Grandma's Birthday gift

Last nights beach portrait was created as a birthday gift for grandma.  The weather was beautiful-we have been trying to create this portrait since last summer but every time we scheduled the camera study "It Rained"  Along with this being a gift for grandma there are also two birthdays and a wedding anniversary this week for them. 

Food Bank

Every year we are honored to create the donor thank you portrait for  Fulfill NJ  Also known as the food bank of Monmouth and Ocean County.  I was yelling from the top of a twelve foot ladder to get everyone's attention lol.  

Painting in progress

I have been working on this painting and its just about done.  Just adding some final touches now.

A few paintings with some details part 1

Here are a few paintings I am working on.  Some of these canvas's are more muted in their colors and some are a bit more vibrant in their color tones.  I am using brushes and pallet knives to get the look I am looking for............enjoy!

Wall portraits on display

Many times our clients ask us the where is the best place to display their family portrait.  Some times the best place is not the most obvious place.  So here are some examples.  From the most popular spots like a fire place or over the couch to entrance ways and more.

It's all in the details

I'm going to post some commissioned portraits and new studio samples for our next couple of posts.  Here is a painting we were commissioned to create of a mom with her son and their dog in a local park.  We painted in many of the flowers afterwards to add more details and warmth to the portrait.

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Chloe and her good friend Ava from Utah enjoying t...

Chloe and her good friend Ava from Utah enjoying their last visit to the beach before she goes home.

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From the front porch to the beach

Great portrait session that started on their from porch and concluded on the beach. Both sets of grandparents were also included in family portrait.  The kids were a lot of fun and the family was a delight to work with

Spring Lake and the boardwalk

This family portrait went from the beautiful beach of Spring Lake to the boardwalk.  Their last family portrait session was about 20 years ago and we are honored to be chosen to update it for them.

Painted Portrait

Theresa created this beautiful painting of Trish's kids on Manasquan beach.  Its finally dry enough for her to take it home.  She sent us a picture of where it is hanging in her home, I love seeing how everyone displays their portraits.  Beach family portrait dates are going fast, I hope to see everyone real soon.

White and Pastels on the beach

It was a hot day but a good night.  This family portrait session was created on Manasquan beach.  We actually photographed their wedding 17 years ago, my how time fliesThey mixed whites with some great pastel colors.  Here is a little video from that night.

Corporate portrait session

We went to Benecept Consultants in Red Bank to create their new staff portrait.  We found a great location outside their location, here is a sneak peek of us setting up for the session.  Everything went perfectly.  I will post the images once they pick their favorites.

The Cast of Annie

Annie is in the middle of its full run at the Spring Lake Theatre  It was a pleasure to create everyone's head-shot for the show.  Of Course Sandy aka Duffy stole the show.

A sneak peek at our year so far

Its been a busy and fun year so far.  Summer is right around the corner and we are knee deep in beach portraits.  Here is just a taste of some of the portraits from this year so far.  We had Girl Scouts troop 567 and troop 597 of theGirl Scouts of the Jersey Shore both here to earn their Photography merit badge.  We photographed the Brielle Fishing tournament for the Brielle Chamber of Commerce, Our intern just finished her time here at the studio-she was great and we were happy to have her this year.  Along with family and children portraits We have had a record number of dog portraits.  Below is just one of the doggie models who posed for a portrait this year, Zippy was a great model.  Also Theresa has been very busy with her paintings along with creating beautiful family portraits in the studio. 

We have a goal of donating a quarter million dollars in services this year so if you know of a charity in need of an auction item let us know.

Buisness Portraits

We are constantly creating business portraits here in the studio along with staff photos.   Here is a few business portraits from today and a staff photo from the Hand and Stone from a few years back which we are in the middle of updating this week.

My latest work in progress

My latest painting is almost done, can't wait for it to dry so I can frame it and display it at the studio. I hope you enjoy the video. 

Brielle Kitchen Tour

Today is the Brielle Kitchen Tour it's going on now till 5pm. So stop by the Brielle elementary school for tickets and all the details. We are sponsoring a house so stop on by and say hello. 

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Yesterdays kitchen tour

Had a lot of fun at the Little Silver kitchen tour yesterday, click for all the images and details

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