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How much does a portrait photographer cost? Hiring a photographer is like buying a car; you can spend a little for a car that gets you from A to B or spend more on a high-end vehicle that makes your commute feel like a luxury experience. Both have four wheels and A/C, but the difference […]

Photo Work, Portraits, Tips And Tricks

February 16, 2021

How Much Does A Portrait Photographer Cost?

how much does a portrait photographer cost

2020 has really been something. A dumpster fire is the first description that comes to mind. And as we’re counting down the days until 2021 and a year that will hopefully see some semblance of old norms by the summer, I decided to find and appreciate the good things that happened this year. 2020 has been terrible and stressful and painful in numerous ways, but it’s been pretty incredible too. I didn’t realize how good until I started the annual exercise of reviewing my numbers and budgeting for next year (yes, I’m one of those nerds). Here are some of my top moments of 2020, both photographically and personally.


December 16, 2020

My Top 2020 Moments

top 2020 moments

Photography knows no bounds. It is a medium that highlights everything from food to war. Unfortunately, photography has also shown bias in its history. This bias has affected how we photograph BIPOC today and previously. As a photographer, my goal is to show off everyone in their best light; to make my images represent the […]

Commercial & Brand, Headshots, Photo Work, Portraits, Thoughts

November 10, 2020

How I Photograph BIPOC For Portraits And Headshots

black cinematographer with clapboard

When getting your photos taken, there are things you rely on your photographer to do well: posing, lighting, and composition. As a client and the subject, you should be able to show up and let the magic happen, right? There are several things you can do to prepare for your photo session and make it […]

Headshots, Instruction, Portraits, Tips And Tricks

October 14, 2020

How To Prepare For Your Photo Session | A Complete Guide

high school senior sits against krog street graffitti wall for atlanta senior portrait photoshoot

Do you know what to bring to your portrait session? I know, I know – you’re already anxious about looking your best and trying not to look goofy when you pose. Do you really need to worry about more things? By bringing a couple of additional items to your session, though, you can make yourself […]

Headshots, Portraits, Tips And Tricks

September 16, 2020

What To Bring To Your Portrait Session

list of what to bring to your portrait session

What do you do if it rains on your photoshoot? If you live in Atlanta, you know that the weather is pretty fickle. The saying goes, “If you don’t like the weather, wait 30 minutes.” That’s fine for everyday activities, but what if you have a portrait session scheduled? Do we pack it in? Do […]

Photo Work, Portraits, Thoughts, Tips And Tricks

August 26, 2020

What To Do If It Rains On Your Photoshoot?

girl leaps with umbrella for rainy photoshoot in downtown atlanta

Going beyond the “About Me” section of my website. This is Story #3 about what inspires my photography. Explosions, electricutions, and inventions; oh my!

Photo Work, Thoughts

August 10, 2020

About Mike – Stories of Why #3

Atlanta engineer and photographer Mike Glatzer

Alrighty, it’s almost photo time! You’ve picked your portrait session date, we’ve talked about the schedule, where to meet, and brainstormed concepts. There’s a lot going on and I’m sure you’re thinking, “I’m excited, a little nervous, and OMG, WHAT DO I WEAR!?!??!”

Commercial & Brand, Instruction, Portraits, Tips And Tricks

July 30, 2020

Nail What to Wear For Your Portraits Session With 30+ Tips

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Flash portraits guarantee that no matter the situation, you will receive the images you’ve imagined that also stand out from everyone else’s.

Instruction, Photo Work, Thoughts, Tips And Tricks

July 15, 2020

Why Flash Portraits | Natural Light is Boring

flash portrait of girl leaning against brick wall

How hard is it to pick a portrait concept? Where do you find inspiration?! In this post, I’ll walk through sources of inspiration for your portrait session.

Portraits, Thoughts, Tips And Tricks

June 10, 2020

Find Inspiration for Portrait Photography Ideas | 5 Everyday Sources

girl in popcorn bath pinup portrait concept

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