Tag Archives: Chestnut Hill

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 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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Corporate Headshots at Kismet in Chestnut Hill

Update your look
Individual and team shots will be taken at Kismet

12W Willow Grove Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118

When:
Tuesday, September 19th from 2pm to 6pm
Wednesday, September 20th from 4pm to 7pm
Thursday, September 21st from 10am to 1pm

Solo
$150.00-Members 
$175.00-Non members
10-15 minutes session. Image Gallery, one image retouched.

Groups
$200.00-Members 
$225.00-Non members
10-15 minutes session. Image Gallery , one image retouched.

Combos
Team Shot 
 $150.00-Members 
$175.00-Non members
Individual 
$125.00-Members 
$150.00-Non members

 

Be Current
Your photo speaks volumes, make sure it looks like you and sends the right message.

Make a statement
Choose from white, black or interior backdrops.

Book your session
215-247-7548, brianjamesphotostudio@gmail.com or signup at Kismet.

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The Parent Trip: Monica and Michael Kenyon of Lansdale

Monica and Michael Kenyon with daughter Addison.

THE PARENTS: Monica Kenyon, 28, and Michael Kenyon, 31, of Lansdale

 

THE CHILD: Addison Louise, born April 24, 2017

HOW THEY NAMED HER: Each devised lists of possibilities, then they cross-checked, narrowing the field until they agreed on a first name. “Louise” is Monica’s mother’s middle name.

Monica presented the gift as a Labor Day present.

 

 

 

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Now booking- Fall Family Portraits

 

It’s that time of year again!

September Through November 2017

Please call or email today as sessions will fill up quickly!

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Philadelphia, PA Newborn Baby Portrait Photography • Luca Robert

Meet Luca Robert!

His mom and dad brought him to the studio  for his newborn session. With his gorgeous full head of hair, he was fast asleep and the perfect subject on this humid day in Chestnut Hill. Check out some of our favorites from his newborn session. He was born on June 30th, 2017

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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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