Posted on Jul 31, 2018

My Favorite Professional Printing Labs

I’m always excited when I arrive home to a package full of prints. looking at hard copies of beautiful images is much more enjoyable than looking at them on a computer screen. A print lasts more than a lifetime and quickly transports you back to your most cherished memories without having to log in to your computer. A lot of fellow photographers have asked for guidance on choosing a printing lab so I wanted to share my favorite professional printing labs with all of you.

I’ve used at least 40+ different labs in my years as a full-time photographer and many came up short in either paper quality or print quality. Finding a really good printing lab can be confusing and tedious. Most professional labs require you to be a formally registered photography business in order to process orders with them with a registration process that is almost painful. But if you are willing to go through the registration process in order to build a relationship with an excellent lab that you can print with for years to come- then this blog is for you!

1: Millers Lab

Miller’s Professional Imaging is the largest professional lab organization in the United States. I love the large range of unique and customizable printing products that they offer such as images boxes, metal prints and even cut outs! Miller’s lab Offers a great customer service experience which is important when ordering client products.My Favorite Professional Printing LabsMy Favorite Professional Printing Labs

2: Zno

 Zno Lab has some of the best Flush Mount Albums that I have purchased and all of their products are made in the USA. With an extensive collection of album designs, colors, and textures, they are my go-to lab for albums. My favorite print paper that they offer is their art print paper. Their albums are heavy, excellent quality and built luxuriously. Zno is the biggest flush mount album maker in the world and they also offer some other amazing products such as holiday cards, and engagement books.

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3: White House Custom Colour

I love White House Custom Colour (whcc) for all of my regular printing needs. I use them in connection to my Pixieset account because their prints are of really high Quality. Their Photographic Prints have a longevity of 100 years in typical display conditions and 200 years in dark storage and offer 100% color accuracy, quality-assured prints, and first-class finishing services.

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4: Canvas on the Cheap

This one is for all my friends and family who asks me for recommendations on affordable labs.

Canvas on the Cheap is a great public lab that offers good quality canvases at affordable prices. I don’t use this lab for my professional needs (or clients) BUT I use them for myself and they are GREAT for Christmas and birthday gifts or for printing in bulk to fill the walls around the house. I have canvases in my office by them and they are great. I have ordered canvases from other companies with similar price points and have been disappointed in the past. I was pleasantly surprised when I received my first order by them and now they are my recommendation for affordable prints.

 

Posted on Apr 28, 2018

Corporate event reception at World Center Marriott Hotel

Corporate event reception and performance at World Center Marriott

I had the pleasure of photographing a super fun corporate event reception at World Center Marriott Hotel earlier last week. Themed events are getting more and more popular for corporate event parties. They are fun always, playful and transport the attendees to a quick getaway. From Hawaii themed events to Miami Vice, You name it and I have probably photographed such a themed party. There is something exciting about getting to dress up and be a kid after attending an intense conference, often accompanied by attending classing from dawn to dusk.
The team at Imprint group, an Orlando based event company are experts at creating such events! I had a blast capturing their creation during a corporate sendoff party at World Center Marriott Hotel. The Gatsby-themed event was a colorful array of dressed up attendees, themed entertainers and Casino stations.
The tables were decorated with flowers, feathered shawls and other time appropriate decor.
My favorite part of the event was photographing a beautiful dance performance where the dancers incorporated large feather fans into their performance. I always pinch myself sometimes when I think of how grateful I am to capture so much fun for a living!

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Posted on Jan 30, 2018
Orange County Convention Center Production Company
Every season is conference season for us here in Orlando. Orlando has one of the largest convention center in the world (OCCC). The conference space is over 1 million square ft! There are several conferences going on each week, with no down season, which i great for us photographers. Whether it’s a medical convention, or a leadership conference, having the right production team ensures that the event is a great success. It is companies like Invision that delivers a truly unforgettable experience for all who attend.
Part of my business is to help other businesses grown through social media content, marketing images and portfolio building through capturing new projects.
 
I get to work with some of the best Production companies in the world, capturing their new projects, builds, and engineering feats.
 
Invision is one of my talented clients who offers event management, production facilitating, technology, design and engagement strategy
 
“We’re an experienced, passionate, almost-embarrassingly-pleasant bunch who truly love what we do and the people with whom we work. From sales meetings to user conferences, employee engagement campaigns, product launches and more, working with InVision is an experience we believe you will love. ” –0InVision
 
I got to capture some behind the scenes for them at the Orange County Convention Center. Here is a sneak peek.
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Posted on Apr 28, 2017
Posted in Portraiture

Family portrait session in Kissimmee

Family portrait session in Kissimmee

You attract what you are- maybe that’s why around 70 percent of my clients are from up north or the New York / New Jersey area. I lived in New york for 12 years and moved down to Florida because I got tired of my very corporate job (think suit every day), and because of the increasingly cold and long winters! It amazes me how many New Yorkers are coming down to Florida to take advantage of the good weather here (well..I’m not THAT surprised actually). I was thrilled when Jonathan, from New York City and his family, booked me to photograph their Family portrait session in Kissimmee.

Jonathan and his siblings rented a vacation home in Kissimmee to celebrate their mothers birthday. They took an early morning break with me to capture some memories for their family to cherish forever. The rest of the days were spent bonding and going to all of the Disney Parks!  I was blessed to be a part of it! Here are a few captures.

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