Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Friday, July 9, 2010

Bye-bye Blogger...

While Blogger has been good to me for the past two years, I've moved!

The new Big Shots blogsite can be found at http://bigshotsbymarla.com/

Please join me there!
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Promo Video + Bloopers = YAY!!!

First of all, thanks to everyone for their help on Facebook choosing images for my new blogsite! Your opinions matter to me :) I've put them in their place and they look great! Now, I know I'm teasing you all with these little snippets of things that will comprise my blogsite. You're probably thinking "WHEN ALREADY"????? The answer is 99.9% tomorrow. I have a few tweaks to do tonight but I'm thinking it's debut will be on July 8th. That sounds like a good day to me.

In the meantime, I am super, UBER, ultra excited to show you my promo video. This will give you a look into Big Shots. If you're already a client, it's just fun to watch. Newcomers, potential clients, peeps checkin me out...take a seat and see for yourself what Big Shots is all about. I have to give a HUGE shout out to my favorite videographer, Dan from Poetic Cinema who worked tirelessly to produce this video. He. Is. Awesome. So lucky to work with him. Watch out cause the blooper real at the end is fuuuuuunnnny! (At least we think so!).

Here goes.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Va Va Voom | Cincinnati Model Photographer

Erica came to Lori's friend session and I thought, "I'd love to photograph her". I can't explain it, but, as a photographer, there are some people I just want to photograph. Like, I'd almost do it for free (almost...a girl's got to make a living!). But, she was already a senior and had a friend shoot her senior photos the year before. Oh well... Then I got a message that Erica was going into modeling and needed some shots. Yay! I got to photograph her after all! Here are some sneak peeks. I think she's going to do VERY well!

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

It's all about ME!

Days away. I am sooo excited that we are at most days away from me launching my new blogsite! As you know, this is something that's been a long time coming. One last piece of the "puzzle" is figuring out which images to use of me. I figure, if you're going to use me to photograph you, you should know what I look like, right? I mean, if we are supposed to meet somewhere, you should know who you're looking for!

So, here are some of my favorite images from my promo session taken back in early Spring by my wonderful wedding turned promo picture photographer, Geri Ciulla of Ciulla Photography. If you are getting married, look her up and give her a call. She's got mad skills and is just a wonderful person :)

I'm going to be posting these on Facebook soon for you to vote on. Whichever ones get the most votes will be the images to appear on my blogsite so check back to my Facebook Fan Page later. Not a fan? No problem. You can become one here.

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Love is in the air! | Cincinnati Couples Photographer

I love "just because" sessions. Dave called me waaaaaaaaaaaay back before Christmas because he wanted to surprise his girlfriend with a gift certificate for a session with me. Well...trees blossomed, flowers bloomed and the weather warmed up so we found the perfect day to do their long awaited session. We stayed at their home since, as you can see, it's a gorgeous backdrop and location. Their love is so beautiful and evident :) Many happy years together to you two :)

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Dan's THE Man!

I know, I've been talking about this blogsite for months and doing these little "teasers" to get you all excited for the big launch. I mean, if you know me at all, you know I don't hide my emotions and the "I can't wait" factor is HUGE for me right now! Are you excited yet? If not, maybe this will do it. These images are of Dan. He is the amazingly talented videographer behind all of the cool video my new blogsite is going to have. I'm not talking about slideshow type stuff. This is real footage. Me talking (OMG, what's better than that), clips from client's sessions and more!

Dan and I came up with a bunch of ideas months ago and they're all coming together bit by bit. I'll be able to show and tell you more once the blogsite is up but a little hint, if you want a "fusion" session with photos and video, we've got it! It's gonna be all the rage!

Dan is super busy as the videographer of his own company, Poetic Cinema. If you are having a wedding or other event, Dan's the man. Just take a look at his work and you'll see why he's so good and why I'm so lucky to have found him to work with me. Not only that, but he's fun, laid back & easy going. We have had a lot of good times together.

This session was one of them. These are some promo shots I did for Dan. He wanted something less "videographery" looking. He brought his son along for the fun so I got them in some shots together. Made for a fun day. Enjoy!

This is very "Dan".
We thought this was funny...
...and this too. Dan's hiding behind the pole-can you see him? HA!

Loooove their relationship. Very close and comfortable.
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The "K" Children-A Mini Session | Cincinnati Child Photographer

I get a lot of calls from people saying they really want to use me to photograph them/their children but don't have the time/money/patience/etc. for a full session. I can't tell you how many times I've delighted and surprised people when I tell them about my mini sessions. They are 1/2 the price and 1/2 the time and the best part is we still get LOTS of great images!

That's exactly what happened when Lynn called me. I've known Lynn for a long time and was excited when she told me she wanted to do surprise portraits for a father's day gift. The kids kept it a secret the whole time. Kudos to them for that! NOT an easy feat! I heard the pictures were a big hit-yay!

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

The "Z" Family-Preview for the new blogsite! | Cincinnati Family Photographer

Going along with the "teaser" for my new blogsite theme, I thought I would introduce you to the family that's going to be starring in a video among other things! SOOO can't wait. You actually may remember them from their session back in 2008. This time we decided to go casual & high energy! We ended with a trip to Graeters. I mean, any session that has ice cream in it HAS to be fab! The result is amazing. It doesn't hurt that they are just gorgeous! Luv you guys :) LOTS more of them to come soon.

Angie and her gorgeous girls. Her daughter and mine are bff's...awwww
They are smokin hot!

These "group hug" images really get to me. You can't see all of their faces but you can just feel the love.

Something about moms and their sons...

My absolute fav from the session-such a slice of life with three growing siblings!

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