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What’s The Point of Sending a Christmas Card?

From our In the Box Mini Session What's the point of sending a Christmas card? The first known Christmas card was sent by Michael Maier to James I of England and his son Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales in 1611 while the first commercially available card was commissioned by Sir Henry Cole in 1843. With such a long tradition of greetings, why are so few people sending them today? Part of the [...]

What’s The Point of Sending a Christmas Card?2022-11-18T07:37:34-05:00

Giving Thanks for Great Staff

I’m often asked what kind of camera I use.  The question is usually asked by another photographer, and rarely by a client.  The truth is, I own quite a few cameras. Some dating back as far as 2002.  If you include phone cameras, add another four or so.   You see, the cameras all do the same thing to different degrees of accuracy. They record light and shadow on a sensor.  The buttons and bells [...]

Giving Thanks for Great Staff2022-10-09T17:41:53-04:00

Children’s Sessions ~ The Pre-Session Warm Up

The Importance of Photographer-Child Interaction Time to Warm up Before the Session. I just wanted to take a minute to talk about the importance of the pre-session warm up. What is this, you might ask? This is the photographer-child interaction time that occurs before we begin the session. I always suggest that you show up a little bit early, maybe 15 minutes, to your session so we have this time to get to know [...]

Children’s Sessions ~ The Pre-Session Warm Up2019-03-01T17:50:44-05:00

Shine Photo Mission Statement

Shine Photo is an imaginative, full service photography studio aimed at offering high-style, moderately priced, and exceptionally creative images. We view ourselves as partners with our customers, our employees, our community and our environment. We aim to become a nationally recognized brand name, capitalizing on the visual nature of the human experience. Our goal is moderate growth, annual profitability and maintaining a sense of humor while providing an extraordinary product. Photo from our recent Thunder [...]

Shine Photo Mission Statement2013-07-18T03:42:17-04:00
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