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05 Oct 2017
ABUNDANCE

ABUNDANCE

It’s a bumper year for nuts (acorns and hickories, too.).  The trees are fruitful (or maybe I should say nutfull) and there is an abundance on the forest floor.  The squirrels and chipmunks will feast. Abundance is a funny thing.  Sometimes it just comes to us, especially when we’re receptive. I hope you are feasting!  

03 Oct 2017
JOSHUA KATES LCSW

KNOWING YOU DON’T KNOW

I had a great session with a psychotherapist, recently.  A photo session, that is. Josh Kates (http://www.joshkates.com/) has been helping people regain their balance for over twenty-five years and is still active and eager to help people be who they truly want to be.  It’s an art. Josh wanted to update his headshot and reached out to me to do this for him.  For professionals like Josh, he ‘is’ his product and a good headshot is important.  We talked about […]

01 Oct 2017
FALL FAMILY PHOTOS

FALL FAMILY PHOTOS

Fall is definitely prime time for getting outdoor family photos.  The air is crisp, people are feeling good and the colors are beautiful. My favorite locations for outdoor family photos are just short walks from my studio here in Frenchtown.  Sometimes we head down to the river and other times we head over to the park where the photo above was taken.  Sundays are perfect for family photo sessions.  It’s when we can all relax, take our time and enjoy ourselves. […]

01 Oct 2017
NEWARK SKYLINE SEPT 2017

SELLING THE EXPERIENCE

Are you selling features or an experience? I think we all know that our clients want a positive experience from what offer, whether it’s a product or a service. Dranoff Properties is building a high rise, luxury apartment complex just across from NJ Performing Arts Center in Newark with no shortage of features.  It knows how important quality features are to people and it also knows that people want a quality living experience. It is a little early in the […]

29 Sep 2017

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Habitat for Humanity of Raritan Valley held a wonderful fundraising gala at Basking Ridge Country Club that was well attended and raised much needed funds for people in this area and around the country needing affordable housing. Senator Kip Bateman speaking on behalf of his firm, DiFrancesco, Bateman, Kunzman, Davis, Lehrer & Flaum, P.C., accepted an award its hours and hours of work benefiting the Raritan Valley branch. Habitat for Humanity of Raritan Valley is a great organization and well respected.  […]

29 Sep 2017
STEP AND REPEAT

STEP AND REPEAT

When Habitat for Humanity asked me to shoot its fundraising gala I was happy to learn they would be using a step and repeat banner.  Step and repeats are always an excellent idea for big events.  Not only are they great for branding yourself and getting sponsors they make it fun for guests to get their photos taken.  When it comes to big event, especially fundraisers, it’s important to remember that its the guests who make it successful. I’ve photographed […]

28 Sep 2017
PHOTOGRAPHERS EPHEMERIS

SUNRISE-SUNSET

I wanted to share this great website, called the Photographers Ephemeris.  It easily shows you the position of the sun and moon any time of day for any day of the year.  I discovered this site years ago when a client wanted to take a photo at a certain place on a certain day at a certain time and I wanted to know where the sun would be. I have it bookmarked and I use it all the time when […]

27 Sep 2017
LOCATION HEADSHOT STUDIO

Picture Day at Crown Plaza, Princeton

If you’ve ever been part of a corporate headshot shoot (either as a photographer or a “head”) then this probably looks familiar.  Instant studio in a vacant meeting room. When people come by for their headshot, a lot of them tell me they hate having their picture taken.  That’s entirely reasonable and understandable but it don’t bother me none.   It’s actually a lot more fun that they expect.  Plus I’m pretty efficient so it doesn’t hurt too long. Meetings and […]

26 Sep 2017
BROKAW PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

FALL PHOTO WORKSHOPS 2017

Brokaw Photography is pleased to offer a series of thoroughly enjoyable Saturday morning beginner to advanced photo workshops at its studio in Frenchtown NJ,  plus an exciting B&W street photography excursion to New York City. Scroll to bottom to register.   October 21 – 9:00 to Noon  – DIGITAL BASICS $69 Learn how your camera works and the simple techniques for getting the most out of it. Bring your camera for one-on-one instructions.  Also includes best practices for managing your photos […]

26 Sep 2017
Special Team

LOOKS

Dr. Jody Serra, owner of the Center for Natural Wellness offers a range of chiropractic services from adjustments for children and adults to special concierge treatment for NFL athletes.  Jody and his team provide different approaches to their various patients based on their individual needs. Like most business owners, Jody recognizes the need to frequently update and refresh his web presence and so scheduled an afternoon to get some new business portraits. We discussed standard, studio-based headshots (which are always a […]