Yearly Archives: 2016

Conshohocken PA Funfest, Philadelphia Photographer among Vendors 2016

This Saturday, we will be in Conshohocken for the FUNFEST!

Stop by and enter the raffle for a free kids mini session this fall!

This year the Conshohocken Funfest will be  showcasing local crafts, restaurants and businesses from our region.
“Live music will fill the event with stages being set up on 2nd Ave and 6th Avenue. A children’s area will be located between 3rd and 5th Avenues, featuring activities for all ages to enjoy! In keeping with tradition, a 5k race will kick off the festivities and begin at 10am. Vendors, crafters, local business, and local community groups will also add to the excitement of the day! See website for all event details!”

Saturday, September 17th
11:00 am – 6:00 pm Fayette Street
Between 1st Avenue and 9thAvenue

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https://www.facebook.com/events/1230448577005868/

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Philadelphia Actress Nancie Sanderson

Congratulations to all the nominees! Especially my beautiful and talented friend Nancie Sanderson. Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical– Nancie Sanderson (See What I Wanna See, 11th Hour Theatre Company)

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Arden Theatre Company Dominates Barrymore Nominations With 24 Nods

Here is the complete list of nominees.

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On Monday morning, Theatre Philadelphia announced the nominees for the 2016 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, and the highly competitive list illustrates just how far our theater scene has come. 

As far as theater companies go, the Arden dominated with a whopping 24 Barrymore nominations, but smaller companies came strong, too: Theatre Exile received thirteen nominations. And we see that a lot of our favorite local stage talents are up for big awards as well.

While most of the awards are just about the recognition, four Barrymore awards bring with them real money: Over $75,000 will be handed out this year.

Below, the complete list of 2016 Barrymore Award nominees. Winners will be announced at the Merriam Theater on Monday, October 24th at 7 p.m.
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Arden Theatre Company Dominates Barrymore Nominations With 24 Nods

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Youngstown, OH Photography | Brian James Photo Studio Now Booking|

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Youngstown Photo Sessions!  Thursday August 11 and Friday August 12  2016

What to Expect
During our session we will take several photos that I will edit and send to you via a link for you to view. You will receive a digital gallery of images, copyright and print release are all included.

Mini Kid or Pet Session-
$150.00 20 minutes
This is for the kids and fur kids only! Family Packages Below.
Approximately 5-10 Images in Digital Gallery.

Family Plus Session- One Family
$325.00- Approximately One Hour
Group Sitting, Shots of individual Children and  a Sibling Pose, time permitting.
Full Digital Gallery.

Extended Family Plus Session-
$650.00- 90 Minutes
Session will include an Extended Family Group pose, Individual Families pose,
individual child/children poses,  and sibling, cousin pose etc.
Full Digital Gallery.

How do I make an Appointment?
Please call or email to set up an appointment! 917-202-8968 or bjamesny@gmail.com
www.brianjamesphotostudio.com

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A $30,000.00 photo

What a great article!

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I love when a client doesn’t think twice about the cost of a session.  The investment of memories is more than the time in front of the photographer.  The planning, editing, culling and story telling take a lot of time, innovation and its expensive to own all of this equipment.

Vanessa Joy is a professional wedding photographer, small business coach, author and public speaker located in New Jersey. She really hits the nail on the head with this ever poignant article.

http://blog.millerslab.com/featured/the-30000-photograph-by-vanessa-joy

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Philadelphia, PA Photography | Chef Al Paris visits NEST CH|

Do you remember when you were little, between 3-5 years old? Then on a random Wednesday in July you would go to an awesome indoor play space, and have a professional chef teach you how to prepare a delicious dish?  I don’t either!

Last night at NEST Chestnut Hill, Chef Al Paris of Paris Bistro lead a cooking lesson to a bunch of cute kids!

On the menu, Roasted Salmon with Zucchini Noodles and a sauce with Honey and Thyme.  At first a few of the kids looked concerned. At the end of the lesson they were using words like “plating”, “emulsification”, and “essential oils”!

Check out a few of the adorable pics here!

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Roxborough-Phialdelphia PA, Baptism Photography |Logan 2016|

Introducing…Logan!

This sweet little girl was baptized on Sunday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Philadelphia. Surrounded by many friends and family this little one is loved.  Please enjoy some of my favorite images from this Christening Session.

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BOOKINGS
If you would like to make a booking please either call us at 215-247-7548. or bjamesny@gmail.com
Service fee inlcudes the photography time, photo edditing and all your digital files.

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Calling all Seniors Class of 2017! | Philadelphia Pa Senior Class Photogrpahy

Graduation has come and gone and guess what?  All of you to be seniors need to get your senior portraits done this Summer or Fall!

