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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 Portrait and Event Photographer • Nest Chestnut Hill •Thanks for the memories!

In September of 2015, I was reading the Chestnut Hill Local and saw a new place space was opening in the neighborhood. I grabbed a few business cards and postcards and headed over.

I soon met the owner, Kara Hertzog at Nest, a play space that offers a variety of classes for children six weeks old to six years old. We became fast friends and a natural fit for my photography business.  I have had the pleasure of working with Kara and her team for the past few years.  It was an honor to be a part of the Nest team and so many families events at Nest. 

We will miss you and thanks for the opportunities and memories!

As a parting gift please visit the gallery and download or order your pics! 

Photo Gallery Link

Want actual prints?  Order them through  the SmugMug lab.

Stay in touch!

Brian

 

 

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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 Newborn Baby Portrait Photography • Addison

Meet Addison!

At just two weeks old Addison was wide awake during her newborn session. First time parents Monica and Mike are naturals. Check out some of our favorites from her newborn session.

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KISMET, a 6,000-square-foot coworking space, opened up shop last week

“Can this real estate developer make coworking stick in Chestnut Hill?” 

By Roberto Torres / reporter

Photos by Brian James Photo Studio

 

Christopher Plant’s KISMET, a Northwest Philly coworking center.

(Photo by Brian James)

 

If you’ve ever been referred to as a “coworking purist,” odds are you’re going to shudder when you read this next sentence: a Philly real estate developer just opened up a 6,000-square-foot coworking space in Northwest Philly called KISMET.

Christopher Plant, a Chestnut Hill resident who’s not a stranger to the local tech scene, launched the coworking spot on March 17 featuring an eclectic cohort of 11 companies/members: from marketing agencies and engineering companies to a college professor and a writer.

A self-proclaimed “fan of Indy Hall and Benjamin’s Desk,” Plant had done some leases before in that building — 12 West Willow Grove, a few minutes’ walk away from the Wyndmoor Station — as part of his work with Elfant Wissahickon Realtors.

“There was an old self-storage space that was not a best use and so I convinced the landlord to let me make a run at coworking,” said Plant in an email. “With my work in commercial real estate with a focus in Northwest Philadelphia, I knew there was a need for the type of space that I wanted to build.”

Desks line up at KISMET. (Photo by Brian James)

Desks line up at KISMET. (Photo by Brian James)

Full disclosure: We haven’t yet made the trek out to visit the space but — from the pictures — you could describe KISMET’s decoration as WeWork-y, what with its high ceilings, exposed airducts, polished surfaces and lounge-esque lighting. As usual, there’s a kitchen space and conference rooms, along with the ever-more-present indoor bike rack.

As for pricing, a floating desk at the Chestnut Hill space will run you about $350 monthly. Private offices start at $800.

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WeWork-y, no? (Photo by Brian James)

For a quick look at the space, here’s a flashy “hyperlapse walkthrough” vid put together by Villanova, Pa.-based production company Creative Outfit.

Mind you, former attempts at posting up a coworking space in Northwest Philadelphia have not fared well in the past. For example, in 2013, an attempt to band together coworking moms and dads in the suburbs called Coworking for Parents called it quits before settling in on a space, citing difficulties finding a proper venue that could work financially. Manayunk’s Transfer Station shuttered in 2014 .

Can KISMET make its model stick? Is Northwest Philly’s quarry of mobile workers sufficiently large to keep those fancy lights on? Plant says yes (because of course he does). And the slate of customers he has already signed up is a good sign.

“I believe that there will be a great market for a more intimate coworking model on the fringes of traditional business districts and quasi-suburban commercial districts,” said Plant. “That is where we see ourselves. We also want to have a robust calendar of programming and content that helps foster a deep and committed connection with our tenants.”

At first glance, it sure seems that KISMET has all the makings of being another corporate play on the bubbling coworking biz. Plant will be the first to point out that initial impression.

“Many will consider my move into coworking as another example of a developer keeping on-trend, but I think I come to this naturally,” said Plant. “I have always been a connector and this is all about that.”

Maybe Wayne Kimmel was right. It is “all about staying in the mix.”

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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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