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Featured Photographers | Eastern Shore MD Portrait Photographer

Since I’ve been missing for a month, I’ve fallen way behind on my featured photographer posts (so sorry).  In this post, I want to take the time to introduce you to four lovely ladies who share a common passion – portraiture.  Each of these ladies has their own style and will certainly wow you by their creativity and their ability to capture pure emotion. 

Let me now take a moment to introduce you to:

· Cari Enticknap of Cari Berry Photography located in Enumclaw, Washington

Make sure you check out her Facebook page as well HERE.

Cari’s Feature Image:

About the image…

1.) Why do you love this image? First because that’s my baby <3 and I love her little smile, and her stranglehold on the stuffed dog that goes everywhere with us. I love it also because of the hayfield setting, the textured processing, and most of all the gorgeous golden backlighting. Oh, how I love shooting in the sun! If I could shoot EVERY session backlit at sunset, I’d be overjoyed.

2.) What were your settings with this image? I shot this on my old camera – the Nikon D90 with the 35mm 1.8 lens. ISO 200, f/1.8 and ss 1/1600

3.) Who or what inspires you? I’m very inspired by other photographers. There is such incredible talent out there, and also generosity and hard work. I’m inspired by gorgeous light – that hour before sunset on a summer day especially. I find nature very inspiring – moonlight on a river or fog on an open field at dawn always inspire me to pick up my camera…

4.) What are your favorite hobbies and pastimes? Besides photography, I love to read. I read a novel a day. It’s an addiction. Like chocolate. Or Angry Birds

5.) What do you love about Photography? I love the creative outlet Photography offers me; the process of imagining a concept, sculpting my vision into reality, then capturing the moment through the lens and editing it to perfection. I also love the challenge of it; there are so many elements of a great image that I am constantly striving to learn more and be better. It’s the most fulfilling career I’ve ever had, not just because it is challenging and creative, but also because it allows me to meet wonderful families and people, and preserve their precious and fleeting moments for them to cherish forever.

Next, I’d like to introduce you to:

·  Sylvia Borgo of Sylvia Borgo Photography located in San Deigo, California

You can check out recent work on her BLOG or on her FACEBOOK page.

Meet the beautiful Sylvia Borgo:

Sylvia’s Feature Image:

About the image…

1.) Why do you love this image? My first love is photojournalism, and even though my work has become more leaned towards traditional portraiture these last few years, I feel like I try to fuse the two genres in my work. This little girl came into a coffee shop with her family. I was shooting in this coffee shop for a special feature, but since I’m so drawn to the energy of a family, I gravitated towards them. She was very, very shy so I was able to snap only one pic of her before she grabbed Babar for comfort and climbed into her mother’s lap.

2.) What were your settings with this image? I used my 35mm lens. ISO 500, SS 1/250, f2.0

3.) What do you love about Photography? I love that photography captures a very specific moment in time. I love how, if done well and with sincerity, you can really capture the essence of the moment and a person. I love it when parents say, “You captured him so perfectly,” or “You really ‘got us’ as a family.”

4.) What type of Photography do you specialize in and why? I love photographing families, children, babies and most recently, I’ve photographed several teens and High School Seniors.

5.) Who or what inspires you? I’m inspired by dedication. Whether it be a teacher in the classroom, a mother, a dancer, another photographer, or my sons playing a sport – I’m inspired by the commitment it takes to focus on a goal, a skill, a craft.

I’d also like you to meet the lovely:

· Fabiana Loverde de Huffaker of Fabiana Beatriz Photography located in Eagle, Idaho

You can check out her recent work on her Blog and also on her Facebook page.

Meet Fabi:

Fabi’s Feature Image:

About the image…

1.) Why do you love this image? I was hired by this young man’s father to fly to Philadelphia and photograph this senior. It was an amazing experience that was capped off by visiting George Washington’s chapel at Valley Forge where this photo was taken. The lighting was beautiful when we visited there and the image merges two of my favorite things: high school seniors and architecture. This spot will always hold a special place in my heart.

2.) What were your settings with this image? ISO 400, f2.8, 1/200, 70-200mm at 75mm

3.) What do you love about Photography? I love to show people, but especially teenage girls, that they are beautiful just the way that they are. It is an incredible feeling to be able to take a photograph, show them the back of the camera and watch as their self esteem and countenance change.

4.) Who would you most like to assist as a second shooter? I have worked and trained with some AMAZING photographers from all over the country. I would love to assist Nichole Van, Peekaboo Photography, and Anisdel Studios.

5.) Where do you go for design inspiration? Oh, how I love Pinterest. So many amazing photographs to look through – I could spend hours and hours on there. Oh, wait, I DO!

Finally, let me introduce you to:

·  Donna Bukalders of Bukalders Photography located in South East Wisconsin.

You can follow her work on her Blog or on Facebook.

Donna’s Feature Image:

About the image…

1.) Why do you love this image? I love all kinds of images but I am particularly drawn to the “light, airy” images…especially with newborns. I love how the image is light with just a splash of color thrown in. It screams delicate to me.

2.) What were your settings with this image? ISO 400, F/3.2, ss 1/250 using natural light and my Nikon d300

3.) What do you love about Photography? I love putting a picture to my memories. It’s so fun to go through pictures from years ago and relive the fun experiences–and seeing the different stages myself and my children have gone through.

4.) What type of Photography do you specialize in and why? I love doing Newborn Photography. There’s just something about those perfect little bodies and cute facial expressions. The newborn period flys by so quickly that many parents miss it due to lack of sleep and the fogginess of those first few weeks. By the time the images are ready for parents their newborn has already changed and grown.

5.) Do you have a dream to photograph one specific person? Not necessarily a dream but I think it would be so fun to be a celebrity newborn photographer. Where do I apply for a job like that? lol

Thanks so much for allowing me to play catch up and share these four talented photographers with you today.  Please make sure you check out their blogs and recent posts on Facebook….and if you have time leave them a comment or two.  I know they would appreciate it.

I promise to be back at this regularly next week.

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  • June 11, 2011 - 12:45 am

    Sylvia Borgo - I’m flattered to be featured on your blog, Kara. As you know – YOU are one of my fave photogs EVER. And I’m also very honored to be in such great company – Cari, Donna, and Fabi are fantastic photogs!

  • June 11, 2011 - 4:52 pm

    Gail - Great features Kara! So many talented photographers out there and I love following everyone’s work… especially yours!

  • June 13, 2011 - 9:52 am

    Clarice - Love reading about these fantastic photogs! I love all of them!

  • June 16, 2011 - 4:25 pm

    Tori Piercy - Such talented photographers! Thank you for sharing them, I loved reading their thoughts :)

  • June 22, 2011 - 4:38 pm

    Jen Gasper - How wonderful to read about so many talented photographers in one place! I love following your blog and will enjoy some others’ as well!

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