Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Seniors that Rock!

Spencer Pierce
Mariah Cadwallader
     I have the greatest opportunity to take photographs and make people happy(sometimes). I think one of the delights for me is meeting complete strangers and feeling like I have known them all my life. It is an incredible feeling and it happens all the time!
     The "other" great moment is photographing high school seniors I have know as babies or small children, and seeing how they have grown and matured. it is always an honor to tease them and see them smile in a whole new dimension some 10 years later.
     The "next other" great moment is getting reacquainted with old friends who need senior portraits made for their student and they don't have time and they heard that "Tod does photography" and we get out and make some absolutely gorgeous images for them.
     I think the best images come about when you are familiar with each other a little bit. I always like to shoot engagement photos for the engaged couples in advance of their weddings because it lets me see them in advance. I get to think about facial structure and the best lighting situations. I get to see them laugh and learn what makes them smile. I get to see where the flaws are in their features and how to hide them. And yes we all have some areas we see as flaws!
     I still love doing this simply to get the opportunity to make something out of nothing. Where people start as a bundle of nerves and you keep working until you release the shutter on a relaxed smile and feel like you have done something for them that will last a couple lifetimes.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

4 December weddings! A new record for Photodelux

We didn't anticipate being so stretched in December but we were grateful for the business and the relationships built though these weddings(like Emily and Josh Overton pictured here). We are looking forward to building more relationships through Bridalrama. Please come out and see us there in booth 104!
We advertise in a number of places and try to help every couple that comes to us.  We are still in business for the bride and groom on a budget. We did a family portrait/wedding package for the Overtons because of their young boys and they wanted family portraits bundled with the wedding.
We can do things like that!  We are not set in stone. At the end of the day we want great imagery and the opportunity to create lasting photographs that will endure with time.  I envision a day when people pass on our work and someone 50 years from now admires what we have accomplished together.
This was a New Years Eve wedding that was as much fun for us as the guests that were there. How can we help you this summer, fall or next December?

Tod & Vicky Eltzroth