Harrisburg Headshots with Graphic Designer Betsy McElwee

Every great business needs a great graphic designer, and I'm fortunate enough to have Betsy as my dear friend and amazing designer. Betsy is the talent behind Betsy Mac Design Co. based outside Fayetteville, NC. Betsy is one of the funniest, craziest, and caring people I know and our headshot session was no different! Betsy is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the out and she had me and my team cracking up the entire session! Betsy, like most women that come into my studio, wanted modern headshots that really let her personality shine and I think we did just that!

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Harrisburg Personal Branding and Headshot Photography for an Aspiring Model

OMG Have you ever seen such gorgeous red hair in your life?!?!? When Kacey walked into my studio from Carolina Talent, stylist Elisha and I just KNEW we had to get crazy with that hair and makeup for her headshots! Kacey was a blast to work with and I'm obsessed with every branding image we took of her! We decided to shoot some edgy headshots and fashion portraits of her for her modeling and acting portfolio, as well as have some fun with gold flakes and dramatic lighting! Model or not, I think every woman should step out of the box once in a while and try some personal branding portraits that are fun and edgy!!

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Lancaster Headshots of a Master Connector and Influencer

Sarah is an amazing, passionate, and gorgeous woman who is usually taking care of others- whether in her role as a mom, or as a master networker at Rockstar Connect; and it was finally her turn to be pampered, cared for, and seen for the powerhouse of a woman she is! Sarah came to me for some amazing personal branding portraits and more modern headshots in order to let he vibrant personality shine and to create an authentic connection to her vast audience. 

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Headshots Lancaster for Fellow Photographer: Jen Fennell

Jenifer Fennell is not only an amazingly talented (and patient) photographer, but a supermom as well!  We met through the photography world several years ago and hit it off right away! We've stayed in touch daily since my moving to Lancaster, PA and she has become my dearest friend. She is a rockstar of a maternity and newborn photographer and photographed both of my kids when they were born.  I've got to tell you, photographing newborns is HARD!! Like one of the hardest things I've ever attempted to do! The amount of vision and imagination to think up creative and whimsical sets for these tiny babies plus the hours and hours of endless patience waiting for newborns to fall asleep and then posing each individual finger and toe just right! Eek! It's not for everyone but Jen makes it look easy!!

She lives and works in NC and although the is a rockstar photographer, like most of us, she shies away from being in front of the camera.  I  managed to convince Jen to come in for a personal branding photo shoot for both headshots and glamour style portraits and we had so much fun! We started in hair and makeup while I looked through Jen's awesome wardrobe to find the perfect outfits for our session. Jen rocked her personal branding session and was a natural in front of the camera despite her reservations and was blown away at her beautiful portraits! Check out her magical newborn and maternity portraits at Jenifer Fennell Photography !

 

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Holistic Life Coach: Premiere Lancaster Headshot Photography

I love when great friends of mine, trust enough in both my vision and my talent, to hire me to photograph their new headshots and personal branding portraits. So I was over the moon, when my beautiful and soulful friend, Dr. Tatiana Irvin asked me over. She is as warm and generous as she is gorgeous and talented. We spent the day on location to capture some warm and inviting headshots for this mother, holistic life coach, motivational speak, and published author of "The Reluctant Intuitive". Tatiana is one of those women who everyone instantly has a connection with because she is true and authentic and just makes you feel warm and fuzzy! She is caring, soulful, and is always asking others how she can help them. Check out her newest book here! 

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Modern Lancaster Headshots for the Upscale Salon

I love love love when salons contact me to update their headshots and photograph their amazing team! There is nothing better than checking out a salon's website or facebook and being able to put a face to the stylists that work there and feel an instant connection with them!
I see so many salons and businesses that post cell phone shots of their staff and that just gived me the icky feels! Looks terribly half-ass and unprofessional and definitely NOT where I want to be trusting my image with, when they can't be bothered to update their own. So when Josh, the owner of J.Co Salon and Blo'Dry Bar asked me to come in for some personal branding shots, I was so excited! The salon is beautiful and the staff was so friendly and fun to photograph! We had a great time and can't wait to see them grow both personally and professionally! Now that I'm in Lancaster, PA I'm thrilled to work with some local salons and spas up here to elevate their brands!!

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Personal Branding Sessions are Not your Every Day Headshot

Lori came to my studio for personal branding headshots and we had so much fun! Lori was (like most of my clients) hesitant about being in front of the camera! But, I promised to make updating your professional headshots not only easy, but fun. Lori trusted me and my team to guide her into poses that were flattering and comfortable while lighting her in the most perfect light! She was thrilled with her new modern headshots and is using them to represent her company in a professional and approachable manner. Personal branding sessions in Lancaster are an amazingly easy way to create an instant and authentic connection with your clients and target audience!