Chestnut Hill Studio conveniently located, Outside and Studio Setup included.

Book your senior session by July 1,2016 and save $50.00 off  the  “Full Package.”

215-247-7548

*more information below gallery.

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Senior portraits represent who you are and how your friends and family will  remember you. The images should capture the youth and life of a young adult about to move on to the next chapter.

Brian James Photo Studio’s goal is to capture the most important events of your life and give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience. High School Graduation is one of those moments.

In our opinion, a good senior portrait photographer will be able to quickly establish rapport with high school or college students, have the ability to help camera shy subjects look their best and have fun. Brian does just that!

What is included?


During our portrait session we will take several photos that I will edit and send to you via a link for you to view. You will receive a digital gallery of images and select your favorites. You can order prints directly form the site or download the files and have them printed at a service of your choice. I proudly use SmugMug and my clients have always been thrilled with the outcome.

Copyright and print release included.

How much does it cost?

Mini Portrait Session

$175.00
20 Minutes, one outfit or “look”
Approximately 5-10 Images to choose from
Completely retouch 1 image

Standard Senior

$300.00
45 minutes, two changes
Approximately 16-20 Images to choose from
Completely retouch 3 images

Full Senior Packages
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BEST DEAL- Book by July 1 Receive $50 off this package
$375.00
1.5-2 hours, up to five changes
Edting, Full Digital Gallery
Completely retouch one of each look or up to 8 images

**Additional image sot be retouched will be $35.00 per image

How do I make an Appointment?

Please call or email to set up an appointment! 917-202-8968 info@brianjamesphotostudio.com
 www.brianjamesphotostudio.com

 

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Philadelphia, PA Head Shot Photography | Megan|

Keep an eye out for this little star on the rise!  Megan will be appearing in a production of The Little Mermaid at FaceTime Theater this summer.

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Philadelphia, PA Head Shots | Ayden|

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Ayden from MMA is a great kid who is comfortable in front of the camera! Model Management Agency

 

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Philadelphia, PA Wedding Photography; Ideas, Styles and Trends for the Couple and Photographer in 2016

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The big day is finally approaching and your pinterest boards are bulging full of ideas from flowers, cakes, welcome tables and especially the photographs. The countless images you have seen and all that you “must” have.  This leads me to some do’s and dont’s for your special day. Most photographers have their own style and welcome ideas. However, we are not fans of instructions on duplicating other’s work! If you see an image you absolutely love, by all means show us and see what we can work on together.  Hopefully the photographer you hire will have a strong style that you like and will work with you on all of your ideas.

In a somewhat recent article the knot published an article about trends in wedding photography.

The article 14 Hottest Wedding Photography Trends by theknots’s Amy Levin-Epstein begins with the most perfect sentiment about choosing a photographer.

“You want your photographer to be on the cutting edge and know the latest techniques, but you also don’t want your photos to be so trendy that when you look at your shots in 20 years, all you see is something that instantly dates your wedding….”

I wouldn’t call them trends, most of the images are great classic wedding photography examples! Some of these “trends” just need to go. Skip the selfies (#skipselfies) and take out the social media on your special day!  By all means you are investing a lot of money, please let the photographer capture the moment! Check out the full 14 hottest photography trends article here!

Speaking of hashtags, social media and guests posting photos before you even walk down the aisle, some things are out of your control.  Remember that during the big day. It is true, sometimes your wedding guests will capture some great moments, but you hired a professional to do the job, so let us!  So many shots are ruined by guests jumping in the frame with their cell phones,cameras,tablets and iPads.  That moment cannot be recreated, EVER!  Most of us have a clause in our contract protecting us from the wedding guest  and their faux pas.  In a fantastic article I’ve Had Enough with Wedding Guests Taking Pictures with Phones by photographer Thomas Stewart addresses this problem head on.

“In your invites, tell everyone you’re having an unplugged ceremony: no technology, please, Write it on a chalkboard which guests can see as they arrive on the day. Tell your celebrant/minister/priest to tell the guests at the start of the ceremony. HIRE A PLANE TO WRITE IT IN THE SKY!”

Sure there are trends, ideas, hashtags, social media, guests ruining shots along  with many tender moments and fun memories that will be immortalized in your photographs.

I must stress this point as best that I can, “PLEASE ENJOY, enjoy yourself and enjoy the experience!”  While the flowers, outfits, food  have been meticulously planned they are done so relax.  The wrong flower or Uncle Al’s horrible suit clashing with  your color scheme will not ruin the day. Your wedding is about the two of you uniting and the love you have for each other.

Most important advice anyone can give you, if you let the little things throw you for a loop and look like miserable wretch the whole day… your faithful photographers can’t do anything about those sour expressions in the photos. 🙂

Congratulations!

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