The Matinee Musical Club of York, PA is an organization that performs and promotes classical music performance and education in the area. This year, I have begun to serve as the event photographer for the concerts. As a musician myself, I perform as well in the group, and really enjoy getting the opportunity to photograph the events and my fellow musicians. This particular event was a music concert that was preceded by the annual business lunch. The concert involved a number of musicians from strings to vocalists. In event photography, I try to document the details and candid moments. The flowers, dishes, and other decorations that go into an event are important and should be captured. I also love to grab quick moments that will bring smiles later, such as the little boy playing with the balloon below.
If you would like more informationabout photography for your event, please let me know. I am available for official functions and parties. My style is to use telephotos lenses and blend in the crowd and very quietly capture the events from a distance, so you have all the details and moments, but in a way that is quiet and unobtrusive. I can quickly stage group shots at the right time as well, and can bring extra photography lighting and background equipment depending on your needs. Please enjoy the pictures. - John
I had the privilege today to serve as the photographer for the Human Life Services’ Walk for Life. Many people came out to run the 5k and to participate in the walk. My job was to capture the events of the day. It was fun to be in the action of the 5k race. The walk later in the morning many great moments, including some families walking with their children. Food and soft drinks were of course provided which overall made for a nice event. Participants in the race helped raise money to support Human Life Services, which reaches out to young mothers in the York PA area. The next fundraising event is a golf for life that is happening in June. Contact Sue Graves at Human Life Services for more information about this upcoming event. I will also be there doing photography and my photography business is sponsoring the putting event. It is not only great to come and help raise funds for the ministry, but it is great to come and be a part of the group.
If you have have questions about event photography services, please use the contact page in the menu and I will get back to you. I am available for most events to photograph candids, group shots. I am even available to bring a backdrop for certain functions. Thanks, and enjoy the pictures from today.
I had the privilege of being the wedding engagement photographer for Nick & Hilary at Sovereign Bank Stadium in York, PA. Nick plays baseball for the York Revolution so we were able to use the stadium for the morning engagement shoot. The stadium provided many awesome backdrops and places to shoot. I brought my studio gear and we shot inside the stadium, then moved around the perimeter to the carousel, playground, and then on to the field. They ended with a terrific water balloon fight that really showed how much fun they have together.
Wedding Engagement sessions are meant to really show and document your relationship before you get married. It is a great opportunity to just have a professional photographer follow you around while you do the fun things you normally do and enjoy each other. It’s great to get a mix of great portraits and just shots of you having fun. Session locations and outfit changes are up to the couple, although I can give some input and help.
The products that are available with engagement sessions are hi resolution digital files, a coffee table photo book that is designed in Photoshop and professionally printed, and prints. Follow this link for more more information on wedding photography. Please contact me if you would like more information about wedding photography services. Enjoy the pictures!
Doing senior pictures for Matthew was a great experience. The day was warm and sunny, which made for some great pictures. We did them at two different locations. The first was a barn with many different walls to use as backgrounds. It worked really well for the pictures with him and his guitar. The second location was a nearby park. Working with shade and a reflector, we were able to work some some really nice portraits.
In my senior sessions, I try to get great portraits and also great pictures of the senior with things that really define them. Instruments and sports equipment are just a couple things to bring to sessions. Locations are up to the senior. Indoor studio and outdoor photography are available. It is also possible to do a mix of both. Changing things up with a location and outfit change can help get a whole new perspective and variety to the pictures as well. In my sessions, I also offer a photo book that is designed in Photoshop and professionally printed.
The pictures of Matthew playing the guitar were some of my favorite. I had him just play a song and really get into it. I then just moved around and took some pictures while he was playing. I thought they were really cool, and showed his passion for the guitar. If you would like more information about senior sessions, just click on this link – senior pictures, york pa. Enjoy the pictures below.
Being the family photographer for the Tressler family was lot of fun. The weather was great in York and we got some great shots. These photos were done in two different locations, one was a barn and the other was a park near a lake. The sun was coming in really nice to we had great sun light in the pictures. It was a challenge at times to find enough shade to work with, but we did find some great spots for pictures.
In all my sessions, I work for a balance between group and individual pictures. I try to take each spot and flow through several different poses and breakdowns so that my clients get as many unique images as possible. Places likes parks can work really well for pictures, but building and structures with great siding like brick or wood make great textures to shoot against. In this case, the barn had several different areas of texture and one of kids found a great place to sit down and we got a few more there as well. Buildings are also great to shoot against becauseone or two sides are in the shade and with the help of a reflector can be well lit places for images.
