Sticky Business
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
Sticky Business

If you know me, you know that I am a portrait guy.  I create portraits of people.  In other words, what's a nice portrait guy like you doing creating static images of food?  Here's what.A few months ago Joseph Burkett the founder and owner of Old State Farms in Emlenton, PA shot me an email and asked about food photography.  He wanted to update his website, his e-commerce presence.  I told him I was not an expert and that there were food photography specialists that could really do a bang up job.  Food was not my thing. I turned the job down. So, he contacted a photographer that he thought was out of Pittsburgh but was really out of LA and ...

Enchanted Garden Model Shoot
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Sticky Business

We had some big fun a few weeks ago.  Two lovely rising seniors got the entire model experience in our first ever Enchanted Garden shoot.  First, they went to Panache for hair and makeup, then they came to the studio bringing with them several beautiful dresses.  The weather cooperated very nicely.  Behind our studio we have a lovely and somewhat secret portrait park complete with patio, stone walls, trees, and, for the shoot, lots and lots of flowers.  We had a whole entourage diffusing light, adding light, taking candids.To say that these young ladies had fun was a bit of an understatement.  Check out the candids.  Then check out the ...

Top 12 Reasons for Having a Family Portrait
Saturday, March 23, 2019
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Top 12 Reasons for Having a Family Portrait1. A portrait says to every family member.  I count, I'm loved and I belong.2. A family portrait keeps you close, even when you are (geographically) far away.  3. An updated portrait keeps your family history current---no child left behind.4.  A portrait greets you every morning and reminds you of who and what is important.5.  Your greatest work of art is your family.6.  A cell phone is hard to see on the wall.7.  Your children will remember what you looked like when you had hair.8.  Amaze your friends.  Astonish your enemies.9.  Family portraits grow in value.10.  A professional ...

Behind the Scenes of Women Making History
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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The bubbly and always delightful Heidi Parr-Kerner in action. Sometimes Paul has to model the pose. Notice the elegance of his right hand. Paul uses the Force. If all else fails, do the dino walk. Live action from Lorei Portraits. And after all that's said and done, Heidi still remained the star of the show. 

What's a Nice Guy Like You doing with a Paint Brush?
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Sticky Business

You might be asking, "Paul, I know you are a photographer, what in the world are you doing with a paint brush?"That is such a good question.  As a photographer and artist, I am always looking to stretch myself creatively.  For anyone that has followed my work, it is rather easy to see the evolution.  And, rather than give you my life story, let's just say that I am fascinated with art, especially painting.  If I was born in a different age, I am certain that I'd have been a painter.  Yet, the lines between photography and painting have been blurring for the last 20 years.  I, myself, have been painting via the computer with stylus-brush and tablet for ...