With the new year upon us, and my WordPress website now over 2 years old (with minimal updates in that time frame), I felt it was time for a refresh with AKPHOTO.com, and completely redesigned my website for 2015! It took quite a bit of time going back through my portfolio and re-exporting all the images I wanted to used, but I think the end result was well worth it.
For this new AKPHOTO.com v2.0, I switched over to SquareSpace for hosting. While it is... Read More
As an engagement photographer I strive to have a perfect - or at least near perfect - shooting environment for my clients. While the definition of a "perfect" setting varies from one photographer to another, for me this usually entails a sunny (or mostly sunny sky). I just love working with sun glare in my couple photography, the golden hour, and all the fun effects that comes with it. So when my first shoot date with Maggie and Austin came, we were a little disappointed to have total cloud cover. Some photographers like cloud cover, because of the soft and natural light-box effect created by the sky. And while this does indeed work for many of my portrait shoots, I'm just not a fan of cloudy skies for engagement photos. So even though my clients were all dressed up and ready to shoot, I suggested postponing until clearer skies prevailed. They agreed and we set a new shoot date of February 4th. Of course, when we set the date we had no idea this would be the day Denver gets clobbered with a record breaking snowstorm!
When I woke Friday morning to over a foot of snow on the ground, I was worried that I'd have to reschedule my client's engagement shoot... again! Read More
As advertising moves away from print media and more towards internet based advertising and web presence, businesses have been focusing their marketing efforts on ensuring their clients have a visual understanding of the services they provide, in addition to providing biographical information on the staff they employ. This is especially helpful in the healthcare industry, as it allows clients to become familiar and more comfortable with the people they will interact with in a clinical office environment.
This was the exact scenario I encountered when a Denver based Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) contacted me looking for headshots. She had recently started working at a physical therapy facility that had an established and comprehensive website... Read More