Sunday, September 14, 2014

Acting Portfolio

This weekend I had the opportunity to photograph actor Ted "Thor" Larson. He was in need of a new portfolio so we covered all the types of shots agents are looking for: head shots, three quarter and full body photos. Ted is really easy to talk to and during the photo session he joked about how much he resembles former Vice President Dick Chaney. He told me that he has been an extra in the several big name movies such as Meet Joe Black and Mermaids. Ted currently is a resident of Clinton, NC and will be attempting to land an acting role in Wilmington, NC

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mountain Vacation

I was on vacation in the mountains near Boone, North Carolina this week and my family stopped at a scenic spot for dinner. We opened our pizza box and pull out a few slices when a caterpillar drops on the box. Instead of going for extra toppings, I of course grabbed my camera.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Quinceanera Portraits

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.

A Bug's Life

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

Rehearsal Dinner

I had the opportunity to photograph Hillary and Aaron at the waterfront in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. They had a wonderful rehearsal dinner at the Ruth Chris Steakhouse at the 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 Recital

This is my second year capturing images for the 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

Before and After

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.