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Lancaster Personal Branding for Hypnotist and Stress Relief Coach: Jess Bartram

Meet Jessica. Wife, mother, military spouse, and the gorgeous woman behind Fayetteville Hypnosis and Kids Who Meditate.  Jess is a board-certified hypnotist, stress relief coach, and an amazing mom of two! Jess wanted to break the stigma of what people think of when they hear the word "hypnotist" and show her fun, approachable, and professional side through personal branding portraits. I love working with headshot clients who KNOW that they need so much more than a headshot. They want their clients to feel like they know them and communicate with them in an authentic way.  When Jess talks about being a hypnotist and coach, you just can see her light up... she is so passionate about her work and clients and I am so excited to help create portraits that match her personality!

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Lancaster Pennsylvania| Boudoir Photographer | Boudoir Marathon

Had some amazing women in the Lancaster studio last week to shoot some boudoir images for themselves and their partners! One woman in particular was so spectacular and inspirational that I had to blog about her! Mrs. M is a gorgeous and outgoing mother of three! Being a full time mom doesn't leave very much time to go out and pamper yourself so I was thrilled when she came into my studio! Her husband was so sweet and even took her to Victoria's Secret before the shoot for some new stunning outfits! You could tell Mrs. M was super nervous before her session and couldn't really "see herself" as this sexy bombshell we all knew she was! Once she saw herself in the mirror she was astonished at the results and the second my camera was up to my eye she was striking poses like it was her job! Needless to say, her husband was amazed at her transformation once she walked in the door! This is why I love my job!!!

 

A Light That Shines

This gorgeous woman is Lisa. She is nail technician, salon manager, and supermom! She came in to the studio to update her personal branding shots to represent the beautiful, independent, and confident woman that she is. 

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Fine Art Dancer Portraits

I am obsessed with anything DANCE! I binge watch So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With the Stars and live vicariously through their beauty, strength, grace, and immense talent, as I was blessed with two left feet! I had the plans to do a moving portrait series with lyrical, point, and ballet dancers and my good friend Charlotte at Carolina Talent hooked me up with some phenomenal talent once again! 

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Pageant Days:: Rexi

I just loved getting to know Rexi! She was so super bubbly and energetic, and as a pageant contestant, she knew her angles! Those gorgeous blonde locks, those eyes, that smile! She is an awesomely beautiful person inside and out!

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Sisters Make the Best Friends

When clients book me, I always invite them to bring a friend, or sister, or their mom to share their portrait session with them. Because of course, portrait sessions are so that much more fun with your best friend! So when these gorgeous sisters wanted to come in for their personal branding and beauty session together, I knew we'd have a blast!

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A Bun in the Oven

This Goddess is my gorgeous long-time friend from middle school!! Lindsay and I have kept in touch throughout the years and countless moves and I was so happy to have relocated up to Lebanon, Pennsylvania (only 30 minutes from my dear friend!). Lindsay and her husband Stephen are expecting their third boy and I am so happy I was able to create her portraits while she's in this beautiful time of creation.

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Mother and Daughter Portrait Session

Mother and Daughter shoots are some of my favorite portraits sessions! I love meeting the little girls, the young women, and the mothers who share a special bond. Last year as I was working on my book, Dear Daughter, I've had the pleasure of meeting so many amazing young women and hearing the wishes their mothers have for them as they grow up. I have been dying to share the beautiful portraits we came together to create. These beautiful girls share their love of cheer and everything girly! Mom wanted them to be a part of this project to show them how beautiful they were. 

Mom wants her daughters to know "Don't ever doubt yourself, you are destined for huge things in this life! I am so incredibly proud to call you mine and can't wait to see what the future holds for you!"

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A Portrait of a Salon Owner: Jenina

This gorgeous woman is a brilliant hair stylist, salon owner, and all around beautiful soul... She wanted some stunning Personal Branding Photos for her new salon Magnolia in Fayetteville, NC. She rocked her session just as she rocks her business!

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Maiden Voyage: A conceptual shoot

I love love LOVE shooting conceptual fine art work! I don't often get the chance, but when I do I run with it! I had the idea for a shipwrecked, pirate-maiden type of character and model Caitlin from Carolina Talent was perfect for my vision! I have known and worked with Caitlin for quite a while and she is not only a superb model but a smart, driven, and passionate young woman! With my stylists Ashton and Natalie on set and Caitlin's mom helping out as our assistant, we spent the day designing costumes and shooting on location! Just love how they turned out!

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