So I wanted to let y'all know about two other local photographers who happen to be very good friends of mine. I suppose we're kinda one another's competition, but only very slightly. Our styles are really different, and our bread and butter comes from different places. Anyway, here they are:
Ginny B - www.ginnybphotography.com. While Ginny does a lot of portraiture (and she has a brand new studio!), she also does tons of event photography, which I do not. She's also fantastic with seniors (the graduating kind, not the retiring kind), which I am not. She's a wonderful girl, and she's quickly becoming the bar mitzvah queen, so reserve your party with her now!!
Dwayne Hills - www.dhillsphotography.com. Dwayne moved here from New Orleans a few years ago, and you can definitely feel that sultry flavor in his photos of women. His stuff has a very polished, commercial quality to it. He makes women look and feel gorgeous, and he's completely non-pervy, which I was a bit surprised about. He's totally sweet and fun. I truly think all the mamas out there should be photographed by Dwayne, especially if they need to feel sexy again! Above is a photo Dwayne took of Me and Jack.
Dwayne is also starting a series of workshops for photographers (www.dhillsworkshops.com/lighting.html). I've added another photo from his marketing info for this workshop. It was created using a low-key setup, which he'll go over in the workshop, along with several other setups!