Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Headshot Happy!

Headshot happy! That's what we are at LJ Studios lately. We've always been a good destination for professional headshots, but lately we've been doing more and more environmental portraits on location.

Environmental Portraits of Michael

Everyone needs a good basic headshot for their online profiles like LinkedIn and Facebook, but for some people, like media consultant Michael (pictured above), an environmental headshot tells more about the subject by putting them in the context of their work environment (as opposed to the studio). Subjects often feel more comfortable in their familiar environment than they do in our studio, which also helps reveal their natural character.

Environmental Portrait of Glen

In the portrait above, Glen is standing in front of a construction project that he managed. His joy and pride over the project was evident and came out more naturally standing next to the building than it would have in the studio.

These environmental portraits are not necessarily meant to be used as profile photos (although they could be). They are great for editorial features and general marketing materials.

And on top of it all, they tend to be fun to shoot for both the client and the photographer!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Blizzard Mitzvah

From January 22–24, 2016, a major blizzard hit the New York metro area dropping up to 3 ft of snow. The blizzard was described as a "kind of a top-10 snowstorm" by weather expert Paul Kocin.

What did LJ Studios do during this blizzard? We photographed a b'not mitzvah, of course.

The b'not mitzvah girls making the most of their big day

When James arrived at Larchmont Temple on Saturday morning, he wasn't sure if the event was going to be cancelled due to the weather. Shortly thereafter, James spoke with the girls' mother, Jodi, and she informed him that the temple service would proceed as planned, but that the reception would be rescheduled to Sunday. The girls took it all in stride, and happily agreed to step outside the temple to commemorate the occasion with a snow portrait (photo above). Surprisingly, it seemed like almost all of the invited guests made it safely to the temple. Mazel tov!

Beckwith Pointe (http://beckwithpointe.com/) was very accommodating, and agreed to reschedule the party to Sunday. So James ended up working Saturday and Sunday, but with clients this warm and friendly, he was more than happy to be part of this success story!

Mazel Tov to the girls!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

World Record Run with Guiding Eyes for the Blind CEO

This morning, Mark Liflander photographed ultra-runner Scott Jurek and Guiding Eyes for the Blind CEO Tom Panek at the peak of Bear Mountain in Bear Mountain State Park, NY.

Scott is in the process of breaking the world record for running the entire Appalachian Trail.

Tom is a blind runner, and Scott guided Tom through this year's Boston Marathon. The two friends joined up on the AT today to help raise money for Guiding Eyes. Scott is donating part of the proceeds from his run to Guiding Eyes.

Two news crews and a documentary film crew were on hand to capture Scott as he passed through Perkins Peak with Tom today. The film crew is working on a documentary called 'Game Changers', which features vegan super-athletes  to help shed light on the ever-growing problem of methane waste from cows raised for beef.

Guide Dog-in-training German Shepherd Klinger was there to represent our four-legged furry friends.  Klinger is also the first Guiding Eyes dog to be trained to guide visually impaired people on long distance runs.

Click the link below to see an article written about the event!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Pinterest Update

Check us out on Pinterest!  We just updated our Pinterest look and have a bunch of new Pins!  We are really trying to update all our social media 'looks' so they are aesthetically cohesive!  You can also check us out and follow us on instagram @ljstudiosphotography !!! 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

May the force be with you...

Recently LJ Studios Photography had the pleasure of photographing a very fancy private airplane!  Being the Star Wars fans we are, we decided the cockpit image could use a little something to make it more interesting!  Hopefully the clients like our sense of humor!


Friday, August 17, 2012

Trash the Dress

James, Andres, and Michelle had a great time shooting these two brides trashing dresses at Rye Playland, NY last night. Thanks to Lauren and Kathryn for the great idea and shoot!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New Reception Desk

Thanks to Leslie Samela for our new reception desk. The desk was originally Leslie's mom's and was refinished by Paul Gammon, Leslie's brother. We lost Paul a couple of months ago to cancer, and we now have a small reminder of Paul's talent in our studio.