Tigers Claim Victory in Fridays Play-Off

Football Highlights

 

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The Jefferson Somerset band rocked the night with loud support for the Tigers football team as they dominated the field with a victorious win of 35-16 in the first game of the play-offs Friday night. First quarter, five minutes and ten seconds in, quarterback Javion Patrick (#6) made a touchdown pass to Da’Shon Davis (#11), putting the first score on the board. Jacquez Hughes (#4) left the crowd screaming with excitement as he took a fierce run through the Wewahitchka Gator defense landing a halftime score of 21 – 0. Tigers Kicker Luiz Javier (#25) did not miss a beat when it came to racking up points toward the final winning score.

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Touchdown Zhyki Price (#2)! The touchdown that he had promised me became reality as I stood proudly on the sidelines. He came through 100%. When I thanked him, he gallantly replied, “Yes ma’am I am a man of my word.” Be sure to follow his football career, it is sure to be brilliant!

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Tigers quarterback Josh Aiken (#7) made quite the impressive play as he jumped across the goal line and referees quickly threw their hands up signaling another touchdown! Music blasted loudly in celebration and teammates excitedly danced on the sidelines.

 

With almost six minutes into the third quarter, known for his incredible speed, Da’Shon Davis  (#11) rushed through the Gators defense adding his touchdown play to the game!

Flags were thrown, and whistles squealed with high pitch as the Wewahitchka Gators fought hard to make a come back and were able to finally place a score.  It had rained for most of the day, and the field was slippery and soggy as they continued to battle hard. By the third quarter disappointment settled in and their emotions started to show defeat as their coach screamed commands from the sidelines in desperation.  The buzzer ended the third quarter and a score of 28-8 could be seen through the foggy mist.

Tigers DT Richard Odom (#76) sat on the sidelines with an ice wrap over his right hand. He played great but was not able to play for the rest of game. He is hopeful that he will be able to play in the second game of the play-offs working toward the road to state championships.

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Fourth quarter, the battle continued like war on the football field. Dismayed expressions and jaws dropped as Tigers receiver Armon Williams (#1) jumped and caught an interception! The cheer team raised their arms with triumph and the fans stood in the bleachers clapping with delight. What an exciting moment for this team who has worked so hard this year to make it to state.

 

The teams met at center field after the final score was called, shook hands for a game well played and Tigers coach Leroy Smith gave out proud parent t-shirts with thankfulness for such strong team support.

Musician Portraits

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4HMusician portraits are so much fun! Never hold back the musician’s creative mind and encourage them to present their personality with ideas during a photo shoot. It is always a genius strategy to be creative and different with photo sessions so that your work stands out and is attractive with outstanding interest. We did this session at feeding time. The horses loved the attention as they munched away on the fresh hay round. Make your sessions fun! You want your client to always be left yearning for more. This is how you keep a regular scheduled client base. We normally contact each client every six months for updated sessions. Musicians, models, actors, real estate agents, athletes etc. should always update their head shots within a six month time period.

 

 

 

Get to Know Your Clients

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5.jpgIf you want to accumulate a great client base with referrals be sure to get to know your clients. When a client is booking a session we always take the time to answer any questions that they may have. We also ask them what they have envisioned for the outcome of their portraits. It is very important to listen and learn about what they have in mind and what their needs are. There are many different types of clients and we as photographers must take the time to understand their needs so that they will leave happy and give great referrals.

Many first time clients are nervous and it is your job as a photographer to make them feel comfortable. If they are not comfortable then you may end up with portraits of clients that have wonky and uncomfortable expressions on their faces. It is important to explain to the client that they are beautiful and that you will find their best side and pose for an amazing outcome. Visualize what the client has explained in expectations and give them exactly what they want plus more. When the client views the photographs for the first time you want for them to feel the “wow” factor that will leave them bragging about your work to others with the need to return for future sessions.

You will have experiences where some clients show up without make up on, with a request that when editing the images, lip color, blush and eye shadow be added. Be sure to ask about this topic if they do not mention it, because there are many that actually just want to look natural with no editing alterations. If you do feel the need to add make up to some of the images that you edit, be sure to explain to the client that you did this as an extra perk so that they could see how beautiful they would be with it added to the portrait.

Working with a family or group takes a lot more time and focus. Be sure to schedule enough time so that you can take portraits of each member and ask them if they have any special requests. This is another great example to use in order to get more referrals.

Individual sessions are the easiest and time is not a factor, because these shoots are snap, snap, pose, snap and before you know it you are finished within minutes. Working with children on the other hand may require a little more patience and understanding. Some children session are on point and so easy, but then there are those where the child will not sit still for anything. This is when you get creative! It is okay if the child is active, you still have a great opportunity to get some really great shots. These sessions may even turn out to be the most unique and captivating of many.

We hope that these tips have been insightful and helpful with ideas that will encourage your inspiration as a photographer. Just always remember, get to know your clients so that you can be successful in your future ventures and sessions.

2018, A New Year

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Signature CollageAs we enter a new year we also have many new goals to set and accomplish. 2017 has been a great year filled with new friendships, business connections and achievements that leave us smiling as we bring it to a close. Many experiences have left us with the knowledge of how to better serve our clients and help make their photography experience the best that they have ever had. We already have a few great adventures lined up and are excited to get started on our new endeavors. We are looking forward to newborn baby sessions in January, polo tournaments, equestrian events, portraits and of course travel! We hope that you have already started your list of goals and given thought to the many things to be thankful for. Happy New Year!

Photography is a Creative Art

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There is more to photography than just a click of the camera button. Many people think that having a camera and posting pictures make them a professional photographer. No, no and no. Photography is a creative art that is produced from the passion within the photographer’s soul. Great photographer’s know the importance of being a visionary, seeing the beauty of their subject and perfect timing is a must. Skill is a determined craft that is earned from spending hours on top of hours to master when it comes to the world of photography professionalism.

To be a great professional photographer one can never stop learning or learn to much! Always take the time to make mentors (other photographer’s), watch tutorials ask advice from other professionals in the industry and take classes. The more experience tucked under your belt the better your skill will become and in no time the craft will mastered to your satisfaction as well as others.

Once you have focused on your style of creative vision by following your own path and not copying others, your work will stand out and become a noticed success in your life. Remember that is important to learn from other successful photographer’s, but not acceptable to copy their style if you want to stand out when you are competing in a world full of amazing photographer’s. Competition is one of the healthiest and best ways to get yourself in the game and become better at what you do. Be courageous, put yourself out there and compete with confidence! Trust me, your greatest works will fall into place from your competitive spirit, sense of adventure and thirst for building a successful photography business.

Your skill will not be achieved overnight. Be patient and understand that it may take years before you actually reach the skill level that you have written on your list of goals. I am still learning everyday and realize that there is so much more to learn! I am in constant contact with my favorite mentor photographer’s asking questions and soaking up the knowledge that they share with me. Hang in there! If you have the passion and courage to express your creative art  then you will surely be successful.