Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Holiday Mini Sessions by Photosmith, Cincinnati, Ohio

Here are some of the photos that came out of the holiday mini sessions. We are currently making plans for our Springtime Artist's Choice Mini Sessions. We will announce a day soon and have some preview pictures to show. The sessions will be here in our studio. We are thinking of props and scenarios to add to the shoots. For the winter holidays, we had some hats, presents, lights, a santa suit and an antique sled. We used a few sock monkeys in the photos, not that sock monkeys are really synonymous with the holidays, but they do evoke a sense of fun and nostalgia. Right now we are looking at some fabrics to make into backgrounds. Thinking about flowers and springtime is like a distant dream during these cold days! Spring will be here soon, though!

Emily and Ben

Here are a few photos from the engagement shoot of Emily and Ben taken in late December. I love the hats! Winter photos can be fun, too. We haven't had too much snow this year, but Brad has used snow in the past to make some really fun pictures of people making snow angels. Another option if you want winter photos but don't want to go outside, is to come in for a studio session. Another great place to make photos is the Krohn Conservatory--lots of green, a waterfall, it's summer all year round. If you have another place that is special to you, we are always open to new places. We've shot in parks, bars, under a highway overpass, the ballparks, the river, industrial areas, homes. Some places do require permission (such as the ballparks) but sometimes all you have to do is ask. These photos were taken at Eden Park near the overlook and Twin Lakes. This is a great place. Eden Park has so much photographic diversity with city views, a stone bridge, plant life, river views.

The New Year

Everyone at Photosmith had a great holiday season and hope you and your families did as well. We were able to have a few days off to enjoy being with our family and friends, but we stayed busy with mini sessions and portrait shoots. We were so pleased with the results of the Holiday Artist's Choice mini sessions and were very excited about the response to it. Soooo, we decided to offer mini sessions year round for $100. We are going to be offering another special Artist's Choice mini session day in the spring and the sessions will be $75. We should be selecting a date soon and will keep the blog followers and Facebook followers updated. If you haven't already "liked" our Facebook page, check it out. We do client appreciation contests on Facebook and announce a lot of our specials there.
We are excited to meet with newly engaged couples and are looking forward to this wedding season. We have some great venues to look forward to shooting in and fun couples to work with.

In other news, Brad Smith of Photosmith is preparing for an art exhibition he is having in March at the Weston Art Gallery. The opening is March 30th and is open to the public. Come on out and say hi! It should be fun. Brad is showing his series called "Drive By," a series of photos he shot from his 1960 Buick LeSabre. It's a slice of life, capturing the moment body of work. The artist statement is way better. I should post it...Maybe closer to the opening I will do just that. In all seriousness, Brad is grateful for the opportunity to show in such a wonderful space and had a great time making this photographic series.

Thank you to everyone who chose Photosmith as their photographer in the past year (and even well before that). We genuinely appreciate working with our clients and love to form lasting relationships, both as clients and friends. We wish everyone a fabulous 2012!