So here's some shots of this incredible couple! They were so much fun to shoot for their two-part engagement session. We shot part one last week at Michigan State University with their daughter Sophia, and this week we did a session with just the two of them at Hawk Island Park.
There were way too many great shots, so it was VERY hard to pick just a few for the blog! Stay tuned because I'll post a ShowIt Slideshow shortly!
As an FYI - the 17-55 went crazy on me for some reason, so most of these were shot with my 50mm f/1.4 - which is such a BEAUTIFUL lens!
Because of the number of requests I've received this year, I'm opening up a very limited amount of Senior Portrait sessions. Here's the deal:
[Contact us] ASAP to choose one of our sessions. We'll be shooting on Wednesday's, Thursday's and limited Sunday's through September.
There is a $
400 $300 session fee, and you get a $250 print credit! Of course you can purchase as many prints as you need. All you need to hold your session is a $150 deposit (the balance will be due at your session).
We are limiting this to only 24 Seniors, so hurry and book your session before we sell out!
[Editors Note: This post will remain at the top so that everyone has a chance to read it. You can return to your regularly scheduled programming below!]
I'm really excited about this opportunity to giveaway a free wedding photography collection to one lucky couple! Check out the details below and be sure to enter by July 30, 2008!
July 30, 2008
- Is there a catch?
Only that you can't be a current or past customer, and you have to be getting married in the United States between October of 2008 and May of 2009 (subject to my availability).
- What do I have to do?
Send me your story! Give me the details you are planning of this most incredible day!
- When do I find out if I won?
The winner will be posted in August on the blog.
- What exactly does the prize include?
Complete wedding photography coverage by Jason Aten, your images on a DVD, and an Album Credit. Travel fees may apply.
- How do I enter?
Send me an email
There are a lot more of these to come, but I wanted to share a sneak peak. This was from part one of a two part engagement session with Casey & Scott. Especially fun was that their daughter Sophia joined us, so we got some really fun images with her as well. Their wedding is in September, and it's going to be a ton of fun.
So check back next week for more of this cute couple!
Let me start by saying that I fell in love with the prints from this printer almost immediately. For fine art, and gallery prints, it is simply amazing.
Okay, so I wanted to write this review for a long time, but here's the truth: If I had written this any sooner, the review would have been VERY harsh. I experienced some SERIOUS issues with this printer, BUT, read on - because HP has made a customer for life.
When you make the decision to invest in a printer like this, you're making just that - an investment. It takes a lot of time to really start to learn what goes into making good prints. Most of us have no idea about color profiles, ICC's, calibration, etc that go into getting professional quality art prints. Even as a professional photographer, I admit - I was pretty clueless.
I'm still a bit clueless, but having a large format printer has really taught me a ton. The first set of prints I made from this printer came out perfect. I got lucky! Seriously, I really did get lucky. Because about a month ago everything went downhill.
I won't get into all of it, but lets say that I've since learned a lot about everything I mentioned above. And most of, I owe to the INCREDIBLE service and support that I received from Jim at HP. I'm not even exactly sure what his job is, to be honest, but I think he's a product manager. He's not a tech support guy, or someone who answers the phone in a call center in India, he's an actual guy who knows his stuff.
After probably 2 dozen emails and a couple of phone calls, Jim walked me through a ton, and stuck with me until we figured out what was wrong. I'm not sponsored by HP or anything, but still, Jim was willing to make the investment to make sure I got it figured out. This included making sure that everything I had was the right equipment and resources.
HP sent me a new set of print heads and ink cartridges (there are 8 of them!) and basically two sets of their advanced photo paper. I didn't ask for this, or for anything really, other than help. They sent it so that they could be sure that the professional printer I had, produced professional results. Mission accomplished.
Most people know I'm a huge Apple computer guy. I probably won't ever buy an HP computer, but because of the incredible commitment to service I received, I can promise you, I will probably alway be an HP printing guy.
I'm really excited to now be offering Queensberry Albums. These are seriously the absolute top of the line album available today, and I'm so excited that I will be able to provide such a high-end product to my customers. One of the things I really love is how they offer such an elegant album, whether it's a flush mount, or page mount setup. AND - they even offer an incredible combination of the two.
Check out a few images below from the "Starter Kit" I received from them. If you're interested in getting a closer look, let me know and we can schedule a consultation for your wedding! I will probably have a "sample album" soon, and I'd love to share it with you.
Alana won a portrait session for her family in a silent auction that was a part of a charity golf outing that I sponsored. For this session we were out at Hawk Island and had a great session. One of the things I love about on location shoots is all of the different choices for settings. Here's a few from their session.