I offer hi resolution images with my sessions, professional quality prints, and a photo book that is designed in Photoshop. Please contact me with any questions or to schedule a session. You can find more information on my family photography sessions by clicking here - york pa family photographer
Being the head shot photographer for soprano Janet Stone was a great experience. These head shots were going to be used for her performing in the York Performing Artists, a musical group located in the York, PA area. You can see their website by clicking here – York Performing Musicians.
In my head shot session, getting a great, natural expression is the most important. Great lighting and backdrops only enhance the expression, but are never a substitute. I try and carry one conversation with my clients and get them to fee comfortable in front of the camera. I give them a few instructions to get in the right position, but usually after a some talking and laughing, some great expressions emerge while set in a great pose.
My light setup is three lights, and I try to match backdrops to clothing and eyes if possible. In one shot below, the blue background works really well with her dress and eyes, and really helped get a unique and beautiful head shot. I will spend some time talking with the client beforehand about what they are going for and what they need. I will tailor the session to those needs in order that they get something that they really like and will work well for their career.
I was glad to have the opportunity to be the headshot photographer for John Stone last week. He is a tenor in in the York PA and we took these shots for his performing website. I used a three light setup with a black background for a classy look and went for a balance of formal poses to a few of him singing. I enjoyed the process with him and I feel his great personality come out in the photos and they look great.
One of the best things that a headshot photographer can do get a great expression while in a great pose. I give my clients time to get loose and used to the camera, and also help them to feel relaxed and their best. I will try to keep it fun and end up shooting some great smiles and expressions just as we talk. Then the client gets a photo that is really them and not just a great pose without a great expression.
I adapt all my headshot photography sessions to my client’s needs. They can be done indoors or outdoors. I I always take enough time to help you warm up in front of the camera and give some good coaching on what to do in order to look and feel your best, which results in a great headshot.
You can follow this link to the performing website where you can find more musical head shots taken by His Way Photography. York Performing Artists – Website.
I was excited to be the baby photographer for these photos. We did the indoor session on a white backdrop with studio lights which really helped the subjects to stand out. Jennifer got some great shots by herself and also with Selene. I try and do a few fun poses in my sessions as well as posed portraits. Jennifer lifting Selene up high over her shoulder really got a nice smile out and also a really nice photo which showed Mother and Baby together. Jennifer also got some terrific shots of herself which was also really nice.
Sessions that I offer can be indoors or outdoors. I try to get a variety of poses and groupings within each session. I offer a photo book that can be purchased separately. It is a book that I design in Photoshop that includes the edited pictures from the session. It is a great way to preserve memories and have a tangible book to look through later. If you are considering a baby photographer for sessions or photo books, just click here – Baby photographer information. My family sessions can include baby alone or with others. It is my basic package for all families and groupings. If you have any more questions, just send me an email through the contact page. I hope you enjoy these pictures of Jennifer and Selene.
These senior pictures of Missy were taken last fall at Samuel Lewis State Park. There were many great photos from the session, and I included a few below. In high school senior sessions, I always try to include many things athat represent who that senior is and get some great photos. Missy is in to photography, so including her camera was a must. There were some nice backgrounds at the park which worked really well.
In all of my senior sessions, I try to get a mix of portraits with the items that define the student, such as rings, jackets, sports equipment, or musical instruments. I can make suggestions, but I usually leave it up to the senior what to bring and then I will make it work in the pictures. I am flexible with outdoor locations, and I also can do a studio setup for a few pictures with lights and a backdrop. I offer a professional photo book that I design in Photoshop using all the edited pictures from the session. You can get more information about high school senior sessions and books here – senior pictures.
It was a lot of fun to do these senior pictures, and I hope you enjoy taking a look. Please contact me by email or phone from the contact page to get more information or to schedule a session.
These senior pictures were taken of Kara in the York PA area at Samuel Lewis State Park. They were taken this past fall which made for a unique backdrop of colors. We had the session as the sun was beginning to set which provided some beautiful warm light for the background and on the hair. She did a great job and her photos turned out great.
Sessions can be held outdoors and indoors with a studio backdrop. Click here if you would like to see some examples of studio pictures. As for outdoor pictures I can shoot in a variety of locations, anything from an urban setting to a park works great. I try to include any items that represent you like class rings, jackets, sports and music equipment, etc. In addition I aim to get some great portraits that will be great memories.
I also offer a professionally designed photo book of the session. Besides using the digital files for sharing online, it is a great thing to have physical prints or a book to look through later. I offer affordably priced prints that can be purchased separately. For more information on prices and rates, click here – senior pictures information. The following photos are a few of my favorites from her session.