Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Dance Photography Mount Olive

I've had the privilege of photographing Karli for several years. Today, she had the honor of being the first person photographed in my new studio in Mount Olive. She was willing to try out some longer exposures as she jumped over and over again until we got the look we were trying to achieve.  #portraits #headshots #dancephotography

Monday, July 10, 2017

All the small things...

In the summer when I am on vacation I am still a photographer! I love to take macros of bugs. Yes, I am a nerd who finds it relaxing to get out and photograph things going on in nature. Here are a few fly macros that I took a few weeks ago while on vacationing at my parents house on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I only had to take a few steps out the door on the deck to find these particular photo opportunities.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Kirk Pullen Photography now located in Mount Olive, North Carolina

I haven't had much time to post to this blog for the last month. It has been the busiest 2 months of my life! Photography and moving to a new location were taking all of my time! In late May, I moved from Warsaw, to a house in Mount Olive, North Carolina. The house that we moved to is much bigger and helps with my two children who need their space. I am still working with photo clients from Duplin county and the surrounding areas. If you are in need of a photographer in Mount Olive or Wayne county, then contact me HERE.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Senior Portrait Time

Chase is a North Duplin High School Rebel. We had a fantastic time capturing his senior portraits at the Kirk Pullen Photography studio. He is a multi-talented athlete, taking part in basketball, baseball, football and track and field. I took his pictures in my studio and then went out on location and photographed the backgrounds at a different time. This allows maximum creativity, since I can put Chase in whatever scene that I want. #seniorpictures #kirkpullenphotography #seniorportraits #basketball #athlete #photography


Friday, March 24, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Festival

We had a really fun time last week at the St. Patrick's Day festival in Emerald Isle, North Carolina.  My wife and I were working at the Kirk Pullen Photography booth, selling wildlife prints and photos of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Every hour we gave one 8 x 10 print away to someone in the crowd. Participants had to put their name and email address on a card and put it in our handsomely decorated St. Patrick's day bucket. We asked random people from the crowd to draw a name out of the bucket. Winners were able to choose the 8 x 10 of their choice from the pictures that were available. The weather was a little on the cool side, but the sun was out and attendance at the festival was great! If you have never been to the St. Patrick's Day festival, then I highly recommend visiting the beautiful city of Emerald Isle, NC.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Real Estate Photography Warsaw, NC

I had the pleasure of working with the West Agency in Warsaw, NC this week. They needed photographs of houses they have contracted for sale. A great way to increase the chance of selling your house is to hire a professional photographer to take your real estate photos. A good real estate photo will have straight vertical lines, accurate white balance, few distractions,
good exposure and correct composition. A quick cell phone capture of a house may not have any of those things and will certainly not catch the eye of a potential buyer. This house is for sale through the West Agency if you are an interested buyer. It is located in the Grove Creek development in Warsaw, NC.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Cooking Keto with Kristie

Kristie Sullivan is an author of a low carb cookbook released this week called Cooking Keto with Kristie, A Journey Worth Taking. She asked me (Kirk Pullen Photography), to take photos of meatloaf and egg salad for  cookbook . It is the number 2 best selling new cookbook in the country on Amazon this week. LINK While I am not taking part in the Keto lifestyle, my wife is, and she has lost 85 pounds since 2015. I have tried many of the recipes due to the fact that my wife is constantly cooking them. I think my favorite recipes from the book are the jalapeno poppers and the old fashioned baked mac and cheese.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Recreation Basketball Photos

Two weeks ago, I was in a hurry to get my laptop to display older photos for the Faison Recreation youth basketball league.  I started copying the photos from each year onto a thumb drive to put onto the laptop. After putting a few years on the drive, I realized that I had been doing this for 5 years. It's amazing how fast time flies! I just want to thank parents and players for letting Kirk Pullen Photography capture your basketball memories. Parents, just in case you are reading this blog post, your pictures are available for pick up at the Faison Recreation and Wellness Center. Contact Beth Taylor for your pictures and I look forward to working with you all next year!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

2017 Dance Photography Packages

Kirk Pullen Photography is offering a great deal on dance photography in 2017. We have affordable pricing and you can choose between a' la cart images or save more money ordering a package. Click on the order form and feel free to print a copy if you need to. We will offer larger sizes and specialty items upon request. Please feel free to contact me at 910-590-7761 if you have any questions.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Beginner Photography Workshop with Kirk Pullen Photography

Did you recently get a camera, but don't know how to use it? I am giving a beginner photography workshop on Saturday January 28th from 2-4pm. The cost is $30 per person. We will learn how to compose a photo and how to shoot in manual mode. Make yourself the artist instead of the camera making all the decisions in automatic modes. Call Kirk Pullen at 9105907761 or email me at kirkpullenphotography@embarqmail.com to book your seat before it fills up. Limited number of seats available. #photographyworkshop #photographyisfun #photographer

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Photography for Real Estate Directory

I have been doing quite a bit of real estate photography in North Carolina the last few months. I am now in the directory at the Photography for Real Estate directory as a featured photographer. You can visit the directory HERE. When you hire Kirk Pullen Photography to help sell your real estate property, you can be assured that you will receive a razor sharp photo with accurate color, straight vertical lines and few distractions.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Wildlife in NC Photo Contest Winner

I came in third in the animal behavior category of the January/February issue of Wildlife in NC Magazine. Every year the magazine holds a photo contest for wildlife. My brother Daniel also placed in several categories. See the contest images HERE It is so much fun to get and capture photos of wildlife. I was a bit disappointed that my snake images didn't get any notice, but am thankful that the ants crossed my path when nothing else was around to photograph.
#kirkpullenphotography #nikon #nikond750 #wildlife #ants #carpenterants #tokinalenses

Monday, January 2, 2017

Beach Photography

I travel home to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to see my family every Christmas. I love getting out and taking pictures of wildlife and interesting landscapes while on the Outer Banks. Here are several pictures from the past two weeks. #outerbanks #capehatteras #capehatteraslighthouse #obx #lighthouse #piers #frisconc #seagulls #willet #flyingbirds #swan