared Photography for the referral for this event!
Arts Company in Faison, North Carolina. They have so many talented teachers working for the studio and they promote Christian values into their art. Last Tuesday and Wednesday we spent about 10 hours capturing about images of the dancers and musicians in their costumes. Here is one of the edited images from the event.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
One thing that is included with your Kirk Pullen senior portrait session is professional retouching. For those of you who don't know what retouching is, I'll translate that for you. It's called making you look your best with the magic of Photoshop. The picture on the left is straight out of the camera and the picture on the right is the retouched version. When I edit a photo, the first thing I do is remove any skin blemishes or anything a client has asked me to remove. I have even removed bracelets from arms upon request!In this photo I changed the color of her outfit to compliment the background as well as choosing a background with good textures. This particular textured background was a photo from a wall in Ireland that was given to me by senior portrait photographer Kirk Voclain. If you have a senior who needs fantastic portraits then call me at 910-590-7761.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
If you a parent of an upcoming junior in high school or a senior who has not had their senior portraits taken then you need to consider getting doing that. My studio has a great number of backgrounds and I would be happy to customize a set based on the outfits that you already own. I am a North Carolina photographer who can capture studio or outdoor portraits. I took this particular portrait in Faison, North Carolina. If you follow my business on Facebook then we have discounts and specials from time to time. You can contact me at 910-590-7761 to book your session before the school year slips away.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
I was able to visit my hometown of Buxton, NC for the Christmas holiday last week. As we were driving on the island, I noticed the clouds had a break in them. As soon as we arrived, I dropped my family off at my parents house and rushed to the lighthouse parking lot. It was worth the effort as the sunset was pretty spectacular! I wasn't sure that that including the French Canadian family who was enjoying the view from their car would fit well in the photograph. I ended up liking the way the light glowed on the side of their car, so I ended up keeping it in the shot. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is a great place to capture sunsets this time of year because for some reason the sunsets always seem better in the winter. I would like to thank all the clients who used Kirk Pullen Photography for their photography needs! I look forward to working with you again in the coming year and may God bless you!