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Philadelphia Portrait Photographer • Indoor Fall Mini Sessions

It’s Fall and its still 80 degrees!! 
 
So I have brought the outside inside to the studio. An autumnal scene with leaves and pumpkins.
 
Kids Only – Up to 2 Kids ($20 each additional) 
 
Saturday October 12th and Sunday October 13th
 

15 minute sessions 

$50 
 
Special fall discounted product & print pricing to order from, images and packages starting at $99 
 
Book today to reserve your desired time slot.
Special fall discounted product & print pricing to order from 
If you want to include the whole family, please call to book our regular fall family portraits, available Sunday through Saturday. brianjamesphotostudio@gmail.com
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Philadelphia Headshot Photographer • Madalyn St John •

I first met Madalyn through Dave Barrus.  She was playing Carrie in a production of Carousel at the Media Theatre.  Finally a year later we teamed up and captured some amazing headshots.  watch out for this one!

“Madalyn St. John plays a cute and spunky Carrie Pipperidge, bringing a welcome breath of fresh air to the production.”
– Broadway World

Madalyn is currently a member of Playhouse West Philadelphia, a community of actors who continuously pursue excellence in their craft
through regular training and the creation of new film and theatre.

See more of her work and upcoming projects here: http://www.madalynstjohn.com/

 

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High School Senior Portraits • Some College applications are requiring photos!

The college application process can seem intimidating, especially if students don’t have parents or siblings who have already been through it and can offer advice.

Since there are so many steps, such as writing an essay and obtaining letters of recommendation, experts say a good way for students to get started is to create a to-do list during their junior year of high school.

Though there is often prep work that happens beforehand, students generally begin filling out college applications the summer between their junior and senior year of high school, experts say.

Some College applications are requiring photos!  Especially performing art schools and conservatories.  It is hard enough to get accepted, make your best impression with professional admission pics!  A great way to complete your package!

Senior Package

Simple Senior
$275.00
30 minutes, two changes
Approximately 16-20 Images to choose from
Will completely retouch 3 images 


Premier Senior

$375.00
1-1.5 hours, up to 4 changes
Full Digital Gallery
Will completely retouch one of each look or up to 6 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 brianjamesphotostudio@gmail.com

Check out this informative article for all you college bound kids!

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/college-application-process

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Philadelphia High School Senior Portraits • Ambassadors Class of 2019

Brian James photo Studio is looking for Outgoing High School Seniors.

What is the Ambassador Program?
Ambassadors act as marketing reps for Brian James Photo Studios’ Senior Picture Department.
As an Ambassador, you will receive a free portrait session to be taken at either the photo studio or on location.

After your session, we’ll review your images and choose one for your Senior Ambassador modeling cards. 
Your Ambassador Cards are business card prints that include the image we’ve chosen, your name and Brian James Photo Studio contact information. Your job then will be to hand out to your friends who are Junior and Seniors. Additionally we’ll tag you with studio branded (watermarked) photos on Facebook and create a timeline image for your own Facebook.

It’s as simple as that. A free Senior photo and all you need to do is to tell your friends about how much fun and what a positive experience was. We want you to encourage them to choose Brian James Photo Studio for their Senior Portraits.

How are Ambassadors Chosen?
Senior Ambassadors are chosen based an application.

How do I start?
Please email us for an application. We are looking for someone outgoing, photogenic and active students willing to promote Brian James Photo Studio.

What do you get?
Your friends must mention your name when booking their session for you to get credit. We know you’re working hard for us and we want to reward hard work!!! As you accumulate referrals, you earn points!

Each referral is 50 Points which equals $50 in photography fees or prints…

  • A free initial studio session 30 min session
  • 50 Senior Ambassador cards with your picture and our contact info.
  • Facebook timeline and profile picture branded with our studio logo

Your duties are to:

  • Hand out your Senior Ambassador cards to current Juniors and Seniors.
  • LIKE us on Facebook and refer your friends to like our page.
  • Use your Facebook timeline and profile pictures
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Philadelphia Headshot Photographer • Emily Trask • The Iliad

I recently had the pleasure of working with Emily Trask during a headshot session at the Studio.  Her shots were effortless and we had a lot of fun.

Check out Emily in a one woman show Friday August 24th at Quintessence Theatre in Mt Airy Philadelphia.

An Iliad

Quintessence Theatre Group is proud to host a special reading of An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, starring Emily Trask on August 24th at 7:30pm.

Homer and the primal roots of oral tradition are invoked in a modern retelling of the oldest and deadliest tale of all time, The Iliad. Drawing on Robert Fagles’ acclaimed translation of the epic poem, Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s award-winning play, An Iliad, charges a lone Poet to sing the song of the deadly force of humanity doomed to repeat itself throughout the ages.

Fresh from a critically acclaimed, sold out run at The Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Western Michigan, actress Emily Trask dons the mantle of the Poet once more for a one night only benefit reading supporting the American Friends Service Committee – an organization devoted to service, development and peace programs throughout the world (https://www.afsc.org/).

