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  1. How To Prepare for Your Best Headshot/Branding Session

    So you’ve booked a photo session, what’s next? It’s time to plan your outfits and styling. What’s the most important point to remember: Keep your look simple, classic, and flattering. WHAT TO WEAR 1. Avoid a fashion crisis by choosing clothing that feels authentically you. You want to look and…

  2. Happy 2022! | Northampton Headshot & Personal Branding Photographer

    Hello and Happy New Year! I hope you are well and spent the holidays with those you love!  Things have been busy in the studio and I’m excited to share some my latest offerings with you! Let’s make 2022 filled with light and inspiration. 1. Fine Art Prints. If you…

  3. New Cyanotype Art Now Up At YourDailyPhotograph

    Happy December, Friends! I’m incredibly honored and excited to announce one of my photographs, Ethereal Botanicals, was just accepted by YourDailyPhotograph.com. Click here to see the listing (as well as all the incredible work in their catalog)!

  4. Blue Poem Cyanotype Art Series

    I spent yesterday afternoon mixing cyanotype solution and coating it onto paper. Cyanotypes are a historic photographic printing process made by coating a photo-sensitive solution onto a surface and exposing the surface to UV light. This process creates a cyan-blue print. Sometimes I use film or photo paper as a…

  5. Happy World Cyanotype Day!

    Happy World Cyanotype Day!  In celebration of World Cyanotype Day, I’m sharing a new print that is included in this year’s online gallery show “Rejuvenation”.  You can check out the entire show at Alternative Photography’s site here. The work is really spectacular and has long been one of my favorite…

  6. Summery Lumen Botanical Art Prints

    Hello and Happy September! A note about portrait sessions. Yes, my portrait studio is open and operates in accordance to Massachusetts health and safety protocols. Know that when you come into the studio for a portrait session, the studio and equipment have been cleaned and disinfected. I will also be…

  7. Botanical Photograms | Cameraless Photographic Art

    How is it August already? I’ve been working with botanicals and light all summer long, creating collections of color prints. I wanted to take this experiment into the darkroom. What could I make without a camera, a single light source, and black and white chemistry? A lot. The above image…

  8. The Peony Collection

    Happy Summer, Friends!  I’ve been busy in the studio with a new series of color peony prints in pink and green, titled The Peony Collection. You can find them in the online store, a fitting flower to evoke joy all year long, along with the Calla Lilly Collection in black…

  9. The Value of One Great Photo

    As a child, I visited a number of art museums over the years. To keep me from getting too bored, my mom gave me a sketchbook and pencil.  I remember winding up in the galleries that held paintings by the Old Masters, portraits so detailed and captivating that I stood…

  10. How To Prepare For Your Next Headshot Session

    Spring is the perfect time to spruce up your personal and business headshots! A lot of clients ask me how to prepare for a session. What should I wear? What about hair & makeup?   Here are my go to tips to look your best in your photos. Remember the focus…

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