TICKETS LINK

 

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Philadelphia Head Shot Photographer • So Many Head Shots! • Rochester Broadway Theater League’s Summer Stars 2018

The head shots are in and ready to order!!!!

So excited how these all turned out.  Please visit the link and you can purchase a digital file to print as many pictures as you like and use online for your head shots.

If you ordered and paid for a package you will have a separate link that you can choose one image to have retouched.

Summer Stars 2018 Head Shot Link

 

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Philadelphia Wedding and Event Photographer • Unveiled-Ultimate Wedding Planning. Event

Chestnut Hill Business District invited brides-to-be to the ultimate wedding planning event. Brides were treated to a full day of bridal style, tips and treats from participating businesses along Germantown Ave.

Despite the rain, the event kicked off at The Chateau at Sugarloaf and the brides received a complimentary gift bag that included a mini veil and commemorative champagne flute. Lunch, hair and make-up sessions, cake tastings, and gifts were all available to the bride throughout the day at participating businesses. Brides and their entourages were able to take advantage of a free trolley service that will be traveling to each event location.

I had so much fun with all of the Brides to be and their “I do Crews.”  Please take a look at some of the fun moments we captured. 

Photo Album of Unveiled 2018

Participants in Chestnut Hill included:

Valley Green Inn, Complimentary lunch for bride with purchase of “I DO” crew lunch(s)

Night Kitchen Bakery, Wedding cake sampling with champagne and  take away treat

Statement Boutique, Pearl earrings/Raffle for Silver Fox Stole

Windfall Gallery, 16″ silver chain, single fresh water pearl necklace

Duke the Barber, Shave with cigars/whiskey, bridal hair and makeup

Bredenbeck’s Bakery, Wedding cake sampling with champagne

SL8, Mini Bridal Hair Session

CURE de Repos, Mini Make-Up Session

Bjorn and Co, white and gold ceramic “Love” dish and “Mr” and “Mrs” ring holders

El Poquito, Complimentary lunch for bride with purchase of “I DO” crew lunch(s)

Chestnut Hill Hotel,Complimentary night stay Sun-Thurs when a block of 15 rooms is consumed

Trunk Show by Arielle Bridal Inc

Made By ME, 2 piece chocolate favor box

Chestnut Hill Brewing Co, 2 comp beer tastings for bride or groom/$5 beers for “I DO” crew

Chestnut Grill, Complimentary lunch for bride with purchase of “I DO” crew lunch(s)

Cheekadee, Mini Make-Up Session

Joseph A Bank, Free tux for groom with 5 tuxedo rentals

Iron Hill Brewery, Complimentary lunch for bride with purchase of “I DO” crew lunch(s)

Gravers Lane Gallery, 15% off wedding rings/set  and 20% off bridal party gifts min. of 4
Raffle for crystal toasting flutes

Diamond Spa, Dermalogica “Sound Sleep Cocoon” gel

Threadwell, “Weddinng Sayings” coasters or “Eat Drink and Be Merry” cups

3000BC Spa, Visia skin analysis with $25 GC

Robertson’s Flowers, Rose wrapped with beautiful filler and accent ribbon

The Paperia,“The Mrs.” canvas cosmetic bag,  $50 off wedding invites

Tailored Home, Orrefors votive

Stateside Urbancraft Vodka tastings

Trunk show by Philadelphia Bridal Company

Coco Blue,“Borrowed and Blue” Essie nail polish

Breakfast Boutique, Complimentary lunch for bride with purchase of “I DO” crew lunch(s)

The Chateau at Sugarloaf, Reception with butlered hors d’oeuvres, champagne, music

SlowMo2Go, Slow Motion studio

Spa Elysium, Mini Bridal Hair Session

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Philadelphia, PA Headshot Photography • Lauren

Lauren is a natural in front of the camera! Here are a few of our favorites from her headshot session.

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Philadelphia Family Portrait Photographer• Booking Fall Sessions Now!

Happy Fall Everyone!

We are now booking Family Sessions for Fall Portraits! 
Holiday Themed  Studio Sessions will be Schedule from November 15th through December10th 2017. 
 
Full Sessions 
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 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. 
50% deposit required
Print release included 
 
Packages
Family Plus Session- One Family 
$375.00- Approximately 45 minutes  
Group Sitting, Shots of individual Children and a Sibling Pose, time permitting. 
Studio or Locations Available
Digital gallery 
 
Extended Family Plus Session- 
$675.00- 90 Minutes 
Session will include an Extended Family Group pose, Individual Families pose, individual child/children poses, and sibling, cousin pose etc. 
Studio or Locations Available 
Digital gallery 
 
Make an Appointment Today!!
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Philadelphia, PA Headshot Photography • Alley C

Look out for Alley!  Personality plus in this pint sized performer!  If you know Alley she deserves that alliteration.  A Summer Stars kid who I felt like I knew forever in just a few moments of meeting her and her sweet mom! 

 

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